system failure in miniature

FACT: Ninety percent of applicants fail to submit documentation with resume or application and are found ineligible (see “HOW TO APPLY section of this announcement); therefore, it is imperative that you read the complete announcement. Failure to do so MAY result in LOSS OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

FACT: if nine-tenths of applications posted through the official portal for federal jobs are disregarded because of paperwork errors, the problem lies with the official portal for federal jobs and the online application process. Treating it as some kind of qualifying filter means that you end up hiring experts at figuring out opaque bureaucratic processes mediated through badly-built websites. Make of that what you will.