Federal Resume Sample

Sandra Barda

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, Email Address

Country of citizenship: United States of America
Veteran's Preference: No
Highest Grade: GS-0207, Month/Year-Month/Year
*Note: The General Schedule (GS) is the predominant pay scale for federal employees, especially employees in professional, technical, administrative or clerical positions.
Availability: Job Type: Permanent, Temporary, Recent Graduates
Work Schedule: Full time

Desired Locations: US-DC-Washington/Metro, US-VA-Arlington, US-VA-Alexandrai

Work Experience

Department of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs) Washington, DC US, Month/Year - Month/Year, Grade Level: 02, Hours per week: 40
Public Affairs Assistant
Supervisor: John Smith (phone number), OK to contact this supervisor: Yes
  • Supervised ten contractors on communications, ensured project was delivered on time and budget.
  • Contacted and pitched media for program publicity resulting in four newspaper articles and two interviews.
  • Researched public affairs best practices in private sector and government, resulting in five adopted measures that improved agency performance.
  • Facilitated biweekly team meetings and conducted monthly diversity training presentations for twenty to thirty internal staff members.
  • Participated in team brainstorm sessions to analyze organizational problems and improve efficiency.
Department of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs) Washington, DC US, Month/Year - Month/Year, Grade Level: NA, Hours per week: 20
Supervisor: John Smith (phone number), OK to contact this supervisor: Yes
  • Wrote fifteen articles about foreign education initiatives in Bureau newsletter and press releases.
  • Drafted twenty memoranda for the Undersecretary of State.
  • Assembled financial and budget information for use in Educational and Cultural Affairs internal materials.
  • Assisted with administrative tasks such as filing documents and organizing meeting logistics.
U.S. Consulate (Department of State) Madrit, Spain, Month/Year - Month/Year, Grade Level: NA, Hours per week: 45
Political and Economic Section Intern 
Supervisor: Jane Doe (phone number), OK to contact this supervisor: Yes
  • Researched and wrote five regional economic and political briefs for US Ambassador's Madrid consulate district visits.
  • Compiled ten briefs with fifteen professionals in regional chambers of commerce, banks' nongovernmental organizations, and government offices to compile briefs enabling a shared understanding of material.
  • Synthesized information from external research and interviews.
  • Provided administrative support through sorting mail, filing documents, and answering multi-line phone system.
  • Utilized Spanish language skills and political and cultural knowledge in a variety of settings.
ABC Afterschool Program, Kalamazoo, MI, US, Month/Year - Month/Year, Salary: 15 USD per hour, Hours per week: 40
Program Coordinator
Supervisor: John Doe (phone number), OK to contact this supervisor: Yes
  • Developed and monitored program goals and policies resulting in the highest recorded performance in ten years.
  • Oversaw three mentoring programs in limited resource communities to promote a safe and healthy youth development.
  • Recruited, trained, and managed twenty five adult mentors and twenty youth.
  • Developed marketing and training materials for use in programs and mentoring initiatives.
  • Wrote and managed two program grants, hired three outside contractors for grant implementation.
  • Coordinated ten-minute, weekly presentations on mentoring initiatives.
  • Communicated daily in Spanish with program participants and their families.


Bachelor of Arts (Month Year), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 US
35 semester hours
GPA: 3.50 out of 4.0
Major: Economics, Spanish

Relevant Coursework, Licenses and Certifications: Macro Economics, Micro Economics, Statistics, Public Policy Process

Language Skills

English: Spoken Advanced, Written Advanced, Read Advanced

Spanish: Spoken Advanced, Written Advanced, Read Advanced 


National Spanish American Foundation, Member (Year-Present)


Name: Devon Washington
Employer: Western Michigan University
Title: Professor, Spanish Language
Phone Number: Insert phone number
Email Address: Insert email address
Reference Type: Personal
Name: James Madison
Employer: Department of State
Title: Director of Foreign Affairs
Phone Number: Insert phone number
Email Address: Insert email address
Reference Type: Professional   

Additional Information


  • Grant writing experience (awarded "Dream Catchers Award" by Community and Recreation Services, Kalamazoo County Government, Month Year)
  • Regional expertise in Balkan, Post-Soviet, and Western European political issues (including extensive regional travel)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Class Projects

Western European Economy: Then and Now, Month, Year
  • Completed a seventy-five page capstone paper including in-depth economic analysis of past and present financial concerns of Western Europe
  • Conducted research on historical implications of changes in economic wealth in Western Europe.
  • Presented research in a twenty-slide PowerPoint to fifty students and ten staff in the economics department.

Leadership and Service Roles

Tri-College Institute, Diversity Workshop Facilitator, Month/Year-Month/Year
  • Developed twelve forums for dialogue between diverse student groups.
  • Built five partnerships between student groups through cultural programming.
Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer, New Orleans, LA, Month Year
  • Contributed to rebuilding a home in St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans.

Other Roles at Western Michigan University

Spanish Department Representative, Month/Year-Month/Year
  • Represented 100+ students at language department meetings.

  • Partnered with a local high school to plan and execute an hour long Spanish song and dance course for thirty students.

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