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Welcome to Go Government, where federal careers begin.

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.


Check out our Service to America Medals to read stories about people doing inspiring work in government jobs.

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Presenting #StoriesOfService: Each Wednesday for the next month, we will share a new track featuring a 2019 Service to America Medals finalist. Each of these outstanding honorees reflected on their public service journey in conversations facilitated by StoryCorps®.

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¿Habla español? #IRS is #NowHiring Intake Technicians. To apply for one of these bilingual positions or learn more about the job, visit https://t.co/InVEu8u2rw #govjobs

The U.S. Department of State's Gilman Scholarship is now accepting applications for those studying abroad for applicants whose programs start from May 1st 2020 to April 30th 2021! More at https://t.co/vMU3fOnPsV

Understanding how employment gaps can affect careers is especially relevant given the recent policy discussions around paid family leave and childcare access in the U.S. https://t.co/rZ2e0eNxFW

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