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    Step 9: Taking the Oath: Security, Confidentiality, and Ethics

    Step 9: Taking the Oath: Security, Confidentiality, and Ethics
    Getting sworn into office is a major accomplishment, and signifies that you have met all of your agency's high standards to become an employee of the U.S. government. Taking the oath and beginning your work for the government represents a transition into a position with more responsibility, integrity, and pride than many other career paths can offer. As a civil servant, ...
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    Step 8: Time to Apply

    Step 8: Time to Apply
    You've done the preliminary research, and you're finally ready to apply to one or several of the 193,000+ positions the U.S. Government will be looking to fill over the next two years. Read these tips to make sure you've covered all bases: if you miss some required information, or neglect an important aspect of your application, you will cost yourself a ...
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    Step 6: Getting Ready for the Exams

    Step 6: Getting Ready for the Exams
    If you're serious about working for the government, it's time to get serious about your performance on civil service exams, entrance exams, KSA ratings, and other methods of assessment used by government employers. Although not every government agency will administer written exams, all agencies are interested in assessing each applicant's profile before an actual interview takes place. In the agency's opinion, ...
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    10 Tips on Visiting a Recruiter

    Recruiters are well-trained, committed professionals who can answer a lot of your questions about what it's like in the federal government. Recruiters are also very up-front: they face demanding schedules and cannot possibly tell you everything you would like to hear. Therefore, your job is to become a detective - ask plenty of questions! This will ensure that you are given ...
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    Step 5: Network for Success

    Step 5: Network for Success
    Networking is one of the most important aspects of the work you will do as you search for a government job - in fact, about 60 percent of all applicants will find their job through networking. And yet, it is often overlooked by applicants. This guide will help you learn how to leverage GovCentral's resources in order to become an expert ...
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    Step 4: Which Agency is Right for You?

    Step 4: Which Agency is Right for You?
    There are thousands of different government jobs to choose from, and an infinite amount of paths to take as you embark upon your career in government work. Would you like to work for the Department of Defense? The Department of Veteran Affairs? The Environmental Protection Agency? Do you want to focus your talents on highly specialized work, or provide more general ...
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    Government Careers vs. Civilian Careers

    Government Careers vs. Civilian Careers
    A government career is like a civilian career in many ways: for the most part, you work a regular job while attempting to keep your life, family, bills, housing, car, etc. in order. You will work with other people, have a boss, and have to exhibit initiative if you want to get ahead. On the other hand, working for the federal ...
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    Step 3: Decide if You're Ready

    Step 3: Decide if You're Ready
    Will you fit in with other government workers? Why are you interested in joining? Are you old enough to get the job you're looking for? Do you have a criminal record? Are you a US citizen? Take the time to carefully consider questions such as these. The more you educate yourself on the basic requirements you must meet to succeed as ...
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    Are You Eligible for a Federal Job?

    Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. The intend of this page is to clarify some of the the complexities of eligibility rules so job hunters don't end up wasting time applying for positions they cannot become eligible for. The qualifying rules differ vastly depending on what department you're interested in working for, so this might also be a good time ...
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    Are You Eligible for a Defense Job?

    Are You Eligible for a Defense Job?
    Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. The intent of this page is to clarify some of the the complexities of eligibility rules so job hunters don't waste time applying for positions they cannot become eligible for. This page provides a run-down of the basic eligibility rules for each Department of Defense branch. You should always talk with a representative of ...
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    Independent Agency Overview

    More than 200 years ago, the founders of the United States gathered in Philadelphia to create a constitution for a new national government and transform America into a self-governing nation. The Federal Government of the United States has been the centralized governmental system of America since the signing of the original U.S. Constitution, and operates with three branches: legislative, executive, and ...
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    Federal Department Overview

    Federal Department Overview
    More than 200 years ago, the founders of the United States gathered in Philadelphia to create a constitution for a new national government and transform America into a self-governing nation. The Federal Government of the United States has been the centralized governmental system of America since the signing of the original U.S. Constitution, and operates with three branches: legislative, executive, and ...
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    Veterans Affairs

    Veterans Affairs
    The mission of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is 'to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and tomorrow'. The VA workforce aims to function as a single, comprehensive service provider to the men and women who serve the Nation. The Five Goals of the Veterans Affairs Department: ● *Strategic Goal 1:* Restore the capability ...
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    Department of the Navy

    Department of the Navy
    The US Navy's primary mission is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas. That mission includes the support of all military departments of the United States. The navy is a component force of the U.S. Department of Defense, a cabinet-level agency reporting directly to the president. The secretary ...
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    National Security Agency Job Fairs

    Find out what life is like at NSA. Attend an NSA recruiting event where you can talk with an NSA recruiter, get to know our Agency and explore great career opportunities. Note: You will be expected to bring a resume and an unofficial transcript to many of these hiring events. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] h3. Hiring Events Check below to see when the NSA ...
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    Secret Service Career Fairs

    [widget:job_fairs] CAREER FAIRS The United States Secret Service to strongly encourages you to attend one of the below events to learn more about career opportunities. If the Secret Service is not holding a recruiting event in your immediate area, please contact the United States Secret Service office closest to you. Each Secret Service office accepts applications forthe Special Agent and ...
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    Intelligence Agency Job Fairs

    h3. Hiring Events [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] ● CivilianJobs.com, Job Fair Ft. Lewis, WA 4/14/2009 ● CivilianJobs.com, Job Fair Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, WA 4/15/2009 ● Corporate Job Fair Greenbelt, MD 4/14/2009 ● Arab American Festival Houston, TX 4/18/2009-4/19/2009 ● Intelligence Careers, Career Fair FT Carson, CO 4/21/2009 ● Intelligence Careers, Career Fair Peterson AFB, CO 4/22/2009 ● MOAA Career Fair Walter E. Washington Convention ...
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    FBI Job Fairs

    [widget:job_fairs] The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the DEA and CIA, participates in many job fairs each year. Many FBI representatives have stated that they expect all attendees to bring resumes and dress processionally, and try to keep conversations at job fairs on-topic and as productive as possible. *Please Note*: The FBI is not a sponsor of the following ...
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    Converting to NSPS: What You Need to Know

    h3. Do I need to do anything to ensure my position converts to NSPS? No. Your position converts automatically into NSPS based on your permanent position of record. h3. Will I lose salary when my position converts to NSPS? No. Your position converts into NSPS based on your permanent position of record without a loss of pay. If eligible, you may ...
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    NSPS Frequently Asked Questions

    h3. Why do we need the National Security Personnel System? ● We need a flexible civilian management system that appropriately recognizes and rewards our employees' performance and the contributions they make to achieving DoD’s mission. ● It is one of many tools we can use to attract and retain valued employees ● It accelerates the Department's efforts to create a Total ...
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