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The Riley Guide: Sites with Job Listings

Government, Defense,
& Military Service in the United States


The resources listed here focus on U.S. government entities at the Federal, state, and local level and on the services of the U.S. Military and Coast Guard. Other governments are included in the International Resources under the appropriate country.

You may also be interested in our Jobs in Public Service & Administration This will include jobs in Congressional offices as well as lobbying firms and other organizations. We also have links to some individual Government agencies listed under the appropriate topic, such as Earth, Environmental, and Water Sciences (look for a link to NOAA).

Salary & Compensation Guides

Job Listings

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LegiStorm
...free access to the salary data for congressional staff -- the folks who run the offices and services for the US Senate and House of Representatives. Before you are encouraged or discouraged by what you see here, read the short article on About Congressional Salaries and remember, the biggest reason these folks are working on the Hill is to make a difference, not to make a mint doing it.
Information on Federal Pay and Leave, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Salaries and Wages
...The current Federal pay schedules, including the locality pay definitions are now available, along with the schedules from several previous years. If you are not a Federal employee, these can also be useful to those searching for work with employers who do a lot of contract work with the Federal government.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Veterans, need to double-check your pay rate due to a status change? Want to compare your current pay rate to past rates? Need to check on the taxable status of your Veterans Affairs (VA) Compensated Work Therapy? This the place to go. Civilian DOD employees will also find much of their need-to-know pay and benefits info here.

The General Salary Guides may have additional resources.

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Opportunities with the US Federal Government

Official US Government Job Banks | Other Sources for Federal Job Leads | More Sources for Your Federal Search

Official US Government Job Banks

USAJobs from OPM
...web page from the Office of Personnel Management with the official job listings for the Federal Government and the salary charts, resume info, etc. Very nice. Make this your first stop if you are looking for a job with the Federal Government. Almost everyone is required to post all open positions here, so it will save you a lot of time and effort. However, since many departments and agencies list openings on their own web sites, we have provided a short list of sources to help you locate and connect with these individual sites. USAJobs.gov offers several subsets for specific groups of job seekers.
Students & Recent Graduates, USAJobs.gov
Whether you are in high school, college, or graduate school, you could be eligible for a variety of special opportunities for students in the Federal government. Learn about co-ops, internships, summer employment, the Outstanding Scholars Program, volunteer opportunities, and plenty of temporary and permanent part-time and full-time jobs.
Feds Hire Vets
...intended to be "the preeminent source for Federal employment information for our Veterans, transitioning service members, their families, Federal HR professionals and hiring managers. Our goal is to provide consistent and accurate information and useful training and other resources in a way that will inform both the applicant and the hiring agency." This site is operated under OPM oversight.
Individuals with Disabilities
Information on what you need to know about applying for a job with the Federal government, including non-competitive special appointments, how people with disabilities are hired and retained, and the Computer / Electronic Accommodations Program.
Senior Executives
Information on and jobs in the Senior Executive Service.
Jobs @ Census
...jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau, not just in DC and not just fieldworkers for the 2010 Census. They are hiring and have numerous openings available. While the actual job announcements and application links will take you over to USAJobs, you can learn what it is like to work for this government agency and see the kinds of positions they are looking to fill, including jobs for students and postdocs.
Making the Difference
...a recruiting source targeted more to college students plus recent graduates. This site, operated jointly by the Partnership for Public Service and US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) includes information on working for the Federal government along with listings of internships and student opportunities along with "hot jobs". There's also great information on the best ways to use USAJobs.gov (and find some hidden jobs). Lots of career and employment info here to peruse.
Avue Central
Operated by Avue Technologies, Avue Central is a contracted recruiting resource used by the Federal government as a place to post jobs and just make other job posting more accessible. Not all Federal agencies and departments are required to post open positions in USAJobs.gov, so this is a terrific second source. It is extremely searchable, allowing you to target specific locations, add in your skills or a specific occcupation, and more. And they index the content of USAJobs.gov so you don't miss those announcements along with what is posted directly here. They have good info on the Federal hiring process, and completing a free registration (email address and password are all that is required) will allow you to save searches, track applications, and much more.

