In what is being billed as the first event of its kind, about 20 agencies will conduct a joint career fair for hiring into cybersecurity and other IT-based occupations, a field where the government has special difficulty in recruiting.

The Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment event, sponsored by the CIO Council, will feature availability for positions including data architects, computer scientists, cyber analysts, engineers, mathematicians, and project managers.

Participating agencies “will be collaboratively recruiting, interviewing, and hiring applicants, on the spot, in a streamlined hiring process. Additionally, participants will have access to free training seminars that will cover resume writing, interviewing, and applying to federal government jobs. Webinars on these topics will also be made available to applicants prior to the event,” according to the announcement.

Candidates who do not receive an interview or a conditional offer at the event may still be considered for future opportunities, it added.

Further information about the event, to be held November 6-7 in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., is on the CIO Council site.