Career Opportunities

Websites for federal government jobs

USAJobs is the United States Office of Personnel Management website. USAJOBS is the federal government's official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment.

U.S. government jobs by state and overseas is a great tool for searching for a U.S. government job in your home state or an American job overseas.

Jobs in public sector is the nation's leading website devoted to helping individuals find the jobs they are seeking in the public sector. This site is designed to make your job search efficient. It also provides help with writing resumes and cover letters for federal jobs. There is no fee to search this website.

Employment opportunities for students is a one stop portal for a range of employment opportunities for students within the federal government, whether in high school, college or graduate school.

Federal Jobs Digest is America's leading U.S. Federal employment newspaper. It helps you search for immediate government openings in your occupation and geographic area. Most jobs require no written test.

Job openings in the U.S. Government is a great tool for finding job openings in the U.S. government. Simply click on your area of interest or expertise, for a complete list of all job openings in that category.

Federal Jobs Net is a career center created to help federal government job hunters find, apply for and land government jobs. It was expanded to assist federal employees seeking upward mobility, career progression and retirement planning assistance. Federal Jobs Net also includes comprehensive postal employment information, information about overseas jobs, law enforcement opportunities, and detailed information on Veteran's benefits, handicapped employment options, and special emphasis hiring programs.

Federal Jobs Opening is a privately compiled database containing federal job openings.

Websites for local government jobs

The best way to search for local government jobs is to:

  1. Identify cities where you are willing to locate.
  2. Bookmark the personnel divisions/department of these cities.
  3. Every week check the listing of job openings.

Note: Sites with .com in the URL instead of .gov are typically not affiliated with the U.S. government.

U.S.  Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics is not a job search site, but it provides an excellent career guide. It provides information about working conditions, salaries and job outlook for various industries.  

Government jobs in Missouri allows you to search for government jobs in Missouri by cities.

State and local government jobs by state allows you to search for jobs by state.

Local government jobs is your online source of jobs for local government.

Government jobs in federal, defense, state and local agencies allows you to search for jobs using key words, specific city and state.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is an organization comprised of legislatures and staff from around the country and provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

National League of Cities (NCL) is dedicated to providing city leaders with the resources they need in the form of networking, promotion, programs and service they need to help build better organizations.

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is the largest professional organization for public administration and strives to make advances in art, science, teaching and practice of non-profit and public administration. 

State and local government job banks

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county area including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. For 60 years, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped to focus the region's leadership and resources on key issues of regional consequence.

Michigan job and career portal lists jobs by cities and counties.

State of California job portal lists jobs by counties.

Directory of official state, county, and city government websites

State of Virginia. Virginia Municipal League job listings   Local government job listings by the Center for Florida Local Government Excellence

Websites for nonprofit jobs

Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

Community Career Center is an online gathering place where not-for-profit employers and management personnel can meet one another. allows you to do search for non-profit jobs using keywords, location and job types.

Opportunity Knocks provides the ability to search for jobs in the nonprofit sector using keywords.

Minnesota Council for non-profit job board

Network for nonprofits houses a list of sites to search for nonprofit jobs.

NovoResume includes a recent guide to jobs and careers in the nonprofit sector.


Careers in philanthropy is a good search engine for individuals looking for a career in philanthropy. It also has articles and discussion boards about the nonprofit sector.

DeepSweep has a large selection of non-profit jobs listed for free. To search the postings, please click on the "JOB SEEKERS" button to the left. Once you enter the classifieds job bank, you can post your resume for free. Human resource experts, headhunters and hiring managers frequently search the resume classifieds for active job seekers. You will also have the option of setting up an "alert" to send you updates of new job postings by email whenever a job matching your criteria is posted.

Nonprofit career network is dedicated to the nonprofit sector of today’s business and economic world.

NonprofitOyster offers nonprofit employers and mission-focused candidates a place to find each other, without costing an arm and a leg. There is a charge for its services.

NonprofitJobs serves as an on-line gathering place where not-for-profit employers and management personnel can post job opportunities.

The NonProfit Times is business publication for nonprofit management publishes news, resources, business information and research on nonprofit operation.

Websites for careers in politics

American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) is an association that provides resources for a career in political consulting from the local to national level. Members of this association are political consultants, media consultants, pollsters, campaign managers, corporate public affairs officers, professors, fund-raisers, lobbyists, congressional staffers and vendors.

Campaigns and Elections is a journal of politics which publishes information on political consulting profession. This journal also publishes a political directory of political firms and professionals which can serve as a resource in an internship or career search. 

Websites for international careers

U.S. Department of State employs Foreign Service officers and specialists, civil service professionals and Foreign Service nationals who work throughout the United States and international community. This website has career listing for department of state careers and career, education and engagement opportunities.

Foreign Policy Association  is a nonprofit organization. FPA teaches awareness and understanding of global opinions. The FPA website houses a career center where graduates and professionals can search careers and information on events and membership opportunities.

United Nations Careers gives you the opportunity to research different careers and job networks within the United Nations. This website also provides information about various volunteer, internship and young professional programs available through the United Nations.