EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Joint Base Andrews Military & Family Support Center 

Address

Bldg 1191 Menoher Dr.

Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

20762

Phone

(301) 981-7087

Hours of Operation

Mon-Wed & Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm

Thu: 7:30am-12:00pm

Closed on Holidays and AFDW Family Days

Email

316.fss.mfsc@us.af.mil

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The Military & Family Support Center assists individuals with researching and reaching their career goals. We provide employment skills training and resources to help prepare you for your job search with resume writing, local job market information, and so much more! We can help you learn about the MD, VA and Washington DC local area, state and federal job markets, and how to find job sources if you are PCS-ing, retiring or separating. This service is open to all DoD ID card holders, including DoD civilians and their family members, and offers support to individuals in achieving short and long-term employment by referring for education/training and obtaining career goals in the private and public sectors. Services also include:

  • Resume Review for Federal and Private Sector

  • Job Search Assistance

  • Spouse Employment Assistance

  • Resources for Self-employment, Small Business and Entrepreneurial Efforts

  • One-on-One Career Counseling

  • Career Planning & Networking Techniques

  • Employment & Education Workshops

  • Job Board (Employment Opportunities Postings)

  • Job Search/Job Placement Assistance

  • Resume & Portfolio Development

Workshops Available

Tips for Federal Employment: 

Using the USA JOBS website may seem overwhelming at times. Learn to navigate the site, create and manage your account, and analyze job announcements. Receive tips on how to create a federal resume. Facilitated virtually via Zoom.

Resume Development 101: 

This workshop teaches attendees how to write an effective and competitive private sector resume. Discusses resume components, resume types, and how to organize your experience in order to highlight your skills. Facilitated virtually via Zoom.

Spouse Employment Workshops:

Overview of MSEP, mySECO, and other employment programs to support military spouses in their job search. Spouse preference program and Spouse Reimbursement for re-licensure/re-certification.

Employer Information Session: 

These session give local, national and global employers the opportunity to share information about working with their company such as recruiting methods, how to apply, credentialing and interviewing skills.

*Click here for the JBA Community Employment Guide.

Spouse Employment

Priority Placement Program:

The Priority Placement Program (PPP) allows you to claim military spouse preference for CONUS federal jobs. You will need to provide a copy of the orders bringing you and your spouse to that installation as well as your marriage certificate. At that point, you can then chose the preference when you apply for federal jobs: https://www.dcpas.osd.mil/Content/Documents/PPP-Program%20S.pdf

 

Reimbursement for Re-Licensure:

  • Who’s eligible? Military spouses of airmen of any rank who moved across state lines – including Alaska and Hawaii – due to a PCS under accompanied orders, and who wish to pursue the same licensure or certification in their new location.

  • What can get reimbursed? The Air Force defines “qualified relicensing costs” as any required exam costs or registration fees set by the new state, so the spouse can keep working in their current profession. You can receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement per move.

  • What documents do you need? You’ll need:

    • Copy of PCS/PCA orders.

    • Copy of spouse’s previous state occupational license or certification.

    • Paid receipt showing the new state’s re-licensure fees.

  • What is the reimbursement process? Spouses should apply for reimbursement after you have your new state’s license or certification. Bring this documentation to your local servicing finance office, and our staff can walk you through the other required forms.

 

https://www.veterans.gov/milspouses/military_spouse_txt.htm

 

MILITARY SPOUSE LICENSE RECOGNITION OPTIONS:

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https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil/

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies that connects corporate and non-profit organizations with military spouses representing ALL Military Services, and provides human resource managers with recruitment solutions for military spouses.

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https://www.veterans.gov/MilSpouses/Events/#:~:text=The%20Transition%20Employment%20Assistance%20for,their%20own%20future%20employment%20goals.

The Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses (TEAMS) workshops are focused on helping military spouses plan and prepare for their job search. Classes are free and open to all transitioning military spouses as they pursue their own future employment goals.

Career Spark: 

https://www.mycareerspark.org/

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program, Toyota, and Blue Star Families introduced Career Spark, a first-of-its-kind online tool that gives military spouses the resume they need to start and maintain a meaningful career. Career Spark walks military spouses through developing a resume based on their unique skills. Once completed, spouses have the option to make their resumes searchable to thousands of employers nationwide that are looking for qualified veteran and military spouse candidates.

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation: 

https://bpwfoundation.org/

Mentoring, jobs and resources for women veterans and military spouses. Need a mentor to give your career a boost? BPW Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus provides free resources, including mentors, subject matter experts (SMEs) and online connections for women veterans and military spouses to assist them in successfully obtaining meaningful employment and a successful career.

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR SPOUSES:

 

Employment Corner on LinkedIn

There are numerous job opportunities available in the NCR. Employers make their opportunities available and are posted on our Military & Family Support Center LinkedIn page. Click here to access.

Useful Resources

 

Resume Guides

 

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