Search for US Government Jobs

By taking up a job in the US government, you stand a chance to shape the nation’s future – while also enjoying the prestige and other perks that come with US federal government jobs. The first step in the process of becoming a federal government employee is that of initiating a job search. Thankfully, there is a website where nearly all US federal government job vacancies can be searched for: namely the USAJOBS website. The way the USAJOBS website is designed is such that you can initiate a job search literally within seconds of landing on the site. You just need to have an idea on the type of job you want (which you’d then use as a keyword in your search). Optionally, you can also specify a location you’d want to work at. The USAJOBS portal goes beyond just giving you information on the available job vacancies in the US federal government: it also gives you pathways through which you can apply for the specific positions you happen to be interested in.

Requirements for searching a US government job with the USAJOBS website

To search for a US government job with the USAJOBS website, you only need to be equipped with a computing device that has a browser application and that is connected to the Internet.

Steps to follow when searching for a US government job with the USAJOBS website

  • Firstly, you need to go to the USAJOBS website. To do this, you need put your computing device on and then launch the browser application. Then you need to enter the address/URL for the USAJOBS website into the browser application. The address/URL we have just made reference to, for the USAJOBS website, is provided in the ‘links’ section of this article. When you enter that address/URL into your browser application, you are taken straight to the USAJOBS website.
  • When you get to the USAJOBS website, on the landing page, right at the top, you will see two spaces provided for entry of ‘keywords’ and ‘locations’ respectively. Into the first space, enter a keyword describing the kind of work you are interested in – as in, for instance, the job’s title or the federal agency you’d wish to work for… and so on. In the second space, enter the specific city, or zip code you are interested in working at. Then click on the ‘Search’ button.
  • When you click on the ‘search’ button, the USAJOBS website returns results with a listing of all the relevant job openings. To read more about any particular job opening, and possibly apply for it, click on the position’s name (which is hyperlinked). To actually apply for some of the positions, you will need to log into the USAJOBS website – which means that it is a good idea to create a profile on the site, before starting to search for jobs.


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