Interviewing and Hiring

Do I need to do anything now or do I wait for you to contact me?

Post-award, a member of the Team Axiom Transition Team will reach out to you to discuss the process for transitioning to the new contract. This will occur as soon as possible after award once Team Axiom has met with the USGS NGTOC customer to discuss the path forward.

In the meantime, you may want to do the following in preparation for joining Team Axiom:

Update your resume – You will upload your resume when applying, and you must complete the current employment fields on the online application. To begin your confidential application process,  click here. You may filter the job board by location and apply to the position that most closely matches your current role.

Hang on to your most recent pay stub – You may need some information from your pay stub to complete the application process.

Make sure you have documents ready to prove your employment eligibility.  Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The I-9 form is required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the United States. This documentation will not be required unless you accept employment. It will be required within three days of hire so now is a good time to make sure you have your required documentation. To check what eligible documents are required, please visit  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents/list-documents/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.

Social Security Card. This is required for payroll. If you do not have your card, you need to go to the social security office and request a new card. They will give you a printout verifying your number that we can use as documentation until you get your new card. Also, please bring your beneficiary’s social security number and date of birth.

Banking information for paycheck direct deposit.

What is the process for filling out an application and providing a resume?

If you currently work on the STSS contract or are interested in joining Team Axiom, please click the link on our  Careers page to complete an application electronically. You will also be able to upload your resume as part of the application process. If you need assistance, please contact us at  STSSC@team-axiom.com

How do I know you received my online application?

You will receive a confirmation at the time you submit your online application. If you are unsure, or if you have any questions about the interview/hiring process, contact a member of the STSS Human Resources Team at  STSS@team-axiom.com

Will my service years on the previous contract be grandfathered?

Yes, we will honor your uninterrupted years of service. We realize many of you have a long history of support of the STSS mission and that losing those years of service would result in lower accumulation rates for benefit accrual. We will work with you and your prior employer to verify your service date and will use this “adjusted service date” for your benefit accruals and service awards. Team Axiom must receive documented proof of your service date from your current employer. You may be required to authorize this disclosure.

Do I have to submit a resume along with my employment application?

Yes, you will need to upload your current resume along with your employment application. Having access to your resume will greatly assist us in accurately assessing your qualifications against open positions .

How do you decide whether Team Axiom or a teammate member will extend an employment offer to an employee?

Your offer can come from any of the Team Axiom members. There are several factors that determine which company will extend you an employment offer. We have made commitments to teammates and the Government that a specific portion of the work will be provided by each teammate. Regardless of which company extends you an offer, we believe you will be pleased with your total compensation package. We carefully selected our teammates to have similar values and a high standard of ethics as we do, and we worked together to ensure that our compensation program and benefits are comparable.

What do you need from me when I accept my offer?

You will accept your offer of employment electronically through the same Team Axiom Employment site where you completed your application. You will receive an e-mail that informs you that your offer is ready and instructions for completing the offer process. This will also be the process for post-offer communication such as pre-employment drug testing and background check authorizations. If you have any questions at that time or need further assistance, please contact us at  STSS@team-axiom.com.

I am considering retirement but would be interested in part-time or intermittent employment. Is part-time employment or intermittent employment possible with Team Axiom?

We understand some incumbent employees may use the contract transition as a milestone to consider their own transition to retirement. We also understand that many of those who consider retirement may desire to continue to work on a part-time or intermittent basis. We do not know of any part time or intermittent jobs at this time; however, we may identify positions as we proceed through the transition. If positions are identified, you may be able to work part-time on Team Axiom; or have the opportunity to provide intermittent support to any of our contracts throughout the country. Please let us know if you are interested in further discussions about these programs. We will be happy to give you more information and discuss them with you.

Team Axiom Benefits

Where can I get information about the benefits Team Axiom offers and what my cost will be?

We will have additional information available for you during your interview. Detailed cost information will be provided with Offers of Employment.

What benefits are going to be offered?

Team Axiom offers a similar suite of competitive benefits. These typically include:

   Medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision insurance

   Paid Time Off (PTO) plans

   Retirement savings plans

   Life insurance

   Supplemental life and accident coverage for yourself and your dependents

   Disability plans

   Reward/recognition plans

   Tuition reimbursement and training plans


Will Team Axiom recognize length of service for incumbent employees?

Yes. The adjusted service date will be used to determine eligibility for plan participation and for Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual.

Is it difficult to schedule Personal Time Off (PTO) on Team Axiom?

Scheduling PTO is a simple process. Just let your Supervisor know ahead of time. There are no forms to fill out and no chain of approval to wade through. Your Supervisor will coordinate your team’s PTO schedules to make sure the work is covered.

I’m scheduled for PTO shortly after the contract change. Will I still be able to take my vacation?

If you have already arranged time off with your Supervisor, please let us know. In most cases, it should not be a problem for you to keep your PTO plans.

I have insurance through my spouse’s coverage at his/her work. Do I have to enroll in medical coverage with Team Axiom?

No. If you and your eligible dependents are covered under another plan, you may opt out of medical insurance coverage.

Who can I contact if I have questions about my insurance options or coverage?

You will get contact information upon interviewing. Detailed benefit information will be included in the Offer of Employment.

What holidays do we have off?

Employees will receive the following 10 paid holidays:

  New Year’s Day

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  Presidents’ Day

  Memorial Day

  Independence Day

  Labor Day

  Columbus Day

  Veteran’s Day

  Thanksgiving Day

  Christmas Day

I’m looking for specific information about benefits such as the 401(k) match and vacation accrual schedule. Where can I get this?

Further information will be provided during the interview phase. However, it may not be known which company will be assigned the hire. Detailed benefit information will be provided with the Offer of Employment.