ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT READINESS BRANCH
“Your Job Search Network,” the Employment Readiness Branch provides information and referral services in local employment, education, employment training, transition and volunteer opportunities. This program provides the competitive edge needed to secure employment and provides current, in-depth, timely information and other supportive services necessary to minimize the employment challenges associated with relocation. More than 75 percent of program participants secured employment. Program services are available to active-duty military, Reserves, retirees, Department of Defense civilian employees and their Family members. Located in Building 4220, South 77th Street, phone 254-288-2089 or visit the website https://hood.armymwr.com/programs/employment-readiness. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed federal holidays.
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL ADVISORY CENTER
Individuals who are interested in civil service or nonappropriated fund (NAF) employment should visit the Job Information Center at 4820 Washington St. The center provides information about employment opportunities, special employment programs such as the program for individuals with disabilities and the Veterans Readjustment Appointment Program. For a current listing of appropriated fund jobs, visit www.USAJOBS.gov. You may narrow your search to Texas and enter “Hood” as the installation. NAF employment information can be obtained at the Job Information Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may visit the Job Information Center or call 254-288-2002 for specific information. The Nonappropriated Fund Human Resources office posts a list of open continuous and special announcements. Special announcements have specific opening and closing dates. Applications must be accepted by the closing date if the applicant wishes to be considered. Open continuous announcements will be used to fill current and future vacancies. There are no closing dates associated with open continuous announcements, and applications may be submitted at any time. You may also go to www.army.mil to obtain additional information about the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Referral Program.
FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT FOR SPOUSES
Spouse Employment Preference
Building 4220, 77th Street and Copperas Cove Road
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Special Military Spouse Hiring Authority: Under a personnel hiring rule, some military spouses could be quickly hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process. Eligible individuals include spouses of active-duty service members who have been called on to relocate. This includes spouses of Guardsmen or Reservists who’ve been called up for more than 180 days of active service other than training. Eligible spouses must be moving to another duty station accompanied by their service member husband or wife. Spouses of former service members listed as 100 percent disabled and separated or retired, as well as widows or widowers of service members who died on active duty and who have not remarried also are eligible. Applicants still must meet specific job-qualification criteria listed for individual positions. Visit www.USAjobs.gov for specific details.
PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
Soldier For Life – Transition Assistance Program
Building 126 (behind 121, Rivers Building)
Phone 254-288-ACAP (2227)
Phone 254-288-JOBS (5627)
Reception services: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; full services: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday for training
The SFL-TAP center provides transition assistance to Soldiers who are separating from active duty, Department of Defense civilian employees in a reduction-in-force status or who are retiring, and their Family members. All transitioning Soldiers receive pre-separation counseling. This includes benefits information, career guidance, job search skills development, job search assistance, veteran’s benefits counseling and other guidance relevant to a thorough transition. SFL-TAP staff members also conduct unit briefing about policies, procedures and services. They also sponsor two Mega Career Fairs, in January and June, drawing hundreds of employers to Fort Hood. Call 254-288-2227, or 254-288-(JOBS) 5627 for information and location of services. The following website offers resources in preparation for separation from the Army: www.sfl-tap.army.mil.
WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS OF CENTRAL TEXAS
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas (WSCT) Career Center and Veterans Department has computers, printers, copiers and faxes to use free for job search purposes. The WSCT also offers Child Care Services, Business Resource Center and Jobs 4 Military Families programs. The center is a source of information for the many contractors on Fort Hood looking for employees. The center is at 300 Cheyenne Drive and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Career Center late night is 7 p.m. Tuesday.
FAMILY MEMBER EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FMEAP)
Building 4220, 77th Street and Copperas Cove Road
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The FMEAP assists eligible Family members in locating employment on Fort Hood and in the surrounding communities.
Building 4262, 79th Street and Copperas Cove Road
Taking applications 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at http://odin.aafes.com/employment.
NONPAID OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Installation Volunteer Service Branch
Building 16005, T. J. Mills Boulevard and Central Avenue
Fort Hood holds youth career and job fairs annually usually in the spring. This free event is open to youth and young adult job seekers, ages 16 to 22. The fairs provide information and support to those searching for employment and training opportunities. The job fair is sponsored by the Army Community Service and Child, Youth and School Services. The partnership is meant to provide young adults professional insight on launching an effective career search. Employers from diverse fields, such as customer service, retail, administration, military service, automotive, financial, general labor, warehouse and food service usually participate.
Fort Hood also hosts an annual Career Launch seminar. Developed by the Boys & Girls Club of America, the program is designed to help job seekers review information about them in order to make informed decisions about a career path. For more information, call 254-286-6684/288-2089 for self-assessments that enable seekers to find job markets according to interests and aptitudes.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS
MILITARY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The Military Equal Opportunity Office assists and advises commanders, managers, supervisors and Soldiers about equal opportunity matters. Each Major Subordinate Command is assigned a trained EO advisor to assist and advise the commander. Military personnel requiring assistance should contact their chain of command, EO advisors or phone the III Corps and Fort Hood Equal Opportunity Office, Building 1001, 761st Tank Battalion Avenue at 254-287-6242.
FORT HOOD CIVILIAN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Fort Hood Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity Office is also in Building 1001, Room W209. This office provides services to about 5,500 civilians and reports directly to the Garrison Commander. This service includes appropriated and nonappropriated fund, permanent and temporary employees and several thousand applicants seeking employment at Fort Hood who feel they’ve been subjected to unfair treatment because of their race, color, gender, age (40-plus), national origin, religion or handicapping condition. The EEO Office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals seeking service from this office should visit Room W209 of the Headquarters Building 1001 on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue or call 254-287-3602.