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The Federal Job Search

Working for the federal government can be an incredibly fulfilling career.

You have the chance to create solutions to the problems the country faces and you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Americans. And while you are on the frontier of change you will have access to benefits that provide competitive salaries, comprehensive health care, top notch training, and student loan repayment.  So if you have decided that you would like to serve your country and its people by working for the federal government the next step is to find the job that will meet your personal goals and interests.

The following information is to help you navigate the federal job search process:

Federal Job Options & Benefits

Searching for Federal Jobs

For Internships

For Full-Time Jobs

The Application Process

When applying for a federal position be sure to read the posting carefully and submit all the required materials. You will always be updated as to the status of your application and will be notified if you are accepted or denied.

General Schedule: Grade Level
*TIP: The General Schedule, the most common system among federal agencies, assigns every job a grade level from 1 to 15, according to the minimum level of education and experience its workers need.

 Salary Range
*TIP: A salary range will always be posted with federal job postings. There are steps within each salary grade that create the salary range. The amount you will receive within this range is dependent on your qualifications and experience.

Federal Resumes 
*TIP: Pay attention to keywords in federal job postings and use these in your resume