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Federal Employment Online Resources and Websites

By Diane Hudson Burns

The federal government offers many links to seek open vacancy announcements, post resumes, and track applications. Many agencies use the same federal resume builders; others use specific to their agency resume builders. Review the following list and check out the opportunities available at these different online sites:

Employment Sites and Resume Builders for Various Agencies

USAJOBS is the Federal government’s official employment website and now links to uploaded the resume to many agencies including Air Force, NRC, and many others: (Resume Builder / 3,000 characters per employment block / houses 5 resumes including an SES version with ECQs)
https://www.USAJOBS.GOV

Resume Documents Management System and Self-Assessment Questions with Essays:

Application Manager
https://www.applicationmanager.gov/

Performance System

Understanding Senior Executive Service (Above GS-15):
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/

Specialized Sites (Search for Jobs and Post Resumes)

U.S. Department of the Treasury
https://home.treasury.gov/about/careers-at-treasury

Defense Intelligence Agency
https://diajobs.dia.mil

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
https://www.fdic.gov/about/jobs/index.html

Student Jobs (Check this site out for entry-level positions)
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/

General Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics site with detailed information on employment and industry trends. Includes the Occupational Outlook Handbook
https://www.bls.gov/home.htm

Career Guide to Industries (included in the BLS site above)
https://www.bls.gov/bls/industry.htm

Office of Personnel Management
https://www.opm.gov/index.asp

Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards - Job Grading
https://www.opm.gov/fedclass/html/gsseries.asp

Government Forms
https://www.opm.gov/forms

Presidential Appointments

The Prune Book (Presidential appointments)
https://www.excellenceintransition.org/ (Overview)

Plum Book: The Plum Book is published by the U.S. Congress to facilitate the process of all presidential appointments
https://www.excellenceintransition.org/plum/?navItemNumber=9746

Pay Schedules

General Schedule Pay Tables
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

Benefits

Flexible Spending Accounts
https://www.fsafeds.com

Health Insurance
https://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave
https://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance
https://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance
https://www.ltcfeds.com

Retirement Program
https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/