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Jamie

Jamie Cavey Lang

Director, Assessment & Analytics
(Career Coach)
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Brianna Bennett

Employer Engagement Specialist
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself to be ambitious, resilient, or optimistic? 
  • Are you interested in learning about developing public policy or addressing issues through governmental initiatives? 
  • Does it sound like fun to argue legal issues or lead a civic improvement project? 
  • Could you see yourself working for a city, state, or federal agency or non-profit organization?

Careers in this community focus on public affairs, politics, and serving the community.

Law (jobs prior to/instead of law school)

  • Clerks Office in Local County
  • Law Enforcement
    • Police, Sheriff, State Dept
    • FBI, Homeland Security
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Research or Policy Analyst
  • Victim Advocate
  • Arbitrator

Law Enforcement

  • City Police Department
  • County Sheriffs Office
  • Transit Authority Police
  • School District Police
  • Housing Authority Police
  • District Attorneys' Office Investigators
  • Airport Police
  • Harbor Police
  • State Police
  • Corrections Officer
  • Residential Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Highway Patrol
  • Border Patrol Agents
  • Customs Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • FBI
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Agent

Politics

  • Affirmative Action Officer
  • Campaign Manager
  • Community Organizer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislator
  • Political Correspondent
  • Pollster

Additional Areas

  • Activist
  • Archivist
  • Demographics Analyst
  • Historian
  • International Development Coordinator
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Evaluator
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Research Associate
  • Trade Specialist

 

Check out Exploring Majors & Careers page (scroll to What Can I Do With This Major?).

See what Hawkeyes in your college/major are doing after graduation using  interactive post-graduation dashboards.  

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook. 

Go Government

Careers in Sociology

American Political Science Association

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to law and public service at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations.

Some examples of organizations that may be of interest are:

Sociology Club

Mock Trial

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society

Undergraduate Political Science Association

Pi Sigma Alpha

Amnesty International

UI Student Government

Student United Way

United Nations Association

 

If you don’t want to join a club or don’t have the time, you can find and activities events related to your interests via After Class.

 

Check out student employment, internships & post-graduation full-time jobs in Handshake.  Employers targeting University of Iowa students & alumni use this recruiting system to connect with you!

 

Finding opportunities to launch your career is a skill of its own.  We also have tips for the search process for volunteeringinternships, and jobs on other parts of our site and encourage you to make a career advising appointment. 

 

Gaining Experience

American Political Science Association: Internship Resources
U.S Department of State Pathways Programs
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Internship and Pathways Programs

Internships.com

American Bar Association

The Washington Center

Idealist

Intelligence Careers

UI Research Teams and Summer Policy Institute

Job Search

American Evaluation Association

Careers in Government

Discover Criminal Justice

International Job Search

State of Iowa

Lobbying Jobs

Police One

Political Job Hunt
Public Affairs Council Job Board

Public Service Careers

USAJOBS.gov

U. S. Department of State

Work for Good

Devex: Global Development Job Board

Impactpool: International Development & Relief

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

Alliance for Nonprofit Management

American Association of Language Specialists

American Bar Association

American Evaluation Association

American Political Science Association

American Association of Political Consultants

American Society for Public Administration

American Sociological Association

Association for Policy Analysis and Management

Engaging Local Government Leaders                        

Go Law Enforcement

Grant Professionals Association

International Association for Community Development

State & Federal Government Associations

Learn About Careers from Real Life Professionals

Candidcareer.com provides an easy and effective way to explore careers and learn about job search strategies through thousands of 1-2 minute video clips

Employment Attorney

Environmental Program Manager

Nonprofit Director

Handshake Postings for Law & Public Service

Community Engagement and Communications Specialist at Minnesota Department of Health

