Are you a Wounded Warrior transitioning to civilian employment? IMCOM wants YOU!
November 5, 2012
There are vacant positions throughout the U.S. Army Installation Management Command which need to be filled so IMCOM can provide world-class customer service and deliver programs and services to soldiers, civilians, and families. Throughout the command, about 40 percent of civilian employees have served in uniform. Use the resources below and join the team today!
Wounded warriors or disabled persons seeking a position in the Federal Government should register with one (or more) of the following agencies:
* The Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network, http://earnworks.com, is a free service that connects employers with active duty, veteran and civilian disabled job candidates.
* The Workforce Recruitment Program, http://wrp.gov, is a recruitment and referral program that recently graduated students with disabilities through both summer and permanent jobs.
* Veterans and wounded warriors should contact the Department of Labor's Veterans Employment & Training Service at www.dol.gov/vets/welcome, the Hire Hero's program at www.hireheroesusa.org, and the Wounded Warriors project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
* Other resources include the Office of Personnel Management's disability site at www.opm.gov/disability and the Federal Government's one-stop website for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members: www.disabilityinfo.gov.
Once registered, the Selective Placement Coordinator or Disability Program Manager at the agency taking advantage of the Schedule A hiring authority will search the databases above, as well as counterparts at other agencies, and provide a list of qualified disabled candidate to the hiring authority.
Schedule A: The basics for employers
1. Hiring managers should coordinate with their agency's Selective Placement Coordinator or Disability Program Manager, usually found in the garrison's EEO offices, and describe the competencies required for the position.
2. The SPC/DPM will consult with numerous resources, including local colleges and universities, the Wounded Warrior program, EARN and the Department of Labor's Workforce Recruiting Program (to name a few) and develop a list of eligible candidates. No job announcement is required.
3. The hiring official reviews the list, conducts interviews, and makes a selection. (Hiring officials also have the option of not selecting from the list and using the traditional hiring process.)
4. Once a selection decision is made, the agency's HR office makes an offer to the candidate.
"Schedule A has been around for as long as I've been in Federal service," said Rufus B. Caruthers, the IMCOM EEO director, "but as the number of disabled vets grows, and with the President's emphasis on hiring disabled vets, we'll see a big increase in the number of people hired under that authority."
For employers, that means more qualified candidates to choose from. And for people with disabilities seeking employment, it means a significant growth in the number of hiring authorities using those databases to select candidates.
For more information, visit your local EEO or Wounded Warrior office, or go online to www.disabilityinfo.gov.