Landing | Government Jobs

Tips for Getting Government Jobs
in 2022

Local, state, or federal government agencies are hiring! The state of Texas alone has tens of thousands of job postings. 

Some of our top customers include Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC),Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), Comptrollers of Public Accounts (CPA), and Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Advantages of government jobs

There’s a lot of advantages to working for a government agency. Some of these include:

Benefits

Overall, most government sponsored health insurance plans are generous and meant to take care of employees. Many government agencies leverage their large purchasing power to negotiate for top-rate health, dental, and vision insurance. They also often offer some form of disability and life insurance as well!

Pension

Saving for retirement is tough. Once you are vested, the government will often automatically contribute to a retirement plan for you. Then, they will also manage these plans for you. These plans generally mature at a certain age or after a number of years of service.

Stability

Government is not immune to market pressures, but they do generally see less volatility than private companies. 

Upwards Mobility

There are a lot of people who work for the government and they like to promote from within. In our experience working with the state of Texas, many people will get promoted after doing good work or transfer to another agency for other opportunities.

Public Service

Many people we work with want to give back to their community. Working in a public service job can help you work for a greater purpose. 

Advice for landing government jobs

We work mostly with the state of Texas and so will offer our perspective through that lens:

Look directly on their website

government agencies often don’t have the budget for advertising their job postings on LinkedIn and Indeed like private companies do. You’ll need to keep a close eye on their website. In the state of Texas, most of these opportunities can be found on WorkinTexas.com. Most federal government opportunities can be found on this page.

Apply through their application

No one likes filling out a government form. But that is your best first step. These forms will often be longer and more complex than applications for private companies, but stick with it!

Remember to complete the government application in its entirety, even if some of the information is redundant.