USAJobs.gov is the central location to find job openings within hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, including opportunities located in over 145 countries. Job seekers can search for listings by agency, occupation, or location. Account holders can also get updates automatically through RSS feed when site content changes and can also check the status of their job applications, save jobs, and set up automatic searches.  

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The Good

  • Price range
  • Special features
  • Experience
Price Range

No fees are required to access-or apply to-job postings. Only official government agencies can recruit through USA Jobs. Therefore, there is not an option for other individuals or businesses to post job listings through the organization.

Special Features

Since USA Jobs is a government-run website, they provide government-specific hiring information that isn't found on other job search websites. Along with providing job listings from 500 different agencies or organizations, they prepare job seekers for the federal hiring process with information about the required documentation, government pay and leave, eligibility, and qualifications to work for the U.S. government.

Additionally, USA Jobs gives specialized attention to veterans, students, recent graduates, citizens with disabilities and senior executives. For example, individuals with disabilities can qualify for eligibility for "Schedule A," a special hiring authority that gives federal agencies a potentially quicker way to hire individuals with disabilities. Tips for applying for this and other hiring authorities can be found on the USA Jobs home page.

Experience

USA Jobs has been in operation since 1996, making it one of the older companies in the job search industry. Most companies have less than 20 years of experience.

The Bad

  • Reach
  • Resources and learning material
  • Customer support
Reach

There are currently over 11 million USA Jobs account holders and in 2015, there were 360,422 listings the entire year. Compared to the top companies, which have listings in the millions at any given point, the reach of USA Jobs is not impressive.

Resources and Learning Material

USA Jobs has two resume-building information pages:

  • What should I include in my resume?
  • What should I leave out of my resume?

The articles are helpful, clear, and detailed, making them great resources. However, this is a small sampling of learning materials compared to the top companies in the job search industry. USA Jobs users would benefit from a more comprehensive educational resource, such as an up-to-date blog with relevant employment search news articles or webcam interview preparation.

Customer Support

There is not a chat function or a customer support telephone number to call on the site's help section. These are services that set the top job search companies apart in regards to customer service. However, USA Jobs users can submit a ticket to the support desk and wait to be contacted regarding their questions, either by email or phone. Help desk technicians are available from 7am-8pm EST Monday-Friday and 8am-4pm EST Saturday and Sunday.

The Bottom Line

This is a great resource for those seeking work within government agencies. As an official U.S. government website, job seekers on USAJobs.gov can be confident that they are avoiding the employment scams that can be found in other job search engines. However, the number of listings found within USA Jobs simply cannot compare with the extensive reach of other job searches. USA Jobs is a good starting point, but is not likely to yield the quantity of employment options that can be found elsewhere.

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Larkins

November 15th, 2020 ,

Good place to find government jobs. However the search engine can be a little difficult

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Cdavid

November 10th, 2020 St Louis, MO

USA Jobs is very helpful when searching for a government job. I like the resume builder that you can save and use again.

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Aline Muhssen

October 26th, 2020 St. Petersburg, FL

They are very helpful . I receive lots of job emails. I hope to continue to receive job emails. It is great!

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Kibitzie

October 23rd, 2020 Columbia, TN

I have landed a few jobs from here. The process is great. daily emails are sent to me on the saved searches I created so I am first to know. The status is updated in a timely manner depending on how fast HR can work. I know they are busy people. There is an archive so you can place previous jobs there and not clutter up the list when they get old or completed the process. I like how you can save your documents and easily upload them when you need to. It makes the process so much easier.

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Nancy Paugh

October 18th, 2020 Long Beach, MS

Job listing are not always current. When calling company about job position, sometimes they say there is no position

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Andrew Hyde

October 8th, 2020 ,

This site is the easiest way to sort through the numerous government jobs available by the most common categories. The job descriptions and applications processes could have been explained better but that is also the same with dealing with any government agency.

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CAHomeOwner

October 6th, 2020 Clovis, CA

Their site can be a bit hard to find to specific job you are looking for. It is helpful if you have the exact job title listing or listing number ready to search.

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Matters

September 23rd, 2020 Norfolk, VA

Great resource. Smartly developed and it actually works. I found my current job through USA Jobs!

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Sherri Love

September 1st, 2020 Chandler, AZ

A lot of government job opportunities available, but very difficult to navigate. Even getting set up is difficult.

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Ruth

August 18th, 2020 Puyallup, WA

If your retired or prior civil service. USA jobs is great place to find government job openings. They list them for all over the country plus some for over seas. You can apply thru the site. For folks with out prior service there are positions that are open to everyone. It’s a awesome site

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Thomas Hughes

August 16th, 2020 McDonough, GA

Good jobs, great selection. I went on a couple of interviews.

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One of the best website when I retired from the military I use it to search for a Job and I found what I was looking for great service and now I am working on what I like. I will recommended to anybody with my eyes close.

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Savi1967 Horshaw

July 29th, 2020 Lansing, IL

It's difficult to upload requested documents. Site is NOT user friendly. You have to go thru too much just to apply for a position.

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Debra Millender

July 20th, 2020 St Louis, MO

Great way to find a DoD job all over the globe. They break it down as to who came apply to make it easier so you don't waste your time. USA Jobs is where I found my current position that I have held for 4 years now. Love this site.

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MadPugh

July 9th, 2020 ,

Few decent offers in my city. Had to address another service to help me out. Hope this website helps someone else more than me.

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Dee Farquharson

December 6th, 2018 Washington, DC

USA Jobs didnt have a lot of listings in my area that soe other jonb search sites. Also, the UI was riddled with ads that got in the way.

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Katie Kearney

December 5th, 2018 Vienna, VA

While there are a lot of jobs posted on here, it is really difficult to understand the requirements sometimes. It's not as easy to use as many other Job Search platforms so that's why I would just rate it as being just ok.

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Hyrum

November 4th, 2017 Sandy, UT

For all the jobs I was looking at, this was the only way to apply. The overall system is a little clunky, but then again it is the federal government. It is very convenient to apply to so many good jobs from one single site.

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