Other Sources for Federal Job Leads

These list Federal job openings, but they are published by private companies and organizations. You may find additional listings under General State Sources.
Federal Internships from the Washington DC JobSource
...links to the internship opportunities available in each agency or department including a list of links to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and internships offered in their offices.
federalgovernmentjobs.us
...free site which replicates the job listings posted by the Feds in their own sites, but this is a bit cleaner and less reliant on you knowing exactly what you are looking for. Search by title or by location. One note: the layout of the specific job listings includes a lot of white space, so scroll down the page to view the whole listing. All applications must go through the cited application source, not this site.
Federal Job Source Federal Openings Nationwide
...great listing of links to many Federal agencies, provided by the Internet Job Source
Federal Jobs Digest
...private resource for listings of Federal jobs. Nicely arranged by job group (science, administration, law enforcement.) Unfortunately you must register and submit your resume in order to search the jobs for free. No resume, then $10 for 30 days.
FedGuide.com, The Federal Personnel Guide
...published by the Key Communications Group, Inc., this site features information and good excerpts on all facets of employment and work in the Federal Government, including jobs with the USPS and the Civil Service Program.
GlobalCorps
"The GlobalCorps website is your gateway to Personal Services Contract (PSC) positions with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI). Here you will find lists and descriptions of open and past positions, guidance on applying for jobs, and information on each office's critical mission." You can review the jobs and submit applications, but since these are contract jobs with the U.S. Government they have special forms and instructions. Please be sure to review them and submit those that are necessary. Not all of these jobs are limited to US citizens or residents.
GovernmentExecutive.com
...this site features news and resources of interest to federal managers and executives and accompanies the print magazine. Their mission is to cover the business of the government. Under “The Workforce” are news and resources of interest to anyone considering a career in this sector.
Jobs.GovLoop.com
Created in 2008, GovLoop is a social media site for government workers -- Fed, state, local, even contractors and students/others interested in working for the government. Members have access to blogs, forums, and lots of other free stuff, but everyone can look at the Jobs under GovGigs. Notice that they source listings from USAJobs on a regular basis ("Top Federal Jobs"), but on the right side you'll see the "Jobs Added by GovLoopers" area. These are postings added by members of GovLoop and include many state/local listings as well as contract jobs, fellowships, and other opportunities that aren't in USAJobs for one reason or another.

More Sources for Your Federal Search

The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
...this annual survey is "the most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government". No, not everyone who works for the Feds is a happy camper, and this will help you identify the agencies and subcomponents with the most satisfied employees. Job Seekers will find a special section of the site designed to help you identify where the Federal jobs are and the locations of the Top 10 largest agencies. This is produced by the Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation. The Partnership for Public Service is "a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works."
United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book)
(scroll down the list)...used to identify Presidentially-appointed positions within the Federal Government, The Plum Book lists over 7,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment, nationwide. This government publication was begun by the Eisenhower Administration and has been published every 4 years since 1960. The 2008 edition is now available for purchase through the government's online bookstore or for free by downloading the entire text or just the parts that interest you from this site. If you opt to just download the sections you want, be sure to also download the LEGEND file for an explanation of what you are reading. The Feds love acronyms and abbreviations.
USA.gov
..."Your Guide to Government Services." Easy way to get to what you need from the Feds, including links to agencies, etc.
Joe Davidson's Federal Diary
This column appears Sunday through Friday in the Washington Post and is a great source of current information on the happenings that affect employees and employment with the Federal Government.
Mike Causey's Federal Report
Mike Causey wrote the "Federal Diary" column for the Washington Post for years before stepping out of that job and into something else. These columns spoke about issues important to federal employees. Now he's back on the Federal Beat now working for Federal News Radio, the first internet-only all-news radio station. Federal News Radio covers both the Federal Government and those who do business with the government concentrating on management, procurement, technology, security, policy and pay & benefits and in the Washington DC area can be heard at 1500 AM.
The Resume Place
Kathryn Kraemer Troutman, author of the Federal Resume Guidebook, gives you great information on creating your Federal or private sector resume. She also covers areas such as the application process, the KSA, and other unique areas involved in seeking work with the Feds. I just received a copy of Kathy's new book, Ten Steps to a Federal Job, 2nd edition. This edition includes case studies of people who worked with Kathy and landed that Federal job plus sample resumes, KSA statements (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) and questionnaire. I highly recommend it!
The United States Government Manual
... the most recent edition of who's who in our government. The manual covers agencies in all three branches of the government as well as "quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees." Agency descriptions include main officials, the agency's purpose and history, its activities, and a section entitled "Sources of Interest," which gives information such as employment, publications, and other activities of interest to the general public. Each section of the document is available in text or .pdf format.
You may also want to check our resources for Public Service / Public Affairs, including Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, as well as The Federal Judiciary System

