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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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    ericamazin1

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    any gov/state/local gov't job'd be perfect doing dirty work, doesn't matter how menial

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    ndrina

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi !
    I'm Radison, I'm looking a job in Agricultural Engineering. I am in Minneapolis. You can join me wih this e-mail : radisoncelestin@yahoo.com

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    zeisaac

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    i would like to work for Goverment in new jersey.as translator i speak ad write both languages fleuntly my email is zeisaac06@yahoo.com

    thanks waiting for an answer

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    annabrady

    over 6 years ago

    6 comments

    i want a job in new york-preferably part-time.im a professional librarian-have also worked in sales,teaching/tutoring.please advise how to proceed-exams.etc.thanka.mise le meas anna brady

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    aeb726

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    i am looking for a goverment job in Mayland. i live in mount airy maryland. i can be contacted at aeb726@hotmail.com

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    Charlamae

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I'm looking for a government job in Albuquerque, NM. My email is shirley.waterbury@yahoo.com

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    grnildy

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Can I work out of my home. instead of travel.

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    Urbinama1

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, I am interested in a job in Miami my email is obandoe@yahoo.com Thanks

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    Y8N

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi, I am interested in a job in El Paso Texas (State/Federal) My email is yln93@sbcglobal.net Thank you.

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    jplanze18

    almost 7 years ago

    4 comments

    I would appreciate any federal employment opportunity in the greater Kansas City,Missouri-Shawnee, Shawnee Mission, Kansas areas. Thanks!

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    jplanze18

    almost 7 years ago

    4 comments

    How can I change my profile? Information is incorrect. How can I bypass the college "commercials"?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Zenaida

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    Interested in government jobs (federal/state/local) and their websites in Harrisburg, Pa. Email addr: Zenaida827@yahoo.com

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    Bestmathprof

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    I just type in the state and look for their official website. Many will have a link for employment. Hope this helps some of you people.

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    stevek38

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    Interested in any Gov. jobs in the state of Michigan-Please send response to stevek38@comcast.net -thank you, stephen kemppainen

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    Steigerwald

    almost 7 years ago

    12 comments

    Would like to apply for government jobs specifically state/local in FL Fort Lauderdale are.
    Any suggestions where I would look to find the websites that post the job openings?

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