Public Service Career Resources

Browse this selection of public service related sites. Includes resources for for the criminal justice and military studies disciplines.

Specific sections below are devoted to:

  • Career exploration resources
  • Job search resources
  • Related professional associations

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Career Exploration

Criminal Justice Major Resource Kit : Administration of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Homeland Security

What Can I Do With Major in Criminal Justice?
A listing of job options in the criminal justice field.

Careers in Criminal Justice, Crinimal
View a list of the fastest growing jobs in criminal justice.

Guide to Majors in Criminal Justice: What is Criminal Justice? World Wide Learn
List of employement facts, requirements, and opportunities.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement  Career Profiles, Career Profiles. info
A listing of career profiles in criminal justice and law enforcement.

Getting to know the law enforcement landscape, Police
Familiarize yourself with departments and duties for police employment.

Private Detectives and Investigators, OOH
Descriptions of occupations for private detectives and investigators. Includes helpful information on wages, training trends and more.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists, OOH
Occupational outlook information for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists.

Police and Detectives, OOH
View employment facts, requirements and opportunities from the occupational outlook handbook.

Criminal Justice Job Search Resources

Criminal Justice Jobs by location, Jobs2careers
Search job openings in your area. Posted on

Criminal Justice Jobs, Indeed
View vacant positions in criminal justice. Posted on

Government Jobs By State,
Listing of state by state government job resources.

Criminal Justice Related Professional Organizations

American Criminal Justice Association

National Association of Criminal Justice

The American Parole and Probation Association

American Correctional Association

National Narcotic Officers Association

Academy for Criminal Justice Sciences

National Association of Legal Assistants

National Criminal Justice Association

International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP)

International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC)

International Association for the Study of Organized Crime

International Association of Women Police (IAWP)

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ)

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE)

National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA)

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

American Society of Criminology (ASC)

Military Studies Career Resources

Military Studies Career Exploration

Military Careers, What They Do, Occupational Outlook Handbook
View employment facts, requirements and opportunities from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Military Careers, Today's Military    
Military Career highlights and profiles. 

Military Careers, My
Facts, figures and tools to help you make an informed decision about joining the Military.

Inside Military Studies, Education Portal
Explore military studies career options.

Army Careers: Job Options, Duties, Salary
Learn about the 150+ career options through the U.S Army.

Navy Careers
Take a deep-dive into Navy career opportunities. Includes job descriptions, requirements, responsibilities, and educational programs related to your field of interest.

Marine Corps Careers: Career Tool  
View the Enlisted Career Tool: Answer 10 simple questions to learn more about career options in the Marine Corps.

Air Force Careers    
View the employment outlook, job requirements and salary information for Air Force careers.

Coast Guard: Find Your Career  
There are over 200 different types of Civilian jobs in the U.S. Coast Guard. Learn about the different job types from which you can choose.

Military History Career Options: Information and Requirements
Military history careers are vast and varied. The most common places one finds them are in academia and government, but there are other possibilities. Learn about them here.

Military Intelligence Specialist: Education and Career Roadmap
Research the education requirements, training and experience you will need to start a career as a military intelligence specialist.

Intelligence Specialist, Careers in the Military
Provides an overview of intelligence specialist duties in both the military and civilian counterpart positions. 

Military Studies Job Search Resources

Military Careers, Job outlook, OOH
View employment facts, requirements and opportunities from the occupational outlook handbook.

Military Crosswalk Search, ONET   
Search codes or job titles from the Military Occupational Classification (MOC)

Top 100 Military friendly employers (PDF)
Alphabetical list of military friendly employers, Military

Career Command Post
Search job openings in your area.

Corporate Gray Online
Connect with military friendly employers nationwide.

Wounded Warrior Program
View position descriptions for available fellowships for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Specializes in connecting applicants to intelligence jobs or federal government security clearance jobs. As a candidate for security clearance jobs, you control access to your resume on their resume database. 

Three Keys for Federal Resume Writing
Learn about the key sections to include in a Federal Resume.

21 Strengths Arising from Military Experience (PDF)
Learn how to leverage your military experience while translating it to the civilian workplace.

Learn About Federal Employment Opportunities, Feds Hire Vets              
Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials

Government Jobs
Listing of state by state government job resources.

Military Studies Related Professional Organizations

Multiple Military and veteran Associations

Military "Alumni" Groups

Military and Veteran associations

National Military Intelligence Association

The Society for Military History

Public Administration

Public Administration Career Exploration

Careers in Public Administration/MPA Career Paths, UNC
View the wide range of career opportunities available in the field of public service. Review some typical career paths for graduates with a Master's in Public Administration (MPA).

Public Administration Careers,
Provides a general overview of the Public Administration field including types of responsibilities and job/career avenues.

25 Exciting Paths in Public Administration,
Increases awareness about various types of career paths in public administration. 

Government and Public Administration Career Clusters,
Lists multiple career clusters related to the field of public administration.

Public Administration/Public Service Job Search Resources 
The job board and career information website that lets you filter jobs listings by degree level. It's sponsored by NASPAA, the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). 

America's Job Bank 
Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, this site links to individual State job banks.

The US federal government's official job listing and application system. The site includes a special section for the Pathways Programs for Students and Recent Graduates:

Idealist includes nonprofit and community organizations, jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities around the world.

Nonprofit Times 
A business publication for nonprofit management
A source of nonprofit jobs and career opportunities

Public Administration/Public Service Related Professional Organizations

American Society for Public Administration

NASPAA *The Global Standard in Public Service Education*

National Academy of Public Administration

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