Why do you do this list work?
zak started the list when he was retiring from the Army in 1995. The list began as an effort to help about a dozen of his special operations colleagues find work at the end of their military careers. Since then the range of work has expanded to include jobs in intelligence, information technology, logistics, transportation, medicine, training, program and project management and other work that veterans of all services might find valuable. If a veteran would conceivably take a position we generally launch it. The list is zak's free-time, volunteer effort and that of his very good friend who does the system administration.
How much does a subscription to this list cost?
Subscriptions are free to all. There is no fee to subscribe nor is there a fee to have announcements launched.
What fees do you charge?
The specopsnet email list is a no-fee list. We charge no one. We ask for no compensation. Decisions on what gets sent to the list are entirely zak's - for better or worse.
What's the difference between the digest and normal subscription options?
The default subscription is for the 'digest'. The digest gives you one message per day containing all the messages sent in the last 24 hours. There is an index at the beginning of the digest. You'll have to scroll through the list to see the individual announcements. If you subscribe for the 'normal' list you'll get separate messages for each announcement. The subject contains the the position title so if you're not interested you can delete it without even opening. Example, if you're looking for PSD but not IT work then any message that doesn't have PSD or some equivalent in the subject you could safely delete.
Where do I apply for a job I see on the specopsnet list?
Each message has a point of contact (POC) listed. Send your resume to the POC, not to zak nor to the list itself.
How to I submit a job announcement to the list?
Details on submitting a job announcement for distribution to the list can be found at http://www.specopsnet.org/posting_jobs.html
Where can I find the archive of old job announcements?
There is no archive. We don't maintain a database. We don't have a searchable web page. We 'fire and forget' the announcements sent to zak. Everyone on the list gets every message. There are no filters. Once an announcement is launched to the list it is deleted from zak's computer. He keeps no files or announcements because they quickly fill or age out.
How do I get my resume sent to the list?
We do not launch resumes to the list.
How do I provide feedback on my success finding a job or finding workers?
Send any feedback messages directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always interested in hearing from list subscribers. We particularly appreciate it when someone tells us they either found work or workers. Don't hesitate to contact us with that information. Remember, there is no fee for this service so no one will turn around and try to hit you up for money.
I have a Yahoo email account and the details of the announcements don't appear. What can I do?
The issue is likely tied to updating to the most recent version of Yahoo mail. The fix is for people to change the computer screen resolution to 800x600 and restart Yahoo mail. They will then get the option in the lower right corner to go back to the previous version of Yahoo mail (classic). (courtesy of Rob Howell)
What can I do to help financially?
If you are inspired to make a monetary gesture out of a sense of gratitude for this service consider either of the two very worthy organizations listed below. We personally know the folks involved in running both and are confident they serve Special Operations soldiers and families extremely well. Both are non-profit, 501(c)3 entities so all donations are tax deductible.