Free Webinars Hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

If you or someone you know is interested in working for the federal government, then the following webinars will be of interest. All sessions are free. However, they are limited to 1,500 participants each.   All times are Eastern.  Thanks for sharing with your network.

Navigating USAJOBS – Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs

Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar that provides a step-by-step process for navigating USAJOBS. We cover job searching, creating your account/profile, reviewing Job Opportunity Announcements, applying, and application status.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. REGISTER

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. REGISTER

Interviewing 

Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar on the Federal Government interview process. It explains the types of interviews, delivery methods, common questions, responding using the S.T.A.R. (Situation/Task, Action, Result) method and preparing for an interview.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.  REGISTER

Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. REGISTER

Free Webinars hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Free Webinars Hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. All sessions are free. However, they are limited to 1,500 participants each.   All times are Eastern.  Thanks for sharing with your network.

Writing Your Federal Resume Interested in a Federal Government job and learning from the experts? The staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will present an in-depth webinar that provides attendees with the tips and tools needed to write a competitive Federal resume.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. REGISTER

Navigating USAJOBS – Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar that provides a step-by-step process for navigating USAJOBS. We cover job searching, creating your account/profile, reviewing Job Opportunity Announcements, applying, and application status.

Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. – REGISTER
Thursday, March 25, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. – REGISTER
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. REGISTER
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. REGISTER

Interviewing Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar on the Federal Government interview process. It explains the types of interviews, delivery methods, common questions, responding using the S.T.A.R. (Situation/Task, Action, Result) method and preparing for an interview.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. – REGISTER
Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. – REGISTER
Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. – REGISTER
Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. REGISTER

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

HBCU Emergency Management Workforce Consortium

HBCU Emergency Management Consortium (HBCU-EMC) Inaugural Webinar. HBCU Disaster Resilience Series:  Response Planning & Implementation, March 4, 2021, 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

The primary goal of this inaugural webinar is to engage HBCUs and the HBCU community on building sustainable and resilient campuses that are prepared to respond to common emergencies and natural disasters.  The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened this need. Paramount to this effort, is boosting the engagement of our HBCU communities in the field of Emergency Management. To that end, HBCUs should seek opportunities to provide Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to our students. To do so will include various strategic approaches, including building the needed infrastructure, internal and external, that will connect stakeholders to a network and an ecosystem of Local, State, and Federal emergency management agencies.

The webinar will also provide an analysis of the responses from HBCU leadership regarding their vulnerabilities in this regard. Panel Topics:  HBCUs and Emergency Management Workforce Development.

To register for the event, please click on the link in the webinar flier.

New Funding Opportunity at The National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation announced a new funding opportunity for HBCUs: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP).

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) is committed to enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education and research at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation in the nation’s STEM workforce. To this end, HBCU-UP provides awards to develop, implement, and study evidence-based innovative models and approaches for improving the preparation and success of HBCU undergraduate students so that they may pursue STEM graduate programs and/or careers. Support is available for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Research Initiation Awards, Implementation Projects, Achieving Competitive Excellence Implementation Projects, and Broadening Participation Research Centers; as well as other funding opportunities.

The HBCU-UP solicitation can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16538/nsf16538.pdf

For information regarding applying for NSF grants, please review the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide found here: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=papp

NEH Invites You To Attend Their 50th Anniversary Conference: “Human Times” in Charlotte, VA

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government, established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

In honor of NEH’s 50th anniversary, they will be holding a major humanities conference, called “Human Times”, in Charlottesville, VA from September 14-17.  The conference is free and aimed at the general public (including students).   The conference is designed to be a forum showcasing the many ways in which the humanities address contemporary issues –war, race, the environment, technology, and many more.

Please visit the website for an overview of all of the speakers and panels: http://humanties2016.com/speaker/.   The final event will be a public summit held at Monticello on Saturday, September 17 — “Memory, Mourning, Mobilization: Legacies of Slavery and Freedom in America” — https://www.monticello.org/site/visit/events/public-summit-memory-mourning-mobilization-legacies-slavery-and-freedom-america   Major speakers will be a powerful example of the humanities in action and also provide a preview of sorts for the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (which happens one week later).

For more information, please visit: http://www.neh.gov/human_ties2016

 

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Presents: Back to School Week!

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has partnered with several of our Federal Agency Partners to present Back to School Week on September 19th-23rd 2016.  This week-long celebration will bring federal agencies closer to HBCU students to highlight student opportunities in the government and shine a light on some of the work of the agencies.  To reach as many HBCU students as possible, we will provide a mix of both in-person and virtual events.  Be sure to read each event description as some require pre-registration.  Please check back as we are constantly updating the list of events. Happy Back to School Time!

DHS Announces Brand New Center of Excellence Grant Opportunity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium of universities for a Center for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis (CHSQA). The deadline for submission is November 1, 2016. To learn more, sign up for the informational webinar on August 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. EDT or visit go.usa.gov/x2gNG.   

Announcement of 2016-2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

EPA is announcing the fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge prize competition that asks student teams to design green infrastructure for their campus.  This year, teams will incorporate climate resiliency and consider community engagement in their stormwater management designs.   EPA is calling for college and university students to form teams with a faculty advisor to participate in the competition.  EPA encourages teams to be multidisciplinary (comprised of planners, engineers, designers, scientists, and more).  Teams will be able to submit in either the master plan or demonstration project categories.

Registration for this year’s competition will be open from September 1-30, 2016.  Submissions for this year’s competition will be due December 16, 2016 and winners will be announced in Spring 2017.

EPA will offer faculty and student prizes. Faculty advisors will receive $3,000 for first-place teams and $2,000 for second-place teams. Student team members will receive $2,000 for first-place teams and $1,000 for second-place teams.

Please see (https://www.epa.gov/campusrainworks) for more information.  Additional questions may be directed to Katelyn Amraen at RainWorks@epa.gov

 

 

 

 

DHS Announces New Center of Excellence Grant Opportunity

DHS Science and Technology Directorate announced a $40 million opportunity for an institution to lead a new Center of Excellence focused on Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA). The deadline for submission of the application is September 1, 2016.  Further information regarding the notice of funding opportunities for the Center for Criminal Investigations lead institution and partner institution are available at grants.gov.

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DHS announces $10 million grants for non-profits, universities to develop community-based countering violent extremism (CVE) programs. The deadline for submission of the application is September 6, 2016.  For more information and to apply, visit:  Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) at Grants.gov.

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DHS Announces New Center of Excellence Grant Opportunity

DHS Science and Technology Directorate announced a $40 million opportunity for an institution to lead a new Center of Excellence focused on Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA). The deadline for submission of the application is September 1, 2016.  Further information regarding the notice of funding opportunities for the Center for Criminal Investigations lead institution and partner institution are available at grants.gov.

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DHS announces $10 million grants for non-profits, universities to develop community-based countering violent extremism (CVE) programs. The deadline for submission of the application is September 6, 2016.  For more information and to apply, visit:  Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) at Grants.gov.

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