Federal Government - Employment Opportunities

Introduction to Federal Work

Best Places to Work, www.bestplacestowork.org
Based on data from 263,000 civil servants, the Partnership has compiled its Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings of 290 federal agencies, offices and subcomponents. One of the best features of this site is that users can compare up to three agencies at once and create customized profiles based on the criteria in which they are most interested. By searching on this site, students can determine whether or not an agency would be a good fit for them.

Office of Personnel Management, www.opm.gov
Visit the homepage of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to learn more about security clearances, veterans' preference, student loan repayment assistance and more, as well as stay up-to-date on the latest hiring trends and reforms.

USAJOBS.gov, www.USAJOBS.gov
This is the government's official jobs website, and it has tens of thousands of positions posted on it at any given time. Students can generate a username and password on this site, which will allow them to create up to five federal résumés, as well as save their job searches and have relevant positions emailed to them automatically.

Career Opportunities with the Federal Government 
Students and New Graduates 
Applying for Federal Positions 
Federal Agencies in Ohio 
IRS Careers 


Opportunities with the Federal Government

Find Local Recruiting Events


Students and New Graduates

Internships: Use studentjobs.gov, usajobs.gov or go directly to the agency website. See the complete list of Federal Agencies with a presence in Ohio below.

Internships are paid experiences for students enrolled in college. Agencies may convert eligible participants to full-time employment. If you are seeking an unpaid internship for class credit, contact the agency on an individual basis.

Recent Graduate Program: Use studentjobs.gov, usajobs.gov or go directly to the agency website. See the complete list of Federal Agencies with a presence in Ohio below.

Candidates should apply for this program within 2 years of receiving their degree. Veterans can apply within 6 years of receiving their degree if they have been actively serving in the military.

Presidential Management Fellows Program: Use www.pmf.gov.

This program is for graduate students within 2 years of graduation.


Applying for Federal Positions

How to find and apply for Federal positions.

How do I use USAJOBS.gov?

How do I save searches on USAJOBS.gov?

A Guide to Writing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Security Clearances


Federal Agencies in Ohio: Federal agencies are not required to post their positions on usajobs.gov. If there is an agency you would like to work for, it is recommended that you register on their agency jobsite directly. If there is a specific federal opportunity you are seeking and you do not see them listed below, keep in mind that organizations such as the FBI or CIA report within a larger agency. For example, the FBI is part of the US Department of Justice. If in doubt, google the opportunity to learn their umbrella agency.

The agencies listed below are those with 25 or more employees in the State of Ohio.

Department of the Air Force

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of Energy

Department of Education

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of the Interior

Department of the Navy

Department of the Treasury

Department of Veterans Affairs

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Trade Commission

General Services Administration

National Labor Relations Board

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of Personnel Management

Small Business Administration

Social Security Administration


IRS Careers

Working for the IRS

Why the IRS?


For Veterans

Vet Jobs

Operation Hero for Hire

Hire Vets First

Clearance Jobs

Transition Assistance Online

Civilian Personnel Online

Vet Central

USA Chamber of Commerce Veteran Job Resources

Hertz for Heroes

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