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On this page: Directory of Government Job Search Resources: links to hundreds of U.S. Federal Government Departments and Agency recruiting pages.

Directory of U.S. Federal Government Job Search Resources

In addition to, the largest job board of U.S. Federal Government jobs, many Federal agencies and departments maintain their own recruiting pages.  You may be referred to to complete the application process, and you may not - each agency and department has their own process.

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U.S. Federal Government Employment Portals

These resources cover the greatest number of opportunities, across the entire U.S. Federal Government job market.

Employment Links for these U.S. Federal Government Agencies & Departments

If you are a veteran on of the military services in the U.S. Department of Defense, you may be entitled to preference in federal employment opportunities.  This includes the the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S.Marine Corps (Semper Fi!), and the U.S. Navy.  Visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Preference Advisor for details.

Some of these sites may send you to to see the job postings, but most do not.


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Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Since 1998, Susan has been editor and publisher of Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Google+.