Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Federal-Agency Jobs

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Federal-Agency Jobs

Article excerpt

The federal government has many opportunites for environmental health professionals. In fact, the array of options can be daunting. How do you decide which agency and which positions are right for you?

USAJobs is the official job site for the federal government. You can search by job title, keyword, and location. Like many private-sector job clearinghouses, USAJobs allows you to register and save a resume on the site, making it easy to apply for multiple positions. The listings on federal-agency Web pages almost always link to this site, so if you're applying for federal work, sooner or later you will end up here--www.USAJobs.gov/.

If you're interested in public service but don't have your heart set on a particular agency--and especially if you're willing to undertake a variety of challenges in a variety of settings--you might consider applying to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). The Commissioned Corps sends its officers on assignment to other government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Indian Health Services--www. …

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