Government jobs have a reputation for being stable and for having excellent benefits. That is why many people turn to this venue, also called civil service, when looking for work. Whether you are looking for federal jobs or for jobs in local governments, you can easily access job openings on the Web.
Federal Job Listings
Should I ever pay a fee for government job listings?
No. Beware of Web sites and other companies that charge a fee for government job listings. Access to this information is available to anyone who wants it, free of charge. The only fees you may encounter are application and exam fees charged by the government entity with which you are applying for a job.
U.S. Postal Service
You can find some jobs with the U.S. Postal Service listed on USAJOBS.
However, Postal Service employees are not considered federal workers. For a more extensive list of Postal Service jobs, you should visit the U.S. Postal Service Web site:
Local Government Jobs
Many local governments, including states, counties, and cities, have their own Web sites on which they list, among other information, job openings. There are also several Web sites dedicated to local government employment. One of these sites is govtjobs.com (