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The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

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The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

There is a lot of discussion about how government-sector jobs are more stable than others in our faltering economy and about how government hiring trends are predicted to be more resistant to the economic downturn than other sectors. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do you a whole lot of good, if you’ve got no idea of where to start in order to get hired.

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    alouiseh

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I had a dui 10 years ago. Because it caused an accident, I got a felony on record. Been clean ever since. great job record. graduated in computer science. will the gov't hire me?

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    Account Removed

    over 4 years ago

    Hello Everyone. I am new to this site. I am a recent gradute with a Master's Degree in Social Work. . I have 10+ years experience working with individuals especially children. I worked as a Para-Professional for children with Autism and as Youth Counselor. In addition, I have administrative and medial assistance experience. I interned at the Veterans Affairs Day Treatment Center and at a school-based youth services program in which I conducted individual and group therapy to individuals who were mentally ill and chemically addicted. I am looking for an opportunity to join a team that provides mental health services to the community.

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    shmroxx3200

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, My name is Jennifer and I am new to this website. Most of my career has been in the Medical receptionist with 1+ years experience and a Pharmacy Technician, both retail and Hospital with 3+ years experience. I am wanting to branch out into the County or State Government field. I have experience as a Personal Property Tax adjuster, I also held county government clearances. I am looking for a job in the Tampa, FL area as soon as possible. I am now working as an Educational Consultant but want more.

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    scott_schulte

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Bcubedreg, I'm new to this website. I'm currently serving in a dual status GS-7 step 7 Production Controller position in the great state of Iowa. I have 27 years of green suit time as of December. I have 16 years of Tech time as of September, bought back active time. Minimum retirement age for my bracket is 56+2 months. I wish to do 30 years in the green suit before I leave service. Looking for Non-dual tech positions but in Iowa they are extremely thin. Have family in Florida so could re-locate if required. Been through a few briefs with the HR folks (mid-career counseling etc.) Looking to stay in the transportation/dispatching aspect of GSA fleet vehicles or similar. Have most time in those areas. What do you think? Any room for an old warhorse green suiter looking to finish out the career?

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    lucybei

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    i have accounting experience in the travel or airline industry more than 21 years, what position am i qualified to enter government service in US.

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    brandt642001

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    whats been going on yall. I know a good website go to military.com and sign up there are alot of contacts and all branch of services so if anyone needs help, thats where its at!!!!!
    MILITARY.COM AND SIGN UP AND GO TO CAREERS ILL BE BACK TO CHECK ON YOU GUYS

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    Cyclone70

    over 4 years ago

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    If this (construction manager) is such a great entry level job why a I having so much trouble getting feed back from the government agencies. there is not one single job shown under the heading JOBS that I have not had experiance in during the past 30 years,plus I hold an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering. I still think you have to know someone in the beltway or have a relitive in a hi9gh position.

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    repmyea

    over 4 years ago

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    I need help in the worst way! I am a retired Air Force E-7 with 24 yrs intelligence experience. My security experience expired a few years ago, but I still keep abreast of the career field on the unclas level. I have worked at a GS-2/3 level in the past in order to get my foot in the door of GS service only to resign due to a temporary health problem. I presently have a BS/BA and enrolled in an MBA program. I review the USAJOBS listings weekly since I live in a small town and don't have local access to an agency that can give me any guidance on how to utilize my expertise and experience. I would appreciate any help I can get from your readers. I am available to relocate if necessary.

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    lory

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    Bcubedreg, Thanks for the information!! Need to check it out ASAP.

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    sonukumar

    over 4 years ago

    6 comments

    Sonu kumar
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    Permanent Address: Correspondence Address:
    Village - Ubarpur Post office - Bhatiyana Distt. - Ghaziabad Same Pin code –2451001 Mob. No. –09971946878, 9837004975, Email ID: sonukumar.690@rediff.com
    ___________________________________________________________________________ Job Profile:
    • I am working in Utility Powertech Limited & NTPC AT NCPS Dadri for implementation of “Employee self service” (ERP-ESS & SAP-BILLING) Programming on line & Data entry in Ms – Excel

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    Bcubedreg

    almost 5 years ago

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    Hi everyone, I'm back.

