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Employment

Employment Options

Civilian positions in the competitive civil service most frequently filled at Fort Hood are: Medical Clerk, Sales Store Checker, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Registered Nurse, Education Technician (Child Care), Test Data Collector, and Data Management Specialist.

There are often many other positions available in the medical field (i.e. Registered Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists, Medical Support Assistant, Nursing Assistant, etc.) Human Resources Specialist/Assistants (Military); Police Officers, Budget Analysts/Tech; Logistics Management Specialist, and various Administrative and clerical positions.

Civil Service Employment

Fort Hood CPAC occupies two buildings, 4820, Washington St. for Appropriated Fund, & Non-Appropriated Fund-Human Resources. MER, Worker's Comp, and Military Spouse Program is located in building 4819, Washington St. Offices are closed to walk-ins from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. For Civil Service Employment; visit all government jobs at Fort Hood at https://www.usajobs.gov.

Note: Military spouses may be eligible for registration in the Military Spouse Preference Program.  If you are within 30 days of your sponsor's reporting date you can contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) at Fort Hood, Texas at 254-288-2002 or DSN 312-738-2002 for more information on the program or contact your local CPAC.

Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program

Assists all Department of Defense Identification Card Holders seeking employment in the Central Texas labor market-on and off post career opportunities. Job seekers and career changers are encouraged to contact the Army Community Service-Employment Readiness Program (ERP) in their area as soon as they receive orders, and as soon as possible after their arrival at Fort Hood. The Employment Readiness Program Staff will assist you with establishing career goals and objectives. The ERP's will facilitate employment education and training workshops on a recurring schedule, which are available to assist you in developing and refining resumes, interviewing skills, defining personal and professional goals, learn about the job outlook, and will direct you to job leads and resources. There are a variety of approaches utilized to ensure your job search needs are met and you're properly prepared for any career opportunity that interests you. To sign up for any services, contact ACS ERP by calling 254-288-2089 or DSN 312-738-2089 or visit their website.

Located in Bldg 284, Battalion Ave, Fort Hood, TX. Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Note: Military spouses may be eligible to apply for The Military Spousal Preference Program to assist them in applying for federal employment at Fort Hood. For information visit (CPAC) at Fort Hood, Texas at 254-288-2002 or DSN 312-738-2002 for more information on the program or contact your local CPAC.

Employment Documentation

When applying for positions on usajobs.gov, be sure to upload all employment information, i.e. resumes, transcripts, certificates, licenses, etc.

Unemployment Benefits

Workforce Solutions for Central Texas (WSCT) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to job seekers of Texas. For job seekers, WSCT offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits. While targeted populations receive intensive assistance to overcome barriers to employment all Texans can benefit from the services offered by WSCT and our network of workforce partners. For information visit the WSCT website.

Tuition Assistance

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Up to $4000 tuition assistance for certain spouses. 

For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.

Employment Assistance during Transition

Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program

Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) is the lead Army agency with responsibility to assist commanders with the execution of their transition assistance program under Public Law 112-56, the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act of 2011. SFL-TAP provides full-spectrum transition services to Soldiers, Retirees and their Army Families in transition from active duty, or demobilizing. Statutory counseling employment life skills training includes job search, resume writing, career guidance, benefits use, and negotiation skills relevant to a successful transition to civilian life.

The Fort Hood TAP Center can be reached at (254) 288-2227, 288-JOBS (5627), or 553-6363; and is located on the third floor, Copeland Soldier Service Center, Building 18010, T.J. Mills and Battalion Avenue. The Center features a computer lab with 25 computers. Job postings, counselor resume assistance, and reference materials are available in the lab from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Monday through Friday and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m (open during lunch).

