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U.S. D.O.J. Seeking to Hire Persons with Disabilities

Below is an e-mail I received through a listserve I am on. It is quite long, but in essence, it states that the United States Department of Justice is seeking to increase the number of persons with disabilities it employs, and provides advice and resources to help persons with disabilities locate jobs within the D.O.J. which they are qualified for, and gain assistance in applying. I am not affiliated with, and do not know the sender, nor the details of the program, and do not work for D.O.J., but thought it worth posting, in case it proves helpful to those here seeking employment.

I do know that the DOJ does not solely employ attorneys and law enforcement agents, so if you're seeking a job, it might be worth looking at what's available even it doesn't strike you as an employer likely to have positions within your field at first glance.

I'm not editing the e-mail, but the parts most likely to be useful start with the fifth paragraph.

The e-mail references a number of supplemental items which I am not including, as it's long enough as it is, but will happily provide upon request, and likely are easily found via web search.

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This is Ollie Cantos, Member of the Attorney General’s Committee on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, sending this email under the authorization of Chairman Fred Parmenter.

On July 20, 2009, we issued a comprehensive email, containing numerous resources to help arm students and job-seekers with disabilities as they endeavor to work here at the U.S. Department of Justice either as employees or interns. It was in response to the memorandum issued by Attorney General Eric Holder on May 27, 2009, calling for increased hiring of persons with disabilities throughout the Department. Since that time, numerous people have contacted the Committee; and, we continue to work with each of them to secure opportunities to join in our Department’s noteworthy work.

Concurrent with all of this, Attorney General Holder has created a Diversity Council, composed of component principals and specifically charged with the task of increasing the richness of talent and ability of qualified men and women from diverse backgrounds within the Department’s career civil service personnel. Of significance here, this specifically included persons with disabilities. This Council, which reports directly to Attorney General Holder, is headed by the Associate Attorney General, and the Council’s Executive Director is Channing Phillips, Deputy Associate Attorney General, a new and permanent position created by the Attorney General to work on a continual basis to advance diversity and full inclusion throughout every Department component. Further, the Attorney General felt that employment of additional qualified persons with disabilities throughout the Department was so important that, on July 21, 2010, at the event aptly named Justice For All, held on Capitol Hill and hosted by the American Association of People with Disabilities, he announced the creation of the post of Special Assistant for Disability Resources, who is to work on a full-time basis to advance the disability-related goals of the Diversity Council and who reports directly to Deputy Associate Attorney General Phillips (see http://www.justice.gov/ag/speeches/2010/ag-speech-100721.html).

On July 26, 2010, at a White House event that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act into law, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order, renewing the commitment originally made by President Bill Clinton to hire an additional 100,000 persons with disabilities into Federal Government ranks (see http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-increasing-federal-employment-individuals-with-disabilities). This serves to bolster the work of the Department even further, building upon our being the first Cabinet-level agency in this Administration to call for increased hiring of qualified persons with disabilities.

Today, we renew the call for all students and job-seekers with disabilities to consider our Department as their preferred place of work. We need attorneys and non-attorneys to apply for positions for which they are qualified and in which they are interested. We also ask that such individuals who choose to self-identify disability on a voluntary basis contact the Attorney General’s Committee by calling (202) 616-3030 [voice/relay/VRS] in order to receive supplementary instructions on how to ensure that their applications be given additional consideration. The Committee will work individually with applicants with self-identified disabilities. Those wishing to reach the Committee by email should send inquiries to me at Ollie.Cantos@usdoj.gov with the subject line “Interest in Working at DOJ.”

On another front, the Committee is actively continuing to build a resume bank to which disability program managers and hiring managers may refer when proactively seeking candidates with disabilities to fill existing and pending vacancies. The Committee is also actively lending support to fellow federal agencies by sharing information, processes, and work product as a way to promote enhanced government-wide effectiveness as we all come together in a unified way to carry out the President’s Executive Order.

We want you to be among our latest success stories, so please do not delay in getting in touch with us. We are eager to be of support. In order to provide the kind of substantive materials that will meaningfully assist you as you move forward, we are including four attachments. The first is an accessible PDF version of the Attorney General’s memorandum dated May 27, 2009, which was described above. The second is a comprehensive article that provides dozens of employment-related resources that may assist students and job-seekers with disabilities and their advocates in learning about opportunities for refining their focus with career goals, finding and securing internships in all sectors, and going to or returning to work in the non-profit, for-profit, and governmental sectors. Third, you will find general information about the process for becoming a federal employee as put together by the Partnership for Public Service (also see http://www.brockport.edu/career/temp/fedgovstudentpacket.pdf). Here, you will learn key information, including what to expect at every stage of the selection process and what should be included in a “federal resume” which is, by nature, different from what is typically submitted when seeking employment in the private sector. Though this publication is geared toward students, the information would also be of interest to others as well. Finally, for those interested in serving as part of the Department’s Bureau of Prisons (BOP), we are including important reference information.

