Federal jobs comprise approximately 2 percent of this country’s total workforce and Uncle Sam is this country’s largest employer by far. If you are out-of-work or looking for a higher paying, benefit loaded, and secure job consider applying for federal job vacancies in your area. The average salary exceeds $83,000 and when you add pay plus benefits that figure increases to over $125,000 a year compared to less than half that in the private sector.
Federal Job Listings
Federal job vacancies are available in all major metropolitan areas and in many rural locations as well. I started my competitive federal civil service career with the Federal Aviation Administration working at a small airport in central Pennsylvania. You will find federal job listings by occupation and by agency plus OPM offers extensive job search and guidance on their USAJobs site.
Federal Job Announcements and Occupations
You will find federal jobs in almost all occupations, from direct sales to nuclear scientists and everything in between. There are over 900 occupational titles to consider and what most federal job seekers don’t realize is that a published qualification standard is available for all occupations that outlines specific skills, knowledge, experience, and education required for the position. The qualification standards along with the federal job announcement provide considerable information for the applicant and they should be read thoroughly prior to applying for any job.
Careers and Job Exploration
To locate federal job vacancies and to explore opportunities at agencies in your area visit their web sites:
How to Apply For a Federal Job
Step-by-step guidance on how to apply for government jobs
Do I Have to Take a Civil Service Exam?
Discover if a civil service exam is required for your occupation
About The Author
Dennis V. Damp is a retired federal manager, business owner, career counselor and veteran. Damp’s The Book of U.S. Government Jobs was awarded “Best Career” title by the Benjamin Franklin Awards Committee. Damp is the author of 28 books, a recognized employment expert, and a retired federal manager with 35 years of service. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and held numerous supervisory and management positions and was responsible for recruiting, rating and interviewing applicants, outreach and hiring. His last government position was technical operations manager at the Pittsburgh International Airport’s air traffic control tower.