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Five Steps to a State or Local Gov't Job

Five Steps to a State or Local Gov't Job

Wisconsin State Capitol (source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture)

Jonathan Zuk / GovCentral Contributor

Frustrated searching for a federal job? It may not all be your fault. Though government spending is still increasing, the growth of new federal government jobs is actually slowing down. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, federal government employment is expected to decrease by 3.7 percent by 2016. Though there will still be several thousands of federal vacancies due to baby boomer retirements, most new government and policy job growth will come state and local governments.

These government areas in particular are expected to show steady job growth, with overall employment expected to increase by over 1.4 million, or 7.4 percent over the next ten years. Though sometimes lower-paying, these positions usually require shorter hiring processes than their federal counterparts.

Follow these five steps to find the perfect state or local government job by clicking “next” below, or click on a specific topic that is of interest to you.

Step 1: Decide the Municipality/State Where You Want to Work

Step 2: Learn More About State/Local Job Titles that Interest You

Step 3: Search for State Jobs

Step 4: Learn More About the Department/Division Where You Are Applying

Step 5: Apply for the Job

Not sure why you need a government job? Here are five reasons.


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    globalmba2b

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I hold a BS in international business. I am currently studying for my MBA and MS.IBM. I have a strong background (10+ years) in management and project management including, but not limited to, the international markets. I have a proven track record in fast track, start ups and seasoned businesses alike. I have a GS-7 clearance and I would welcome an opportunity to have my resume reviewed for possible openings. I am willing to relocate on the East coast or abroad for the right position.

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    dbivens

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    My name is Gene. I'm looking for a position as a driver, with a standard license. No CDL.
    Love to travel both for work and for pleasure. Able to read maps and route deliveries using a manifest. Perfect sense of direction. Locating the most efficient delivery routes. Extremely conscientious and responsible. Self-motivated and has the ability to work unsupervised. Demonstrates problem solving skills. Excellent customer service when delivering supplies or equipment. Keeping appropriate paperwork for all deliveries. Delivers and unloads products. Clean driving record. Performs all functions in compliance with all DOT regulations and company safety rules. Maintains cleanliness of vehicles and reports any maintenance problems. Hard worker, dependable, and trustworthy. Flexible and willing to adapt to change. Can follow precise directions. I am a United States Air Force Veteran.

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    LouiseRoss

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I want a job with benefits for myself and family, promotion, and earn $40-$50,000 per year in Norfolk or Va Bch, Va.

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    bdennis

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    my name is billy dennis, i was laid off by countrywide home loans in a dept. shutdown. i am a extensively trained foreclosure workout loan office trained also in collections and all phases of the mortgage industry. i am looking for state government work in the southern california region.

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    ericamazin

    over 5 years ago

    8 comments

    To add something further, I feel I'm a rather intelligent young man who just wants to help, help, help.

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    ericamazin

    over 5 years ago

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    My name is Eric Mazun but before I delve into my short time I've worked I'll have to tell you I was in a car accident Oct. 19, 1999. I cannot use my right hand & my right leg was also affected and though I am at the moment disabled I don't consider myself as such. I'm just a different person but my prospective job may come somewhere in the forest/ mountainous theater. I'm also extremely willing to do any job. If you need some extra info I'm only an e-mail away. Thank you & have a great day.

    Cheers,
    Eric Mazun

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    MMEDINA

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    My name is Miguel Medina .I'm Professional Bank Officer with vast experience and proven leadership in the banking industry. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a pressured environment. Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills, creative with proven ability to develop and adapt to new processes and managerial types. Fully bilingual. Software: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access), Mainframe Systems including

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    vision20

    over 5 years ago

    24 comments

    I was retired from national iranian oil company,started in maintenance department, then commercial affairs, standadization department,last fifteen years member of transaction committee in manufacturing support and procurement division of national iranian oil company.

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    justg1999

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Wilkes Barre Pa.
    Luzerne Co.
    Any position open. I lost my job in management and haven't found another job in that field. Will be willing to do any job.

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    vision20

    over 5 years ago

    24 comments

    inspection department

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    vision20

    over 5 years ago

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    research and development department

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    vision20

    over 5 years ago

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    senior consultant in commercial affairs

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    vision20

    over 5 years ago

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    Federal Agent, in Virginia

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    vision20

    over 5 years ago

    24 comments

    State Government, Virginia

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    solisrosadoroberto

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    hello my name is Roberto Rosado im a privet detective finishing my BS i will like to be part of the federal law enforcement how can i make myself avilable to the job any comments

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