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Monday, October 17, 2016

GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals

GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals
Article Title: GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals

Article Snip: "...18F senior technology adviser, told Nextgov the unit’s digital consultancy group seeks to attract recruits with the information security positions and the freedom that might be expected in the private sector within the Office of Personnel Management‘s pay-setting and flexibility rules. The report added that OPM has granted agencies with a direct-hire authority for information security jobs that provides government organizations with an option to hire any qualified candidate..."

Article Reference: www.executivegov.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Forest Service offers jobs for students, recent graduates

Forest Service offers jobs for students, recent graduates
Article Title: Forest Service offers jobs for students, recent graduates

Article Snip: "...The U.S. Forest Service will be hiring more than 140 jobs at a student and recent graduate hiring event at the 2016 Society of American Foresters Convention. The event will take place Nov. 2-3 in Madison, Wis. Jobs offered at the event are located in national forests throughout the United States, including 45 positions in the Forest Service’s Eastern Region..."

Article Reference: www.walkermn.com

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Style Guide for the Federal Employee

A Style Guide for the Federal Employee
Article Title: A Style Guide for the Federal Employee

Article Snip: "...Working at the White House is all about telling people you work at the White House. And of course, sharing just how many hours you spend working there. Your apparel should match: Shirts should be unpressed, shoes un-shined.Tie and suit styles should be frozen in time to the exact month when you first started working at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And when others dress up for a big meeting, remember to keep your tie loose, your sleeves rolled. This is your house after all..."

Article Reference: www.theatlantic.com

Thursday, September 22, 2016

How do i apply for a job with the government? USAJobs overhaul seeks to make it easier.

Want to apply for a job with the government? USAJobs overhaul seeks to make it easier.
Article Title: Want to apply for a job with the government? USAJobs overhaul seeks to make it easier.

Article Snip: "...One goal was to reduce wasted effort by people applying for jobs at USAJobs they don’t qualify for, as well as the burden on agencies to sort through them: From those 22 million job applications, about 200,000 people are hired per year on average — about half of them into full-time career jobs, the rest into temporary, part-time or seasonal positions. 'We are trying to find more qualified applicants,' Thibodeau said. 'It’s been easy for everybody to apply for everything. We want to get you to the jobs that you are qualified for and eligible for.'..."

Article Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Communications Skill Tip: How do i get my voice heard in meetings?

What do you do in an organization or administration that pretends like the employee has a voice but they really don't? Here is a great skill tip that women used under the Obama administration. This skill can be applied whether you are a female or a male. This will work great in organizations with faux diversity programs, good ole boy and/or good ole bro closed groups that pretend to represent all employees instead of just one group.

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Article Snip: "...Female staffers adopted a meeting strategy they called “amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own..."

Article Reference: nymag.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Job posts show Jacksonville facility is preparing to begin maintenance work on presidential helicopters

Job posts show Jacksonville facility is preparing to begin maintenance work on presidential helicopters
Article Title: Job posts show Jacksonville facility is preparing to begin maintenance work on presidential helicopters

Article Snip: "...The hiring process is under way at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville to find capable employees who will eventually be working to maintain the Marine One presidential helicopter fleet after negotiations with a private company recently fell through. An official announcement to move the maintenance work to Jacksonville has not been made..."

Article Reference: jacksonville.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Federal Aviation Administration is hiring air traffic controllers

Article Title: Federal Aviation Administration is hiring air traffic controllers

Article Snip: "...Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it will be accepting applications from entry-level candidates for air traffic controller positions from August 8-15, 2016. ..."

Article Reference: www.eturbonews.com

Thursday, May 12, 2016

OPM morphs REDI plan into Hiring Excellence

Article Title: OPM morphs REDI plan into Hiring Excellence

Article Snip: "...Cobert said the core principles of REDI are still in place, with several elements, like Unlocktalent.gov and the New Inclusion Quotient, already operating. The new features include a blend of rollouts designed to streamline the list of qualified candidates and encourage collaboration in identifying talent. One functionality new to USAJOBS is resume mining..."

