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Jobs in Government

Resources for finding and getting jobs in government. Links to hundreds of federal, state and local job vacancy and information web sites. Also, resources for federal employees.

U.S. Government Job Finder - Openings by Job Category
Simply click on your area of interest or expertise, for a complete list of all job openings in that category. When the list appears, clicking on any job title will get you complete, detailed information on that job, including instructions on how to apply.

All Federal Employees to Rate their Job Satisfaction
The annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey asks government employees how happy they are with their jobs and their agencies. For the first time, the survey will be sent to all 1.8 million government employees in 2012. The results will be used to produce the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government report.

Bills Would Give Federal Workers a 3.3% Raise
Twin bills now before Congress would give federal workers a 3.3 percent raise.

Best and Worst Government Jobs
Find out where the best government jobs were in 2010. Discover what the worst government jobs were in 2010. See where employee satisfaction is improving and worsening in federal government agencies. Find out how employee satisfaction in the public sector compares to that of the private sector.

Why Government Employees Are Unhappy
Why the job satisfaction on federal government workers just keep going down.

Find Postal Service Jobs Without Being Scammed
Read this guide to learn how to find Postal Service jobs for free. Discover why the government is warning job seekers about Postal Service job scams. Learn how to detect scams and find Postal Service jobs without hassle.

Online Career Advice from 'MyNextMove' Web Site
Need some career advice? The Department of Labor’s ‘My Next Move’ web site is an online career advice tool for all categories of jobseekers.

Government Employee Benefits
Federal government employees enjoy a wide range of family-friendly benefits that go far beyond insurance and retirement. Here is an extensive list of government job benefits.

Veterans' Preference in U.S. Government Job Hiring
Since the time of the Civil War, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to U.S. government jobs. Recognizing their sacrifice, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking Federal employment from being penalized for their time in military service.

Applying for U.S. Government Jobs
The federal government is the largest single employer in the united States, with almost 2 million civilian workers. About 1.6 million are full-time permanent employees. contrary to popular belief, five of six federal employees work outside the Washington, D.C. area, in locations across the U.S. and even abroad. When you apply for a job in federal government, there are some specific instructions you need to follow in order to give your application best chance of winning an interview.

Job Resources at Major U.S. Government Agencies
Handy links to employment information Web pages at several major U.S. Government agencies and their sub-agencies.

OPM Director Touts Careers in Public Service
The U.S. Federal Government is quietly but quickly becoming the employer of choice for American's just entering the workforce, according to Office of Personnel Management Director Kay Coles James.

Annual Salaries of Top US Government Officials
Current annual salaries of top elected and appointed US government officials, along with the annual salaries for these officials in 2000 or 2001.

How to Work for the CIA
It seems everybody wants to work at the CIA, these days. From spies to textile workers, the Agency has openings, but do have the right stuff for them? Learn about jobs and working at the CIA right here.

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