Now Hiring red bannerDid you know the federal government has positions open nationwide? You can learn more about open positions during this month's career fairs. Career fairs are an excellent way to start or advance your job search. Whether they're in person or online, job fairs let you engage with potential employers and learn about job openings.

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Now Hiring Nationwide! Start Your Career with the Federal Government

Sep 6, 2022

Now Hiring red bannerAre you ready to begin your career or get back into the workforce? Did you know the federal government has positions open nationwide? You can learn more about open positions during this month's career fairs. Career fairs are an excellent way to start or advance your job search. Whether they're in person or online, job fairs let you engage with potential employers and learn about job openings.

Read on to find a listing of career fairs in September! First, we'll look at two hiring initiatives specifically for people with disabilities:

  • Schedule A gives the federal government permission to hire people with significant disabilities for jobs within the federal government, without requiring them to compete against non-disabled job seekers for those positions. Federal agencies hire Schedule A employees on a probationary (trial) basis. If they have earned positive reviews for their job performance at the end of the trial period, they may be eligible for conversion to a career-conditional appointment within competitive service.
  • Section 503: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 has supported individuals with disabilities for more than 40 years by prohibiting the federal government and businesses that do work with the government from discriminating on the basis of disability. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act requires these employers to take positive steps to recruit, hire train, promote and retain people with disabilities.

These rules create more job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Your Ticket Program service provider can help connect you with these opportunities in your area.

About Ticket to Work
Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and want to work. Through this free and voluntary program, eligible participants can work with service providers to receive the supports and services they need to find and maintain employment as they move toward financial independence through work. Ticket to Work service providers can help you if you want to explore federal employment.

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA Forest Service is hosting webinars to assist with the application process. Visit the Forest Service website to learn more about career opportunities, benefits, hiring events and resources to help with the application process.

Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Careers

The Department of Defense (DOD) employs 95,000 civilians, many serving in critical positions worldwide supporting our Armed Forces. There are a multitude of opportunities requiring a diverse range of skills. Find the positions that fit your talents and pursue a future with a diverse, challenging and rewarding DOD civilian career.

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

The Department of Defense is committed to ensuring that all children of military families are provided a world class education that prepares them to be successful in their careers, leading contributors in their communities and productive citizens in the 21st century. Are you interested in a rewarding career where you can make a difference? DoDEA Americas is looking to fill substitute teaching positions across the nation.

Department of Education

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) works with agencies, private-sector employers, educational associations, philanthropic organizations, and other partners to increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education and opportunities to an increasing number of students.

Department of Energy

Whether you're a seasoned professional or a new graduate, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) wants you to join their team of Clean Energy Champions! Join one of the two-hour virtual EERE STEMtember Sessions featuring leaders and employees from EERE who will speak briefly about the importance of their mission, why now is the most exciting time to be part of the clean energy revolution and the many types of career opportunities available.

The Department of Transportation (DOT)

The mission of DOT's Federal Highway Administration is to enable and empower the strengthening of a world-class highway system that promotes safety, mobility, and economic growth, while enhancing the quality of life of all Americans. Join their free, national virtual event to learn more.

Health and Human Services

No matter your field of study or professional background, you can be a part of the workforce that's protecting the health and well-being of all individuals and promoting drug evaluation, testing, and research. Join the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for a free virtual information session to learn more about Food and Drug Administration careers and how you can apply.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS believes in the abilities of all their employees. The agency is committed to hiring qualified individuals at all levels of the organization. The IRS's goal as an employer of individuals with disabilities is to be a model within the federal government and for companies in the private sector. Join the virtual information session to learn more about special hiring authorities for individuals with disabilities.

Preparing for Job Fairs

Before you attend a job or career fair, be sure to prepare. We have a variety of resources to help, including:

CareerOneStop also has a lot of tips that can help you prepare for and succeed at a job fair and in your overall job search.

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