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US Department of Defense & Military Service

Including the branches of the United States Armed Forces

Careers in National Defense
...operated by the Defense Applicant Assistance Office (DAAO), this site is designed to assist persons pursuing civilian positions with the US Department of Defense. The site includes information on the many civilian occupations available and then outlines opportunities for experienced professionals, new college graduates, veterans, and disabled veterans.
Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW), US Dept. of Defense
"Give us a year of your professional expertise and we'll give you an experience few others have had." The CEW is made up of civilians who serve alongside the US Military and fill crucial functions such as Senior Cultural Advisors, Logisticians, Contract Administrators, Public Affairs Specialists, and Engineers. While there is a need for your expertise all around the world, at this time the majority of positions are in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please read all of the information carefully before you start your application. Positions are for US Citizens only.

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United States Armed Forces

Connect to each service's web site for more information on military service opportunities, benefits of a military career, and recruiter locations. We also have information for Musicians interested in the Military's Musical Organizations and Chaplains.

Today’s Military
... a one-stop center for all the information needed to explore the U.S. Military Services, opportunities available in the military, and military life. There are many ways to access the information here, including the links at the top of the page (What It Is, What It’s Like, What You Get, How to Decide, Next Steps), selecting from the menu of quick links in the middle of the page, or by selecting the information you’d like to see based on who you are (parents, teacher, or student/person considering serving.) They encourage people to really consider whether the military is a good choice before enlisting, and offer suggestions to guide a person in this decision-making process.
Military training for civilian careers (Or: How to gain practical experience while serving your country)
You learn interesting things when you spend as much time online as I do. For example,I didn't know that the first edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook was designed to provide career guidance for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. This article from the Spring 2007 edition of the Occupational Outlook Quarterly returns to that original purpose with an article highlighting the value of a career in military service. This is a PDF document and requires the free Adobe reader for viewing and printing.
Still interested? Visit the recruiting sites for each service branch to learn more and contact a recruiter.
GoArmy the U.S. Army Recruiting Home Page
"Be all you can be!" Call 1-800-USA-ARMY, fill in the handy online form or send e-mail to the appropriate contact for more information about careers in the U.S. Army. The Army's main site has terrific information about this service.
Navy.com, Opportunities with the U.S. Navy
Call 1-800-USA-NAVY, click on the "Send me info" button online, or check out the Navy's website for more information about life in the Navy.
U.S. Air Force
The link for information on Careers in the USAF is right on the front page. For more information, explore the website, fill in the online form or call 1-800-423-USAF. You can also check out the USAF official website for more information on this branch of the military.
U.S. Marine Corps
If this doesn't answer all your questions, then check out their official web site, contact a USMC Recruiter or call (800) MARINES for more information.
Go Coast Guard
Actually a division of the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard ensures safe and efficient marine transportation, works to enforce law and treaties on the seas, protects our nation's borders and provides for the national defense. You can learn even more from their official website.
US Merchant Marine Academy
"The United States Merchant Marine Academy is operated by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), one of the modal agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Maritime Administration has a general oversight role for the civilian maritime industry, comparable to the role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in overseeing the civilian aviation industry." While not truly a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, "in times of war or national security the U.S. merchant marine becomes vital to national security as a 'fourth arm of defense.' Our merchant ships bear the brunt of delivering military supplies overseas to our forces and allies." Graduates of the Academy serve their country by pursuing highly successful careers in the maritime industry and the armed services.

Civilian Opportunities / NAF Jobs, US Armed Forces

Yes, Uncle Sam wants you, but not necessarily in a uniform. These are excellent opportunities and they have preference hiring for military spouses / family and veterans. Many of these are NAF (Non-Appropriated Funding) opportunities, which are not dependant on the Congressional budget debate.

