Sunday, May 17, 2009

Websites listing Federal Government Jobs

I promised the listeners to my KGO-AM (ABC-San Francisco) radio show that I'd post the list of websites containing federal job listings that I mentioned on tonight's show. Here they are. (I've added a few.):

To access the federal job openings, start with

Visit your favorite individual federal agency sites. The major ones can be accessed from Agencies may have special positions and recruitment programs listed only on their

site. That means you'll be competing with fewer job seekers. Also, some federal agencies, for example, the FBI, Federal Reserve, Government Accountability Office, and CIA don't have to advertise their jobs on

An even more under-the-radar source of federal jobs is It lists federal jobs, including many overseas ones (Iraq or Afghanistan, anyone?) that are filled via Personal Service Contracts.

Those jobs are less secure than government jobs but usually pay more.

Some federal agencies, for example, EPA, State, FBI, FDIC, and Treasury often fill unadvertised openings at job fairs. Some are listed at and at

Some private temp agencies staff federal temp positions. Some of those agencies are listed on:

If you're a student, a backdoor route into a permanent government job is a federal internship. lists 200 federal internship programs. Also see

There's a directory of federal jobs set aside for veterans and people with disabilities:


Anonymous said...

Some of these links need to be fixed.

When I clicked on the fedbizopps link I got: gave me:

USA Jobs:


Making The Difference:

Student Jobs:

With the address in the front, the links don't work.

Marty Nemko said...

For some reason, I can't get the links to work. You'll have to copy and paste the URLs into your browser.

Thanks for letting me know.


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