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Feds Hire Vets - Vet to Vet
Feds Hire Vets - Vet to Vet

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My name is Jose Lopez and I would consider this my success story. First let me give a brief history on my background to understand the significance of my journey. I was born in the mean streets of the Bronx, NY in the late 1970's. At that time, the Bronx could have been compared to something you would see in a 3rd world country, surrounded by

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It was about a year before my ETS date that I was faced the dreadful question like many other service members today,"To reenlist or not to reenlist?" Like everything else in life, I made a list of the Pro's and Con's and a decision had to be made. After five years on active duty as an Army MP, I went against the advice of my leadership as well as my family and I decided to get out, and continue my service to this country as a reservist.

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Posted 12:36 PM by

I'm not sure if my story would be labeled a success story, but I have had numerous journeys thru numerous "peaks and valleys", and have administered a self-imposed leveling off to enjoy the position I've attained so far. I started out as a "Security Specialist" or as they referred to then, "Air Policeman".

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I served 10 years in the Navy. When I got out, I went through several different jobs and moved. I was close in obtaining my Bachelors degree when I was offered a job in Tampa as a secretary. After a few years, I decided to go back to school and get my graduate degree.

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The best thing that happened to me was to apply to the US Census Bureau/TCC. I was not looking to work at a call center, but the opportunity happened without me looking for it. I retired from the Army in 2002 in Virginia. I was a Radiology NCOIC for a clinic at a small Army post at Fort Monroe when it was active at the time.

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Started my career with the government at Scott AFB, IL 1990 after retiring from the USAF Civil Engineering as a Production Control E7 Master Sergeant. While in the service I received a BS Degree in Industrial Technology and a Masters Degree in Management.  I moved to the Seattle area when my wife transferred to a FEMA office.

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Hello fellow vets! I served 11 years in the Navy as an officer, and voluntarily and honorably left the service in 2005. From there, I had saved some money, so that when it took 6 months for me to get interviewed by the Census Bureau, I still wasn't in too terrible a financial state.

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I started out in San Diego VAMC as a Volunteer in Accounts Receivable records. I went out an got a loan for a 1 year school program to a Medical Administrative school. I went to school in the evenings for about a year. While in school and volunteering, I was able to find out what would be expected of me to successfully apply for a job in San Diego, CA VAMC.

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My military job was Water Purification and Distribution during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Not much call for that in the civilian sector. The stress of my deployment ended my marriage leaving me with four children to support and jobs were scarce. Being 40% disabled and a female combat veteran didn't improve my employability with so many veterans returning home and looking for work.

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I am a service connected veteran in the Navy, I'm most recently in the Navy Reserves as a Master At Arms 3rd Class Petty Officer. I've been searching on for the last 2 years and I finally landed a job at the Federal Bureau of Prison in Los Angeles.  One of the main factors that helped me get this job was studying all the resources on and knowing what my hiring authorities were.

  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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