USAF NAFJobs.org
The official source for NAF jobs on all airbases worldwide. You can select a base and review the listings for just that location, or search all of the listings to find something that interests you. Note that there are hiring preferences for these jobs (military spouse and family, veterans, etc). You will need to create a free account to apply for all jobs listed here, and at some point you may need to fill out some of the many Federal forms that are available on the site, but anyone can search and read the listings to see what possibilities exist.
NAFJobs.com
The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Jobs Web Site for all facilities on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. You can search all bases for all jobs, or select targeted bases. If you find a position, you must create a free account in order to apply, but your application will be saved and can be re-used within a 30-day period (each time you visit and log in, you get another 30-day extension). These applications are long, so this is a nice feature. Other nice features here -- a map showing you the location of all the bases on the island (plus distances from one location to another), and links to all of their MWR websites.
Marine Corps Community Services Civilian Careers
Civilian support positions at Marine bases across the US and in Japan. Select the command(s) in order to see the list of opportunities.
Work for Us, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)
"NEXCOM, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., oversees six primary business units including Navy Exchange (NEX) retail stores and services, Navy Lodges, the Uniform Program Management Office, Navy Clothing Textile and Research Facility (NCTRF), the Ships Store Program and the Telecommunication Program Office. Its mission is to provide authorized customers with quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families." This command employs about 14,000 civilians worldwide.
Careers with The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (the Exchange)
"The Exchange is a joint military activity providing quality merchandise and services to active duty, Guard and Reserve members, military retirees and their families at competitively low prices." The Exchange employs over 43,000 associates, many of whom are military family members, in duty stations around the US and the world.
Army Civilian Service
This site is a central resource with information on and links to civilian opportunities with the US Army. These include Medical, IT, consulting, and NAF positions. It is designed to connect you to the appropriate data resources, but the Army does have all of its Civilian Opportunities in a special subsection of USAJobs.gov.

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The Defense Industry

This section includes information on private employers and organizations who work with or produce defensive goods which may be used by the U.S. and other governments.

CFO Search
... an Executive Search Firm that specializes in recruiting candidates with finance, defense, aerospace, or government contracting backgrounds. "We have many years of experience sourcing defense candidates with backgrounds in pricing, program management, contracts, cost estimating, scheduling, planning, finance, accounting, compliance, EVM, program planning & control, proposals, business operations and more." They are based in Texas, most of their clients are in the DC region, but they handle placements in international locations. Qualified candidates are welcome to contact them about submitting a resume.
Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter: DEFCON 1
...published weekly by Ned Lundquist, a communications specialist and veteran of the U.S. Navy. The free newsletter features "job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace, maritime, marine technology and security industry." Subscribers are expected to share the newsletter and also share news leads with the newsletter. This is free for subscribers. It's also free for employers to add their jobs to the weekly newsletter. If you have an absolute desperate "Can't Wait" opportunity, Ned will push that out to his list of subscribers for a fee. Definitely worth a look if this interests you. Ned also publishes the extremely popular "Ned's Job of the Week" for communications specialists.
The Defense Industry
....a guide to employment information and opportunities in the defense industry provided by Maryland Careers, an online source for employment information in Maryland run by Tom Coates, a local career consultant. The links provided here include industry information, recruiters, associations, and other job sources for the defense industry, and the links connect to national as well as local resources and associations for the Washington DC metropolitan region.
DefenseIndustryCentral.com
...numerous jobs in all areas that support defense. Registration is free but is not required in most cases. Some jobs posted here will require you to create an online profile in order to apply, but you can do this as needed.
The Defense Talent Network
...an excellent source for job listings for the defense sector. "Our site is comprised of tier one companies to the sub-contractors and consultants that provide excellent products and services to the Defense, Aerospace, Government, and Homeland Security Sectors." Not all jobs here require the candidate to have a current security clearance, but most do and some specify that you must be able to obtain one, meaning you have a clean background. Visitors can search for and view the job announcements, but you must be a registered user (free) to apply for listings found here. Names of the company's principals along with direct emails and a contact phone number are listed.
Defense & Security News from Janes
...news and info on the defence and Security/Intelligence industry. Janes has long been a highly regarded publisher of data in this field.
Women in Defense
"Women In Defense (WID), A National Security Organization, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, cultivates and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security. A non-profit organization, WID was established to provide women a formal environment for professional growth through networking, education, and career development." Besides the obvious support and networking opportunities provided by this group, they also offer a scholarship designed "to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. (This is not law enforcement or criminal justice.)"

Information on manufacturer's of Defense Technology is also available.

