How to Get Government Contract Jobs

by Anya Meave; Updated September 26, 2017
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Government contract jobs provide an array of opportunities for professional job seekers. Contractors provide important products and services needed for daily operations in all areas of the government. Individuals seeking to advance their career may find that government contract jobs can provide a stable work environment and the opportunity grow within a company.

Step 1

Inquire about local government contract jobs at employment agencies or recruitment firms. Job seekers will be matched with government contractors who have temporary or permanent job openings available. Placement tests may be required to identify job skills, knowledge and experience needed to fill a position.

Step 2

Search for government contract jobs through the Federal Government's USA Jobs website. USA Jobs provides a listing of federal, state and local government jobs that are available throughout the United States. Creating an account on the website will enable you to post a resume and apply for open positions with government contractors.

Step 3

View job listings for government contractors through online job banks and employment search engines. Open positions are listed daily on the websites by contractors, staffing and recruitment firms. A brief job description is often provided, as well as requirements and salary ranges. Job seekers can apply to the positions once an account is created.

Step 4

Visit the government contractor's website to view career opportunities available. A list of open positions will be provided, along with a brief description, requirements and how to apply. Important background information about the company is also provided, allowing the job seeker to become familiar with the potential employer.

About the Author

Anya Meave is a freelance writer from San Diego, Calif. She began writing in 2009 for various websites. Majoring in telemedia, she has written scripts for student projects and has been chosen to submit a spec script for the 2011 Nickelodeon Writers Fellowship. Meave has an associate degree in photography from Southwestern College.

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