Family Employment Assistance

Phone:  (912) 573-4520

   

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The Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP) is an excellent starting point for your job search, whether you are just arriving to Kings Bay, looking for another job or looking for a job at your sponsor's next duty station.

The FERP is designed to provide assistance, information and referral on employment and educational resources and opportunities to eligible customers.

The FERP provides assistance to family members of military personnel, retiring and separating military personnel and family members of relocating civil service personnel.

There is no charge to the FERP clients or to employers who post job listings with our office. The following services and/or support are offered at the center.

   
FERP Job Search Workshop and Program Registration

  • Offered Monthly (pre-registration required)
  • The workshop covers the local labor market and is an excellent way for job seekers to learn about the employment opportunities in the local area.
  • Provides an overview of the application process for private sector, federal and base contractor positions
  • Provides an overview of successful job search techniques.
  • Provides referral to employment resources such as the GA Department of Labor and contact information for employment agencies, and personnel office representatives.
  • Provides an overview of building portable careers, using Military Spouse Preference and My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) and the Navy Exchange "continuity of Employment " program.

   
Job Listings

  • Job listings for private industry as well as civil service, non-appropriated fund, Navy Exchange positions, and government contractors
  • Job vacancy books are maintained by the FERP Counselor for employment within the local area.
  • Listings are grouped by the following employment locations: Camden County; Brunswick, GA; Jacksonville, FL. and by state, nationwide, and overseas.
  • For additional jobs and employment information, please visit the Employment page or these sites:

          U.S. Department of Labor
          Georgia Department of Labor
          Florida Department of Labor

Individual Appointments and Training Sessions

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Career Counseling
  • Dressing for Success
  • Networking and Job Search
  • Job Skills Assessment
  • Interviewing & Follow-up
  • Applying for Federal Jobs
  • Changing Career Fields
  • Understanding and Using Spouse Preference
  • Referrals to volunteer positions to develop job skills.
  • Job information from other military bases and contacts and referrals for transferring spouses

Career Development Resource Center

Computer Bank

The Career Support and Retention Support Office has five computers for use in employment or relocation searches. Available computer software:

  • Microsoft Word: A word processing program for typing resumes, cover letters and follow-up letters. Laser printer is available for professional quality document production.
  • Internet Explorer: Search the World Wide Web for employment and relocation information. Our office maintains a list of Internet addresses relevant to your employment and educational needs.
  • Typing Teacher: A typing lesson and testing program is available to check out that is designed to teach the user how to type and/or improve existing typing skills. A certificate of speed and accuracy can be printed.
  • A scanner is available for scanning and sending information to email.

  
Resource Library

The Career Support and Retention Office maintains a resource library complete with books and videos on topics such as relocation, transition, resumes and cover letters, job search and interview techniques. Most resources are available for check out. Office equipment available:

  • The CS&R Office provides free use of office equipment to assist you in your employment search. The use of the equipment is restricted to tasks related to employment, relocation, transition, retired affairs and veterans affairs.
  • Telephone line for local and long-distance phone calls related to employment or relocation
  • Fax machine for sending and receiving facsimile transmittals, both local and long distance
  • Copier for re-producing copies of job listings, resumes, certificates, medical/service records, or other paper work associated with employment, relocation, retired affairs, transition assistance or veteran's affairs
  • Typewriter for completing application forms, correspondence or address labels
  • Computers for use in employment or relocation searches

 
Volunteer Opportunities

If you have the time and talent to share or need some "on-the-job" experience, consider volunteering at your Navy FFSC. The opportunities are plentiful, as are the rewards. If you are new to the Kings Bay area, being a volunteer is a great way to get acquainted with your new locality, meet new people and get involved in the community. It also extends your network of professional acquaintances, develops creativity and allows exploration of new interests.

For many, volunteering is a way to stay involved and keep active. Volunteering gives you a strong sense of responsibility and independence. Two of the most rewarding, long-term benefits of volunteering are the interesting people you meet and the great friends you can make.

Many useful skills can be learned and transferred to the job market. Today, most employers accept volunteer experience as part of a person’s work history. Look closely at volunteer jobs that relate to your personal interests and career goals.

On the other hand, everyone does not need to be employed. Having a job is a financial necessity for many people but there are many other people, young, old and in-between, for whom a paid job is not essential or appropriate. Some of the most challenging, demanding and exciting work needing to be done is to be found in the volunteer sphere.

Join the Navy FFSC in helping the military community as a volunteer. If you are interested in greeting people, answering phones, or assisting with client services or sharing information, contact the Volunteer Program Manger for information on volunteer opportunities at FFSC. If you're up to the challenge, all it takes is time and concern for others.

Make a difference - VOLUNTEER! The rewards are amazing!

We are located on USS James Madison, Bldg. 1051 (near Personnel Support Detachment and Navy Exchange complex).

Please visit other FFSC links in the menu at left for more information, drop by our offices or call. Also, you can visit the Navy's FFSP Web site.

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