Applying for a Federal Job just got Easier!
Applying for a Federal Job is Easier Than Ever - and We Have the Tools to Help
2010 Hiring Reforms have made applying for a federal job much easier. You will be able to apply to almost any federal job with just a resume, and an optional cover letter. Starting immediately, some agencies no longer require narrative responses, or KSAs, as a part of the initial application process. You may still be required to answer a self assessment multiple choice questionnaire, so please pay close attention to the information listed under "How to Apply" in each job opportunity announcement.
Effects of Sequestration on Govenrment Hiring Practices
On March 1st, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sequestered $85 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 spending as mandated by the Budget Control Act. This across - the - board cut will slow job creation within the federal government.
If you still want to apply for government jobs, you need to be prepared now more than ever. We are happy that applying for federal jobs has gotten easier, you just need to know that there are just going to be less jobs to apply for.
FAA jobs - In March 1st, the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") instituted a complete hiring freeze which means that FAA will not be able to feed the pipeline of departing controllers, inspectors and technicians.
State Department and USAID jobs - USAID’s operating budget has been reduced by nearly $71.4 million. It is likely that USAID will implement a hiring freeze for both Civil and Foreign Service Officers.
Department of Defense jobs - The Army is the process of releasing about 1,300 temporary and term employees and implement an Army - wide hiring freeze. The Army is also planning for the furlough of up to 251,000 civilian employees.
The Navy will furlough most civilians for 22 work days. The Navy will cancel 23 ship maintenance actions affecting shipyards around the count ry. The Navy will also cancel emergency repairs to the USS MIAMI, the USS PORTER, and the USS MONTPELIER.
The Energy Department - Out of 4,500 employees at the Y-12 site, between 700 and 1,000 will be furlough for a period of up to 6 months. The Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas will furlough up to 2,500 employees for 3 weeks. Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico will furlough over 500 for about 2 weeks. And Sandia National Labs will lay off up to 100 positions and forgo hiring staff to support the B61 bomb life extension program.
Source: REPORT ON SEQUESTRATION | By House Appropriations Committee
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Our Careers Page provides you specific federal government job descriptions, nature of the work, earnings and employment outlook -- all broken down by GS (General Series or Pay) Level. This comprehensive content is not available in this format in any other place - Internet or otherwise. It enables you to pinpoint your GS level and then to tailor your resume to the EXACT job description and level you are targeting. And this information is free!