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Cracking the Code: Your Federal Job Search with Corliss Jackson

  • Mon, November 30, 2009
  • 9:45 AM - 11:29 AM
  • 40Plus Dupont Circle Office

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Corliss Jackson

Cracking the Code: Your Federal Job Search

This is a return engagement on this popular topic.

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Did you know that the Obama Administration is hiring over 270,000 jobs over the next three years? Would you like to be selected for one of these jobs?

Hear from a former HR Specialist from the Office of Personnel Management about the Federal application process and understand how to create Federal application materials that will set you apart from the competition.


As a former GS-15 Human Resources Specialist, Corliss Jackson possesses extensive Federal Human Resources experience in the areas of staffing, recruitment, and retention. She embarked on her Federal career by developing and managing the first Career Center for the Department of Health and Human Services at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

As Center Director, Corliss developed multiple programs supporting recruitment, retention, career counseling and employee development initiatives for NIH’s 18,000 employees. Under her leadership, the Center received a government-wide award for outstanding program, and has been touted as a model across government.

After leaving NIH, Corliss served as Special Assistant to the Associate Director at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), responsible for several large scale human resources projects. She designed and managed a comprehensive staff development program for employees nationwide to identify skills and core competencies required for the workforce of the future. The program targeted over 2,000 employees across the nation and was the first of its kind at OPM.

Additionally, as Program Manager for OPM’s Strategic Human Resources Policy Division, Corliss partnered with the Government Accountability Office to implement a government-wide study. The study was designed to identify current career and work-life needs of Federal employees, to plan effective recruitment and retention strategies for the future workforce.

Corliss holds a Master of Public Administration degree from The Ohio State University, where she specialized in organizational change management and is a Certified Professional with the International Personnel Management Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo where she majored in Urban and Public Policy.

Ms. Jackson is extremely knowledgeable about the Federal hiring process and has written hundreds of Federal applications resulting in an extraordinary track record of success.

Additionally, she has provided expert consulting on various Human Resources projects for many Federal agencies including:

Central Intelligence Agency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Commerce
Department of Education
Department of Defense
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
General Services Administration
National Institutes of Health
US Agency for International Development

Ms. Jackson is a Certified Federal Career Counselor, Certified Federal Job Search Specialist, and Certified Federal Resume Specialist.

Corliss Jackson, MPA

Visit my website:

Ph: 703-509-8677

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.
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near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

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