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Welcome to Go Government, where federal careers begin.

REWATCH THE VIRTUAL SERVICE TO AMERICA MEDALS

The awards program, hosted by actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, honored our nation’s career civil servants, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. See the special appearances from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Katie Couric, Bono, Sloane Stephens, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey, Stephen Colbert and more.

No matter your experience level, if you are curious about obtaining work in the government, you’re in the right place. This site is designed to be your guide as you consider, apply, and secure federal employment. We’ll help you research federal agencies and government careers as well as provide practical tips for completing your application. Keep in mind that we do not post job announcements or accept applications. Rather, this site will give you a glimpse into the federal government and will guide you through the application process from beginning to end.

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Why Federal Government?

No other employer has as many opportunities, in as many fields, in as many locations, with as great an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Find a job in government and launch a career.  

Career Guides

Find government jobs based on your professional area and interest. From the creative arts to public health, you can discover employers with jobs that cater to your chosen fields.

Who Are You?

Your background will dictate the path you take to join the federal workforce. Whether you’re a veteran or an entry-level jobseeker, discover the opportunities available to you.

How to Apply

The federal hiring process may be long and complicated—but we’re here to help you along the way. Use our resources to make sure you locate jobs that suit your background and give your application the best chance of success.


COVID-19 Impact on Federal Recruiting and Hiring

The Partnership for Public Service has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and how it may impact the work of federal agencies and students seeking federal internships and jobs. In these unprecedented times, the Partnership remains committed to supporting our nation’s civil servants as they respond to this public health crisis. 

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A new Center for Presidential Transition study shows that quick confirmation of Cabinet secretaries was the norm for the last four presidents. Read more here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-cabinet-confirmation/

Every person hired for a federal job must undergo a background investigation to ensure that they are “reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the United States.” Find out what questions you will need to answer here: https://presidentialtransition.org/readytoserve/background-checks-and-security-clearances/

Today I joined @systemcheckpod co-hosts @MHarrisPerry and @DorianWarren to talk about the Biden transition and why presidential transitions matter. Check out #SystemCheck wherever you get your podcasts!

https://audioboom.com/posts/7743609-there-is-no-room-to-mess-up-this-presidential-transition

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