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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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    Flavi1222

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I am a U.S. citizen and I am so interested to land a federal local job in akron, ohio. I have a degree in accounting, although I am retired, I am still able to work with the government of the united states of americal. is there any chance?

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    Flavi1222

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I am a U.S. citizen and I am so interested to land a federal local job in akron, ohio. I have a degree in accounting, although I am retired, I am still able to work with the government of the united states of americal. is there any chance?

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    aibs_sinha

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    hope that i will get the job

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    prasad

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    My name prasad. i have interst to work in andhrapredesh government sector.

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    mani_jutt

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    i m rizwana riasat,i m interested in accounts and banking

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    jignesh

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    i want to work in gujarat state and my first location is ahmedabad then gandhinagar then baroda then nadiad.

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    waskincarter71

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    hi my name is waskin and i am a recent grad with a bachelors in business marketing and am interested in finding a gov job in the norfolk virginia area somthing that falls in the lines of business operations, administration, and of course marketing and sales

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    tati

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    HI MY NAME IS RAISA S i'M LOOKING FOR A GOV JOB ANYWHERE HERE IN MIAMI,OFFICE CLERK,FRONT DESK OR SIMILAR.

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    satishpoojary

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello!, My name is Satish Poojary and I am looking for a state job in my area for a general office clerk, mail clerk, data entry clerk, Office Assistant, or file clerk position for state. Please email me at sattishpoojary@yahoo.co.in
    thanks in advacne

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    cowboy35ram

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    New Braunfel's Is where I want to work for any of the careers so that I will be closer to my new home an save fuel cost to me! What can you do for me a Vet. of 20 years an retired USAF WOrld Wide Communications Project Supper Tendent & Techincal Enegneering an Jack of all Trades.also owner of Spencer's Services & Specialties of Texas aka Doctor Tractor an much more.

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    Peter_P

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello My Name is Peter and i'm looking for a general office clerk, mail clerk, data entry clerk, Office Specialist 1, Office Assistant, or file clerk position for state, federal, or county employment in NJ or PA please email me at Dusterdriver73@yahoo.com thanks in advacne

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    ifouse

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Hello! My name is Irene F and I currently hold a position as case manager. I am looking for a position in the 48504 area.

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    ifouse

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Hello!, My name is Irene and i am looking for a state job in my area of 48504.

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    abbyshort1966

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    hi my name is abby im a painter by trade and im looking for a state job. email me at abbyshort1966@aol.com

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    scullin13

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi, my names is Matt and I am an ex-Navy Nuke looking for a job near zipcode 94521 in the SF Bay Area contact me at scullin13@gmail.com

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