USAJobs can be a great resource for those looking to enter public service for the first time or career public servants interested in finding new opportunities. To help promote interest in the site and the thousands of jobs it has listed, GovLoop will highlight some of the more interesting opportunities available in a blog post each week. Welcome to the latest edition of our exciting federal employment opportunities roundup!
If “Captain Planet” was your favorite cartoon growing up, this job in Missoula, Montana might catch your eye. Working for the Agriculture Department (USDA), you’ll serve at the agency’s Forest Service component. It’s a gig based at the service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station that’s also environmentally-minded; you’ll perform chemical analyzes and tests on the area’s air, water, soil and sediment. Ultimately, the work you perform will help detect the presence of organic priority pollutants there. Click here to view this job.
2. Computer Scientist
If patents and trademarks are your bag, there’s an opening at a Commerce Department component that’s right for you. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, this vacancy exists at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) within Commerce. Should you be hired, your duties will include debugging, software design, reviewing code, and writing and performing computer unit testing. Although focused on technology, this role will ultimately advance USPTO’s mission of granting America’s intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. Click here to view this job.
3. International Economist
Have you ever wanted to combine your interest in the economy and foreign policy into one career? If you answered yes, check out this slot at the State Department (DOS). Situated in Washington, D.C., you’ll journey to DOS’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) for your daily commute. More importantly, you’ll also directly impact America’s actions overseas; most of this job’s responsibilities center on analyzing economic, strategic and security concerns related to overseas economics. Click here to view this job.
4. Auditor (Bankruptcy)
Unfortunately, bankruptcies happen, and they need auditing. If you’d enjoy investigating and analyzing the finance involved with such cases, please see this Justice Department (DOJ) position. You’ll set up camp at DOJ’s U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) in Charleston, West Virginia; Once there, you’ll largely support USTP’s litigation and civil enforcement efforts relating to bankruptcies. Click here to view this job.
5. Human Resources Specialist (Military)
Human resources (HR) are a critical part of virtually any enterprise, and the military is no exception. Subsequently, this opportunity with the Army in St. Augustine, Florida might intrigue you if that’s your area of expertise. Joining the local Army National Guard Units, you’ll advise commanders on HR programs for your assigned units. The assistance, guidance and training you provide on HR matters will eventually impact not just unit leaders but supervisors, staff members and individual military personnel too. Click here to view this job.
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Great post as always, and I loved the Captain Planet reference!
Not currently in the market for a new position, but there’s some tempting opportunities here! Definitely a lot of options for folks looking to get into government or move within it.