The U.S. Federal Government is hiring, and the benefits to a career in civil service are many, including competitive salaries, training and professional development, competitive health and retirement benefits, opportunities for advancement, the chance to make a difference and possible student loan repayment assistance. Opportunities are available all over the country and around the world (only 16 percent of all government jobs are located in Washington, D.C.), and candidates are sought from all programs of study. The application process can be lengthy and somewhat tedious, so we have created a list of resources to help you along.

Job Sites

Job Search Resources

Resume Information


Agency/Program Information

Career Guides

General Resources

Security Clearance Information

Veterans Preference Information

Recommended Reading

  • Federal Resume Guidebook: Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Electronic Resume, KSAs and Essays, by Kathryn K. Troutman
  • How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions and More!, by Lily Whiteman
  • Real KSAs – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – for Government Jobs: Improve Your Chances of Gaining Federal Employment by Preparing Top-Notch KSAs, by Anne McKinney
  • Real Resumix & Other Resumes for Federal Government Jobs, by Anne McKinney
  • Ten Steps to a Federal Job, by Kathryn K. Troutman
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Government Jobs, by The Partnership for Public Service

KSAs are no longer required with an initial Federal employment application, but please be aware that additional information may be requested, including narrative type statements.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University does not and will not endorse, condone or support either the companies seeking employees or any new job and surrounding activities for which employment is sought. The intended purpose of this service is to provide possible job opportunities for students and alumni and creates no warranty as to any listed company or website. Choosing a job is your decision; please use caution and common sense.