Jobs Announcement for Person with a Disability (HHS and FDA Virtual Hiring Event) UPDATE

H.H.S. & FDA Virtual Hiring Event November 03, 2011 from 3 to 5. About 4 thousand had signed up for this event. They will send all copies of the slides and transcripts of the event to us. This was the best way for Federal government to save money and to reach the broadest amount of people. Also they were able used by sign language and open caption for this virtual hiring meeting. Plus also are going to do virtual interview so that you don’t have to go to their location. This was a great idea so that it saves time and money for both persons.

They had said; H.H.S. is the 6th largest Federal agency with over 65 K employee worldwide.

V.R., Career one stop centers, wounded warrior project, and veterans are the one helping with the hiring event.

The H.H.S. & FDA  Jobs announcements will open on November 14 and closed on November 18, 2011.

They had mention that you had to go to USA Jobs

Create an account and when you upload a resume there is a 5, 000 word limit.

They also went through in how to read the vacancy positions. One of the important item to study is the duties section and this should reflex what is said in your resume.

How to apply section is the next section to follow it careful and exactly.

Occupational Assessment Questions are available and make sure you include them in your resume. This section is going to be the hardest to navigate and use due to if you make a mistake you can be thrown out of the system and not be considered for the job.

How a Resume should be done.

Resume; average resume it is 2 to 3 pages long where as a Federal resume is 3 to 5 pages long. You should not included driver’s licenses or SSN number, and are not need or is requested. This is also what call a functional resume at least in New York there is not too many Vocational Counselor that know how to put together these types of resume together. Hence the problem of a barrier to person with disability to obtain a job with the Federal Government. Plus you must have everything in electronic format so that you can submit them online.

Special Hiring Authority; you need to put on the resume. For person with disability need to include your schedule A letter and signed as an attachment to the resume.

Federal Experience; all types of the following; Military, Federal, State Government

Clearance; Indicate what level and if it’s still active

Skills summary, needs to have 3 elements; an introductory paragraph, list of skills directly related to the position and your skills you have acquired throughout your career that you want to highlight.

Accomplishments; is what thing that you did throughout your life that would help you transfer skills to this job.

Computer Software; list what types and what level you are proficient at it, and how many years you have use them.

Additional Training; credentials, recertification requirement, and amounts of hours of training.

Educations; what degree you have and if the application required a transcript then it needs to be submitted as attachment in electronic format.

Honors and awards; anything you like to share to the employer, ie it shows what kind of person you are and what other skills that might help you do your job better.

Volunteer work and community involvement; this could help with on the job experience, so included just like if it’s a job that you had.

Professional Associations; This helps and show what credentials you hold and how you’re able to continue to update your skills for the job you’re applying

References; You need to have at least 3 references including their contact information. Also need to notify the persons of what jobs you have applied.

They also have recommend that the functional resume sometimes is the only contact, so make sure that its grammar and spell check before submitting.


You can e-mail question about the event to 
Federal Employment of People with Disability; (US Office of Personnel Management)
USA JOBS Working for America

About JPlanck

Jason Planck; I have been a disability advocate for over 25 years (1990) and continue to bring awareness about the needs and concerns of the disability community. I grew up in and around Southern California and Las Vegas Nevada after father retired from the military. I returned to upstate New York to help with my family in 1994 and I have remained here since. I have received an associate degree in 1998 from Adirondack Community College Queensbury New York in Business Administration My hobbies include visiting historical sites, traveling, cooking, bird watching, and photography. I have been a human rights disability defender and an advocate for persons with disabilities for the last twenty five years (1990), and I continue to advocate to help persons with disabilities to achieve independence and success in their lives. I have conducted disability sensitivity training for various companies and continue to do disability consulting and training work for compliance with disability civil rights laws. I’m currently writing a book on disability civil rights laws title: Disability Civil Rights Laws and Movements: An in depths look at the Executive Branch role from the President Woodrow Wilson through President George W. Bush administrations. I have received two grants from the following libraries to aid in traveling to the library; • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum “Arthur M. Schlesinger Fellowship” • Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, NY I continue to seek out grants to help in accomplishing the goal of being able to travel to the different Presidential Library to finish the work and publish a book. As of to date I have completed eight other presidents. One of my major goals for the next 10 years is to see acceptability and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community and workplace. I will be able to accomplish the first part of this goal through education and awareness of the needs of the disabled community as human rights disability defender. Second part of the goal is to work with the community and the workplace to implement solution of full inclusion of the Disabled Community. -30-
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