An often overlooked part of the job market is employment at the federal, state, or local government levels. Job openings exist across these sectors of government in a surprisingly wide range of fields. These fields include accounting, architecture, broadcasting, corrections, dentistry, engineering, fire fighting, food preparation, foreign language specialties, human resources, inventory management, library sciences, marketing, nursing, plumbing, pharmacy, purchasing, scheduling, vehicle mechanics, writing and editing, and many more.
The following sites provide listings of government job positions:
- USAJOBS.gov-The federal government’s official source for federal government job listings. Also, provides an extensive help center with answers to many questions regarding federal employment.
- CareerOneStop-This site offers location finders for American Job Centers in communities around the U.S., as well, as links to state employment sites. Also, available is a section of resume and job interview advice.
- State and Local Government on the Net-This site offers a collection of links to state and local government employment sites. On the local level, links tend to be for larger cities.
- Local and county government websites-Often these sites have an employment or human resources section where jobs are listed. Also, call the human resources department to inquire about open positions and the application process.