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What is a community?

A community is a group of people with shared interests, values, behaviors, and artifacts. There are communities for:

  • Federal agencies
  • Career fields
  • Specific areas of interest

There are open and closed communities. Anyone can join an open community. However, you need to request to join a closed community.

To find and join a community:

  1. Sign into Open Opportunities.
  2. Click the Search button on your home page.
  3. Click Communities to see a list of all available communities.
  4. Click any community to view its profile page.
  5. Click Join community—this will only appear if the community is open to anyone.

Once you join a community, you will have access to their opportunities and discussion board.

If you would like to create a community in Open Opportunities, email us at