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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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    Joeb4

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I am 51 and was laid off from a cabinet design position. I have a BS degree but I have yet to use it. If I can give some advise. Don' t chase the money. When I graduated, I had a well paying sales and design position . Now that the economy has changed and that no longer holds water, I lack the experience needed to land most jobs related to my degree.

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    Quincy

    over 5 years ago

    138 comments

    im retired major from kenya military train in administrative and operation fields interested to work in human resource, operations, and logistic line of work, very committed to my work when given a chance.

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    mohammedaziz

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    i completed my graduation, i want job suitable to my qualification

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    edgarcals

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    My name is eduardo ramo calayca 43 years old retire police officer in the philippine , and I have a BS bachelor of science in crimnology . My goal is to get a job in government in the Cental San Francisco California area to hopefully , event utility man/messenger im also graduate a care giver in Philippine Women University last march 2008

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    CraigWeaver

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    whats very frustrating is you can't go to any site w/o a solicitation from an online university. I must get 3 calls a day from these people. It is starting to get out of line!!

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    I think this article was very informative regardless of the mistakes. It was to point. Nevertheless, my state and local governments usually hire political appointees. Thus, many qualified applicants relocate to other states. Therefore, like them I too am seeking a new neighborhood to work for the government. Cheers.

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    cherryl

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    lll

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    ianfoley

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I would surely hope that the US Government hires people who take the time to spell correctly, use proper speech/grammar, and know that the word is metropolitan, one word folks. Or simply write metro NYC, Metro Chicago...ugh. Show the educational level that you've achieved in your writing. Proper grammar, speech, and writing skills are the key to respect in the business community.

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    sln

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a U.s citizen looking for permanant employment opportunities , i am a phlebotomist also do office work, just looking for a geniuine opportinity within , growing with a respectable employer

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    wallah

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    i'm also a u.s citizen. was in the national guard for 10years. if i am selected i would love to keep america safe.

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    wallah

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    i was wondering do yuor company have entry-level postions available. if so can i be notified by mail or telephone

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    icm

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi,
    Very informative article.
    Where the information on salary scales for specific states can be found?
    Thank you,
    IC

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    heather_lynn31

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    My name is Heather Spears, and I have a BS in Criminal Justice. My goal is to get a job in government in the Cental New York area to hopefully implement programs I discussed and studied throughout my education.

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    yoma12

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I want to get a government job. I'm U.S citizen and I am very interested to work with. I will appreciate you help me to get a government job. I am single mother of two teenagers and need to support them. Also, I am student in 2 years college in criminal justice.

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    DEEPAKCHECHI

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    myself deepak chechi,B.E (ELECTRICAL)GRADUATE LOOKING FOR JOB IN METRO CITY.

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