In-Person Working in Government: How to Find and Apply for a Chemistry Position in the Federal Government

Chemistry jobs with the Federal Government are out there, if you know how to find them. This course will help you locate the work and navigate a complicated application process to land the job.

Pricing: FREE for members only.
Duration: 1–2 hours
Coming Spring 2023

About the Course

This course demystifies the process of a federal job search for chemists. You will learn how and where to look for federal job announcements as well has how to tailor your résumé to meet federal requirements. In addition, you will receive coaching in networking and interviewing techniques to help you land the job of your choice. Time will be devoted to understanding and preparing job hunters for the application process. You will learn to:

  • Identify and access online resources to locate federal jobs
  • Use job announcements to generate questions about openings
  • Describe tenants and role of networking to get a federal job
  • Conduct a networking conversation
  • Create a strategic job search plan

This course is part of a two-part series on working in government.

What You Will Learn

After completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Complete the online, automated, and face-to-face stages of the application process
  • Identify and create the components of a federal résumé
  • Create 5 competitive federal résumés
  • Navigate federal background check and credentialing processes

Who Should Attend

This course is a part of the ACS Career Pathway Series and is recommended for members who are considering or are already engaged in a job search.

Course Outline

  • Key Topics

    • Identification of web resources for finding and researching jobs in the Federal Government
    • Generating questions pertaining to job openings using a job announcement
    • Describing basics tenants and the role of networking for federal positions
    • Developing a plan to position applicant for a job in government according to career goals, talents, and interests

Dates, Locations, and Prices


Indianapolis, IN

Early Bird Full Price
Member(Premium Package) Free
Member or Associate(Standard or Basic Package) N/A N/A
Non-Member N/A N/A