Federal Job Fit

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This book is designed to help job seekers find the right federal job. The first part of this unique guide discusses how to find the right occupation through the career-planning process, develop a vision for your career, do self-exploration, develop needed skills, and create career goals. The second part overviews the federal government as an employer, including benefits and locations of jobs, how to match yourself to jobs and agencies, and the skills the government is seeking and in-demand federal jobs. The authors explain the federal job search process, with insider guidance on resumes, interviewing skills, informational interviewing, networking, distinguishing yourself, and common mistakes that federal job seekers make.

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Federal Job Fit

  1. 1. This presentation will provide an overview of: The importance of federal job satisfaction to taxpayers The Career Decision Making model as a venue to make this happen Steps toward career self awareness How your four digit occupational series reflects the Qualifications needed for your best federal job fit 2
  2. 2. In the best possible way
  3. 3. JOB SATISFACTION • NOT how hard one works or how well one works. • Concerns how much one likes a specific kind of job or work activity.
  4. 4. The First Step is Self Awareness Who am I? Who am I becoming? Who do I need to give myself permission to be? 5
  5. 5. The Career Decision Making Model 6 6
  6. 6. The Career Decision Making Model Inventories: Interests; Values; Competencies/ Skills; Motivation, etc. 7 7
  7. 7. The Career Decision Making Model USAJOBS Vacancies (Qualifications section); Federal Classification: http://www.opm.gov/policy-dataoversight/classificationqualifications/classifying-generalschedule-positions/#url=Standards 8 8
  8. 8. The Career Decision Making Model Does the federal government offer a job that I find compelling? If so, do I qualify to apply for it? If not, what do I need to do to get qualified? 9 9
  9. 9. The Career Decision Making Model Research: Resources available to fill in my “skills gap.” Create a career action plan that addresses federal options. 10 10
  10. 10. The Career Decision Making Model 11 11
  11. 11. The second step is career awareness and exploration. Study the qualifications section of a federal Vacancy Announcement
  12. 12. https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/What_occupations_are_available_in_the_federal_ government 13
  13. 13. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifyinggeneral-schedule-positions/#url=Functional-Guides 14
  14. 14. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifyinggeneral-schedule-positions/#url=Standards 15
  15. 15. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S REQUIRED?
  16. 16. Instructional Systems Specialist; 1750; Dept of State, Arlington, VA 1) Education Requirements: a degree and 2of the following • Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material. • Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness. • Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments. • Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training. • Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.
  17. 17. Instructional Systems Specialist; 1750; Dept of State, Arlington, VA Experience requirement • 1 year at next lower grade level Specialized Experience • Experience developing foreign language curriculum and materials in an adult learning environment. • Developing workshops for training teachers and/or trainers. • Experience leading teams in educational settings. • Classroom experience in second language acquisition. There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.
  18. 18. The third step is career decision making 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Required education Required experience Required specialized experience Am I qualified based on education only? Am I qualified based on experience only? Do they allow me to combine my experience and education to meet the qualifications?
  19. 19. YOUR JOB IS TO RESEARCH AND REVIEW THE TYPES OF JOBS IN YOUR FIELD FOR WHICH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS HIRING/ PROMOTING. IF YOU HAVE A SKILLS GAP, DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT/ NEED TO DO TO ADDRESS IT. 20
  20. 20. The fourth step • Develop an Individual Development Plan/Career Action Plan • Follow it to find your Best Federal Job Fit
  21. 21. Any Questions http://www.tayloryourcareer.com

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