Inspired by Jeremiah Owyang’s excellent “On the Move” series of blog postings meant to track and congratulate folks who get promoted, move, or accept new exciting positions in the social media community, I wanted to to start this semi-regular (maybe once every other month?) post series focused on the jobs and people within our Government. One of the things that always annoyed me about federal job postings is that they’re not promoted all that well outside of the federal government. Due to the rules and restrictions the government faces regarding recruiting, they essentially have to make the posting available to everyone and hope the right people find it, and then apply. The newly redesigned USAJobs.gov site is a move in the right direction, but there’s still a lot more that can be done. I’m hoping to use this series to help publicize some of the openings specifically of interest to the Gov 2.0 community, congratulate those of us on new career moves, and help connect potential candidates to new positions too.
Gov 2.0 Job Opportunity Spotlight
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Director, New Media and Web Communications: Be responsible for the overall direction and management of Department new media communications, products and strategy. The Director, New Media and Web Communications has specific responsibility for training and guiding Department Web Managers and for overseeing implementation of web policies and procedures. Open until Feb. 3.
- National Academy of Public Administration, Analyst: The Analyst position is mid-level role, requiring an advanced degree and 3-5 years experience. Analysts are part of an integrated project team and engage in every aspect of our work, including project planning, primary and secondary research and analysis, and preparation and delivery of final recommendations. Analysts assist in coordinating, planning and facilitating joint meetings of Academy staff, our Panel members and client organizations. Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills are key to successful performance in this position. Open until filled
- U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center, Public Communications Specialist: Based in Warren, Michigan, the candidate will provide communications support to include media coordination and public relations to anticipate and resolve inquiries from defense, national, congressional and local media. Will assess potential controversial issues having national and/or international impact and develop communication strategies to maintain program messaging, to include authoring speeches/press releases, organizing press conferences and media site visits, organizing press interviews with senior Army and PEO leadership, coordinate release of news releases and answering multiple media inquires on wide range of organizational subjects. Maintains and executes organization’s social media strategy. Manage organization’s website content. Coordinate with Army social media office to include updating and organizing content on popular web-based Social Media and networking sites. Open until Jan. 29
Gov 2.0 Moves and Promotions
Congratulations also go out to the following #gov20 champions and I wish them the best of luck in their new positions:
- Mark Drapeau joined Microsoft as Director of Innovative Social Engagement for the company’s U.S. Public Sector division, based in Washington, DC. I’m still not entirely sure of what he’s going to be doing, but I can promise you one thing – it won’t be boring! Mark’s done a lot of fantastic work in the Gov 2.0 community and I’m looking forward to see where he takes his passion in this new role.
- Dan Munz is the newest addition to the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Communications where he’ll be helping to build the GSA citizen engagement program
- Andrew Wilson left his role at the HHS Center for New Media and joined the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
How to connect with others (or get a job):
I hope that this list of resources grows from its meager beginnings and evolves into a comprehensive resource for Government 2.0 jobs across the country so if you know of any other resources I don’t have listed here, please add them in the comments and I’ll make sure they get added to future posts in the series.
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U.S. Government Job Resources
- USA Jobs – the U.S. Government’s newly redesigned official job board
- Finding a Government Job by USA.gov
- Federal Government Salaries and Wages
- Political Appointee Government Jobs
- Federal Job Application Process
- Jobs in the Senior Executive Service
- Federal Government Jobs for Students
- GovLoop Jobs
- State/Local Government Jobs
- Jeremiah’s original “On the Move” Blog Series
If you have any other suggestions on how to make these posts more valuable, drop a comment below!