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May 14, 2010
In Reply Refer To:
1400-315 (WO710) P
Information Bulletin No. 2010-077
To:                   All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
 From:              Assistant Director, Human Capital Management
Subject:            Call for Positions: On-the-Spot Hiring Program for entry-mid level targeted recruitment event at the League of United Latin American Citizens Convention & Exposition, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 12-17, 2010
DD:  06/02/2010
This Information Bulletin (IB) is to inform the Washington Office (WO), State, District and Field Offices of the intent to coordinate an Agency On-the-Spot Hiring Program for entry/mid- level applicants at the 81st League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention & Exposition, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 12-17, 2010.
The Human Capital Management Directorate is working with the Human Resources Specialists at the National Operations Center (NOC) to permit the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to non-competitively hire on-the-spot qualified entry-mid level applicants for permanent positions under the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) and the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP), and temporary hires under the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP).
Human Resources Specialists will be available in Albuquerque to review and qualify applications and initiate the hiring process.  In addition, interested candidates will be able to submit applications in advance of the convention using http://www.usajobs.gov/ in efforts to streamline the application review and qualification process. Hiring officials may either schedule on-site interviews at the convention or by phone.  The WO, State, District and Field Offices are being asked to consider participating in this program.  
More information about the convention can be found at this web address:
On-the-Spot Hiring Process
The entire On-the-Spot Hiring process will occur on Wednesday, July 14 - Friday, July 16, 2010, during the LULAC Convention & Exposition.  The BLM will be present at the LULAC Convention & Exposition, however, starting on Wednesday the BLM will accept on-site job applications between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. of the convention and circulate job outreach notices, as well as explain the agency hiring process to interested participants. 
Typically, thirty-minute interviews are scheduled for qualified applicants during the On-the-Spot Hiring process. Interview panels normally consist of managers, program leads and/or specialists that are delegated hiring authority, with one individual representing each job vacancy. At the completion of the interviews, the intent is to make tentative offers to exceptional candidates for all available positions by Friday afternoon. The formal hiring offer for each candidate is contingent on acceptable reference and background checks and is the responsibility of the local (hiring) office.
Approach for receiving applications
Individuals can submit applications on-line through http://www.usajobs.gov/ up until one week before the job fair. This should allow for the majority of applications to be reviewed and individuals deemed qualified in advance of the meetings.  This will allow for the scheduling of on-site interviews for qualified applicants in advance of the meeting.  This will also allow for hiring officials to set-up phone interviews for qualified applicants who are unable to attend the meeting.  On-site applications will still be accepted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the BLM job fair booth.  
Federal Career Intern Program
The FCIP program was created under Executive Order No. 13162 and the hiring authority permits recruitment at regional or national levels. In accordance with 5 CFR, Part 302, veterans’ preference must be applied when filling excepted service positions. Successful candidates are typically offered entry-mid level positions and may be converted to permanent status after two years of acceptable internship. During the internship, work assignments are designed to provide an orientation to the agency and offer progressive on-the-job specialized work experience and training targeted to the full-performance level of the position. For more information, please visit the following U.S. Office of Personnel Management website:  www.opm.gov/careerintern. 
Additional Hiring Authorities
In addition to the FCIP, current degree-seeking students can be hired at this event through the following authorities:
A.     SCEP
A non-competitive authority for hiring students currently enrolled in an accredited vocational, high school, undergraduate, graduate, doctoral degree or certificate program. Upon satisfactorily completing this program, the student can be converted non-competitively into a career or career-conditional permanent appointment. 
B.     STEP
The STEP authority is the same as the SCEP authority above, except it does not have the conversion to permanent provision.  Students in this program can be converted to the SCEP authority, non-competitively at any time. 
For more information on these hiring authorities, please visit:
How to Participate:
If you have a vacancy and would like to recruit and interview at this event, please complete and e-mail the attached spreadsheet to Chantel Jordan, Acting Program Coordinator, Mid-Upper Level Recruitment, Chantel_Jordan@blm.gov.
This information will also be posted on the USA Jobs website at http://www.usajobs.gov/in advance of the LULAC Convention & Exposition
Any office wishing to participate in this program must indicate their intent to do so and provide the required information by Friday, June 2, 2010.
Signed by:                                                        Authenticated by:
Linda Y. Behlin                                                  Robert M. Williams
Acting, Assistant Director                                 Division of IRM Governance,WO-560

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