Article Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

DHS sweetens cyber workforce recruiting with new bonuses

DHS sweetens cyber workforce recruiting with new bonuses
Article Title: DHS sweetens cyber workforce recruiting with new bonuses

Article Snip: "...So the Homeland Security Department is about to roll out a new series of incentive payments to lure cyber experts from the private sector and keep them in the civil service. DHS began piloting the bonuses within its National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) six months ago..."

Article Reference: federalnewsradio.com

Why is it so hard to get a federal job? Here’s one reason.

Why is it so hard to get a federal job? Here’s one reason.
Article Title: Why is it so hard to get a federal job? Here’s one reason.

Article Snip: "...The problem is widely known by those inside and outside of government. Federal government job seekers feel like their resumes go into a black hole. Hiring can take months. The most talented people don’t make the cut..."

Article Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Friday, April 29, 2016

IRS looking for volunteers to serve on advocacy committee

IRS looking for volunteers to serve on advocacy committee
Article Title: IRS looking for volunteers to serve on advocacy committee

Article Snip: "...The IRS is looking for volunteers from California to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel – a committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns and makes recommendations for improving service and customer satisfaction. Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article74357902.html#storylink=cpy..."

Article Reference: www.fresnobee.com

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Help Wanted: 1,000 Cybersecurity Jobs At OPM, Post-Hack Hiring Approved By DHS

Help Wanted: 1,000 Cybersecurity Jobs At OPM, Post-Hack Hiring Approved By DHS
Article Title: Help Wanted: 1,000 Cybersecurity Jobs At OPM, Post-Hack Hiring Approved By DHS

Article Snip: "...For a bird’s-eye view of cybersecurity jobs throughout the U.S. federal government, you visit the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) website. There’s a massive number of cybersecurity job openings at federal agencies ranging from student internships, to IT workers looking to crossover into cybersecurity..."

Article Reference: www.forbes.com

Friday, January 15, 2016

USAJOBS encourages applicants, provides resources on hiring process

USAJOBS encourages applicants, provides resources on hiring process
Article Title: USAJOBS encourages applicants, provides resources on hiring process

Article Snip: "...Job announcements will be posted between January 5th through the 30th and they may only be open for short periods of time. Most of the summer application process is completed by March and some applications need to be submitted as early as January...."

Article Reference: krqe.com

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Expect more incremental changes to USAJobs.gov next year, OPM says

Expect more incremental changes to USAJobs.gov next year, OPM says
Article Title: Expect more incremental changes to USAJobs.gov next year, OPM says
Article Snip: "...A team at the Office of Personnel Management, in collaboration with the agency’s Innovation Lab, is working in six to eight week agile development “scrums” to make incremental improvements to the job site...."
Article Reference: federalnewsradio.com

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hiring astronauts on USAJobs with applications beginning in December

Article Title: Hiring astronauts on USAJobs

Article Snip: "...Job applications for would-be space travelers are (boldly) going online. NASA announced it will be accepting applications for the next generation of astronauts via USAJobs.gov from Dec. 14 through mid-February..."

Article Reference: fcw.com

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Become an Astronaut: A lesson in persistence, self evaluation and self improvement

NASA Rejected Me 14 Times Before Making Me an Astronaut
Article Title: NASA Rejected Me 14 Times Before Making Me an Astronaut

Article Snip: "...The process of applying to become a United States astronaut is actually quite simple. All a person has to do is head to the computer, call up an Internet search engine of choice, and type in the website www.usajobs.gov or http://astronauts.nasa.gov..."

Article Reference: www.popularmechanics.com

More Reading: The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

Saturday, July 25, 2015

IMPORTANT ALERT: Federal job seekers targeted in USAJobs phishing scam

Federal job seekers targeted in USAJobs phishing scam
Article Title: Federal job seekers targeted in USAJobs phishing scam

Article Snip: "...According to an advisory, registered users have been receiving emails asking them to revalidate account information. These emails are a phishing attempt designed to get users' information and potentially infect computers with malicious software."Any emails received on that subject should be deleted immediately," the advisory warns. "Do not click on any links in the email..."