Monday, November 28, 2022
Employer: Minnesota Department of Health Expires: 12/13/2022 The statewide cancer screening and chronic disease management programs, referred to as Sage Programs, seek a Planner Senior State to be a Community Engagement and Communications Specialist. This position will provide leadership for community partnerships, engagement and communications strategies, and promote health equity- focusing on program priority populations that include Populations of Color, American Indians, and rural populations- to support initiatives of the Sage Programs. The incumbent will maintain a working knowledge of cancer and cardiovascular disease conditions, their risk factors, and strategies to prevent and manage them, and will stay abreast of Sage Programs policies and criteria for program participation.This position has the option to telework; however future work locations and schedules will be based on the business needs of the unit and supervisory discretion.Minimum QualificationsTwo (2) years of health-related professional experience in community outreach/engagement, planning, or cultural communications. Bachelor's degree in Health, Public Health, Community Health, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Communications, or related field will substitute for 12 months of related experience. Minimum qualifications to be assessed at interview: Ability to establish effective working relationships with community members and stakeholders. Excellent communication skills sufficient to communicate clearly with division leadership, staff, and external stakeholdersPreferred QualificationsMaster’s degree in Public Health, Community Health, Community Health, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Communications or related field. Experience communicating information with populations of diverse learning styles and abilities. Experience with racially and ethnically diverse communities.Experience developing and implementing community engagement and/or communication plans. Knowledge of brand awareness, social marketing, and culturally sensitive messaging. Ability to understand the barriers and challenges of health equity.Additional Requirements This position requires successful completion of a background check. This employment does not require a valid driver’s license, but it does demand travel, which the candidate will be responsible for meeting.

ADA/EEO/ER Specialist (PSA) Req #206664 at Kansas Department of Transportation

Monday, November 28, 2022
Employer: Kansas Department of Transportation Expires: 12/08/2022 Position Summary:This position is located in Topeka, at the Eisenhower State Office Building, and is within the Bureau of EEO & Employee Relations. It is responsible for guiding Headquarters Senior Manager, Personnel Clerks, Supervisors and Employees regarding ADA/EEO/Employee Relations matters. This position will implement policies set by others through management of the day-to-day operations required to accomplish the objectives of the Bureau of ADA/EEO/Employee Relations. It will review investigative reports regarding ADA/EEO/Employee Relations matters to ensure proper methods and processes were utilized.  The selected candidate is expected to have a thorough knowledge of all, or nearly all, of the following: the mission and objectives of the agency or program; how the agency or program is organized to carry out the mission and objectives; how to identify personnel, and material needs and problems; problem solving methods and appropriate tools to improve processes; and how to set goals and develop strategies and procedures to meet goals.View the full position descriptionQualifications:Minimum Qualifications:Two years of experience in providing direction necessary to implement the objectives of an agency, program or organizational unit. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency. Preferred Qualifications:Understanding of ADA and EEO rules and regulationsAbility to prioritize projects & to complete work independentlyAbility to work with team members on numerous projectsWriting Skills to include: Concisely articulating facts rather than opinions while using correct grammar and punctuation.Licensing & Certification:Certified in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and/or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) is preferred.Post-Offer/Pre-employment RequirementsKansas Tax Clearance Certificate required in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. Each applicant (even non-residents) who is selected for a State of Kansas job vacancy must apply for a Tax Clearance Certificate within 10 days from the date of the offer letter by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's (KDOR) website at https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/taxclearance/Status.aspx. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact KDOR at (785)296-3199 or by email at kdor_specialprojects@ks.gov

Graduate Student Assistant, OBDL - Tribal Collaboration at California Department of Technology

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Employer: California Department of Technology Expires: 12/03/2022 The Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides $65 billion nationally in related digital equity funding, including a State Digital Equity Planning Grant. CDT, designated as California's Digital Equity Administrative Entity by Governor Newsom, will lead the State Digital Equity Plan (SDEP) process over the next year with a $4 million Planning Grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA)Under close supervision of the Staff Services Manager I and the Deputy Director of the Office of Broadband and Digital Literacy (OBDL), the Graduate Student Assistant will support the California Department of Technology (CDT) in the development of the State Digital Equity Plan, with a focus on supporting the Tribal Collaboration Outcome Area Working Group.The Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) will assist the CDT Office of Broadband and Digital Literacy's development of the digital equity plan and support the Outcome Area Working Group on Tribal Collaboration. This position requires analysis of high-level, complex problems and recommendations for effective courses of action through research and assessment.The Graduate Student Assistant will provide support and assist CDT personnel to:- Produce technical assistance programs that include toolkits, templates, and GIS capabilities, to support capacity building for Tribal Governments to leverage federal funding opportunities;- Develop recommendations for the Tribal Collaboration Outcome Area Working Group;- Conduct research and staff the Outcome Area Working Group on Tribal Collaboration;- Develop a comprehensive statewide stakeholder map for Tribal Collaboration;- Develop asset inventory of existing programs and resources;- Conduct gap analysis;- Develop a report and recommendations for the Outcome Area Working Group on Tribal Collaboration to submit to CDT for consideration in the State Digital Equity Plan;Specifics for Writing and Miscellaneous:- Assist with producing public-facing data that may need to be shared on the Broadband For All Portal;- Assist CDT staff with miscellaneous tasks as necessary.

