CONTENTS - How to Get a Civil Service Job at a Military Base

How to Get a Civil Service Job at a Military Base

Table of Contents:  

Table of Contents 1 - How to Get a Federal Civil Service Job

Table of Contents 2 - How to Get a Federal Civil Service Job


Thousands of Civil Service Jobs Are Available at Military Bases
Which Defense Organizations Are Hiring?
Civil Service Careers - An Overview   
Benefits of a Civil Service Career 
Working Hours and Conditions   
Civilian Service - Duration of Employment 
Student Hiring Programs   
How Much Does a Civil Service Employee Earn?   
Civil Service Pay Plans 
The Federal Wage System   
The General Schedule System 
Senior Executive Service 
Civil Service Demographics (for all Federal Agencies)             

The Federal Civil Service Hiring Process
Eligibility for a Federal Civil Service Position
Federal Job Hiring Preferences   
Myths about Getting a Civilian Federal Job                               

How to Correctly Use the USAJOBS Website
The USAJOBS Website Is the “Gatekeeper” to Federal Jobs! 
Setting Up an Account on USAJOBS 
Creating a Personal Profile on USAJOBS
Creating Resumes and Uploading Documents 
Searching for Federal Job Openings 
How to Be the First to Hear about New Job Openings 

How to Create a High-Scoring Federal Resume 
Federal Resumes Are Different from Corporate Resumes 
Include Keywords and Key Descriptors in Your Resume 
EXAMPLES of Key Words & Key Descriptors 
How to Use Numbers and Statistics 
What to Include in Your Federal Resume 
Do NOT Include in Your Resume 
How to Format Your Federal Resume   
What to List in Your Federal Resume 
How to Use the USAJOBS Resume Builder Tool 
Are Cover Letters Required for Federal Job Applications? 
Should You Use a Professional Federal Resume Writer?
EXAMPLES of High-Scoring Federal Resumes                      

How to Score High on Supplemental (Assessment) Questions 
Be Careful with Supplemental Assessment Questions
What Are KSAs? 
The Best Way to Answer Assessment Questions 
EXAMPLES of High-Scoring Answers to Assessment Questions  

How to Ace a Federal Job Interview
How Federal Job Interviews Are Conducted
How to Prepare for a Federal Job Interview
Tips for Raising Your Interview Score 
EXAMPLES Interview Questions and High-Scoring Answers       

Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Jobs 
Applying for a Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Position
Types of NAF Positions
NAF Employee Benefits 
Air Force NAF Employment Opportunities
Army NAF Employment Opportunities
Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Jobs 
Navy NAF Employment Opportunities
Defense Commissary Agency Employment Opportunities 

Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA)
Department of Defense Education Activity Jobs 
DoDEA Teacher Employment Requirements 
How DoDEA Applicants are Evaluated and Selected     


            A: Official Websites for Government Departments / Agencies    

            B: Federal Civil Service Occupational Groups                       

            C: Glossary of Federal Civil Service Job Announcement Terms  

            D: Bibliography      


About the Author (Colonel John D. Thomas)         


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How to Get a Civil Service Job at a Military Base