A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Veterans' Preference in hiring applies to permanent and temporary positions in the competitive and excepted service. Veterans' Preference does not guarantee employment, however it provides employment preference for eligible veterans and disabled veterans. To learn more about Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets for more information.
Special hiring authorities enable managers to bring qualified Veterans to the workforce and speed the selection process. Like Veterans Preference, these authorities do not guarantee employment, but offer a resource to quickly hire eligible and qualified Veterans.Feds Hire Vets has a detailed explanation of all the available hiring authorities available to veterans
Operation Warfighter Program, managed by the Department of Defense, offers temporary military detail assignments for recuperating Service Members.
The Operation Warfighter Brochure provides an short overview of the program and what type of services are offered to wounded Service Members Download PDF (921k)
Wounded Warrior Programs are designed to assist severely wounded soldiers, Veterans, and their families. Resources are available to help prepare candidates reintegrate into the civilian workforce. The following list is a directory to the programs specific for branches of the military:
Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces (EPO) is a program sponsored by the Office of the Chief Army Reserve and a partner of the Department of the Interior. The Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces's mission is to match America's employers to the best employees available. There is also individualized assistance from the Program Support Managers who do not only assist in finding employment, but work with the Service Members to refine their application for employment, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
Vetsuccess.gov has designed a comprehensive toolkit available for veterans with tips on job applications, resumes, and conducting the ideal interview. Other resources on Vetsucess.gov include, job listings and information about upcoming job fairs.
How federal Jobs are Filled is a short tutorial from Feds Hire Vets explaining how federal jobs are filled and the candidates applicable for each job type.
Mil2FedJobs is a tool that translates military occupations to federal jobs through a database search. It is also connected to USAJobs.gov, allowing the potential applicant to see if the job is vacant.
Turbotap.org is Department of Defense's all-encompassing tool for veterans who are returning to civilian life. It includes a career decision toolkit, transition guides and other information about benefits and employment.