Career-Related Web Links
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
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:
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
Federal Opportunities for People with Disabilities
A video created by the Partnership for Public Service.
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
Directory of Selective Placement Program Coordinators:
Best Places to Work in the Federal Government-2011 Edition
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
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.
Charts for the basic salary progression including special rates for certain localities and occupations.
Federal Agencies Directory
Identify possible agencies and find the employment, job, or career section on their Web sites.
University of Maryland's Federal Semester Program
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.
Job Information for Students
The federal government's gateway for information about part-time, summer, and internship positions in the federal government.
Making the Difference
Resources especially for students from the Partnership for Public Service.
Federal Job Titles-Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families
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.
Locate a federal government lab by type or location.
Getting a Security Clearance
Careers in Intelligence—Association of Foreign Intelligence Officers
Sponsored by the U.S. government.
Federal Jobs Digest
Online listings of federal jobs from the newspaper of the same name.
Designed to be the most comprehensive source of information about government agencies and federal employment opportunities.
Federal Telephone Directories
Identify federal employees for networking opportunities, agency sub-units, and phone numbers.
RC Jobs-Your Capital Job Source
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
Largely administrative and technical jobs. For jobs with representatives or committees, contact each one individually.
House Democrats Resume Bank
House GOP Job Bank
Jobs on Capitol Hill.
U.S. Department of State Careers
Home page for State Department careers site.
Foreign Service Officer
Foreign Service Officer Test Study Guide
Presidential Management Fellows Program Early Deadline
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
Brief overviews of the major federal executive departments and independent agencies.
Service Opportunities Supported with Federal Funds
Serve in a school as tutor, mentor, role mode,l and leader of after-school programs in one of 20 U.S. locations.
- Independent, but receives some federal funding.
U. S. Army Civilian Personnel Online
Major Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
Defense Intelligence Agency
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Internship
Local Military Recruitment Offices
Marines: Washington DC and Maryland Officer Selection Office --