Production Graphic Designer at NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Employer: NYC Department of Parks and Recreation - Marketing & Special Events Expires: 12/23/2022 The Marketing and Special Events division of NYC Parks develops and executes the materials, sponsorships, proposals, and citywide festivals that help the agency fulfill its mission. Additionally, the marketing team crafts and implements advertising campaigns for various City initiatives and oversees the Parks brand and identity. The production graphic designer will play an integral role working independently as well as collaboratively in visually communicating the agency’s mission.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES•       Under general direction, with wide latitude for independent judgment, work within NYC Parks’ brand guidelines to design print materials, merchandise, signage and other collateral for various divisions of the agency.•       Execute production-level design of all signage, including regulatory, wayfinding, history, and public art signs.•       Conceptualize and execute new designs as needed.•       Ensure consistency of all promotional materials.•       Liaise with vendors and set up production-ready files.•       Assist the marketing team with marketing, brainstorming and advertising strategies.•       Create original art and illustrations.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS•      Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and/or Fine Art•      1-2 years full-time paid experience as a graphic designer•      Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac environment•      Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills; public speaking ability a plus.•      Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines•      Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently•      Environmental/interior design experience a plus5-month contract position beginning in January 2023 with potential for extension.

Equal Employment Specialist (HCRM)(AL, GA, KS, KY, VA, NY) at Army Civilian Careers

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Employer: Army Civilian Careers - Human Capital & Resource Management (HC & RM) Expires: 11/30/2022 The Army Fellows Program is a two-year fellowship as a federal civilian. We hire fellows as permanent, full-time employees with full pay and benefits. Guaranteed placement is offered after the fellowship for those who meet requirements. We are seeking driven, high-performing teammates, and we will provide opportunities to apply your talent to make a positive difference through meaningful work. You’ll also learn and grow through a structured but flexible two-year developmental program that accounts for your existing knowledge, skills, behaviors, and preferences and for your career field’s professional competencies. In this role you will get to:Interpret and apply guidance governing equal employment opportunity policies, regulations, and laws under the direction of a senior Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist.Assist in providing EEO advisory services.Assist in coordinating administrative EEO program activities.Collect and analyzing data to provide recommendations to higher level management on proposed administrative changes to regulations.Assist in the resolution of equal employment opportunity issues. LOCATION: Various Locations (AL, GA, KS, KY, NY, VA)STARTING SALARY: $44,740 - $67,598SALARY AFTER 1 YEAR: $54,727 - $71,146SALARY AFTER 2 YEARS: $66,214 - $86,074

Health Scientist at US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Employer: US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Tobacco Products Expires: 12/01/2022 The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. Our goal is to reduce the harm from all regulated tobacco products across the entire population, including: reducing the number of people who start to use tobacco products, encouraging more people to stop using these products, and reducing the adverse health impact for those who continue to use these products. CTP's actions have significant public health and consumer protection impact and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history.  This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Beltsville, Maryland.Responsibilities/Job Duties:Provides scientific input to leadership on issues relating to addiction, addiction health risks, abuse liability of tobacco products, and use behaviors.Reviews tobacco product submissions from academic institutions and industry to determine adequacy of the results from studies, related to abuse liability, addiction health risks, and use behaviors of a tobacco product.Reviews documents submitted for regulatory action and provides verbal and written documentation summaries on the document.Provides consult and advice to a variety of scientific disciplines within the Center for Tobacco Products, including epidemiology, social science, and chemistry.Qualifications:The position of Health Scientist falls under the 0601 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-11/12, you must meet all requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 11/30/2022. Basic RequirementsBachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. AND Minimum Qualifications: Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The specialized experience must demonstrate one year of full-time work experience , or the equivalent if part-time (for example, an employee working 20 hours per week for a 12-month period should be credited with 6 months of experience.) Experience may have been obtained in either the federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.GS-11: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09, in the Federal service, which includes: providing scientific assistance on matters pertaining to policy needs or activities relating to the regulation of tobacco, tobacco products, addictive drugs, their use, prevention, and effects on public health.-OR- Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; -OR- 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M, if related. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. -OR-Have a combination of education and appropriate experience that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. GS-12: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11, in the Federal service, which includes: providing scientific analysis and evaluation on matters pertaining to tobacco, tobacco products, or addictive drug regulations, policies and/or studies to improve public health; developing and implementing scientific research projects or surveys and recommending solutions based on results.