Article Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Communication Skill Building

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead
Article Title: 12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

Article Snip: "...When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success...."

Article Reference: www.linkedin.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Federal Prison Employment; 1,000 Jobs May Be Filled at Thomson Federal Prison

Thomson Prison job fair July 7
Article Title: Thomson Prison job fair July 7
Article Snip: "...Thomson federal prison, 1100 One Mile Road, is looking for correctional officers, and is holding a job fair from noon to 6 p.m. July 7 to answer questions and help people fill out online job applications. Correctional officers' pay starts at $39,400..."
Article Reference: www.saukvalley.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

430 jobs are open at Navy engineering command

430 jobs are open at Navy engineering command
Article Title: 430 jobs are open at Navy engineering command

Article Snip: "...Job openings include architects, information technology workers, realty specialists, machinists, plumbers, pipe fitters, carpenters, crane riggers, administrative positions and mechanical, civil and electrical engineers. Positions are available at Naval Station Norfolk, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Naval Air Station Oceana, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown...."

Article Reference: www.dailypress.com

Monday, June 1, 2015

Recent Graduates Program and other programs lead to Federal Employment, Internships

Programs provide opportunities for internships, jobs
Article Title: Programs provide opportunities for internships, jobs

Article Snip: "...Recent college graduates interested in federal employment can take advantage of current open recruiting for the Recent Graduates Program as well as three other programs offered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to make becoming a federal employee easier..."

Article Reference: www.af.mil

Friday, May 29, 2015

NSA builds hiring website for intelligence community

NSA builds hiring website for intelligence community
Article Title: NSA builds hiring website for intelligence community

Article Snip: "... The web portal will include a job-exploration tool and diagnostic tests for candidates. On the back end, the site will process information from unclassified settings and send it to the agencies' classified networks. With the site, NSA ..."

Article Reference: www.federalnewsradio.com

Monday, May 25, 2015

Jobs for people over 55 with the federal government

Federal Agency Jobs Just For People Over 55 Article Title: Federal Agency Jobs Just For People Over 55

Article Snip: "...Ever heard of the EPA’s Senior Environmental Employment Program, which has been around for 31 years? How about the comparable, seven-year-old Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture?..."

Article Reference: www.huffingtonpost.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

U.S. Customs hiring hundreds of new border protection agents in Buffalo, elsewhere

U.S. Customs hiring hundreds of new border protection agents in Buffalo, elsewhere
Article Title: U.S. Customs hiring hundreds of new border protection agents in Buffalo, elsewhere

Article Snip: "...U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hiring 1,600 border protection agents for Buffalo and four other communities..."

Article Reference: www.buffalonews.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

President launches initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color

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Obama launches 'My Brother's Keeper' program for young men of color Article Title: Obama launches 'My Brother's Keeper' program for young men of color
Article Snip: "...In the wake of racial tensions in cities that include Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., President Barack Obama launched a new initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color. ..."
Article Reference: www.upi.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant needs more workers

McAAP commander says plant still needs more employees
Article Title: McAAP commander says plant still needs more employees

Article Snip: "...The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant needs more workers — and lots of potential employees in the area would like to work at the plant. ..."

Article Reference: www.mcalesternews.com

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FAA is hiring

Resumes Ready? FAA Says "We're Hiring!
Article Title: Resumes Ready? FAA Says "We're Hiring!"

Article Snip: "... In addition to air traffic controllers, the FAA also employs specialized electronics technicians called technical operations specialists who “install, evaluate, maintain, modify and certify” facilities, services and equipment that support the national airspace system. This includes radar, weather and other electronic systems ..."

Article Reference: www.forbes.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Is it time to look for new federal employment? Here are some great tips from FEDweek

Time to Look for a New Federal Job?
Article Title: Time to Look for a New Federal Job?

