How are job openings in government agencies announced?
Depending on the type of job and the organization, most open government positions are posted on the agency's website as well as advertised in local news media. Many positions are also posted with professional organizations. Some union contracts may require that open positions be posted internally for a period of time before they can be announced to the general public.
Do all government agencies have a Human Resources Department?
All levels of government have an office that carries out the functions of a Human Resources Department. In smaller organizations, the Human Resources function may be fulfilled by the chief executive's office. At the state level of government, the Human Resources Department is often one division within a Department of Administrative Services. The federal agency responsible for Human Resources functions is the Office of Personnel Management.
Will the Human Resources Department help citizens find jobs in the private sector?
Human Resources Departments generally focus on the staffing and personnel management of a government agency and do not provide job search assistance to the general public. Assistance in job searches can often be obtained by contacting the Department of Labor or the Workforce Development agency.