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Security Clearance Required

In addition to many jobs with the U.S. Government and the Department of Defense, this category includes listings for the many government contractors who need personnel with security clearances to work on contracts but may not be in the Defense industry.

The Buller Group, LLC
..." a leader in providing national security (cleared) recruiting solutions to our clients. [...] Our body of work ranges from: CONUS to OCONUS, uncleared to full-scope polygraph, large volume searches to senior executive searches and niche positions." They offer executive search, project search, consulting, and outsourced recruiting services to their clients. Potential candidates are welcome to search their database of current jobs and submit your resume in response to a particular listing. If you do not see something at this time, your resume is welcome for future consideration. They also welcome general inquiries from qualified candidates.
CareerPlanners, Inc.
..."provides information technology recruiting services to businesses and the Public Sector throughout the United States. CareerPlanners is a veteran-owned business that is totally committed to serving the IC (Intelligence Community)." Candidates can review lists of current searches on the website and submit a resume for consideration. CareerPlanners Inc. is owned by Bob Kelly and has contacts in Florida, Maryland, and New Jersey.
ClearanceJobs.com
...if you have a US government security clearance (a very valuable qualification these days), then this site is for you. "ClearanceJobs.com is a business that matches job seekers that hold active or current Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Energy security clearances to hiring employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates." The jobs cover numerous job fields, levels, and locations. You can search by keyword, minimum clearance required, and location, or just view "All", which is a lot.
ClearedConnections
..."The online resource for security-cleared professionals. [...] We connect Cleared Facilities (FCL) with U.S. security-cleared professionals (PLC) looking for security clearance jobs. These may include local, state, or federal government jobs or security jobs in the private sector in the US, Iraq, Afghanistan, or elsewhere overseas." To protect you, employers who want to be members of this site must be US Government Agencies and Contractors who employer a Facility Security Office and possess a Facility Clearance. Anyone can search the listings without registering, but you must register in order to apply for jobs posted here, and yes, you must hold a current security clearance in order to register and use this site.
ClearedJobs.Net
..."a job board for security cleared job seekers to find their next government contractor, defense or intelligence job!" Yes, they list numerous jobs that require an active security clearance, which makes it easy for you to find and submit your application. (No security clearance? This site is not for you.) In addition, they host live "Cleared" job fairs (check their schedule). The site is free for job seekers with active security clearances to search the listings, create an account (required for many applications), upload a resume (yes, you may make it private), and even use their employer research and other career resources. They make a concerted effort to protect your information, but please read both the site terms and their privacy policy for yourselves. Looks very good.
Security ClearedJobs IT Jobs.co.uk
It's not just us. This site lists jobs in the UK and some European countries that require security clearances, including NATO clearances. This is a subsection of the Technojobs website, and all job listings will take you back to that main site to review/apply.

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Other Opportunities with Government Contractors / Suppliers

ESGI Executive Search Consultants
..."a retained executive search firm specializing in senior-level executive searches for companies that sell products and services to federal, state and local government and system integrators." They have offices in Washington DC and Philadelphia PA and are partners with ITP Worldwide, a global executive search and management assessment firm focusing on the information technology and telecommunications sectors. Highly qualified candidates are welcome to review ESGI's list of clients and to submit a resume for future consideration.
Federal Procurement Data System
Actually, it is the Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG), but what you need to know is it provides details on the procurement activities of more than 60 federal departments. Meaning it tells you how much was paid by these departments and to whom. So, if you want to target contractors for possible employment, you will find them here. It is an unbelievably awkward system to search, but the "Help" area will provide some guidance. Plus under "Reports" you will find spreadsheets listing the top 100 contractors for each of the past 5 years. Find lists of potential employers, then move to Google to find their websites. (Psst -- so you know, there more funding and less competition for the smaller folks now, like Veteran Owned Business, 8A, Women-Owned, Minority-owned, etc.)
GovernmentExecutive.com
The government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives. The print edition comes out biweekly. Every year they run a survey of the Top 200 Federal Contractors (you'll see a link to the most recent list on the front page under "Key Topics").
GovZine
"GovZine is a social news aggregation service (similar to Digg) with a focus specifically on the government industry." This aggregation also includes job announcements, many of which are jobs with government contractors, so this site is covering an area not well represented online. These listings are pulled from other sites, so you'll be directed back to the original source to apply.
National Association of Government Contractors (NAGC)
...an organization of business owners engaged or interested in contracts with government, universities and private corporations. There is small but useful career center where member organizations may post jobs (and you may search without registering).
2010 Washington Technology Top 100 Government Contractors (washingtontechnology.com)
"We ranked the Top 100 government contractors based on sales related to IT products and services, systems integration, telecommunications, professional services and engineering services." Note that this is a list focused on IT, but it still gives you a very good indication of who is getting the most money from the Feds. You can several variations of the list, such as Publicly Traded vs Privately Helf, Defense Revenue, Civilian Revenue, Small Businesses, and Newcomers. Each includes a nice profile of the contractor plus a link to their website. Past years of rankings are also available at Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors.

