Call For Outdoor Job Employment Information

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re already Internet savvy and use it to gather important information that you need in your everyday life. Information about outdoor jobs is no exception, and a vast amount of it can be found online. In the past, applicants had to call each of the individual agencies and inquire about open positions, but the Internet has changed all of that. It allows us access to most of the information that we need, in just seconds.

In addition, the phone can be a great tool when looking for an outdoor job. Yes, the phone. For instance, you might want to call an agency to see if there are any staff members who unexpectedly are not returning to work. This would allow you to find out about open positions before they were publicly posted. In addition, if you have questions regarding activities, housing, work schedules, extra expenses or something else not mentioned in the job announcement, you should call. Finally, if you call ahead, it will give personnel officers a chance to hear your name. When your application comes in, they’ll be able to match a voice with it. This can sometimes make all the difference if the competition is stiff, but the qualifications are similar.

Finding Job Openings on the Internet

The government lists all of its open positions for every agency on the web, and gives out plenty of information regarding the job right alongside it. This means that you won’t have to search through dozens of different pages because all of the jobs – and the details that you to need to apply for them – are all in one place.  The website is packed full of information that you will use to search for and apply for different positions that you seek.

And because the government lists all of its open positions on one site, you will have to use the search parameters to narrow down the job listings so that you can find  the ones that interest you. The first step is to input the agency in which you wish to work. For example in the search space, you can type in “NPS” and search for all of the parks jobs. In addition, you can also select a state or city if you wish to narrow down the search even more. At this point, you might be faced with a multitude of job announcements from every area, and you’ll likely need to refine your search even more. You can refine your search using the following parameters:

  • Salary
  • Grade
  • Occupation
  • Agencies
  • Senior executive jobs
  • Posting date
  • Work schedule
  • Tenure

Of course, not all outdoor jobs are government jobs, and if you want to see a listing of both government positions as well as those in the private sector, you should check out our job board. We combine them all for you, so you don’t have to spend all your time searching, which will leave you more time for applying for your dream job.

TIP! Each job announcement includes a page titled “How to Apply,” and it will tell you exactly how to apply to that position. For instance, a position’s requirements may include that you submit a federal resume, a questionnaire or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities narrative, or college transcripts.

Understanding Job Announcements

Once you’ve selected your search parameters, you will then have to go through the job announcement listings one by one to see which jobs you’re interested in and are qualified to apply for. The job announcements include very important information and it will be critical that you read it and understand it before moving on to the next step. So, just what kind of information can you expect to find on a job announcement?

  • Job title and summary
  • Agency
  • Location
  • Minimum salary or salary range (usually posted as an hourly wage)
  • Job announcement number (you must have this number to apply for the job)
  • Open period (dates that the applications are accepted)
  • Series and grade
  • Qualifications
  • Position information (full-time, part-time, or seasonal)
  • Who may be considered (For example, some only accept U.S. citizens, while others are open to the general public)
  • Information pertaining to travel, transportation, housing and expenses.

If you find a job announcement that is lacking pertinent information that you need to know before applying for the job, you should take a moment to email or call the agency to clarify the details.

TIP! Be sure to read the qualifications section as well as the section titled, “One Year Specialized Experience. ” Since employers are looking for the most qualified applicants, your resume should include specific examples of the experience that they require.

Quick Summary:

  • Use the Internet to search for all federal job openings.
  • Call an agency with any questions you might have that you can’t find an answer to online.
  • Don’t forget to refine your job search to the announcements that interest you and you qualify for.
  • Take time to read, re-read and print any job announcement that you’re considering applying for. It’s important to understand the requirements before you begin.
  • Be sure that you qualify for each position that you apply for. The resume and application process is long and takes a lot of effort. You don’t want to waste time or effort on a job that you simply aren’t qualified to do.
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