Federal Hiring 101

Whether you’re looking for a permanent civil service position, a short-term schedule A or B position or you’re still trying to understand the difference between the two – join AIGA DC to put your talents to work.

We’ll hear from The Lab OPM, the United States Digital Service, and GSA and 18F about how hiring works for each team, the types of design skills most needed and how you can make sure your resume and portfolio stand out.

Don’t forget to bring copies of your resume to get a chance to talk one-on-one about what recruiters in the government are looking for.

6:00: Registration and networking

6:30-7:30: Panel discussion

  • Arianne Miller, Managing Director, The Lab at OPM
  • Kat Jurick, Director of Design, United States Digital Service
  • Michael Rivera, Senior Technical Recruiter, United States Digital Service
  • Amanda Schonfeld, Talent Team Recruiting Lead, GSA and 18F
  • Vishal Iyer, UX Manager, 18F

7:30-9:00: Resume workshop

Speaker Details

Arianne Miller, Managing Director, Lab at OPM

Kat Jurick, Director of Design, US Digital Service

Amanda Schonfeld, Talent Team Recruiting Lead, GSA and 18F


If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with the event organizer! Email dotgov@dc.aiga.org

NOTE: You should customize the event page with with things that you know are true

  • Building is ADA friendly with a wheelchair ramp at the entrance and an elevator to the second floor.
  • The venue is down two flights of stairs and does not have elevator access. 
  • An ASL interpreter will be provided. 

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Design Continuum Fund

10% of the proceeds from this and every event goes to the AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship, fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.


When & Where
Thu, Nov 7, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
U. Group
1800 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036