How Do You Find Government Job Openings?


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Job seekers can search out federal government job openings at USAJobs, as well as city and state government job openings on city or state websites, such as openings on the official website for Hartford, Connecticut. Job seekers usually need to create a website account in order to apply.

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How Do You Find Government Job Openings?
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USAJobs has a basic search engine that allows job seekers to search by keyword and location, as well as an advanced search engine where users can further refine their results by salary or pay grade, occupational series or job category, department and agency, type of work or work schedule and posting options.

The website divides search results into two categories. Those who are regular U.S. citizens may only view certain jobs available to the general public. Those who are current or former Federal civilian employees holding a non-temporary appointment, those with non-competitive appointment eligibility and veterans who fall under certain categories may be able to view listings under the federal employees category.

Certain government job websites, such as that for the city of Hartford, may require applicants to mail an application to a designated human resources building. Hartford has an application available for download on its website, as well as additional applicant material, such as the Veterans Preference Form.

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