Article Snip: "... If it has been a while since you’ve looked for a new government job, it may be helpful to go over the basics before you get started. First, make sure that your USAJOBS account is up-to-date. Test your USAJOBS ..."

Article Reference: www.fedweek.com

Friday, March 13, 2015

Build your resume with a "Pathway Intern Summer Hire Position" in beautiful Huntsville, Alabama

Student Trainee (Management Analyst) (Summer Hire)
Article Title: Student Trainee (Management Analyst) (Summer Hire)

Article Snip: "... The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army. ..."

Article Reference: www.usajobs.gov

Thursday, January 8, 2015

USAJobs Tips

I’m No Andy Marshall, But I’ve Tackled USAJobs Article Title: I’m No Andy Marshall, But I’ve Tackled USAJobs

Article Snip: "...the tie in of the article to the Federal government’s job site USAJobs. More specifically, Evans charges that navigating the seeming labyrinth of the USAJobs website is something akin to having to scale the slopes of Mount Everest. Actually, it’s not as hard as some may claim. If this is something that interests you, then continue on...."

Article Reference: warontherocks.com

Monday, December 22, 2014

An opening at OPM for a “Supervisory Intelligence Operations Specialist”

Article Title: Obama Administration Aims to Create ‘Insider Threat’ Job Specialty to Plug Leaks

Article Snip: "...Personnel with insider threat-related tasks can easily earn six-figure salaries in government or industry. Currently, there is an opening at OPM for a “Supervisory Intelligence Operations Specialist” with a salary between $106,263 and $138,136, whose responsibilities include insider threat awareness training, according to USAJobs.gov...."

Article Reference: www.nextgov.com

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hiring: Female Agents Sought By Border Patrol

Article Title: US Border Patrol seeking female agents

Article Snip: "...U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency, acquired a federal exemption to recruit strictly female agents...."

Article Reference: www.foxnews.com

Monday, December 1, 2014

USAJobs revamp to consider job seeker’s ‘emotional’ experience, program manager says

Article Title: USAJobs revamp to consider job seeker’s ‘emotional’ experience, program manager says

Article Snip: "...The makeover comes as hiring managers are increasingly focused on recruiting fresh talent to government, particularly in hard-to-fill science, engineering and math positions and to backfill thousands of jobs vacated by retiring civil servants...."

Article Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Public Service Opportunities Exist

Opportunities exist in public service Article Title: Opportunities exist in public service

Article Snip: "...It is estimated that within the next five years, 50 percent of the federal government's current workforce will retire or be eligible for retirement -- a situation that will create enormous demand for new talent, and enormous opportunities for college graduates. Read more: www.lowellsun.com ..."

Article Reference: www.lowellsun.com

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Huntsville, Alabama: engineering, technology and security clearance career expo today

Huntsville, Alabama: engineering, technology and security clearance career expo today Article Title: Huntsville, Alabama: engineering, technology and security clearance career expo today
Article Snip: "...All jobs require US citizenship and a minimum 2 years of Engineering or Technology Industry experience on top of Engineering or Technology degree...."
Article Reference: www.expoexpertsllc.com

Friday, October 17, 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Hire Border Patrol Agents

U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Hire Border Patrol Agents Article Title: U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Hire Border Patrol Agents
Article Snip: "...U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders will accept applications nationwide starting today for border patrol agent positions on the Southwest border. To apply for border patrol agent positions, applicants must have an active USA Jobs account and complete an online application at www.usajobs.gov. Border patrol agent applicants undergo a rigorous screening process..."
Article Reference: www.yumanewsnow.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Size of federal workforce has stagnated since 1960, hiring needed

A Modest Proposal: Hire 1 Million New Federal Employees Article Title: A Modest Proposal: Hire 1 Million New Federal Employees

Article Snip: "...The federal government, he notes, spends $600 billion a year on more than 200 grant programs for state and local governments. And while the federal workforce has stayed roughly the same size since 1960, state and local employment has tripled, to 18 million workers. ..."

