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Federal Job Search Resources

Career information, job links, and more!  


  • Call to Serve

         Click here for a helpful YouTube video about Federal Government Employment


  • 11 Steps to Successfully Apply for a Federal Job
    Step by step outline written by Kathryn Troutman, contains the "secrets of a professional résumé writer who specializes in Federal Résumés."

  • Administration on Aging (AOA)
    Our mission is to promote the dignity and independence of older people, and to help society prepare for an aging population.

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is the principal in-house research agency of USDA, working to provide the scientific knowledge and technologies needed to ensure the viability of American agriculture.  Today ARS has a workforce of about 8,000 employees including over 2,000 research scientists educated in a wide range of scientific disciplines.  ARS has about 1,200 research projects ongoing at over 100 locations across the United States and at 4 overseas laboratories.  Employment opportunities are numerous and challenging!

  • America's Career InfoNet
    The US Department of Labor's America's Career InfoNet is a component of CareerOneStop, an extensive federal- and state-sponsored career site portal providing access to job banks, employment service providers, and career education.

  • America's Employers
    Easy to use and links to thousands of job opportunities in diverse fields. Highly recommended.

  • America's Job Bank
    This site is brought to you by the US Department of Labor. You may apply for jobs online. They boast that they contain information on approximately 250,000 jobs. 5% of jobs are in government, the rest are in the private sector. The site is updated weekly.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • Civil Service Recruitment Website
    Click on 'Civil Service Opportunities' to learn more about Civil Service careers at the U.S. Department of State.

  • Department of Agriculture
    We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    The Department of Homeland Security is committed to hiring the best and the brightest for this historic new Department.

  • Department of the Interior
    In order to protect and provide access to our Nation's natural and cultural heritage and honor our trust responsibilities to tribes, we will create a work environment in which a diverse workforce is valued, motivated, developed and rewarded for excellent customer-focused performance.

  • Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    The IRS' mission is to provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

  • FEDweek

FEDweek is a publication that covers trends and new programs in the Federal Government. To have each edition emailed to you, send a blank email to

  • Federal Government Public Affairs Website

This site provides links to various government agencies that work in Public Affairs.

  • Health Resources & Services Administration
    HRSA works to improve and extend life for people living with HIV/AIDS, provide primary health care to medically underserved people, serve women and children through state programs, and train a health workforce that is both diverse and motivated to work in underserved communities.

  • Food and Drug Administration

  • Health Resources & Services Administration

  • Indian Health Service

  • National Association of Schools in Public Affairs & Administration (NASPAA)
    NASPAA serves as a national and international resource for the promotion of excellence in education and training for public service.

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    NOAA's mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

  • Partnership for Public Service
    Discover some of the possibilities for internships and employment within the government. Explore a number of resources outlining the nature of public service careers and the benefits they provide.

  • Social Security Administration
    If you want a position with professional and personal growth potential, join the team at Social Security!

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
    SAMHSA's mission is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness.

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Our mission is to protect the health and give a special helping hand to those who need assistance. We provide support and protection to older Americans, the Nation's infants and children, and aid to people with disabilities. In times of crisis, HHS services can save lives and rescue families.

  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
    HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.

  • U.S. Department of State
    Looking for an international job? The U.S. Dept. of State offers career information on the foreign service, civil service, and student employment programs. Specific links include the Presidential Management Intern Program, internships and cooperative education programs, fellowship information, the Diplomats in Residence program, and other programs.

  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
    Come on board with us and take a journey that will challenge your mind and develop your career. The quality of our lives, the shape of our communities and the productivity of our nation's economy depend on our transportation systems. We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each employee brings.

  • U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)
    The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.

  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
    NRC's primary mission is to protect the public health and safety, and the environment from the effects of radiation from nuclear reactors, materials, and waste facilities. We also regulate these nuclear materials and facilities to promote the common defense and security.

  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
    The SEC is looking for the best and brighte st to help strengthen their team in order to better serve as the investor's advocate.

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

By choosing "employment" from USAID's homepage, you will access listings of the various types of employment opportunities available through USAID.

  • United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
    It is OPM's job to build a high quality and diverse Federal workforce, based on merit system principles, that America needs to guarantee freedom, promote prosperity and ensure the security of this great Nation.

  • United States Secret Service
    The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations.







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