Guide to America's Federal Jobs: A Complete Directory of Federal Career Opportunities

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The process for applying for federal jobs has changed dramatically. In a nutshell: information about job vacancies and the application process are handled electronically--there is practically no contact with people! This book tells how to find available positions, how to apply for them, lists the types of jobs available, and shows where to obtain additional information.
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Overview

The process for applying for federal jobs has changed dramatically. In a nutshell: information about job vacancies and the application process are handled electronically--there is practically no contact with people! This book tells how to find available positions, how to apply for them, lists the types of jobs available, and shows where to obtain additional information.
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This guide offers assistance finding, applying for, and getting jobs with the federal government. It provides instruction on finding vacancies, outlines application requirements and procedures, offers advice on crafting a resume, lists salaries and benefits, and describes programs serving special populations. Descriptions of the major federal agencies and departments are also included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563705267
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.43 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 How to Get a Federal Job 7
A Three-Step Process: The Federal Job Search 8
Employment Qualification Standards per the OPM Operating Manual 13
The Excepted Service Agencies 16
Using USAJobs Touch Screen Computer Kiosks for Job Information and Forms 19
Using USAJobs Automated Dial-up Systems for Job Information 24
Key Internet Sites for Federal Job Information 25
Forms Available Online 27
Online Processes 29
Federal Resume Samples 32
2 Information on Federal Agencies and Departments 43
Architect of the Capitol 44
Broadcasting Board of Governors 45
Central Intelligence Agency 47
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 49
Consumer Product Safety Commission 50
Corporation for National and Community Service 51
Department of Agriculture 53
Department of Commerce 71
Department of Defense 83
Department of Education 119
Department of Energy 124
Department of Health and Human Services 131
Department of Housing and Urban Development 145
Department of the Interior 150
Department of Justice 161
Department of Labor 194
Department of State 204
Department of Transportation 211
Department of the Treasury 227
Department of Veterans Affairs 240
Environmental Protection Agency 246
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 248
Executive Office of the President 252
Export-Import Bank of the United States 253
Farm Credit Administration 254
Federal Communications Commission 256
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 259
Federal Election Commission 260
Federal Emergency Management Agency 262
Federal Reserve System 264
Federal Trade Commission 269
General Accounting Office 273
General Services Administration 275
Government Printing Office 280
Judicial Branch 282
Legislative Branch 290
Library of Congress 293
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 299
National Archives and Records Administration 302
National Credit Union Administration 306
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities 307
National Labor Relations Board 311
National Science Foundation 312
National Transportation Safety Board 315
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 316
Office of Management and Budget 318
Office of Personnel Management 319
Peace Corps 322
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 323
Railroad Retirement Board 324
Securities and Exchange Commission 326
Small Business Administration 329
Smithsonian Institution 336
Social Security Administration 347
Tennessee Valley Authority 348
United States Agency for International Development 350
United States International Trade Commission 351
United States Postal Service 355
3 Federal Job Classifications, Salaries, and Benefits 357
Federal Job Titles Organized Within Groupings of Related Jobs 359
Federal Pay Rates 383
Federal Employment Benefits 386
4 Jobs in the Federal Government for College Graduates 391
Jobs of Interest to College Graduates 392
Federal Jobs by College Major 397
Federal Jobs for New Graduates 406
5 Special Federal Employment and Volunteer Programs: AmeriCorps, Internships, Outstanding Scholars, Peace Corps, Minority Programs, and Many Others 461
AmeriCorps: Joining the National Service Movement 462
Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities 464
NASA: So You Want to Be an Astronaut 466
Outstanding Scholars 467
Peace Corps: The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love 470
Postal Service Appointments 472
Presidential Management Intern Program 473
Student Educational Employment: School and Work 477
Student Internship Programs 479
Summer Employment: A Summer Experience 490
Tenure: A Career with the Federal Government 491
U.S. Secret Service 492
Veterans' Preference 495
Glossary 499
Index 503
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