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Below are links to Federal government jobs with U.S. governmental agencies and USA Jobs, the official, central, government job bank operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Information about Federal pay is included.

When applying for Federal government jobs, it's important to follow Uncle Sam's instructions to the letter. He's a stickler for details!

If the complex Federal application process confuses or frustrates you, you're not alone. Still, don't let that make you fall victim to Federal government job scams, which are among the most common.

To avoid the scams, never pay a fee for an expressed or implied "secret inside track" to Federal jobs, no matter how "governmentally official" the selling company's name sounds. Scams create bogus company names that imply they are official government agencies or affiliated with same.

Regardless, there is no such secret! Additionally, genuine Federal government agencies never charge for job listings, employment information or application forms.

To increase your chances of landing a Federal government job, it might be a good idea to hire a professional resume writing service to help you meet the strict, documental requirements for Federal government jobs. See Professional Resume Writing Services for more.

Did you know? Qualified ex-military members are entitled to veterans' preference in hiring and retention for Federal government jobs.

Aspire Group
A technology staffing firm that places employees, contractors and consultants in defense-industry jobs across the U.S. Jobs are with government agencies or private-sector companies. Security clearance might be required.

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Best Places to Work in Federal Government
Annually rates job satisfaction among U.S. government employees at dozens of Federal employers. Rating criteria include leadership effectiveness, skills to mission match and work-life balance. (See Best Companies for more like this.)

Border Patrol
Federal government jobs with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), known better as the Border Patrol, the mobile, uniformed, law-enforcement branch of the Department of Homeland Security.

Capitol Police
Protects life and property, prevents, detects and investigates criminal acts, and enforces traffic regulations, all throughout a large complex of congressional buildings, parks, and thoroughfares in the nation's capitol.

Careers in Government
This privately-owned job bank lists Federal, state, county, city, municipal, local and Civil Service government jobs. Requires registration to use the resume databank, automated search agents and online applications, but it's free. Job searching alone doesn't require registration.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Info about Federal government jobs with the leading Federal agency for disease prevention and control in the U.S. and overseas.

Central Intelligence Agency
Browse high-tech, science, engineering, clandestine, analytical, medical, psychiatric, professional and many other Federal government jobs with the CIA. The CIA also offers Undergraduate Student Trainee (Co-Op), Internship, and Graduate Studies Programs.

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service under the Department of Justice, it's now under the Department of Homeland Security. Its primary responsibility is to oversee lawful immigration to the United States. Jobs are through USAJobs (listed below).

Customs Service
Enforces laws related to drug smuggling, money laundering, child pornography, illegal arms trade, cyber-crimes, and homeland security. Formerly with the Department of the Treasury, it's now with the Department of Homeland Security.

Department of Agriculture
The USDA protects livestock and crops from disease, offers assistance to ranchers and farmers, leads Federal anti-hunger programs, protects millions of acres of national forests and rangelands, and much more. Includes information on internships and the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program. USDA Federal jobs are offered through USAJobs (listed below).

Department of Commerce
Info and links for government job and contracting opportunities with the DOC. It's the mother of several offspring to which it provides links, such as the Bureau of Industry and Security, Bureau of the Census, Minority Business Development Agency, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.

Department of Defense
Click the link above to learn about the DOD, which is in charge of military organizations and responsible for national security. Jobs are through USAJobs.

Department of Energy
Offers a variety of Federal jobs, internships and disability employment programs, in the sciences, social sciences, research, engineering, information technology, human resources, mathematics, education, investigation and more.

Department of Health and Human Services
Work for the U.S. government agency that protects the health of all Americans. Comprised of 27 separate components, several of which report to the Department of Homeland Security. Includes info on jobs, and paid and volunteer student internships.

Department of Homeland Security
Officially established as a Federal government agency when President Bush signed the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Its mission is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur. As you might expect, it employs for homeland security jobs (including technical jobs). This page explains. (See also Homeland Security Jobs here at

Department of the Interior
Career information for all DOI bureaus, such as Fish and Wildlife, Land Management, National Park Service (includes Park Police), Geological Survey, Minerals Management and Indian Affairs. Includes info on intern programs.

