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USAJOBS
http://www.usajobs.gov
The major site for federal government job vacancy announcements maintained by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. Includes information about application procedures including downloadable versions of the OF-612 application form http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp (Scroll down)

All About KSAs
http://www.ars.usda.gov/careers/whatksa.html
http://www.makingthedifference.org/federaljobs/ksawriting.shtml
Guides for how to write the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities part of an application for federal employment. You must learn how to prepare this part of your application or your chances of getting an interview are severely diminished.

Federal Style Resume
What to include:http://www.fbijobs.gov/031.asp#3
http://www.nps.gov/training/tel/Guides/Federal_Resume_pg_20060407.pdf
For above site, general information starts on page 22. Samples are on pages 7-13, 15.

How to Get a Job in the Federal Government
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/employ/govtjob/fedjob.htm

Federal Opportunities for People with Disabilities
http://vimeo.com/41518783
A video created by the Partnership for Public Service.
Password: calltoservewebinar
In addition, the Department of Defense has a Live Chat at http://www.godefense.com and a Call Center where individuals can speak with Human Resources Specialists at 1.888.363.4872.


ABCs of Federal Schedule A for Candidates with Disabilities

http://www.careers.umd.edu/
ABCs_of_Federal_Schedule_A_for_Candidates_with_Disabilities.pdf

Also: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/I_am_disabled._Who_can_I_contact_for_assistance%3F
Directory of Selective Placement Program Coordinators: http://apps.opm.gov/sppc_directory/
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Individuals_with_Disabilities

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government-2011 Edition
http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings
The Partnership for Public Service surveyed 266,000 federal employees to determine the level of satisfaction with individual agencies.

Red, White, and Blue Careers: Finding a Great Job in the Federal Government
http://www.calltoserve.org
The Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan organization dedicated to revitalizing the federal civil service, has established this Web site to promote federal employment. Download the booklet.

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Federal Salaries
http://www.opm.gov/oca/payrates/index.asp
Charts for the basic salary progression including special rates for certain localities and occupations.

Federal Agencies Directory
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/
Identify possible agencies and find the employment, job, or career section on their Web sites.

University of Maryland's Federal Semester Program
http://www.federalsemester.umd.edu
Open to students from all majors, this year-long program combines a fall academic seminar with a spring internship. Supplementary courses, field trips and other out-of-class events help students deepen their understanding of the federal government and the policymaking process.

Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers
Pathways is the federal government's new program to help students and recent graduates obtain internships, employment upon graduation, and Federal Management Fellowships.
FAQs: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pathways_FAQs
Additional Information: https://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads
Fact Sheet: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/interns

Job Information for Students
https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
The federal government's gateway for information about part-time, summer, and internship positions in the federal government.

Making the Difference
http://gogovernment.org/
Resources especially for students from the Partnership for Public Service.
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Federal Job Titles-Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families
http://www.opm.gov/fedclass/gshbkocc.pdf
It's a lot easier to find a federal job if you have some possible position titles in mind. Part I (pages 1-102) lists the "series" or occupational group for professional positions. Some examples are interior design (GS-1008), paralegal (GS-0950), entomology (GS-0414), electrical engineering (GS-0850), training instruction (GS-1712). Use the outline (p. 13) or the alphabetical index (p. 97) to find more.

Federal Laboratories
http://www.federallabs.org/labs
Locate a federal government lab by type or location.

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Getting a Security Clearance
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A52768-2003Feb10?language=printer


ClearanceJobs.com
http://www.clearancejobs.com/

Careers in IntelligenceAssociation of Foreign Intelligence Officers
http://www.afio.com

Intelligence Careers
http://www.intelligence.gov/index.html
Sponsored by the U.S. government.

Federal Jobs Digest
http://www.jobsfed.com
Online listings of federal jobs from the newspaper of the same name.

FedWorld
http://fedworld.ntis.gov/
Designed to be the most comprehensive source of information about government agencies and federal employment opportunities.

Federal Telephone Directories
http://www.info.gov/phone.htm
Identify federal employees for networking opportunities, agency sub-units, and phone numbers.

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RC Jobs-Your Capital Job Source
http://www.rcjobs.com
A job site sponsored by Roll Call, a private newspaper about Congressional activities and public policy.  Not a lot of job postings but still valuable for finding lobbying, research, and policy jobs in associations, advocacy groups, and perhaps on the Hill.

U. S. House of Representatives
http://cao.house.gov/careers
Largely administrative and technical jobs. For jobs with representatives or committees, contact each one individually.

House Democrats Resume Bank
http://www.democraticwhip.gov/resumes


House GOP Job Bank
http://carter.house.gov/gop-job-bank

HillZoo
http://www.hillzoo.com
Jobs on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Department of State Careers
Home page for State Department careers site.
http://www.careers.state.gov/
Foreign Service Officer
http://careers.state.gov/officer/
Foreign Service Officer Test Study Guide
http://fsotstudyguide.com/

Presidential Management Fellows Program Early Deadline
https://www.pmf.opm.gov
This is a 2-year leadership training program of the U.S. government designed to attract outstanding graduate students (master's and doctoral level) about to graduate from ANY ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE to leadership and management positions in most federal agencies.  It is a great way to advance quickly to a high-ranking permanent position in the federal government. 

U. S. Government Manual
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html
Brief overviews of the major federal executive departments and independent agencies.

Service Opportunities Supported with Federal Funds
Peace Corps: http://www.peacecorps.gov
Americorps: http://www.americorps.gov
City Year: http://www.cityyear.org Early Deadline
Serve in a school as tutor, mentor, role mode,l and leader of after-school programs in one of 20 U.S. locations.
Teach for America: http://www.teachforamerica.org  -  Independent, but receives some federal funding.

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U. S. Army Civilian Personnel Online  
http://www.cpol.army.mil

Major Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
Air Force Office of Special Investigations
http://www.osi.andrews.af.mil
Defense Intelligence Agency
http://www.dia.mil
Drug Enforcement Administration 
http://www.usdoj.gov/dea

Federal Bureau of Investigation
https://www.fbijobs.gov
Postal Inspection Service
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/employment/positions.aspx
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
http://www.pfpa.mil
Secret Service 
http://www.secretservice.gov

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Internship
http://www.fletc.gov/student-information/college-intern-program

Local Military Recruitment Offices
Air Force:http://www.airforce.com/contact-us/recruiter-locator/
Army: http://www.goarmy.com/locate-a-recruiter.html
Coast Guard: http://www.gocoastguard.com/get-the-answers/find-a-recruiter
Marines: Washington DC and Maryland Officer Selection Office -- http://www.dcmarineofficer.com/
Navy: http://www.navy.com/locator.html

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