Federal and National Opportunities Week of April 1st

U.S. Department of Justice

Office of Justice Programs

Seeking Applications – FY 2024 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations & Prosecution Program

Deadline: May 28, 2024

The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the FY 2024 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations & Prosecution Program.

This program is part of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, which seeks to address murder cases suspected to be racially motivated, that were committed before January 1, 1980. The program’s ultimate purpose is to bring closure to the victims’ families and the impacted communities, and to bring those responsible to justice.

With this solicitation, BJA seeks applications for funding state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies to support activities and expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of cold case murders involving civil rights violations, as authorized by the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016.

You can download the solicitation here: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2024-172013.pdf

Eligible Applicants: State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, including prosecutors’ offices.

Note that there are two deadlines for this solicitation. May 28, 2024, at 8:59 PM EDT for submission to Grants.Gov and June 4, 2024, at 8:59 PM EDT for submission to JustGrants.

 

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA MUREP will be hosting a hybrid iteration of the Spring Road Tour.  We invite you to share within your networks, and via your communication channels as appropriate. This is a wonderful opportunity for those in the HBCU and MSI community to learn about funding and partnership opportunities within NASA. There will be presentations from NASA SMEs, prime business partners, and a variety of colleges and universities. Networking will also occur two of the three days, with the third day focusing on workshops to help the schools put it all together.

 

Click on the flier below for more information on the convening.

 

 

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Department of Energy Clean Fuels & Products Shot™ Summit

Session One: Societal Considerations & Impacts

Dive deeper into the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Fuels & Products Shot™ at next week’s virtual two-day Summit on April 8 – 9, 2024. Industry and laboratory experts, congressional members, as well as government agencies will provide insight on several topics to update the objectives, progress, priorities, and future plans of the Shot focused on decarbonizing the fuel and chemical industry through alternative sources of carbon.

At the summit, Session One will focus on Societal Considerations and Impacts to highlight opportunities to develop clean fuel and product solutions that benefit local communities and address past and current environmental justice disparities. This session will also address energy equity impacts and differentiated regional strategies to prioritize the most impactful research and development.

Speakers for the Societal Considerations and Impacts session include:

Keynote:

  • Ugbaad Kosar, Director of Environmental Justice, Carbon180

Panelists:

  • Dr. Brianna Farber, Management and Program Analyst, DOE State and Community Energy Programs (Moderator)
  • Dr. Taylor Uekert, Circular Economy Research Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Dr. Shruti Khadka, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Economics of Energy and Environment, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Dr. Rebecca Efroymson, Distinguished Scientist, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dr. Lis Blanco, Social Science Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

View the full Summit agenda and register now to attend this two-day virtual summit. For more information or questions, visit the Clean Fuels & Products Shot webpage or contact CleanFuelsandProductsEnergyShot@ee.doe.gov.

The Clean Fuels & Products Shot collaborative DOE intra-agency partners include:

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U.S. Department of Treasury

Career Opportunities

 

The United States Mint is looking for a Project Engineer and a Policy Branch Chief.  Please share the information with your students and alumni.

View the positions here: Chief Policy Branch and Project Engineer

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U.S. Department of Justice

Seeking Applications – FY 2024 Collaborative Crisis Response & Intervention Training Program

Deadline: May 15, 2024

The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the FY 2024 Collaborative Crisis Response & Intervention Training Program.

With this solicitation, BJA seeks to support law enforcement, correctional officers, probation and parole, and sheriff’s departments in effectively partnering with mental health, substance use, community service professionals and agencies to promote public safety and make sure that appropriate responses are provided to individuals in crisis who have behavioral health conditions, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or traumatic brain injuries.

You can download the solicitation here: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2024-172044.pdf

Eligible Applicants: State governments; City or township governments; County governments; Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Public- and state-controlled institutions of higher education; Federally recognized Native American tribal governments; Native American tribal organizations other than federally recognized tribal governments; and Units of local government, such as towns, boroughs, parishes, villages or other general purpose political subdivisions of a state.

Note that there are two deadlines for this solicitation. May 15, 2024, at 8:59 PM EDT for submission to Grants.Gov and May 22, 2024, at 8:59 PM EDT for submission to JustGrants.

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U.S. Department of Transportation

Volpe Internship Posting Sign-up

 

Students may provide their information/e-mail to get on the Volpe Pathways distribution list to receive a direct link to its internship posting that goes live in the Fall. Job posting for spring/summer 2024 internships is already closed, so this would be an opportunity for students still enrolled or expected to be enrolled after the summer of 2025.

Registration QR code is linked here:

Volpe Career Fair Registry Form 2024

 

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Become An Astronaut

For the first time since 2020, NASA is accepting applications to become an astronaut and you are encouraged to apply. The application window has been extended through Tuesday, April 16.

Ready to make history? The universe is calling

NASA astronauts have been traveling to space for more than six decades and living there continuously since 2000. Now, NASA’s Artemis program is preparing to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon. The Orion spacecraft atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will carry humans farther into space than they have gone before—for missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.

 

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U.S. Department of Transportation

Transportation Specialist Pathways Student Intern

 

The Massachusetts Federal-aid Highway Division is hiring a Transportation Specialist Pathways Student Intern (GS-2199-05 – $21.42 to $27.85 hourly) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/781950300 (open to U.S. Citizens). This internship announcement closes on 04/01/2024.

