Who Wants to Hire You?
Federal agencies are hiring entry-level employees all the time, from Cabinet-level agencies such as the Department of Energy (which has more than 15,000 employees) to small independent agencies such as the National Council on Disability (which has 10 employees) to the Department of Army (which has over 300,000 civilian positions). Who wants to hire you is a matter of where the jobs are, what the agency’s mission is, and how your skills and experience fit into fulfilling that mission.
Location and concentration of agencies play important roles in the number of entry-level jobs available to you. States and districts with more federal agencies and employees—California, Texas, the District of Columbia, Virginia, ...