Federal Hiring 101

Are you secretly dreading your fast approaching date with graduation? Are you a 1st year thinking ahead to internships with the federal government? No matter whereyou are in your college career, if you are a blind or low vision student, consider adding your unique talents to a federal workforce of 3 milion strong! Join Project RISE for a comprehensive two-part virtual event designed to help you find your way into explosive career opportunities in the federal government. Make a real difference tackling everything from climate change to space exploration. This event is your key to unlocking incredible benefits: stable salaries, generous healthcare, loan forgiveness programs, and retirement plans that don't look like Monopoly money. But first, you need to get hired!

Learn the strategies available to blind and low vision candidates for gaining entry into the federal sector. Register now to pick up valuable tips on applying these strategies to your situation and navigating the hiring process like a pro. Don't just get a job, make history!

Register and discover why federal hiring is the future-proof career move you've been looking for. These sessions will be brimming with practical information. Bring all your questions, and come prepared to take extensive notes.

Session 1: Applying for Jobs with the Federal Government

  • Critical statistics you should know
  • General Schedule Qualification Standards
  • Where to find openings
  • What is the Schedule A non-competitive hiring authority?
  • Key documents you need to prepare for your packet

Date: Monday, February 26, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern

Format: Virtual. Zoom details will be provided after registration.

Session 2: Reasonable Accommodations in the Federal Workplace

  • Understanding reasonable accommodations
  • What reasonable accommodation requests look like
  • Providing documentation of your disability
  • Starting the reasonable accommodation request process
  • Your rights and responsibilities

Date: Monday, March 4, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern

Format: Virtual. Zoom details will be provided after registration.

You do not have to attend both sessions; however, we recommend you consider doing so in order to gain the most valuable knowledge of the federal hiring process.

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This presentation is proudly hosted by Project RISE, a program of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia. Through Project RISE, we work with blind and low vision students ages 14 to 21 interested in building a foundation for future careers in fun, interactive, and empowering activities. Designed to gently but firmly move students outside their comfort zone, our experiences give students the advantage they need in a competitive and ever changing job market. If you are a Virginia resident, learn more about getting involved.

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