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State and Local Governments

General State Sources | The States / U.S. Territories / Outlying Areas | Other Sources

General State Sources

These may also have some listings for the Federal government.
Careers in Government
... a clearinghouse of information, resources and jobs available in public sector organizations in America and abroad. Provides access to all kinds of jobs in government and the public sector, including positions with many county and municipal agencies. Search by keyword and other criteria, or by employer and location. Register to have job postings of interest automatically e-mailed to you or to submit your resume. Also included is a helpful list of related associations.
GovJobs
...jobs in all kind of government positions (local, state, Feds, military, etc). You can do a quicksearch on the front page or go to the real job search board to specify a location. My only problem with this site is I am seeing jobs that are up to a year old, so check the dates before you apply.
Jobs.GovLoop.com
Created in 2008, GovLoop is a social media site for government workers -- Fed, state, local, even contractors and students/others interested in working for the government. Members have access to blogs, forums, and lots of other free stuff, but everyone can look at the Jobs under GovGigs. Notice that they source listings from USAJobs on a regular basis ("Top Federal Jobs"), but on the right side you'll see the "Jobs Added by GovLoopers" area. These are postings added by members of GovLoop and include many state/local listings as well as contract jobs, fellowships, and other opportunities that aren't in USAJobs for one reason or another.
GovtJob.Net
... provides a centralized online source of jobs available in local government nationally. In the contents frame, click on the job descriptor that interests you and view the employment opportunities in the frame on your right. Sponsored by the Local Government Institute (LGI).
Govtjobs.com
..."Agencies listing positions with govtjobs.com include cities, counties, states, executive search firms, advertising agencies and other governmental jurisdictions."
National Association of Counties
..."the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States." Founded in 1935, "NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money." NACo represents over 2000 counties in the US, with basic information on and links to all in its Find a County directory. NACo also hosts the JobsOnline job bank where members may post job announcements, but I'll tell you that I saw a job on the Maryland counties association which was not posted in the NACo database, so check them all!

The States / U.S. Territories / Outlying Areas

The follow list links directly to the recruiting pages for each government or agency listed.

Alabama || Alaska || Arizona || Arkansas || California || Colorado || Connecticut || Delaware || District of Columbia and the Metro-Washington (DC) Council of Governments || Florida || Georgia || Hawaii || Idaho || Illinois (plus internships and fellowships) || Indiana || Iowa Kansas || Kentucky || Louisiana || Maine || Maryland || Massachusetts || Michigan || Minnesota || Mississippi || Missouri || Montana || Nebraska || Nevada || New Hampshire || New Jersey || New Mexico || New York || North Carolina || North Dakota || Ohio || Oklahoma || Oregon || Pennsylvania || Puerto Rico (best accessed with Explorer)|| Rhode Island || South Carolina || South Dakota (includes Internships / Seasonal / Law Enforcement) || Tennessee || Texas || US Virgin Islands || Utah || Vermont || Virginia || Washington || West Virginia || Wisconsin || Wyoming

Other Sources for Jobs in State and Local Governments and the US Territories / Outlying Areas

The following resources will help you find the many state, local, and regional government bodies that oversee the various bits and pieces that make up the United States, including the territorial and tribal governing bodies.
State and Local Government on the NET
...marvelous collection of link to official government web sites in the U.S. Also includes the U.S. territories, Tribal governments, and many additional resources.
Library of Congress State & Local Government
Links to and information on our state and local governments, collected online by the Library of Congress.
NASCIO
NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information resource executives and managers from the 50 states, six U. S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Resources on this site include their State Search, State Profiles, and the list of Chief Information Officers for each state.

You should also check our section on U.S. Local Opportunities

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