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Brooke Bohnet, Associate Manager for education and outreach with the Partnership for Public Service (PPS), offers the following tips for landing a job with the federal government:
Jobs with the federal government are attractive because of competitive salaries, a solid benefit package, meaningful and challenging work, and opportunities for advancement and professional development. (For more details, go to www.makingthedifference.org and click on "Why Public Service.")
With nearly one-third of all federal employees (nearly 1.9 million employees) eligible to retire in the next four years and new federal jobs being created as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal government is currently planning to increase hiring.
Locations: These positions are available across the country. More than 84 percent are located someplace other than Washington, D.C.!
Career Fields: Federal jobs exist in almost all backgrounds and interests, from architects to zoologists and everything in between.
The Partnership for Public Service's (PPS) web site offers a variety of information on federal job and internship opportunities, as well as resources to help you find government jobs that fit your needs/interests, and tools to help you navigate the federal application process.
Visit the web sites of individual federal agencies to learn more about specific agencies where you might be interested in applying.
To find job openings, visit the federal government job web site—www.usajobs.gov