Department of Justice
Federal jobs with the DOJ, plus links to Civil Service and student employment opportunities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Marshal Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Department of Labor
Government jobs and student programs with the agency responsible for enforcing several labor and employment laws at the Federal level. Includes a wealth of resources about labor and employment laws, the unemployment situation, economic conditions, and more. Has many divisions, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Standards Administration, Employment & Training Administration, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, and Veterans' Employment and Training Service. You can link to all from the DOL's Web site.

Department of State
Info for becoming a foreign service officer, foreign service specialist, diplomat in residence, civil service officer, etc. Includes law enforcement and homeland security jobs. Provides internships and other student programs.

Department of Transportation
Government job, education and training information for the DOT, plus the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Maritime Administration (MARAD), and other government agencies associated with DOT. The FHWA site includes links to state DOT Web sites.

Department of the Treasury
Has many offices and bureaus in its charge, such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), U.S. Mint. (The Customs Service and Secret Service are now part of the Department of Homeland Security.) You can link to all of them and their employment opportunities from here.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Includes jobs with the VA, plus information about vocational rehabilitation, education benefits and employment services for U.S. veterans. See also Veterans' Preference Advisor below.

Environmental Protection Agency
About the EPA and its Federal government jobs, contract opportunities, internships, fellowships and student employment.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Learn about FBI special agent and support careers, and internship programs. Part of the Department of Justice. The functions of its National Domestic Preparedness Office and National Infrastructure Protection Center were transferred to the Homeland Security Department. But you can bet that the FBI is still heavily involved in homeland security.

Federal Communications Commission
The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable, and offers great opportunities for techies. This page includes FCC government job announcements, contracting opportunities and other employment-related information.

Federal Emergency Management Administration
Federal government jobs in disaster preparation, response and recovery. Recovering from the September 11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil is a prime example of the work FEMA does.

Federal Jobs Digest
Lists communications, computing, engineering and other government jobs. Includes a do-it-yourself Federal resume builder and advice for writing same. Not affiliated with the government.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Provides interagency training of Federal law enforcement personnel. Trains the majority of all Federal officers and agents for over 70 Federal agencies, and provides training to state, local and international police in selected advanced programs.

Federal Pay and Leave
All about the Federal Wage System. Includes salary and wage tables, locality pay adjustments, pay by work schedule (holidays, weekends, travel, etc.), leave policies, and more. Provided by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Federal Protective Service
A law enforcement and security organization that provides a safe environment in which Federal agencies can conduct business. Reduces threats posed against Federal facilities ranging from terrorism to workplace violence. Its functions are now part of Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service), which is under the Department of Homeland Security. (See also Homeland Security Jobs.)

Federal Trade Commission
Intern, work or volunteer for the FTC, America's consumer-protection "cops" of sorts. Offers Federal government job opportunities mostly for attorneys, economists and their supporting staff, including entry-level.

The government's official Web portal for locating just about everything "government." Includes Federal, state, local and tribunal government resources.

Food and Drug Administration
The FDA has computer, science, medical, administrative and other Federal job opportunities, offered through USAJobs (listed below).

General Services Administration
Among other things, the GSA supplies the government with just about all its core needs for conducting business, including buildings, office furniture and equipment, computer networks, and vehicles.

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This popular, U.S. job bank with a primo domain name offers many types of direct, entry-level and consulting jobs in most industries, including government. Search for government jobs, post multiple resumes confidentially, receive job notification by email, and access career resources for job seekers.

Guide to Getting a Government Job
Tips to help you navigate the government job application process, courtesy of Exchange Net. Just helpful info, not a government Web site.

Intelligence Community Employment
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) provides this informational page about careers with U.S. government intelligence agencies.

