Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Webinar: Federal Resumes and Cover Letters: The New Federal Application According to S.736

If you are interested in working for the federal government, you need to be aware of how the changes to federal hiring legislation will affect you. This webinar will take a closer look at the Executive Order that forced the changes and how it will impact the everyday applicant.

Free Webinar July 22nd 12 Noon EDT "Federal Resumes and Cover Letters: The New Federal Application According to S.736" presented by Kathryn Troutman hosted by Federally Employed Women. Kathryn Troutman, "The Federal Resume Guru" is the author of numerous books on federal hiring and has insights into the entire process.

The Federally Employed Women's Foundation for Education and Training is offering a Free July 22, 2010 (12 noon EDT) Webinar covering the latest changes (Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process Improvement Act May 18, 2010) regarding federal agency recruitment practices and other very beneficial information. Please share the attached flyer with your colleagues and friends. Space is limited. Free webinar Registration is under "webinar schedule" tab at http://www.fewfoundation.org/. This webinar will be recorded for play back on demand effective July 23rd under "webinar recordiings" on the FEW Foundation website.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This is a great federal government career opportunity with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, open ONLY until July 12. This is a *very* rare chance to get your foot in the door with the federal government (an employer with perhaps the most job stability of any in the economy, plus excellent benefits and opportunities for promotion, but with very, very rare openings for new external hires). Unfortunately, this opportunity is available for US Citizens only. There are positions nationally, including in Portland OR, paying up to $65,195 to start and having significant promotion potential; after 2 years you would also be able to transfer to other federal agencies. There are numerous other benefits (see below).

If you are interested, visit http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/search.aspx?q=NRCS+trainee+program&where=&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&x=51&y=11 and http://www.nedc.nrcs.usda.gov/AdminTrainProg/index.html
I am writing to share an exciting career opportunity that should be of interest to you. The news is that over the next few months the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hiring 100 trainees to participate in a new USDA Business Management Leaders Program.
Applicants selected for the program will spend two years getting to know the work of the Agency and becoming familiar with the business aspects of our operations. They will gain valuable experience through a series of rotations in up to seven different USDA locations, ranging from field offices to NHQ. Throughout, they will master administrative skills fundamental to our ability to help people help the land.
We are looking for college graduates with degrees in disciplines like human resources, business administration, management, finance, and contracting. They should also be mobile, in order to take advantage of developmental opportunities and for ultimate assignment upon satisfactory completion of training.

Trainees will begin as GS-7s and 9s, with promotion potential to GS-11. In addition to other federal employee benefits, they will receive paid per diem while on rotational assignments. Those who successfully complete the training program may be converted - non-competitively - to a career or career-conditional appointment anywhere in the U.S. More information is available at USA Jobs at www.usajobs.opm.gov.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

NASA Johnson Space Center: Space Grant Internship Program

NASA JSC Space Grant fall internships now available

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) is now screening student applications for fall internships at NASA Johnson Space Center. The 15-week internships will run from August 30, 2010 to December 10, 2010.
Applicants should submit a completed application form, official transcript, resume and cover letter to the WSGC offices at nasa@uw.edu.
Applications must be received by WSGC no later than July 12.
Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to J. Carlos Chavez at the Washington Space Grant office, 206-543-1943, or jcc5@u.washington.edu.

Apply today for Fall 2010!

Program Objectives

  • Build a strong relationship between universities, students, and NASA JSC
  • Provide hands-on career exploration opportunities for students
  • Provide work exposure to the aerospace industry
  • Encourage student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields
  • Train and develop students for future employment in the aerospace industry
Applicant Requirements
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or Systems Engineering (STEM related fields)
  • Available to work at NASA JSC a minimum of 15 weeks (duration must be acceptable to the organization) during Spring or Fall semester
  • US Citizen
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
University of Washington, a Space Grant Consortia member, will provide students with a $7500 stipend and round-trip travel expenses. For their investment, the university will receive:
  • The opportunity for your student to gain a semester-long practical experience in applying principles and theories learned in the classroom
  • Career development for your student
  • The opportunity for your student to participate in NASA sponsored student activities and social events
  • Strengthened affiliation between your university and NASA