Who Can Work in Government: Determining Your Eligibility

Being eligible to work in government is about more than having the qualifications for the career you want, although that is a critical component of getting any job. Compared to the private sector, the government has stricter requirements for who it can hire and how they get hired. Before you embark on your job search, make sure you read and understand this section on requirements for getting a government job.


Only on rare occasions will the U.S. government hire non-citizens for government jobs. If you are not a citizen of the United States and are looking to work for government, the best route is to contact the agency you want to work for and see what opportunities, if any, ...

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