Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Office of Personnel Management and the Department of

Defense have sent targeted emails to 136,000 registered

USAJOBS users in an attempt to fill job vacancies in the

Iraq and Afghanistan reconstruction efforts, OPM has


It said job searches on DoD’s SOFIA (Support Our Friends

in Iraq and Afghanistan) recruitment website are linked

to OPM’s jobsite in order to help DoD increase

needed-skills in civil engineering, banking, agriculture,

education, communications and security.

The Army will be hiring individuals initially for 12

months with an option to extend, and applicants need not

be former or current federal employees. However, OPM

says applicants have to be willing to live under field

conditions and foreign language ability and prior military

experience are helpful.