Job Resources at Major U.S. Government Agencies

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By 2012, the U.S. federal government -- the nation's largest employer -- is projected to hire nearly 193,000 new employees to fill "mission critical" government jobs in almost every occupational field.

The following are links to employment information web sites of several major, Cabinet-level U.S. Government agencies and their sub-agencies. 

State Department

Voted one of the top 5 places to launch a career by BusinessWeek magazine.

Treasury Department

As the Chief Financial Officer of the Federal Government, the Secretary of the Treasury manages a diverse team of over 100,000 employees. Treasury employees are dedicated to the preservation of the economy and curtailing illegal activities.

Department of Defense Civilian Careers

Civilian employees of the Department of Defense, working in a wide variety of fields, support the operations of all branches of the U.S. military.

Justice Department

Includes openings in the FBI, ATF, and other divisions of the Department of Justice.

Interior Department

If you want a career helping to manage the nation's natural resources to benefit the American people, this is the place. The Interior Department is the guardian of the nation's most precious natural and cultural resources and the steward of its trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Agriculture Department (USDA)

The USDA job search utilizes the USAJOBS job bank of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). You can look for jobs by location and USDA sub-agencies.

Commerce Department

Includes opportunities in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA).

Labor Department

The Labor Department administers a variety of federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers' rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.

Health and Human Services (HHS)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the government's principal agency for protecting the health and well-being of all Americans.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.

Transportation Department (DOT)

On the land, sea or air, DOT manages the nation's major transportation systems. Careers focus on safety, security, economic health, and environmental stewardship.

Energy Department

This is the Department of Energy's automated recruitment system that allows applicants to apply for jobs online.

Education Department

EdHIRES is the Department of Education's Hiring Information and Recruiting Enhancement System. Prospective applicants will now have the capability to prepare and submit applications via the internet.

Veterans Affairs (VA)

A career serving our nation's veterans is hard to beat. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

Homeland Security (DHS)

The Department of Homeland Security's overriding and urgent mission is to lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Based on responses from more than 212,000 Federal employees last year, NASA's workforce continues to score well and moved up to 3rd best place to work among large federal agencies.

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Unlock secrets in the deep oceans, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation's waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine resources.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

From cyber villains to corrupt government officials…from mobsters to violent gangs…from child predators to serial killers, the job of the FBI is to help protect us, and out communities, and businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Career paths include Clandestine Service Officers to be on the front line of human intelligence. Plus, individuals skilled in science, engineering, technology, analysis, foreign languages and administration for positions in the United States and overseas.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

If you think accounting is all they do at the IRS, guess again. Actually, you can work for the IRS a variety of ways and even enjoy a flexible work schedule.