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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

Step 1: Decide the Municipality/State Where You Want to Work

Perhaps the most attractive reason for government job seekers to seek jobs at the state/local level is geographic. You will have greater control over where your job will be located over the long term. For instance, if you get a job with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, there is no possibility that you will be transferred out of Phoenix. Even at the state-level, the chances of being transferred are relatively minimal. Compare this to a position with the National Park Service where, depending on need, you could be transferred to such diverse locales as the extremely urban Independence National Park in Philadelphia or to the rugged Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

This era is defined by more job seekers factoring lifestyle and location into their job search more than ever before, so choose wisely. Whether you decide to stay close to home or to explore a new area, be sure to get an idea of where you want you job to be located before you start searching through job titles.

Step 2: Learn More About State/Local Job Titles that Interest You


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    jonesjac

    over 4 years ago

    8 comments

    Hello. I have read numerous comments regarding the pursuit of a government job. Some not so good. Why is the process so complex? I have more than 10 years of adminstrative experience. My expertise also includes a managerial side. What must a person do to get on board with the government? I see the 5 step program, however, it doesn't have a personalized approach. I was told it's not what you know, or how many degrees you have..it's actually WHO you know.
    Thanks for listening.

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    Freedom59

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I have seven years in Administrative Assistance and twenty years of data entry skills.

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    rpaddyfoot

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR WORK .....NO MATCH FOUND, I LIVE
    IN PALM HARBOR FL

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    starmarie1979

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I have been applying and applying.....no responses,I live in Atlanta GA

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    I have 6 years of experience as an inpatient psychiatric social worker. I have been a psychiatric emergency social worker for almost 2 years now. It would wonderful to see an opening or two occasionally within the Department of Mental Health for inpatient work in MA. This would be an ideal job for me.

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    laujohnson

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I AM EMPLOYED BY THE STATE OF PENNA.DEPT OF PUBLIC WELFARE AS AN INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER...TRYING TO RELOCATE TO CHARLESTON/COLUMBIA,S.C...NEED TO BE CLOSER TO MY 88 Y/O MOTHER WHO RESIDES IN CHARLESTON AREA..NEED ADDRESS/PHONE # OF PERSONNEL DEPT....

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    rufyrafy

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    My name is Rufino C. Fajardo Jr. i Have a degree of financial Managerial Accouting.And Im a Graduate. Im seeking a goverment position within that field or anything related to it im a fast learner an a hard worker .I will be glad to submit my resume.

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    mila

    over 5 years ago

    10 comments

    looking for a job as " CAREGIVER" zip code 60527

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    gildapastor

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    My name is Gilda Pastor. I have a BA in Humanities with a concentration in Fine Arts- Painting, with a minor in Education. I also have a Master Degree in Public Affairs specialized in Museum and Gallery Administration. Actually, I am finishing my Doctor Degree thesis in HIstory. I have 10 years of experience teaching from first grade to university level. I am searching for a job as US Mail stamp designer, Spanish Language Instructor for Federal Agents, or as translator, Art consultant for Government, job that requires a high level of creativity. I live in Puerto Rico, but I am willing to relocate at the East Coast.

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    banikc

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    My name is Colleen and I recently lost my position of 20 years with a former member of Congress due to the loss of the elections. I have managed the offices of this particular former member of congress for the last 15 years and am looking for a supervisory/management position on federal, state or local level in order to maintain my current retirement status.

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    Tonukarin

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    my name is Emmanuel Patience Tonukarin, I Have an NCE in Agricultural Science and also A A diploma in computer teahcers trainning cource. i am looking for job any where in Nigeria

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    jainairsr

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    HI MY NAME IS JAINAIR.S.R .I HAV A DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY AND I'M MSW GRADUATE MY ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION IS POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER APPLICATION AND COMPUTER TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE.i'M LOOKING FOR A GOV JOB ANYWHERE IN INDIA. .

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    jainairsr

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    My name is Jainair.S.R .I'm MSW Graduate, an im seeking a goverment position within that field or anything related to it im a fast learner an a hard worker .I will be glad to submit my resume

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    joerogers2

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    ive been in the transportation field for well over 12 years .an im seeking a goverment position within that field or anything related to it im a fast learner an a hard worker .

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    Boop82857

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    My name is Leah Ivy. I will graduate Respiratory Therapy school with an AS in Applied Science. I would like to work on a military base or VA hospital. I care deeply for my patients, and since my husband is a veteran, one of these facilities would be a perfect fit for me. I am extremely conscientious and responsible. I will be glad to submit my resume

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