HHS and FDA now hiring veterans and individuals with disabilities

The following is from an email message sent from the HHS/FDA regarding the Virtual Hiring Event:



Monday, November 14th 2011 --- Friday, November 18th 2011

You must apply by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 18, 2011 to receive consideration for employment and to have your resume package forwarded to our 9000 hiring managers at HHS.


Please follow the step by step instructions listed below on how to apply for the available positions carefully, to ensure your resume package including all supporting documentation is assembled correctly and you have the information to successfully apply. So you can be considered for the position(s) you have selected.

1. All available positions are listed on the: Special Hiring Notice attachment included in this email, and under the Apply to Available Positions tab located on the Virtual Hiring Event Website.

2. Carefully review all the available positions and customize your Federal resume, by researching your position of interest and identifying the key skills and duties that the Selecting managers are looking for in your resume. You will find that information by reviewing your position of choice at: OPM Standards Index by Series and Title.

3. Utilize the Sample Federal Resume provided , to ensure you are including all the appropriate information and for examples on how to reference your experience correctly based on the position(s) you are applying to.

4. To be considered for non-competitive consideration as a Veteran or Individual with a Disability, you must include the appropriate documentation along with your application package to be considered for employment. (See examples A, B & C)

A. Veterans: DD-214, SF-15 and Disability Doc. from VA or Schedule A
B. Individuals with Disabilities: Schedule A from Voc Rehab or Dr.
C. SF-50 individuals with Federal Experience and/or College Transcript

5. Review the available positions found on the Special Hiring Notice and determine the position(s) you wish to apply to.

6. Applying to positions found on the Special Hiring Notice.

The Special Hiring Notice is divided into 4 distinctly different sections. Please review the following information on how to apply for the positions listed and to use the resources accordingly.

The 1st & 2nd sections (page 1) lists the USAJOBS Vacancy Announcement Numbers on the right hand side of the page. When you click on the number or entering it into the USAJOBS advanced search. It will take you to the USAJOB posting where you can sign in and apply directly. Make sure you complete the application process, and you receive a email conformation indicating your application was submitted and received. (Example of USAJOBS Vacancy Announcement Number: HHS-SH-12-563507)

***It should be noted that the 1st section announcements all close on the 18th of November and the 2nd section announcements at the bottom of page 1 have various closing dates. So please follow the closing dates indicated on the job announcements.

The 3rd Section (page 2 and top of page 3) lists the Job Title, Grade and Basic Qualifications Required. Please review the Basic Qualification Required section to develop your targeted resume. All Jobs listed in this section can be applied to by submitting your resume, and supporting documentation directly to our mail box. Be sure to include the Position Title, Series and Grade in the Subject line of the email and send it directly to: VirtualHiringEvent@FDA.HHS.gov

Since many of the positions in this section require special experience and education. They will be reviewed independently by our team of HR Specialists to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required. When applying to these positions please include any and all supporting documentation as described above.

The 4th Section (remainder of page 3) this section includes valuable information on the following topics: How to Apply, Supporting Documentation, Qualifications, Veterans Preference, Schedule A Persons with Disabilities, and Assistance. Please review the information carefully within each of these sections.

7. Applying to positions NOT found on the Special Hiring Notice.

There are numerous positions that are not currently listed on our Special Hiring Notice that we do recruit for regularly. Since we are sharing your resume package with all 9000 hiring managers we want all of you who didn't apply to any of the positions listed to please review OPM Standards Index by Series and Title and develop your federal resume accordingly. Once you have determined the position or positions you wish to be considered for please email us and indicate in the subject line which position series you want to be considered. (See example: Accounting Series, 0510)

Email your Resume Package to: VirtualHiringEvent@FDA.HHS.gov

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