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Find a Federal Government Job

Learn how to find a job with the federal government.

Federal Government Employment

There are job openings in federal agencies across the country. If you’re interested in one, visit It’s the official job site for the federal government. There, you can:

How to Apply for a Federal Job Through USAJOBS

You must create a USAJOBS profile to apply.

  1. USAJOBS requires users to have a account. Sign up with

  2. Sign into USAJOBS, create your profile, and upload your resume.

  3. Search for jobs that interest you.

  4. Review the job announcements to see if you qualify.

  5. Prepare your application in USAJOBS.

  6. Submit your application through USAJOBS to the federal agency with the job opening.

Search for Jobs at a Specific Agency

Though most federal agencies post their jobs on USAJOBS, some post jobs on their websites. If you want to work for a specific agency, find its website through the A-Z Index of Government Agencies.

There is never an application fee or a testing fee to apply for a government or U.S. Postal Service job. 


If you've served in the military and want to find a federal job, check out It has information on:

  • Veterans' preference

  • Special hiring authorities

  • Other tips for vets and transitioning service members seeking federal civilian jobs

Federal Jobs for People with Disabilities

If you’re looking for a job and have a disability, you might consider working for the federal government.

Advantages of Government Jobs for People with Disabilities

The federal government:

You can also apply for jobs through the competitive hiring process.

Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs

You can search and apply online for most jobs at

Apply for a Job Through an Agency

Contact the agency’s Selective Program Placement Coordinator (SPPC) for help.

College Students and Recent Graduates with Disabilities

Find summer jobs, internships, and permanent positions through the Workforce Recruitment Program.

Veterans with Disabilities

Special hiring authorities let agencies appoint vets with service-connected disabilities to jobs.

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Last Updated: November 5, 2021