Federal Job Finder

For federal job hunters the Office of Personnel Management, the government's human resources department, is the first stop. It promises that finding a federal job takes three easy steps. Of course, once you pick a position, "How to Apply" has 20 sets of instructions.

Current Openings

  • Office of Personnel Management -- Find job announcements by category, such as senior executive or entry level.

  • FedWorld -- Search this federal job database for close to 1,500 job announcements. It is updated at 9:30 a.m. EST, Tuesday through Saturday.

  • FinanceNet -- A hub for government job openings in finance, accounting and budgeting. It includes a management training calendar and listings of online courses.

  • Military Jobs -- Search for jobs and career information with the military, or learn how to join one of the four military branches.

  • The Corporation for National Service -- A good starting point for service-oriented jobs. Programs include AmeriCorps, Learn & Serve America, and Senior Corps.

    Other Resources

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics -- If you want statistics about jobs, you're in the right place. It's all here: employment projections, a list of articles on earnings and benefits, and the results of an occupational compensation survey.

  • Federal Pay Schedules -- The Office of Personnel Management lists salaries by geographical areas. Select a city or locality to see a table of federal salaries there, organized by step and grade.

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