FHWA provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies to improve safety, mobility, and to encourage innovation.

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Of course Massachusetts is home to Martha’s Vineyard and the Boston Red Sox. However, do you know about its civil rights history? Martin Luther King, Jr. met his wife (Coretta) in Boston. Dr. King obtained his Ph.D. at Boston University, and Coretta attended the New England Conservatory on an academic scholarship. Are you aware that the Massachusetts State House served as the stage for dozens of speeches during the Women’s Suffrage Movement? Boston is also home to the Freedom Trail.

FHWA’s Massachusetts Division is pleased to announce it is furthering our legacy in history by offering an opportunity for a student to experience civil rights as a practitioner through the Pathways Program.

The Transportation Specialist Pathways Student Intern will report to the Massachusetts Division’s Civil Rights Specialist and acquire a multi-faceted experience within the FHWA’s Massachusetts Division. You will:

  • Assist in the analysis and evaluation of external civil rights programs such as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the Strategic Workforce Development Program, the Americans with Disabilities Act as implemented by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
  • Attend a variety of meetings with MassDOT Officials and/or representatives of local planning organizations.

The ideal candidate is a student dedicated to public service and working as a part of the Executive Branch.

The ideal candidate has an interest in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pre-Law), Public Administration, Community Planning and Statistical Analysis.

 

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA invites applications to serve on advisory council for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications to fill 15-20 vacancies on the newly established Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions Advisory Council (HBCU-MSI AC). Applicants may come from a variety of sectors including, but not limited to, representatives from business and industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, and local, county, and Tribal governments that have experience working at or in partnership with HBCUs and/or MSIs. Selected applicants will be appointed by the Administrator to serve a 2-year term and contribute to a balance of perspectives, backgrounds, and experience of the council.

 

Applications to the HBCU-MSI AC are due by Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET. To apply for appointment, the below information is required:

  • Contact information
  • Resume OR CV
  • Statement of interest

 

Visit the EPA HBCU-MSI Advisory Council webpage for more information on the council and how to apply. EPA will host two virtual webinars to provide more information about this call for applications. These webinars will be a space for the public to ask their questions live to EPA staff.

 

These webinars will be on Zoom and will be hosted at the following time:

 

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U.S. Department of Labor

Learn About Our New Opportunities! U.S. DOL is Hiring!

Opportunities are open at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and are waiting for you!  As we face the new challenges of the 21st-century, we need your talent, imagination, and dedication to public service to continue our tradition of excellence in serving the American people.

 

We’re seeking applicants to join our team from all backgrounds!  DOL is committed to hiring a highly talented and diverse workforce to include veterans, individuals with disabilities, students and recent graduates, retirees, and those from the corporate world.  Our positions offer valuable experience, training opportunities, excellent benefits, and opportunities for advancement.

 

To begin, visit usajobs.gov, the official website for searching for and applying to the federal government.

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Economic Assistant (Part-Time)
Closes: Various Dates
GS-5 (FPL GS-7); Series 0119; Various hourly rates per geographic location, review link
Location: Various
Open to the Public

 

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Regional Director

Closes: 04/09/2024

ES 00; Series 1801; $147,649 – $221,900 per year

Location: New York, NY

Open to Public and Senior Executives

 

Southeast Regional Director

Closes: 04/05/2024

ES 00; Series 0301; $147,649 – $221,900 per year

Location: Atlanta, GA

Open to Public and Senior Executives

 

Investigative Assistant

Closes: 04/09/2024
GS 5/6; Series 1802; $40,403 – $58,552 per year
Location: Charlotte, NC
Recent Graduates

 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

Recent Graduate – Support Services Specialist

Closes: 04/08/2024
GS 9; Series 0342; $65,145 – $85,783 per year
Location: Philadelphia, PA and Dallas, TX
Recent Graduates

Mine Safety and Health Administration

 

Mine Safety and Health Inspector
Closes: 04/03/2024
GS 7/9/11; Series 1822; $49,025 – $94,317 per year
Location: Carlsbad, NM
Open to Public

 

Mine Safety and Health Inspector

Closes: 04/08/2024
GS 7/9/11; Series 1822; $55,378 – $117,400 per year
Location: Anchorage, AK and Vacaville, CA
Open to Public

 

Government Information Specialist

Closes: 04/08/2024
GS 13; Series 1822; $117,962 – $153,354 per year
Location: Arlington, VA
Open to Public

 

Mine Safety and Health Inspector
Closes: 04/08/2024
GS 7/9/11; Series 1822; $51,157 – $98,418 per year
Location: Sanford, North Carolina
Open to Public

 

Mine Safety and Health Assistant (OA)

Closes: 04/08/2024
GS 6; Series 1802; $44,117 – $57,354 per year
Location: Duluth, MN
Open to Public

 

Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Advisor (Labor)
Closes: 04/11/2024
GS 15; Series 0905; $163,964 – $191,900 per year
Location: Washington, DC
Open to the Public

 

Deputy Solicitor National Operations

Closes: 04/15/2024
ES 00; Series 0905; $147,649 – $221,900 per year
Location: Washington, DC
Open to Public and Senior Executives