Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

Free Career Training @ Southwest TN CC

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Free Quality Training

Applicants can call or email to register. Once registered, applicants will obtain the location to the training.

To register: Call 901-333-4207 or email jivy9@southwest.tn.edu


For more information: 901-333-4207.

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Department of Commerce Job Openings

Nationwide there many job vacancies in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The most frequent job titles that are open are:

  1. “Survey Statistician, GS-1530
  2. Accountant, GS-0510
  3. HR Specialist, GS-0201
  4. IT Specialist, GS-2210
  5. Utility Systems Repr Optr, WG-4742
  6. Program Analyst, GS-0343


How to Apply

Candidates should check the Federal Jobs Nationwide section of [Federal Jobs Digest] starting on page 6.  Candidates can also check on-line at www.jobsfed.com [use PIN # 538795 until 1/26/17 and PWD “Newspaper”] for current openings and apply directly to the Agency or, visit the Department’s website at:  https://www.commerce.gov/page/career-opportunities-and-internships


Source: Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Diverse career opportunities at Dept of Commerce. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3.

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Teen Career Week @ Parkway Village Library-Feb. 6th-9th & 11th


Place: Parkway Village Library

Location: 4655 Knight Arnold, Memphis, TN 38118

Dates: February 6-9th and 11th

Time: Monday-Thursday, 4:00-6:00pm, Saturday, 11-12pm

Special Requirements: Teens ages 16-18, three part sessions: Create resumes, fill out job applications, learn about interviews and more.  Teens must participate in each session.  Seating is limited, must register with the information desk at the Parkway Village Library or call  (901)415-2776.

Deadline February 1, 2017

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Signature HealthCare Job Fair 2-1-17


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by | January 19, 2017 · 11:16 AM

TDOT Operations Technicians – Hiring Event 1/24/17


Hiring Event 1/24/17

Apply in person. Receive a job offer that day!

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is hiring motivated individuals to serve as Operations Technicians.
Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and proof of their highest level of education with them to the event. 

Date Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Location International Harvester Clubhouse
4523 Canada Road
Lakeland, TN 38002
Position TDOT Operations Technician
Starting Salary $31,000/year
Area of Service Fayette and Shelby Counties

Applicants should apply in person for the desired position. TDOT representatives will be available to review applications/resumes, conduct interviews, and make contingent job offers the same day. Official job offers are contingent on providing proof of education and passing a pre-employment drug screening.

Operations Technicians, or Op Techs, serve as the front line of defense in keeping Tennessee roads safe. Thousands of Tennesseans and visitors count on Op Techs to keep things moving every day. Op Techs have a passion to serve and enjoy taking on challenges in an ever-changing outdoor work environment.


  • high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • valid driver’s license


  • health, dental, and vision insurance
  • retirement options
  • paid sick and annual leave

 Job Overview:

Summary: Under immediate supervision, performs labor and data collection work of average difficulty in the area of highway maintenance, survey, construction, or inspection of a roadway, bridge, or other transportation structures; performs related work as required; responsible for following instructions quickly and accurately.

Distinguishing Features:  This is the entry level class in the Operations Technician sub-series.  An employee in this class performs labor and data collection work in the area of maintenance, inspection, repair, and/or construction.  An employee in this class may also operate roadway maintenance equipment, perform roadway maintenance work, and perform paraprofessional civil engineering assistance work, such as conducting materials or soils tests and performing geometric or algebraic calculations.  This class differs from Operations Technician Senior in that an incumbent of the latter performs technical civil engineering work and supervises inspection and maintenance labor staff and activities.

– See more at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm?action=viewclassspec&classSpecID=951732&viewOnly=yes#sthash.qiKdls2B.dpuf

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:

  1. Possess and maintain a Class D driver’s license valid to operate vehicles in the State of Tennessee.
  2. Possess and maintain, or obtain at their own expense and within eleven months of hire or promotion, a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with an N endorsement (a 57 restriction is allowable) that is valid in the State of Tennessee.  Employees will have five months from hire or promotion into title to obtain the applicable permits leading to eligibility for the specific required license.
  3. Employees not meeting the age requirements for the Class A Commercial Driver’s License with an N endorsement must possess and maintain, or obtain at their own expense and within eleven months of hire or promotion into title, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License that is valid in the State of Tennessee.  When the age requirements are met, the employee must, at their own expense and within eleven months, obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with N endorsement (a 57 restriction is allowable) that is valid in the State of Tennessee.

Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.

– See more at: http://www.tn.gov/tdot/article/tdot-careers-hiring-events#sthash.LvnSODYW.dpuf

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Management & Program Assistants Wanted

The Federal Jobs Digest reports that vacancies exist across the nation for Management and Program Assistants, with some federal agencies having more than one opening.

“Job listings have been posted by the Departments of the Treasury, the Interior and Transportation.

Major Duties

Employees in this series supervise or perform clerical and technical work in support of Management Analysts and Program Analysts.  Their goal is to evaluate and improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of organizations and programs.

A general description of the occupational duties is as follows:  “Coordinates and administers the Food Service Program for the unit, ensuring maximum accountability and appropriate use of food service resources, in part by adopting the role of Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE).  Manages the surveillance of the food contractor’s quality program.  Reviews and implements pertinent regulations and directives.  Exercises sound judgment and innovative approaches to creative problem solving in the absence of specific guidance or related directives where necessary.  Analyzes higher headquarters requirements and command needs.  Initiates and recommends action for implementing programs designed to provide optimum food service support.  Provides authoritative technical advice and supervision to subordinate personnel pertaining to food service matters.  Conducts inspections, to ensure compliance with governing policies and regulations.  Performs general administrative tasks such as record keeping, requisitioning, contracting for sanitation, food preparation, etc.  Functions as the program coordinator for food service.  Serves as the focal point for quality assurance on food service operations.  Resolves discrepancies with contract vendors and the base contracting office”

“Qualifications Required

At the GS-5 level, applicants must have experience, education or training involving administrative or clerical experience (i.e., applying guidelines, rules and regulations to assignments, composing correspondence, researching and compiling information and data, records administration), and using computer and automation systems.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should check the job listings for “Management Assistant” on page 6 of [Federal Jobs Digest] or check the website at www.federaljobsdigest.com [and enter PIN # 538795 until 1/26/2017 and password “Newspaper”].  Candidates should also check listings in their local phone directories under “U.S. Government” to learn which Agencies are located in any given area.  A phone call to the personnel office can help applicants learn about the Agency’s hiring plans.  Callers should ask to speak to the personnel specialist who handles clerical positions.  If a candidate is found to be qualified by an Agency he or she may often be hired on the spot. (emphasis added)

Candidates may also wish to visit the Agencies website:

  1. Dept of the Treasury:  https://www.treasury.gov/careers/Pages/default.aspx
  2. Dept of the Interior:  https://www.doi.gov/careers
  3. Dept of Transportation:  https://www.transportation.gov/careers


Source:  Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Management and Program Assistants wanted. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3, 31.

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