Services and assistance are provided by certified TAP counselors at absolutely no charge. Soldiers are required to begin transition activities not later than 366 days prior to separation; and authorized on-duty time to train and prepare for transition to civilian careers. The foundation course for Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is the mandatory Five-Day VOW Workshop which occurs weekly at the Soldier Development Center. Weekly Senior, and bi-monthly Executive-level Employment Workshops are available for officers, senior NCOs, and those eligible to retire with 20 years of active duty. Your assigned TAP Counselor will take it from there with one-on-one help with job search, writing a resume, cover letter, or thank you letter, developing a portfolio, posting the resume online, completing a job application, registering for VA Benefits and much more. In addition, optional Two-Day Seminars in the areas of Career Technical, Higher-Education, and Entrepreneur Tracks; as well as a host of specialty seminars ranging from Federal Resume to Troops2Teachers are available.

The two-day Entrepreneurship Seminar, presented by the US Small Business Administration, is offered every month. This two-day overview complements other business offerings, such as "Being Your Own Boss," "Home Based Business," and "Taking Your Business to the Internet."

The twice weekly two-day Accessing Higher Education seminar assists those who plan to attend college. Transitioners find institutions and degree programs to fulfill their career goals, determine costs, explore loans, grants, and scholarships, and complete college application packages.

The weekly two-day Career Technical Training seminar is facilitated by the US Veterans Administration and designed for individuals interested in attending trade or technical schools. This course guides Transitioners in evaluating training needs, and selecting the appropriate technical school.

Soldier's opportunities to put what they learn into practice occur at SFL-TAP's three MEGA hiring fairs each year (200 employers; 5000 Job Seekers)-these are the largest in the Department of Defense. And weekly at the Monday Mini Job Fairs in the Oveta Culp Hobby Center. Additional hiring events occur on a monthly basis based on individual corporate requests.

Additional transition opportunities authorized under the VOW Act include participation in up to 22-weeks of select, on-duty career skills programs, offered by industry, during a Soldier's final 180 days on active duty. Completion of these programs results in the high probability of employment; and selection for these programs is highly competitive, as seats are limited. Soldiers must be in good standing with the command; on track for an honorable discharge; receive the support of their Battalion Commander on program release forms; and commit to achieving the highest of industry course graduation standards. All program are at no cost to Soldiers, and current programs operating at Fort Hood include:

 

  • A 13-Week, 25 Seat, Fellowship with 30 hours of work within select partnered corporate entities around Central Texas.
  • A 17-Week, 25 Seat, SAP Software Solutions Program with TERP-10 Certification included. Graduates place to industry nation-wide through the Saint Michaels Learning Academy, Houston, Texas Alumni Network.
  • A 16-Week, 25 Seat, General Motors, Automotive Technician training program through which graduates place nation-wide as automotive technicians within the GM product line of dealers.
  • A Four-Week, 25 Seat, Bi-Monthly Commercial Drivers License Program, in partnership with Central Texas College, through which graduates become Semi-operators for Stevens Transportation nation-wide.
  • A 16 Week, 16 Seat, Pipefitting Welding Program through which graduates place nationally within local United Association Unions as two-year completed apprentices.

 

For enrollment consideration in one of these Career Skills Programs please contact the Career Skills Program Manager at (254) 553-9436.

Additional Career Skills Programs are under development, with expansion opportunities available. For information on Career Skills Partnerships with Fort Hood contact the Transition Service Manager at (254) 288-6735.

For corporate hiring, and connecting job openings to Soldiers is transition please contact the Director of Marketing at (254) 288-0827.


Associated Links

MyCAA
Career Advancement Accounts for Military Spouses

Employer Support of Guard and Reserve
Find job advice and listings.

Office of Personnel Management
Provides access to all official federal jobs as well as links to other government resources.

U.S. Department of Labor
Provides access to all official employment statistics and opportunities.

DoD Commissaries
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.

Army OneSource
Comprehensive information on all Army Community Services and QOL support.

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

Military State Policy Source
Seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of military members and their families.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership
Military spouses find a job with military friendly employers and learn job search skills from Military OneSource. Employers can register a job online.

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