April 1, 2009

Hot Jobs 31: Federal Government Jobs

Welcome to our weekly Hot Jobs post. If you aren’t familiar with this Wednesday tradition at the JobMonkey blog, here’s the deal: Once a week, I feature three of the hottest new job listings from the JobMonkey Job Center.


If you are looking for a job, the Job Center is a great place to start. We have thousands of job opportunities posted from around the country — and the world. Our list is updated every day, so check back frequently. The best news? It’s a totally free service for job seekers!

This week, I’m focusing on jobs with the federal government. The Job Center is featuring a trove of them right now, including opportunities with the U.S. Postal Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. From administrative assistants to bilingual crime fighters to animal biologists, we’ve got it all! If you don’t see the job of your dreams listed below, be sure to click on over to the Job Center and run your own job search.

1. Contract Language Monitor, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Arlington, VA

The FBI is in search of multilingual crime fighters. The Bureau is looking to hire contract language monitors — AKA translators of voice recordings and text material. Monitors are paid hourly, with the rate determined by the language area. Hours of employment will be determined in accordance with the FBI’s needs in a specific language. Contracted employees are not full-time staff members of the FBI and therefore are not entitled to receive employment benefits; despite self-employment, however, monitors may not work from home due to security concerns. The ideal candidates must have U.S. citizenship and be willing to denounce any dual citizenship that they hold. Professional-level fluency in the translating language is required, as evidenced by the ability to pass a battery of language proficiency tests. Candidates must be available to work at least 20 hours a week, and must pass all FBI background investigations, including Top Secret Security Clearance.

2. Secretary (Office Automation), U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Arlington, VA

The DEA is looking to hire a mid-level secretary to coordinate administrative and clerical work for the organization. The position will be responsible for maintaining the supervisor’s calendar, procuring office supplies, receiving and directing phone calls and visitors, processing incoming and outgoing materials, drafting and reviewing correspondence, preparing outlines of public presentations, and performing office automation work.

3. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Job, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carlsbad, CA

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services is looking to hire an animal biologist for its Carlsbad, California branch. The position will be responsible for providing biological expertise in investigations, consultations, and complex negotiations involving land use, habitat and wildlife conservation. The ideal candidate will hold a Masters degree or PhD in wildlife biology and have a minimum of 3-6 yeas of relevant job experience.

Good luck with your applications!


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