USAJobs can be a great resource for those looking to enter public service for the first time or career public servants interested in finding new job opportunities. To help promote interest in the site and the thousands of jobs it has listed, GovLoop will highlight some of the more interesting opportunities available in a blog post each week. Welcome to the latest edition of our exciting federal employment opportunities roundup!
1. Contract Specialist
The federal government uses its purchasing power on many things, and prisons are no exception. If you’d like to spend money on the equipment, materials and services inside these prisons, this job might suit you. The Justice Department (DOJ) has an opening in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia with its Bureau of Prisons (BOP) overseeing the federal prison system. Should you land the role, you’ll purchase chemical, electrical, physical and other items for federal prisons. Click here to view this job.
2. Computer Scientist
Computers now touch most of daily life, including in government. For proof, glance at this gig for the Interior Department (DOI). Located in Lakewood, Colorado, this position is in the DOI Office of the Secretary. The job’s responsibilities include database administration, system development, functional analysis and backup duties. You’ll also analyze the design, development, testing and implementation of new computing environments. Click here to view this job.
3. Registered Nurse, Wound Care
Looking to give back to America’s military veterans? If your answer is yes, the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) has two openings in Dallas that might appeal to you. The VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) wants a pair of registered nurses for wound care. Though these nurses will be responsible for all aspects of wound care, the description specifically lists pressure ulcers and spinal cord injuries. Click here to view this job.
4. Mathematical Statistician
If you’re a math wizard, this Agriculture Department (USDA) vacancy in Fort Collins, Colorado might fit the bill. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) needs a statistical expert for its Monitoring Unit at the Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH). You’ll analyze statistical data about animal diseases in food, and you’ll also observe statistical efforts from junior statisticians and epidemiologists. Click here to view this job.
The Commerce Department (DOC) has a spot for the scientifically minded. The successful applicant will serve as a physicist at DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. You’ll conduct radio-frequency (RF) pump-probe research using a custom-built, ultrafast electron microscope system. Although it’s a temporary appointment, it also allows for telework and is sure to impress your family and friends. Click here to view this job.
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