Supplementing all of this, below, you will find details about attorney and non-attorney job vacancies within the Justice Department. Since these webpages are updated regularly, it is strongly advisable to bookmark these for future and ongoing reference. To learn about the areas of law practiced by each Department component, visit:

http://www.justice.gov/oarm/images/practice.pdf

Whether you are a person with a disability or are networked with such individuals, please forward this email far and wide in order to maximize opportunities for people with disabilities to become an integral part of our Justice Department team by filling jobs for which they are individually qualified. Please spread this information to your email network; post it on websites; include this in organizational publications; share these resources via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; and otherwise do all that you can to help us infuse this Department with more people with disabilities than have ever worked here before!

As I have spoken with members of the disability constituency who have come to us with the desire of joining our Justice Department family, some who felt a level of despair have said that they are on the verge of giving up entirely. They essentially have felt like saying, “Why bother? It’s no use.” To such individuals, we ask them not to give up hope. Our Department is actively seeking talent from a wide variety of sources, including from among the disability community. Now, more than ever, is the time to buckle down, to put your best forward, and to move ahead with an eager anticipation for what the future holds. One person even recently said to me, “Ollie, it’s tough in this economy to find a job even generally, much less if you have a disability.” My answer, “In THIS economy, especially in light of how we are looking for great talent and as the affirmative employment of people with disabilities is supported at the very highest levels, now is PRECISELY the time to shine. The tough economic climate demands the kind of talents and abilities that are an integral part of who you are, therefore placing you in a rather unique position to pitch what you have to offer in adding value to our work.” Read what we are about at http://www.Justice.gov and, as you find vacancies that match what you may contribute, give us a call.

Thank you for all your help in getting the word out. Your efforts will most definitely make a real difference in people's lives.



This email contains the following items:

1. How to Identify and Apply for Job Vacancies within the U.S. Department of Justice
2. Memorandum from Attorney General Eric Holder to All Department Components, dated May 27, 2009 (PDF also attached)
3. “A Systematic Approach to Arming Students and Job Seekers with Disabilities and their Advocates in Securing Meaningful Employment” (see attached file in MS Word format)
4. Letter from now-former National Council on Disability Chairperson John R. Vaughn to Attorney General Eric Holder, Dated June 23, 2009
5. Publication explaining the hiring process within the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Supplementing these items, for information about “Schedule A” Hiring Authority, found at 5 C.F.R. §213.310(u), which proactively facilitates expeditious hiring of individuals with disabilities into the Federal Government at all levels, it is important to download, read, and distribute important publications that have been put together by the Leading in the Employment of Americans with Disabilities (LEAD) Initiative of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. These brief but powerful educational materials are individually geared toward Federal Government hiring managers, human resources professionals, and disability program managers as well as service providers and job applicants with disabilities themselves. These are found on a page of the Job Accommodation Network at:

http://www.AskJan.org/lead/index.htm

In addition, the Federal Disability Workforce Consortium, a dedicated cadre of agency representatives from throughout the Federal Government, stands ready to be of assistance as well. For further information and details, Visit:

http://www.fdwc.info

Best of luck to all those who are endeavoring to secure opportunities for gainful employment!
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Below is an e-mail I received through a listserve I am on. It is quite long, but in essence, it states that the United States Department of Justice is seeking to increase the number of persons with disabilities it employs, and provides advice and resources to help persons with disabilities locate jobs within the D.O.J. which they are qualified for, and gain assistance in applying. I am not affiliated with, and do not know the sender, nor the details of the program, and do not work for D.O.J., but thought it worth posting, in case it proves helpful to those here seeking employment.

I do know that the DOJ does not solely employ attorneys and law enforcement agents, so if you're seeking a job, it might be worth looking at what's available even it doesn't strike you as an employer likely to have positions within your field at first glance.

I'm not editing the e-mail, but the parts most likely to be useful start with the fifth paragraph.

The e-mail references a number of supplemental items which I am not including, as it's long enough as it is, but will happily provide upon request, and likely are easily found via web search.
I can Honestly say that I did work for the DOD and was "lent" out to other agencies to do special work for them and yes we do think differently and on the most part are smarter and that the US Government does want us to work for them.. the retirement and benefit's are great and is worth looking into..
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