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The Book of U.S. Government Jobs - 11th edition


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Applying for Overseas Jobs

Page updated 5/27/2019

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Apply for federal jobs well in advance of the time you will be available for employment. Applications can take 6 to 8 weeks for processing. It may take longer if written tests are required, especially in overseas areas. Many human resource departments are limiting open periods for job announcements. They also may only accept applications until a fixed number of applications are received or until the closing date of the announcement.

Recently, we have noticed that job announcements are being limited in duration to as little as one week or less. Check for vacancies frequently to ensure you don't miss an opportunity to bid on a desirable overseas job.  When applying for any federal job, especially overseas jobs, read the job announcement carefully, highlight actions that you must take to apply and do not leave out anything. If you don't submit all required information and forms your application may be rejected or at the very least you won't rate "Best Qualified" for the position.


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Department Overseas Employment Total Employment
Agriculture 884 104,469
Commerce 398 80,167
Defense 47,229 736,592
Education 6 4,101
Energy 21 16,145
Health & Human Services 332 67,449
Homeland Security 3,700 179,905
Housing & Urban Development 80 9,585
Interior 366 75,381
Justice 2,059 113,495
Labor 39 16,902
State 22,261 37,464
Transportation 322 57,277
Treasury 679 109,189
Veterans Affairs 4,571 297,318



Overseas job listings


Explore and apply for all overseas job vacancies in the government and private sectors to improve you chance of employment. You can post your private sector resume online at no cost to expand your job search. (Caution) Don't post your federal style resume online without removing all sensitive information such as your Social Security Number, etc.

Detailed overseas employment information is included in the paperback version of The Book Of U.S. Government Jobs. This book includes:

  • Overseas agency personnel office addresses and phone numbers
  • Overseas Job hotlines
  • Overseas job web sites
  • Placement services
  • Pacific job opportunities
  • Atlantic job opportunities
  • NAFI positions
  • Over 50 web sites to connect direct to agencies employing overseas workers
  • Description of major overseas employing agencies with numbers employed and key jobs that they fill.


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