    My wife and I went to Florida, partly on business then we stayed over for a psuedo vacation. She liked it so much we are going again next month. I am posting again to this line because I think a previous comment needs to be reinforced. I have received a lot of off-line questions from some of you for addditional advice and I had no idea how many comments my original post would generate.

    You do not need a years time in service as a GS-12 to qualify for GS-13. You do not need a years time in service as a GS-9 to qualify for GS-10. To qualify for a specific grade, you need only a years equivalent work experience at the previous grade.

    I am sure everyone that posts to this website has seen someone come in, from outside the government to a grade they wondered, 'how did they get that position without climbing up through the grades". It is because they had a years credible experience at the next lower grade. When I was at MARCORSYSCOM, I watched many a Colonel and Lt. Colonel retire and come back to work the next day as a GS-14/15 doing the same thing they were doing the previous day. Why?Having never served in the government. How? Because they were doing the very same job the day before in the military so they obviously have experience at the government grade.

    Some of the emails I have received are from persons who have taken government positions far below the status, and experience of the former military of private sector positions.

    NEVER SETTLE. When I left the Marine Corps as an E-8 I was looking to improve my quality of life not maintain the status quo. If I served alongside and did the same thing as a GS-13, then by golly I had GS-13 experience.

    Now don't get me wrong, I do not want to give the impression I hit the long ball on my first at bat. But what I did do was continually tweak my resume and interview for every position I could to sharpen my resume and inteview skills. There is a very good website for postiing your resume which will assist you greatly in transforming your resume into government speak. The Defensense Logistics Agensy website not only uploads your resume to their database but it tells you what your key word score is (key words-- gov't language that triggers optical character recognition software to determine your eligibilty and grade level of your experience). You should post your resume there and then adjust your resume to the words that trigger higher and higher scores. Once my resume score was written so that the score was over 300+ I started getting alot of interest in my resume. I then started posting it to other sites.

    I cannot stress enough you do not have to be a GS-12 to go to GS-13. Positions in the government (GS-15 and below) are not awarded politically, they are awarded on presentation and how you define YOURSELF!

    The DLA website link I used to tweak my resume is :

    https://sec.hr.dla.mil/apply/default.asp?JOA=HQJ6E-08-1343

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    Bcubedreg

    almost 5 years ago

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    Sepidozaramon,

    You wrote "im a government accountant here in the philippines a Certified Public Accountant, an MBA graduates with DBA units. what position am i qualified to enter government service in US."

    You are qualified for many positions and at many different grade levels with an MBA. It really depends on how you describe yourself in your resume. You describe yourself as an accountant which means you fall with in the financial management field. Most accountants where I work are at the GS-12/13/14 level because of the complexity of the work, but I have seen accountants as low as the GS-9 grade and as high as GS-15. Your description of your job is part and parcel of what I have described in my previous posts as a debilitation in why people do not get the positions or grades that are seeking.

    If you look at many job announcements and vacancy postings you will find there are very few that are looking for "accountants" but there are virtually hundreds for "financial management analysts". I am a financial management analyst. I happen to serve specifically as a senior budget analyst, but all our accountants, budget analysts, finacial policy and internal control program analysts, and program analysis and evaluation analysts are all titled fianacial management analysts series 0501. Because I am a Financial Management analyst, I can move freely within the large expanded field of financial management where you are defining and limiting yourself to the very narrow field of accounting.

    If you are dealing with money, whether its planning (budgeting), recording (accounting) , policy (enterprise strategy), analysis and evaluation (fiduciary control), it is all financial management. What you are is a financial manager specializing in accounting and funds control.There are tons of positions for FM types and they get paid well. Send me your resume. We have a few positions open where I work.

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    diemktran

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I would like to apply this job. pls help me out. Thank You

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    sepidozaramon

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    im a government accountant here in the philippines a Certified Public Accountant, an MBA graduates with DBA units. what position am i qualified to enter government service in US.

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    jaydpierson

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I wonder if there are any fed jobs out there for people with music degrees and vast retail/personnel management experience. I have heard that some companies/entities favor those who have training and experience in analytical thought and who can think"outside the box."

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