Supervising Accountant at State of Connecticut Executive Branch

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: State of Connecticut Executive Branch Expires: 11/30/2022 Supervising AccountantRecruitment #221115-6332AR-001Location Newington, CTDate Opened 11/22/2022 11:00:00 AMSalary $95,678 - $124,364 annuallyJob Type Open to the PublicClose Date 11/30/2022 11:59:00 PMAre you an accounting or auditing professional for growth in your career?If so, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity!The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications for a Supervising Accountant opportunity for the Financial Management & Support Division in Newington, CT. This opportunity is full time, 40 hours per week, on first shift. The schedule is Monday through Friday.Our mission is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. This Role reports to the Fiscal Administrative Manager and supervises the Public Transportation unit staff of 4 individuals overseeing the largest DOT annual state appropriation of $220 million.Discover the opportunity to:Supervise, schedule, and assign unit workflow and priorities of staff in their performance of accounting, purchasing and budget management for Bureau of Public Transportation – Business Transit Services. Manage agreements and issue payments for bus operating costs totaling over $200 million of state appropriated funds each fiscal year.Oversee payments to CTtransit, Transit Districts and Private Carriers. Report and reconcile over $30million in revenue collected and deposited to the state bank account for CTtransit, Hartford Rail Line, parking revenue from the Hartford Rail Line and Metro North Rail line, and ferry operations. Oversee the agency's IT over head budget totaling $3 million for agency related IT purchases. Perform other related duties as required. We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact!SELECTION PLANThese positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.To apply:Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.Connect With Us:If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.Follow the State of Connecticut on LinkedIn.#INDLPPURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising an accounting unit or function.EXAMPLES OF DUTIESSchedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit accounting procedures including EDP procedures; develops or make recommendations on development of policies and standards; consults with superiors on accounting and fiscal matters; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; directs review and verification of complex financial documents, reports and statements; uses statistical data in evaluating cost benefit relationships; directs review and verification of posting to appropriate ledgers and subsidiary accounts and reconciliation of accounts and records; may direct analysis and preparation of budget requests; performs related duties as required.KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITYConsiderable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to evaluate and analyze accounting forms, methods and procedures and cost data; considerable ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems; ability to evaluate and analyze accounting methods, procedures and data; supervisory ability.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCEEight (8) years of experience in accounting or auditing.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCEOne (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing the most complex accounting functions OR acting in a lead or consultative capacity at the level of Associate Accountant or Associate Accounts Examiner.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED1. College training in Accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree2. A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.3. Certification in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal AuditorPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience using Financial Software such as the PeopleSoft application: Core-CT.Experience supervising professional level staff.Experience using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets including analyzing and managing data, formatting, using formulas, and creating pivot tables.Experience with written and oral communications at all levels of an agency, as well as building and maintaining collaborative relationships.CONCLUSIONAN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERThe State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

AOT Technician II - Highway Maintenance at State of Vermont

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: State of Vermont Expires: 12/12/2022 The Agency of Transportation is seeking a Technician for work within District 3. The District Technicians will be required to perform a variety of jobs throughout the year and a significant amount of driving to perform field work is required. Field work includes, but is not limited to: inspecting culverts/sink holes, shooting grades for culvert installations, surveying, occasional traffic control, construction site inspections, salt sampling, light brush cutting, monitoring paving projects, assisting towns and Agency personnel with technical advice, issuing permits and performing sight distance surveys, and obtaining environmental permits for stream/wetland work. In an emergency storm event, this position is required to assist in damage collection assessments (for State and Town infrastructure) and to coordinate the re-building of our State network. The work done within this position is very diverse and fast-paced.The office is located in Mendon, VT. Office work is diverse and will consist of phone calls, e-mails, in-person interactions, paperwork, plan reviews, and rudimentary right-of-way research. Basic computer skills are necessary, experience with Excel spreadsheets and CADD programs are encouraged. Communication skills are vital, as is experience with public speaking, basic construction knowledge, adaptability, and a willingness to learn new things.

