For People with Disabilities: How to Get a Federal Job
Want a government job? It is now easier for those with disabilities to get a job with the federal government. Sounds too good to be true, but read on.
In 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of the U.S. Government retained Bender Consulting Services to recruit, screen and direct candidates with disabilities to federal agencies for positions in the areas of accounting, budget analysis, contact representative, contracts, finance, human resources, information technology, administrative support and miscellaneous clerical positions.
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Successful candidates are placed on the OPM Shared List of People with Disabilities, a database of resumes accessed by more than 400 agency representatives and available to hiring managers and human resource personnel government-wide.
You don’t have to live in Washington, D.C. Opportunities are available throughout the United States.
Positions are available for those with disabilities who are early career through senior career levels, including college students with disabilities, graduate students and experienced career professionals.
Step By Step Process to Finding a Federal Job
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference “Federal Career Opportunities” in the subject line. For more information, visit Bender Consulting Services.
You might also want to visit the USAJOBS as most federal vacancies are advertised there. It is the Federal government’s official site for job information and includes over 16,000 job postings.
Through this site, you can search for openings in a particular field, city, or agency or all three. You can also sign-up for e-mail alerts about job openings by type of job, agency and/or geographic area.
If you cannot access the Internet or need more assistance, call 202-606-2525. There is also an automated telephone system that can be reached at 703-724-1850 (voice) or 978-461-8404 (TTY).
It is important to check specific agency websites for additional information about employment opportunities. A listing of agency sites can be found at www.usa.gov.
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