Employment Compass

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Employment Opportunities

Department of Energy: Accountant (GS 7)

Department of Energy: Accountant (GS 11)

Locations: Duty location can be one of the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) three sites: Albany, OR; Morgantown, WV; Pittsburgh, PA

Open & Closing Dates: 4/27/20 to 5/6/20

Summary: National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has two vacancies for accountants. The incumbent serves as an Accountant within the Finance & Acquisition Center. Accountant is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of the books and records, while providing effective financial management support to all customers. The incumbent of this position serves as an advanced trainee accountant, utilizing  professional knowledge of accounting principles and procedures in carrying out developmental assignments.

Visit the links above to apply!

Links for Job-Seekers to Bookmark!

Please be sure to regularly review the following sites, as new jobs are posted daily:

USA Jobs



PACareer Link

PA Serves

Vibrant Pittsburgh

GI Jobs

Feds Hire Vets

Military.Com Veteran Jobs

Vet Jobs


Hire Purpose

Job Fair

Job Readiness

Professional Poise On Virtual Platforms:

Professional poise in a season that is new and uncertain for all of us may seem a bit unrealistic, laughable, and possibly infuriating. Some navigate these virtual platforms well and have kept momentum while many have just begun to realize these virtual tools exist. Regardless of where you land on this spectrum of understanding, many of us are being asked to utilize tele-connecting for medical, business meetings, job interviews, and social or personal aspects of our lives.

Here are a few quick tips to consider for your own professional poise as it relates to business meetings, job interviews, or networking conversations on a virtual platform. 

1) Flexible Platform Preferences

If you are invited to a meeting on an unfamiliar platform and it creates some feelings of anxiety, asking if there is flexibility in the platform choice is acceptable depending upon the relationship. If it's someone you've had previous conversations with, go ahead and ask. If it's a company inviting you to an interview, take the time to practice with a friend in order to prepare and show off those "adaptable," "teachable," and "willing to learn" attributes you probably have somewhere on your resume.

Keep in mind that there are more virtual meeting spaces than we could ever list, and new ones pop up regularly. Being flexible is essential. Each offers different benefits, features, tools, in both free and paid versions that work for organizations or people in different ways.  It could be an organizational requirement, a security need, a personal preference, or simply an pre-existing host account. The reality is, you may have multiple apps or downloads on your device for different platforms - and that is okay

2) Intentional Experience:

We can argue that a backdrop doesn't matter until the cows come home, but when push comes to shove - it does. Your backdrop in a video meeting does not have to be something from a magazine or a Pinterest feature, but choosing what others see behind and around you does impact the conversation and dynamics of a professional relationship. By choosing a clean wall, a nice curtain, or small clear corner you can sit in - it becomes an easy and affordable way to create a less distracting and messy background. This is important, not to show off your home or how many nice things you might have, but to show the person you are meeting that you care how you present yourself. For an interview, it shows you are willing to put in the extra effort to look more professional, by doing what you can with what you have in the moment. It's a characteristic that carries into the workplace and breeds trust regarding your planning, brand representation, and relational abilities.

3) Smile and Nod:

I cannot stress this enough, but the slightest smile can change the depth of relationships you have with others as well as the internal scripts being played in your head. A genuine, kind smile exhibits support for those speaking. Add a small nod to let those in the meeting know that you are listening and taking in what the speaker is saying while also affirming that your screen is not frozen, Knowing each attendee is both present and attentive lessens the distractions and stress levels for all involved. A smile and nod on virtual platforms really are worth a thousand words.

Want to learn more about why “mute” matters online, the dreaded feedback loop, “business on the top,” and why camera angles affect power dynamics?  
More in-depth Virtual Presence Training by Corporate America Supports You (CASY) – no cost to veterans, guard, reserve, and military spouses. Simply email: cmcfadden@casy.us.  

Virtual Presence TrainingWebinar Wednesdays

Success Stories

We want to hear your success stories!  VR&E participants often have inspiring, life-changing success stories.  In celebration of National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day last month  (March 23), please take and moment share your VR&E success stories through the link below.  Your success may inspire your fellow Veterans, who may not be aware of the benefits of the program, to go ahead and apply!  During this challenging time, it's more important than ever to share some good news!

Share your VR&E Success Story!



Tele-counseling is another option for you to receive services. You may now request tele-counseling for your initial appointment as well as follow up appointments throughout your participation in the program.

This allows you to effectively communicate with your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) without traveling to the Regional Office or out-based locations. You will only need a webcam in your computer or mobile device to use this option. If you are interested in tele-counseling, please contact your VRC. Your VRC will work with you to schedule an appointment and will send a link to you to access the meeting.

VA Welcome Kit

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Feel free to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. Download your VA Welcome Kit and print out copies for yourself and others!

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