Article Reference: www.govexec.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

McAlester Army Ammunition Plant to Hire 200

200 more jobs open at McAAP Article Title: 200 more jobs open at McAAP

Article Snip: "...The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant is looking to hire a few good men and women — 200, to be exact...."

Article Reference: www.mcalesternews.com

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Factors that too many applicants fail to fully consider when applying for a federal job

Article Title: Tactical Veteran: Boosting your odds of landing a federal job

Article Snip: "...In truth, there are a number of factors that too many applicants fail to fully consider when applying for a federal job. Here are a few..."

Article Reference: www.navytimes.com

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Help Wanted at the VA

HELP WANTED Hundreds of VA jobs posted as scandal grows Article Title: HELP WANTED Hundreds of VA jobs posted as scandal grows

Article Snip: "...Despite rampant allegations of veterans stuck in limbo waiting for care, hundreds of jobs remain unfilled at the Department of Veterans Affairs -- including at some of the very locations where doctors supposedly were too short-staffed to see patients...."

Article Reference: www.bayoubuzz.com

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Federal Employees can now get tuition discount as part of new partnership between the government and academia

New Perk Gives Federal Employees a Break on the Cost of Education Article Title: New Perk Gives Federal Employees a Break on the Cost of Education

Article Snip: "...The alliance between the Office of Personnel Management and the school is an effort “to increase federal employees’ access to high quality, affordable educational resources, to close skills gaps and to make federal employment attractive to our nation’s top talent,” wrote OPM Director..."

Article Reference: www.govexec.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A great federal employee recruitment technique: New hires will owe retroactive pension contribution payments

New Feds Will Owe the Government Retroactive Pension Contribution Payments … Article Title: A great federal employee recruitment technique: New hires will owe retroactive pension contribution payments

Article Snip: "...workers hired in 2014 will owe back payments retroactive to when they came on board. These debts will be collected from the employees’ paychecks..."

Article Reference: www.govexec.com via The Federal Newsgroup

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to hire 150 interns

Wright-Patt to hire 150 interns Article Title: Wright-Patt to hire 150 interns

Article Snip: "...Jobs include lifeguards, recreation aides, administrative and clerical workers, laborers, mechanical, engineering, information technology and program management assistants, among other employment possibilities..."

Article Reference: www.daytondailynews.com

Monday, March 17, 2014

Great time for college students to find federal employment as competition is extremely low

Not Many College Students Are Interested in Federal Service Article Title: Not Many College Students Are Interested in Federal Service

Article Snip: "...Less than 6 percent of college students list the federal government as their ideal career, according to a new survey...."

Article Reference: www.govexec.com

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Budget cuts and retirements likely to account for 14 percent decrease in workforce

Budget cuts and retirements likely to account for 14 percent decrease in workforce Article Title: Sharp drop in federal employment expected

Article Snip: "...The Postal Service will be one of the hardest-hit agencies, projections show, as consumers continue to rely on the Internet and order fewer magazines and catalogs. The agency stands to lose an estimated 169,000 positions — more than 40 percent of lost government jobs...."

Article Reference: baltimoresun.com

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Better pay in the private sector than in government employment

DOI can't retain oil and gas employees because of higher private sector rates Article Title: DOI can't retain oil and gas employees because of higher private sector rates

Article Snip: "...Higher salaries in the oil and gas industry are luring employees away from the Interior Department and the agency can't retain staff with the appropriate skills..."

Article Reference: roller-cone-bits.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Secret Service employment: Job hiring posting for Secret Service Marshall applicants

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Secret Service seeking Marshall applicants Thursday evening Article Title: Secret Service seeking Marshall applicants Thursday evening
Article Snip: "...The Secret Service will promote and provide information about a job opportunity for their uniformed division. Since the job will be with the federal government, students are required to apply on the USA Jobs website. ...but the job posting will not be available on the website until March...."
Article Reference: www.marshallparthenon.com