Government Jobs - U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

 Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Federal Civil Service | Government Jobs & Employment with the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  OPM is actively hiring new people for civil service jobs at locations across the United States. Civil service job opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of skills and duties.   

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    Duties and Responsibilities with the Office of Personnel Management: OPM is the primary human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the Federal Government. "OPM directs human resources and employee management services, administers retirement benefits, manages healthcare and insurance programs, oversees merit-based and inclusive hiring into the civil service, and provides a secure employment process."

    Hiring Needs with the Office of Personnel Management.  OPM is currently seeking qualified applicants for numerous positions. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.  Examples of careers and positions currently available (or anticipated to be soon available) with OPM include:

    • Program Analysts (Business Analyst)
    • Recent Graduates / Intern Opportunities
    • Public Affairs Specialists
    • Attorneys and Paralegal Specialists 
    • Contact Representatives   
      • Administrative Specialists 
      • Human Resources Specialists
      • Program Managers 
      • Information Technology Specialists 
      • Information Resource Managers  

      Applications from the public are now being accepted. OPM career opportunities feature competitive starting salaries and the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours, and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle.   

        Benefits for Office of Personnel Management Employees.  Excellent pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for OPM. Government employment offers numerous benefits and special programs.  Federal civil servants receive a salary that is competitive with those in private industry. The federal government offers civil service employees a portable retirement plan with government matching contributions. In addition, federal civil servants receive affordable insurance plans for health, dental, vision, and life.   

        Employment Requirements.  All applicants must meet the certain conditions of employment to be eligible for employment with OPM. These employment requirements include:

        • U.S. citizenship and age verification
        • Successfully passing a federal background investigation (if required) 

        Apply online for civil service career positions with the Office of Personnel Management.  For the most current list of employment opportunities with the OPM and to apply online, go to:  also  Career Opportunities with OPM.    


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        1. Knowing how to find those position vacancies for which you are best qualified and most likely to be hired. 
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        4. Knowing how to create a "high-scoring" federal resume (federal resumes are very different from corporate resumes.)
        5. Knowing which "Key Words" to use in your resume and application package.
        6. Knowing how to correctly answer "Supplemental Questions" required for many position applications. 
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        Categories of Federal Civil Service Occupations and Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Jobs.

        View a detailed list of the major categories of civilian jobs for the federal government. This list includes the federal occupational groups and the specific series within each group. 

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        Note: Photos and quotes are from the Office of Personnel Management's website. Photos are public domain, nonproprietary downloads.