"A Guide to Government Careers"

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Excepted Service Agencies

Most Federal Government civilian positions are part of the competitive civil service. To obtain a Federal job, you must compete with other applicants in open competition. Some agencies are excluded from the competitive civil service procedures. This means that these agencies have their own hiring system which establishes the evaluation criteria they use in filling their internal vacancies. These agencies are called excepted service agencies.

If you are interested in employment with an excepted service agency, you should contact that agency directly. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management does not provide application forms or information on jobs in excepted service agencies or organizations. Below is a list of excepted service agencies, departments and public international organizations. This list is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.

County Governments

City Governments