HCM Puts VA on Radar for Cybersecurity Pros at CyberCorps Job Fair
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology (OIT) has always understood that Veterans put their trust in VA to keep their data secure, and they depend on us to continuously improve our cybersecurity measures. VA is committed to hire and retain dedicated, talented employees who understand this and the constantly evolving cybersecurity landscape.
Recently, representatives from VA’s Human Capital Management (HCM) office connected with about 900 well-qualified, prospective employees at the annual CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) job fair and shared with them the benefits of working for VA and serving the Veteran community.
HCM’s Donna Abernathy, Annette Taylor, Angela Dural, and Marixa Duarte, in collaboration with the Human Resource Management and Consulting Service (HRMACS), discussed VA internships and career opportunities with candidates at the Gaylord Resort and National Convention Center at Maryland’s National Harbor. The VA team received hundreds of resumes from highly qualified candidates who demonstrated a strong background in cybersecurity. Connecting with these skilled candidates ensures VA streamlines its hiring process and fills critical positions more quickly.
The SFS program, managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, demonstrates the critical need for information technology professionals in federal, state, local, and tribal governments. In return for scholarships, students agree to work in a cybersecurity-related positions for federal, state, local, or tribal government following graduation. Since its inception in 2001, SFS has awarded scholarships to more than 35,000 graduate and undergraduate students from 70 institutions.
This job fair is one of many events VA representatives attend to promote VA’s mission and vision and recruit a modernized workforce—helping the Department support our sacred mission of service to America’s Veterans.