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2018 FAPAC Federal Employment Career Fair 


Date and Time:
Friday September 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:
United States Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave SE Washington DC 20590
Nearest metro station is Navy Yard (green line)

Have questions or need to request accommodations? Contact Katherine Toth at careerfairs@fapac.org by Aug 27, 2018.

Workshops sessions presented by the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy:

Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs
Does applying for a Federal job intimidate you? This session will demystify the Federal application process and provide step-by-step tips to help you search and apply for Federal jobs.

Pathways Programs – Federal Careers for Students and Recent Grads
Pathways is the Federal government’s premier program for young professionals. Learn about the three Pathways Programs (Internships, Recent Graduates, Presidential Management Fellows) and what each program can offer. Attendees will gain an overview of USAJOBS, tips for finding Pathways job opportunities, basic program requirements, and understand employment potential after successfully completing a program.

Writing Your Federal Resume
This is an interactive session - bring your laptop, tablet or cellphone! By the end of the session, you’ll be able to use an easy tool to write your Federal resume. A resume expert will walk you through a real Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) and provide tips to make your resume standout. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes.

Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
Individuals with disabilities can apply and be considered for Federal jobs based on the “Schedule A” special hiring authority. Learn about eligibility requirements, how to apply, and where to find more information!

Interviewing Tips
Learn about the interview process within the Federal government. Attendees will learn about structured/unstructured interviews, delivery methods, common questions, the STAR (Situation/Task, Action, Result) response method, and how to prepare for an interview.

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

PAST Participating Federal Agencies:

  1. Air National Guard
  2. Department of Defense (DoD)
  3. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  4. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  5. HHS/OS/ASPR/OPP/National Advisory Committees
  6. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)– Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  7. Department of the Interior – Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)
  8. U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  9. U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) - Veterans Employment Program Office
  10. U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFE)
  11. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  12. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
  13. National Institute of Health (NIH) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  14. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  15. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  16. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  17. U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  18. U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
  19. U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) 
  20. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  21. U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  22. U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
  23. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
  24. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Economic Research Service (ERS)
  25. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
  26. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Farm Service Agency (FSA)
  27. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Forest Service (FS)
  28. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  29. U.S. Department of State
  30. U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  31. Smithsonian Institute

Students

The career fair offers you the chance to find out more about federal and D.C. government career opportunities. Federal Agencies will have career booths. Bring your resume, and introduce yourself to the agency representatives. In addition, there will be two student workshops presented by Office of Personnel Management (OPM):

Past Workshop topics include:
​Resume Writing 

How to Find and Apply for Pathways 


Questions please contact:

careerfairs@fapac.org

Recruiters

The career fair offers you an excellent opportunity to reach out to colleges and universities in support of your targeted recruitment and outreach effort. Prospective students and job seekers will be provided with workshops on multiple topics related to attaining successful employment and internship in the federal government. Please register in advance to reserve your agency booth.

Logistics

Setup and Takedown Time:
Start Time for Set-up: 9:30 -10:45 AM
End Time to Take Down: 3:00 PM

Booth Logistics:
One 5’ x 2 ½’ table and two chairs (Please bring your agency table cloth).

Lunch:
TBA

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