U.S.

December 14, 2012

Steps to finding federal job easy

STEPHEN DELGADO
Thunderbolt staff writer

Often the task of finding a job with the federal government seems overwhelming. A person can have the feeling of not knowing where to begin, but it’s not as daunting a task as many people fear it to be. It is a fairly straight forward process.

Cari Morrison, 56th Force Support Squadron Human Resources specialist, offered the steps it takes to apply for a federal job and if followed can take a lot of drudgery out of the task.

She said the first step is to go to the federal government’s official source for federal jobs and employment information at http://www.usajobs.gov.

“Interested applicants can familiarize themselves with this website by using the USAJOBS Resource Center,” Morrison said. “From there, they will gain employment tips, learn about federal jobs and be able to view tutorials on topics such as searching for jobs and creating resources.”

However, there are pitfalls to avoid that can hinder a person’s job search.

“One pitfall to avoid is not fully reading a vacancy or job announcement,” she said. “Applicants need to ensure they read the entire vacancy announcement to know what criteria the position entails and what documentation is required when applying for a position.”

A good resume is a vital aspect of searching for a job.

“Applicants may create up to five resumes in the USAJOBS account,” Morrison said. “By doing so, he or she can tailor each resume so that it is specific to the job being applied for, although only one resume needs to be submitted for each position being applied for.”

College transcripts and a Form DD214 can also be scanned or attached.

“If applicants are using education to qualify for a position, college transcripts must be provided,” Morrison said. “Additionally, if applicants are stating veteran’s preference, a Form DD214 will be requested.”

Veterans are able to apply for positions under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment Authority, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1988 or if they have a 30 percent or more disability.

“Applicants will indicate their eligibility category when completing the application process and the human resources specialist will determine if they meet the eligibility requirements for the appointment authorities listed in the announcement under “Who May Apply,” Morrison said. “We encourage applicants to visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov for more information regarding veterans’ employment in the federal government.”

An applicant doesn’t have to have military experience, but need to meet the eligibility requirements for the appointment authorities listed in the announcement under, “Who May Apply.”

There are jobs available in the United States and throughout the world. For more information about federal employment, call civilian personnel at (623) 856-7747.




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