dodint wrote:Fort McCoy. Normally I wouldn't bother applying, but UW-La Crosse has the doctorate program my wife wants, so it's a happy coincidence. Figure I can settle back into GS (I was a GS worker right out of the military, but only stayed six months, was a police dispatcher for Cherry Point) for five years and when my wife is ready to enter the job market I'll have enough experience and time to apply to a location closer to Pittsburgh. Do you find it's hard to switch jobs within the GS system once you're established or is there just nothing open you're interested in?
It's not difficult to change jobs once you're in 'the system'. Like anything, just have to find an opening for what you're looking for.
And, it's no secret the current administration has worked tirelessly to downsize the job market. Whether military or civilian.
I'm in Air Operations (2150) and those jobs are primarily right here at Scott in AMC or USTC.
Again, I wish you and yours much luck with this possible opportunity.