Jobs in Federal Government Laboratories
A list of links to the employment pages of major science labs and research centers, working with or owned by the U.S. government. Also includes links to U.S. and Canadian state, province and city government job resources in general. Courtesy of Environmental Jobs and Careers, a privately-held job bank.

Library of Congress
The largest library in the world offers jobs, and volunteer, fellowship and internship programs.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Current job opportunities at NASA are listed at the link above. See also NASAPeople, the human resources and careers section of NASA's Web site.

National Counterintelligence Executive
Recruits counterintelligence and security professionals temporarily from the military and various government agencies, such as the FBI, CIA, DIA, NSA and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Employment info is nonexistent at this writing, but you can learn more about the agency and then search for its jobs through USAJobs (listed below).

National Homeland Security Knowledge Base
Loads of links to homeland security resources, including state and Federal agencies responsible for same. From Two Tigers Radiological, "a specialized supplier of the tools and devices used in the event of a nuclear or radiation emergency." Not a government Web site.

National Infrastructure Protection Center
America's "cyber-cops" investigate illegal acts involving computer and information technologies. Under the Homeland Security Act, this agency was rolled into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It collaborates with the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team, which is also part of the DHS.

National Park Service Careers
Information about Park Ranger, Design and Construction, Seasonal, Administrative, Park Police and other jobs with the NPS, a division of the Department of the Interior.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Read about current job openings, internship opportunities, and post-doctoral positions. This research facility is owned by the the U.S. Department of Energy, but operated by contractors. These are government-related, private-sector jobs, not Civil Service.

National Security Agency
The NSA offers Federal government jobs in intelligence, security, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, cryptanalysis, signal analysis and foreign languages. Also offers education-related employment and training programs for college and high school students.

Office of Personnel Management
As the "The Federal Government's Human Resources Agency," it's the central hiring authority for many Federal agencies. Jobs are listed by USAJobs, the central government job bank on the Web (listed below).

Peace Corps
Volunteer to work overseas for two years, helping those in need. Also hires for "regular" positions internationally and at its USA headquarters in Washington, DC. There are typically far more applicants than volunteer assignments.

Postal Service
Learn about Civil Service jobs and career development with the U.S. Postal Service.

Secret Service
A Federal law enforcement entity within the Homeland Security Department. The mission of the Secret Service includes protecting the President and Vice President and their immediate families, and visiting foreign heads of state.

Student Government Jobs
A joint project between the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Department of Education, just for high school and college students. Search for Federal employment, including apprenticeships, internships, co-op work-study programs, and temporary and summer opportunities. Also build an online resume you can print locally, research Federal agencies, and receive new opportunities by email.

Transportation Security Administration
The Federal government formed the TSA after the 9/11 terrorists attacks, to better protect America's transportation systems. Among other things, its employment section points to airport security jobs (transportation security screener positions) and other TSA jobs through USA Jobs, the U.S. Government's official job bank (listed below).

The U.S. Government's official, central site for local, city, state and Federal government jobs. (It lists many government jobs, but not all, as some agencies do their own hiring.) It's important to follow Uncle Sam's application instructions to the letter. If you find the government application process as confusing as many do, it's a good idea to read an authoritative book on the matter or hire a professional resume writing service to help you meet the strict, documental requirements. Avoid companies that promise to make it easier or guarantee you'll land a government job by paying a fee, as they're likely scams.

Veterans' Preference Advisor
If you're a veteran or disabled veteran of the U.S. military, use this simple, online advisor gizmo by the Department of Labor, to determine your eligibility for veterans' hiring preference in government jobs. When you apply for their jobs online or otherwise, government agencies will likely ask where you stand in the point system. Prepare in advance right here.

Washington Center for Internships
Arranges academic, college student internship programs in the private, government and nonprofit sectors for a semester, summer or quarter. Works with hundreds of colleges and universities to place interns. A nonprofit organization not affiliated with the U.S. government, except through internship arrangements.

White House Jobs
About employment and internships with the Executive Office of the President. Both are listed by USAJobs.

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