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Youngm004  
#1 Posted : Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:12:42 AM(UTC)
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I recently applied for. Position that had "many vacancies" between 3 offices. Any idea how many that may be? Is there a minimum when they say "many" versus "few?"
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#2 Posted : Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:20:33 AM(UTC)
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This is for DOD vacancies and was open for about two weeks.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:33:34 PM(UTC)
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More than 1. There's no telling.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:23:47 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaVinci95 Go to Quoted Post
More than 1. There's no telling.


Or sometimes just one. Just got an offer from a job that had "many vacancies" and turned out that I was the only one they hired it seems. Of course speaking with the folks at that location, there is a shortage of people, but for lower grades like GS9, etc.

One of the recent jobs I turned down, had many vacancies but only hired 1. Never know with that wording, especially in DOD.
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Youngm004 on 5/19/2017(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Friday, May 19, 2017 4:29:18 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaVinci95 Go to Quoted Post
More than 1. There's no telling.

True, but I have seen announcements for two vacancies or even three.

On the other hand, I've heard of folks who applied to announcements that only said one vacancy and later found out several people started on or about the same day.
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#6 Posted : Friday, May 19, 2017 6:34:00 AM(UTC)
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I usually don't take the "many vacancies" announcements too seriously. Most of the continually open, resume collecting announcements are advertised as "many vacancies".
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These are usually expedited hiring authority announcements for acquisition and health care. Hiring officials can use the certificates if the grade series & job fits their needs. makes it faster to hire if you find someone you like on the cert. I think the way they are written is a little midleading though... they may hire dozens or none depending on hiring offices needs.
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#8 Posted : Friday, May 19, 2017 11:00:15 AM(UTC)
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These are usually expedited hiring authority announcements for acquisition and health care. Hiring officials can use the certificates if the grade series & job fits their needs. makes it faster to hire if you find someone you like on the cert. I think the way they are written is a little midleading though... they may hire dozens or none depending on hiring offices needs.


Thanks, that make sense. Guess "many" doesn't offer much info for candidates. I've seen some postings that are opened for extended time and aren't necessarily for specific positions to fill, especially the ones open for 6 months at a time. This one was only open for two weeks which makes me think they intend to fill at least some depending on staffing needs and the strength of the applicant pool. I can see why they would want to keep it vague and wait and see who they get to apply.
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many vacancies is vague....
Similarly when they list 10,000 potential locations for you to select from.

Many locations means quite a few things....

1. its tied to FY 18 funding so they are creating a job pool to pull app,licants from.
2. Many could be a few or 20. They could have decided to set up an entirely new office or was doing a restructuring and thushave to reannounce --but the candidates likely to get the jobs are internal.
3. Othere times they are looking to set up people around the country covering different areas like if they have 20 regional offices they will only put positions in 10 of them. those 10 have some flexibility.
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