Q. What are "Licensed, registered and certified" jobs?
A. Licensed (registered) engineers, architects, surveyors, landscape architects, CPAs, attorneys, securities dealers, financial officers, nurses, medical doctors and licensed brokers. Certified university level researchers, educators and administrators; IT experts, inspectors, plan reviewers and examiners, building officials, 3D CAD architects and artists . . . all are examples of USAjobs Inc. placements, and the current scope of activity. There are two exceptions to the "licensed or certified" limitation: 1) senior officer level business development and sales professionals for the above disciplines, and 2) USAA members, although for these we may or may not be able to provide meaningful matches.
Q. What if my degree is in one of these licensed, registered or certified disciplines but I'm not yet licensed, or I presently work for a professional firm and I intend to become licensed, registered or certified?
A. If such is clear from your Application and resume, we will attempt to place you in-training, or as an intern or volunteer, depending on our discussions.
Currently, USAjobs Inc. services are limited to licensed or certified professionals, along with graduate students and ex-military pursuing these professions.
Q. Are there exceptions, or any others that currently may become Members (Candidates)?
A. Yes. USAA members (see www.usaa.com), and senior officer level business development and sales professionals for the licensed or certified disciplines listed in the first answer above.
You may register if you do not meet the prerequisites above; however, job matches are on a "best efforts" basis, and no matches are assured.
Q. Who pays for your work and placements?
A. Generally, employer donations, institional grants, and government grants or contracts. From time to time, other grants and sponsors assist with USAjobs Inc. We do pro bono work when practical. Candidates do not pay job or placement fees.
Members (Candidates) pay $2.35 to register, and are entitled to a two week to three month free or "no dues" introduction period.
Q. Do I have other responsibilities?
A. Make your first two standard-format Video Interviews, and any subsequent video interviews with employers as scheduled. At all times be honest with yourself including in all communications and documents, try to understand the business of the prospective employer to include their economic motivation . . . Can you make a statement to yourself in dollars, dates and milestones regarding the economics of hiring you from the employer's perspective?
Q. What are "direct" ( USAjobs Inc. direct ) jobs?
A. From time to time, employers ask us to research, screen, interview and hire for specific projects and for temporary work. Typically these employers are government, and corporations performing large projects. In this case you may be offered employment by USAjobs Inc. or one of its affiliates, using a similar WTS screen to report your work for pay and billing purposes.
Q. How is job matching performed?
A. Both by professionals with training in your discipline and by daily conventional document and web search methods and tools.
Q. How often should I respond?
A. Daily or every other day, because good jobs may not remain unfilled for long.
Q. How often do USAjobs Inc. personnel communicate with me, and what is their response time?
A. Our response varies with the specific match issues, and with our workload in general. From three days to three weeks is typical.
Q. How do I know when not to pursue further a specific job?
A. From USAjobs Inc., the status will always be clear. Otherwise, these is nothing that prohibits your pursuit of any job lead obtained from USAjobs Inc. other than courtesy to employers. Don't be overly-aggressive.
Q. Under what circumstances may I be declined membership?
A. If you don't meet the prerequisites, or if you exhibit behavior inconsistent with your intended profession. USAjobs Inc. may decline membership or assistance for any reason.
Q. Is USAjobs Inc. an equal opportunity employer (EOE) as defined by federal statue?