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Federal Jobs

Finding a federal job can take time and the process can sometimes be confusing. Below is information to help you navigate the process.

Helpful Federal Job Links:

USAJOBS - the official job site of the US Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

Federal Departments and Agencies - A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies on USA.gov

Public Service Fellows Program - an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

US Department of Energy - offer an unequalled variety of opportunities for individuals in a wide range of professional disciplines: from science and engineering to business and program analysis. Only here will you have access to unlimited career opportunities that impact these issues, while serving your country and enjoying the benefits of a career with the Federal Government.

The Commission and Security and Cooperation in Europe - also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, is an independent agency of the federal government charged with the Helsinki Accords and advancing comprehensive security through promotion of human rights, democracy, and economic, environmental, and military cooperation in 56 countries.

FedLink - a Community of Practice designed to support the employment of individuals with disabilities within the federal government.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Corporate Employee Program - preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring depositors for at least $250,000 per insured bank; by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; and by limiting the effect on the economy and the financial system when a bank or thrift institution fails.

Federal Trade Commission - pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.

FBI Programs - learn about careers in the FBI including how to apply.

GovCentral - A variety of information about government jobs, how to apply, pay scales, and networking.

Online Webinars About the Federal Job Process

WEBINAR - Landing Your Dream Federal Job or Internship
Presented by Partnership for Public Service
NOTE: To acces the recording go to Beaver Careers (log-in available on the top, right side of the page) and click "WEBINAR - Landing Your Dream Federal Job or Internship" which is located on your Beaver Careers homepage on the right side under SEMINARS.

WEBINAR - What Happens After My Federal Job Application is Submitted?
Presented by Partnership for Public Service
NOTE: To access the recording go to Beaver Careers (log-in available on the top, right side of the page) and click "WEBINAR - What Happens After My Federal Job Application is Submitted?" which is located on your Beaver Careers homepage on the right side under SEMINARS.

Articles about finding a federal job:

  • Government Work - Is it for me? - Looking to broaden your understanding of government work and its opportunities? Perhaps considering employment within a government agency or department either for yourself or for clients? Effective decision-making requires current and accurate information on government work, exploration of opportunities, and examination of the labor market.

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Career Services
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Phone: 541-737-4085 Fax: 541-737-0532

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Drop-In Hours (resume, cover letter, Beaver Careers): M-Th, 1pm-4pm

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