Enjoy work/life balance through flexible schedules and generous vacation
Opportunity to transfer to other agencies and expand your horizons
Training and professional development
Tips for the Federal Job Search
Make sure that you have and identify all of the candidate qualifications in your application
Be prepared for assessments that evaluate your past experience
80% of agencies are required to post their positions to USAJOBS.gov, the rest will post to their agency website or hire internally
Pathways – For Students and Recent Graduates
The Pathways Programs are designed to help agencies provide students and recent graduates
with clear paths to internships and full-time employment, as well as meaningful training,
mentoring and career-development opportunities.
Internships: For currently enrolled part-time or full-time students; many agencies participate
and many positions are paid.
Recent Graduate Program: Full-time, yearlong programs for individuals with an undergraduate or graduate degree
from a qualifying educational institution; participants receive training and professional
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF): The federal government’s premier leadership program for individuals with qualifying
advanced degrees; participants receive training and professional development and have
at least one rotational or developmental assignment.
Pathways Program opportunities can be found at USAJOBS.gov.
Job Search Sites
USAJOBS.gov – Federal recruiters recommend the expanded search feature to narrow down results
USA.gov – The U.S. Government’s official web portal