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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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    DEEPAKCHECHI

    over 6 years ago

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

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    mshoemak

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi. I am Matthew Shoemaker, a U.S. Army officer who has elected to seperate from the military and pursue a career in the civilian sector. I prefere leadership intensive work and have experience in operations, logistics and maintenance. I am in search of an opportunity in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.

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    AtlanticOcean

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, I am David. I have been a certified pest control operator. I have 20 years experience. I am in search of a job in Nutley, Belleville, Bloomfield and Clifton ,NJ areas. Thank you for this opportunity. Sincerely, David

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    abdulsubur

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello all my name is Abdulsubur Electrical engineer iam looking job in the government field in uae

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    sylviagrn

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Hello all, my name is Sylvia and I am looking for an job in the goverment field. I am a U.S. Citizen and interested in a job in the metero politan city of chicago. I hope to here from you soon.

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    Prem_Prakash16

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    i m B.Sc.( With Math ) and have knowledge of computer. Doing MCA at this time . I am in search of a job in any matero politian city.

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    uclagrad

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello all, my name is henry and I am currently on active duty with the US Army. I have a BA from UCLA and a Master's from Thomas Edison State college. I will be retiring soon after 20 good years in the US Army. Looking for a government job working with veterans affairs. California is my state of residence and plan on retiring there.

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    coolteacher55

    over 6 years ago

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    My name is Betty and I am looking for a job inthe Central Florida area. I have a BA in Psychology and a BS in Elementary Education. I have four years experience working for the state as an investigator ans social worker. In addition, I have taught for thirteen years.

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    raheema

    over 6 years ago

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    I have a B.S. in Business Administration and a Masters in M.S.A. Organizational Developement, I look forward to work as a Sr. Business Analysis, in developing, orgainzing and restructuring any organization to be profitiable.

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    jessicayount29

    over 6 years ago

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    Hello, my name is jessica. I'm looking for a job in Dayton, Oh.

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    tonimc

    over 6 years ago

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    I have been in the Mortgage Industry for over 30 Yrs I have FHA DE Underwriting and my VA LAPP I would like to work for the FEDERAL GOV. in The HUD DEPT. as they hire people that have no experience with the mortgage industry to run these dept. I don't care if it is Repbulican or Democric this dept needs to be run by someone who understands the mortgage business and all the employees in this dept. need to know that also

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    fcruz

    over 6 years ago

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    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 4 years University.

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    Babylovenyc4427

    over 6 years ago

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    Yes, same here I want to obtain a government job I am located at Anderson, SC. been trying to click on the application form and it does not want to open up. Any suggestions?

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    kinkin1688

    over 6 years ago

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    I am a U.S. Citizen and I am very Interested to work at government jobs.
    and i hope i can get a job in gov. so that i can help some new immigration from China.

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    cpsmoose333

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I have worked for the state of Indiana for 3 years through a temporary service i would like a full time job.

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