are government jobs?
Jobs exist at the
Federal, State, county, city and local government level. Local government jobs may
include utilities, schools and hospitals.
If you limit yourself to working in a
particular city or county, then the availability of a Federal, state or local government
job may also be limited.
are announced either through a bulletin or job announcement. The opportunities are
open either for a given period of time with a closing date, or are continuous. Continuous opportunities
may be closed by the agency at any time.
Job bulletins or announcements are posted
at government offices, sometimes published in newspapers, and sometimes posted on the
Internet. Identify government jobs
Call the government
agencies in the city that you're interested in. You can find these
agencies by looking in the telephone book. Ask for the personnel or
human resources office. Describe your experience and training and
ask for help in identifying potential job opportunities.
If you identify a job opportunity and
the agency is not taking applications, you may ask to be notified when
applications will be taken by filling out a request. A number
of agencies provide e-mail notification.
Visit the government
agencies in the locations that you're interested in. Follow the same
steps as you would in calling the agency.
There is no single database
that includes all Federal, State and local government job openings.
kinds of government jobs are available?
Government jobs are filled as either
open, promotional, or exempt. Open jobs are open to
non-civil service employees.
jobs are opportunities for only civil service employees of the agency announcing
the job. Promotional jobs may also be referred to as "promotive" or
Exempt positions are exempt
from civil service protection. These positions are usually for limited (jobs of a
limited duration), part-time positions or for executive positions where the job holder
serves at the discretion of a top executive, council, or board. Almost all
government jobs are filled by establishing a list of eligible candidates through an