Correctional Treatment Specialist (Reintegration Unit) at Federal Bureau of Prisons

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: Federal Bureau of Prisons - BOP Nationwide Expires: 12/02/2022 DutiesFunctions as a Specialty Treatment Program Specialist within a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Federal Correctional Facility.Provides group and individual counseling to inmates with the psychological problems targeted by the specialty program.Provides program orientation lectures to inmates as a part of the institution’s Admissions and Orientation Program.Administers questionnaires and conducts interviews to obtain information about inmates.Reads inmate file records to extract information relevant to treatment.Identifies deficiencies and excesses in inmates' patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior and recommends or devises steps to remediate them.Learns and applies new assessment and treatment techniques for helping inmates overcome psychological problems.Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs' correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is Required.See Special Conditions of Employment Section.Selective Service Requirement: http://www.sss.govInteragency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click HereThe Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click HereQualificationsTo be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.Basic Requirements:A. Degree - that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences.ORB. Combination of education and experience - that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences, and that provided applicants with knowledge of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a 4-year degree as shown in A above.Evaluation of Education: Courses, such as sociology, correctional administration, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, social work, counseling, and other related social or behavioral science courses may be used to satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement.Evaluation of Experience: Experience must have been gained in (1) casework in a correctional institution or in another criminal justice setting; (2) counseling in any setting, provided it required diagnostic or treatment planning skills to achieve specific social or occupational goals; or (3) work treating persons in need of social rehabilitation.ANDIn addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must have:Education:Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree PH.D. or equivalent graduate degree.Graduate Education must have been in corrections or a related field, such as criminal justice, sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, or other course work related to the position.ORExperience:You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.Some examples of this qualifying experience are:Experience providing individual or group counseling on a regular basis.Experience creating individualized treatment plans with an emphasis on mental health and/or substance abuse issues.Experience working in a residential treatment program.ORCombination of Education and Experience:Combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**EducationSee Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.Additional informationIn accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution. If you are above the maximum entry age and have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an SF-50 to verify prior coverage.Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37. Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.Special Conditions of Employment Section:Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score of 68 must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

Events

Info Session: Discover Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Be Audit You Can Be

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
DCAA’s Info Session will demonstrate why accounting and finance focused job seekers are driven to join our elite cadre of professionals who've made DCAA their employer of choice. Discover how you can be a valued part of an inclusive, impactful work environment: challenging assignments, specialized training, career development, employer commitment to work/life balance as well as generous benefits. A perfect fit for graduating students, veterans, as well as career professionals looking to make a...

Social Workers Are Superheroes!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
The Master of Social Work (MSW) such a versatile, customizable and in-demand degree today. If helping people overcome challenges and advocating for those who cannot appeals to you, an MSW should be in your future. At Binghamton University, the top public university in New York we believe social workers are superheroes. And our program trains you to enter any facet of this career. https://www.binghamton.edu/social-work We invite you to join us at a series of virtual information sessions presented...

Social Justice For The Planet

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
Social Justice For The Planet! Learn about the Master’s in Sustainable Communities (MA/MS SUST) at Binghamton University, the top public university in New York. This unique program prepares students for a variety of break-out careers. https://www.binghamton.edu/sustainable-communities We invite you to join us at a series of virtual information sessions presented by our students, faculty and staff. RSVP today: https://www.binghamton.edu/ccpa/prospective-student-hub/sust.html We look forward to...

Social Workers Are Superheroes!

Friday, December 9, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
The Master of Social Work (MSW) such a versatile, customizable and in-demand degree today. If helping people overcome challenges and advocating for those who cannot appeals to you, an MSW should be in your future. At Binghamton University, the top public university in New York we believe social workers are superheroes. And our program trains you to enter any facet of this career. https://www.binghamton.edu/social-work We invite you to join us at a series of virtual information sessions presented...
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American Marketing Association Sales & Marketing Career Fair

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Hilton Garden Inn
This event will occur the day before the Spring All Majors Career Fair. Students who specifically want to work in Marketing and Sales related internships/careers are highly encouraged to attend the AMA Sales & Marketing Career Fair. Bring your resume and dress business professional for this event.
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Hawkeye Spotlight

Caleb Smith smiles

Learning to lead

Caleb Smith says the University of Iowa showed him that he can make a difference in the world—and he intends to do just that as he works towards his dream of becomeing a U.S. Senator.
Michael Scheuerman

Iowa, Yemen, and an Oscar nod

Scheuerman, a 1988 University of Iowa graduate, retired from his longtime career in information technology in 2018 and co-produced Hunger Ward, a documentary about the humanitarian disaster and famine caused by the brutal six-year civil war in Yemen. The film is one of five nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony
College of Law Student, Kayla Boyd poses in a business suit

A warrior for the vulnerable

Kayla Boyd strives to defend the disadvantaged. The University of Iowa College of Law student has seized opportunities to show she is prepared to be a powerful advocate.