Mayor Muriel Bowser’s DC Government Virtual Career Fair 2022

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s DC Government Virtual Career Fair 2022

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Mayor Muriel Bowser announces the first hiring event of 2022, “New Year, New Career Virtual Hiring Fair.” On Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 17th, from 10am to 6pm, the DC Department of Human Resources will focus on enhancing the interaction between residents, recruiters, and hiring managers in the District of Columbia Government using a virtual platform. Participating agencies have the ability to make on the spot job offers for DC Government jobs in a number of industries.  Other offers will be made within a week after the event. The event is free and registration is required for jobseekers.  Register Here.

Each day, job seekers can chat with hiring managers from across the District government and qualified applicants may have an opportunity to interview via confidential video chat or phone call. Jobseekers will be able to claim additional preference for District residency, military service, and foster care as applicable in any other hiring event.

To help applicants prepare for this great opportunity, DC Department of Human Resources will also be hosting two “Resume Writing Workshops” on March 14, 2022. The first workshop will be at 9am until 10am and the second from 2pm until 3pm. The workshops will be focused on giving critical tips to applicants on how to make their resume stand out from the crowd. Registration is not required to participate and to join, visit Resume Writing Workshop.

The combined events will provide a sophisticated virtual simulation that enables real time interaction between District recruiters, trainers, and qualified candidates.

Applicants will have the option of claiming additional preference if they are:

  1. A District resident,
    • Anyone claiming District residency preference at the time of application should bring a government-issued form of identification and proof of voter registration.
  2. A veteran (and/or has disabilities from military service),
    • Applicants claiming veteran’s preference should bring a copy of their DD-214.
  3. 18 to 21 years of age and is currently or was a Child and Family Services (CFSA) foster care recipient within the last five years.  
    • Applicants claiming a foster care preference will need a letter or other documentation from CFSA or the Family Court of D.C. Superior Court showing that they are currently in foster care or showing the date they left court supervision.

We value the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for a job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes all eligible booster shots, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs in violation of EEO laws. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

Participating Agencies

Job descriptions for each agency are available by clicking the hyperlinks below:

Career Pathways

The Career Pathways Program gives District residents who are graduates of District public high schools or recipients of a GED or high school equivalency credential from the District priority consideration for entry-level District government jobs. To be eligible for priority consideration for entry-level job opportunities via the Career Pathways Program, an individual must currently reside in the District of Columbia and have obtained one of the following:

  • A high school diploma from the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS);
  • A high school diploma from a District public charter school; or
  • A GED or high school equivalency credential from the District of Columbia


Wednesday, March 16th & Thursday, March 17th; 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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