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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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    russell059

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello My Name is Russell and I am looking for employment in the following zip codes 28376 or 28306 are the surrounding area

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    teresita28festi

    about 6 years ago

    8 comments

    my zip code was not accepted i'm from philippines

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    BettyDMitchell

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Dallas, Texas

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    sdh

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Sonya in Los Angeles....its great that we have a blog environment for this forum, however if most of the comments are people looking for work and no employers being innovative and seeking employees outside of the systemic computer screening process....the blog is of no benefit. Good Luck to all fellow job searchers in these tough times..

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    mhye_enialym111206

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, I'm looking for a government job specifically in accounting/finance position.

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    mwredfern

    about 6 years ago

    14 comments

    sarah - where are you looking?

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    MissSarah

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, 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. Please respond if anything should open up. Thank You.

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    mwredfern

    about 6 years ago

    14 comments

    HEY FOLKS! this is what i am talking about. and i am going to use larry conyers here. since he has 30 years in the IT profession. Larry - did you know you are the only Larry Conyers in tulsa OK? there are 2 emails for you Larry. i can assume they are yours and just used at different times. but you are using at least one of them. and if you are the Larry i think you are, i also know your age and this might kill your chances of getting a job with me. and what if i was just trying to play on your need and trying to scam you Larry? heres the scenario as ME calls larry on the phone number i retrieved just from the little info he left here: (ME): hi larry this is me. i want to offer you a chance to work in kansas. our government staffing team can get you the job, but we need some MORE personal information to get this going. what we know about you...and this will only cost you $350.00. (Larry): thats great Mr. ME! you sound official and you must have my resume because you know so much about me. where do i send the money! END OF STORY. larry is out big money and never got a job. PEOPLE PLEASE STOP PUTTING YOUR INFO HERE! ITS JUST AN ARTICLE - NOT A CALL TO ACTION FOR PLACING ADS!

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    buck0929

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    My name is Larry Conyers. I am a Registered Health Information Administrator and work at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK. I have worked in Health Information Management for 30 years in Wichita, KS and Tulsa, OK. I am moving to the Wichita Metropolitan Area in summer 2008 and would like a job there.

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    kfnelson

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello
    My name is Frances...I am a Political Science major with Elememtary and Social Studies graduate of Ramapo College NJ....If anyone knows of any legal and moral jobs available please feel free to contact me. Jobs should be in the New Jersey, New York City, Houston and Baytown Texas and St Croix USVI.....my email is frantasticpal@hotmail.com...thanks alot

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    mwredfern

    about 6 years ago

    14 comments

    ok - first i want to warn those that are leaving 'need ads' with an email contact. please do not do this. you are gravely leaving too much of your personal info on the table. its good to place an ad, but ask for a response to be posted to you within the blog or by clicking on your user name. I am an IT professional and know the type of damage that can occur from posting names and emails. it can get ugly!

    second - this article is plainly (i think the author will agree) a light outline for a successful job hunt. there are many other in depth factors that can attribute to your success. those factors can be:
    - your experience
    - your search abilities
    - your realistic outlook on finding the tough job
    - your strength of resume and cover letter
    - your presentation in interview
    - and most important, your discipline, commitment, and willingness to run hard

    the silver lining here is 'research'. some of you are asking questions in this blog that are too simple. these are things that you can easily find out on your own. these questions demonstrate a lack of discipline and commitment to getting out there are taking in the free information. some of the questions are a little more in depth, but still are not riddles waiting to be deciphered by code breakers.

    heres a hint on how to search for answers. many know this and will probably yell at me for stating it. but for those unsure.
    - write down your questions on a paper
    - then get rid of the fat
    - use whats left over to google solutions

    heres an example: I have been looking for the perfect job for me and my family. I am on my way to my Associates Degree in Health Care Administration. I would like to work with people and to help them any way possible.

    fat free question: government jobs health care administration, associates degree

    heres a great link that came back when i put in the 'fat free' question to google: http://www.healthjobsusa.com/

    bottom line! no one will know the real mission or respect the real mission you have for a government job 'as YOU'. with that said - take some time, practice your research skills, work on the resume, build a super cover letter, bookmark all the sites you think hold keys to your mission, and then take a breath and hit it hard! stay in there and be patient. i promise you that the government will not respond next week or even in 3 weeks - but 3 to 6 months they will call you. during the wait practice your delivery. go interview with some companies you have no intention of working for. its fun and stress free interviewing!

    and please be positive. GOOD LUCK!

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    Ange2001

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello - My Name is Angela, Im looking for goverment work in the Washington Dc area

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    mobro71

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    my name is reggie im looking for work in the silver spring area of maryland for government work

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    cathyedeisz

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Good morning,
    My name is Cathy, and I have been looking for the perfect job for me and my family. I am on my way to my Associates Degree in Health Care Administration. I would like to work with people and to help them any way possible.

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    mohammad_ismail

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    official

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