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Government Jobs Resume Samples

All resumes require perfect spelling, grammar and formatting, however, if there was one industry that an applicant can have zero discrepancies on his or her resume that would be a for a government job. Just running spellcheck won't be enough. Instead read through every word, as you may have typed "you're" when you should have typed "your" and spellcheck missed it. Many federal level job applications are stored on a computer, so once you've submitted your resume, the error may be permanent 

 

Since you're perusing government job resume samples, maybe you'd like to work for the NSA? Here's a blog post that can help you get that NSA job... and live a comfy life like Edward Snowden!

 

You may also consider representing your IT skills your ability to solve public service problems. Regarding how to write the references section on a resume, Government resume is not usually the standard form and you may be expected to write your references on their particular application form.

 

Government Jobs Resume Sample

 

GOVERNMENT JOBS RESUME TEMPLATE

 

1312 Pleasant Branch Plaza, Jimps,

Iowa, 51272-2619,

(712) 385-0483

 

Government Passport Specialist with over 19 years of experience organizing documents, overseeing customer service personnel and making borderline decisions on applicants Possesses a B.A. in Sociology and MS Office experience

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF STATE Boston, MA

GS-9 Passport Specialist September 1998 – Present

  • Receiving and examining over 250 passport applications per week
  • Reviewing applications for completeness, signature, affirmation of truthfulness, verification of applicant's identity, and presence of required photographs and fees
  • Managing administrative, personnel, and operating processes in order to meet production expectations for timely issuance of Passports
  • Overseeing customer service functions such as searches, re-writes, re-issues, and re-mails

 

ROTATION SERVICES LLC Boston, MA

Administrator September 1998 – Present

  • Scheduling and manage extremely demanding Outlook calendar
  • Coordinating schedules and activities to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Department
  • Carrying out instructions without additional guidance, independently resolving problems involving several variables
  • Transmitting information or documents using a computer, mail, or facsimile machine
  • Acting as liaison with Human Resources and Payroll departments

 

EDUCATION

COWELL UNIVERSITY Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, June 1995

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Fundraised $1,250 for Pony’s in Need Charity
  • Involved in the CU Debating Society

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • 14+ years MS Office
  • 7+ years Quickbooks
  • 4+ years Adobe Illustrator
  • Bilingual Spanish and English

 



 

*BONUS: Government Sample Resume!

 

I fought the law…and the law won! This resume sample of a government position highlights an immigration specialist who holds the authority in the matters of border crossings; make them angry at your peril.

 

However, considering you’re probably going to be applying for a government job take a look at this resume and re-arrange it to suit the specific government position you are applying to, and be nice to people once you land the job! 

 

 

Government Resume Sample

 

GOVERNMENT RESUME TEMPLATE

 

355 Iron Extension, Blue Diamond,

Iowa, 52076-4552,

(319) 325-3288

 

Immigration Specialist with over 12 years of experience assisting visitors from across 84 countries, helping with visa applications and consulting other departments on quick collaborative workflow. Possesses a B.A. in Sociology and the ability to conduct quick research on legal matters.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

(Read this blog post on how to write a "Professional Experience" section.

USA PAT DOWN SERVICES Boston, MA

Immigration Specialist September 1998 – Present

  • Update systems with current information required for reports and data analysis and administers management information systems
  • Complete limited, uncomplicated management and program analysis projects and segments of larger analytical projects and studies under the direction of higher level employees
  • Prescreen various applications and submissions by USCIS customers for accuracy, completeness of initial supporting documentation and eligibility for benefits and process documents and fee

 

DEPARTMENT OF SECURITY Boston, MA

Immigration Consultant September 1998 – Present

  • Complete strategic development and process mapping for immigration cases
  • Status with clients detailing available options and recommendations
  • Interact with foreign nationals and international business travelers on a regular basis, to answer questions and resolve issues
  • Identify and escalate complex issues to CMS management as needed
  • Develop personalized immigration kits detailing requirements, application forms, templates, and international permit forms
  • Create and maintain proper tracking records in computer system for all active document requests

 

EDUCATION

COWELL UNIVERSITY Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, June 1995

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Volunteered English Translator for refugees for 2 years
  • Resident Dorm Assistant for a building of 130 beds collaborating with senior members of university staff for students issues such as building corrections and mental health

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Bilingual Spanish and English
  • International Business Experience
  • MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint & Word)

 



 

**DOUBLE BONUS: Federal Government Resume Example!

 

If the above two resume samples were too broad and you are seeking a Federal position specifically, then this sample is just for you. If possible, try to add unique self-defense or dangerous situation action skills, as they will be viewed valuable by most federal level hiring managers. 

 

 

Federal Government Resume Template

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESUME TEMPLATE

 

Courtney J. Stalnaker

686 Steve Hunt Road, Miami, FL 33169

(305) 765-7191

courtneyjstalnaker@yahoo.com

 

An FBI Agent with over 10 years of experience in firearms, observation and, time management. Possesses a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Masters in Criminology.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

F.B.I FLORIDA HEADQUARTERS Miami, FL

F.B.I Agent April 2001 – Present

  • Reviewed cases with other team members and went over all data and history of crime.
  • Tracked down and arrested criminals in dangerous environments, using brunt force if needed.
  • Followed and observed activities of individuals or groups for long periods of time.
  • Worked with informants and other federal offices in hopes of capturing suspect or suspects.
  • Solved crimes such as terrorism, fraud, federal bank robberies, serial murders and, corruption.

 

DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OF FLORIDA Miami, FL

Intelligence Officer September 1997 – April 2001

  • Provided information on acts of terrorism and the risk of national security.
  • Analyzed foreign intelligence and security activities and capabilities; decoding private messages and emails.
  • Identified and tracked suspected and actual gang or security threat group activities at the facility.
  • Monitored activity of well known terrorist groups and reported to superior of recent activity.
  • Conducted research and assisted collectors to locate and contact prospective sources of intelligence.

 

EDUCATION

GATOR UNIVERSITY Miami, FL

Masters in Criminology, June 1997

  • Graduated with Honors
  • Member of the Forensics Club

 

GATOR UNIVERSITY Miami, FL

Bachelor in Criminal Justice, June 1995

  • Graduated with a 4.0 G.P.A
  • Made Dean’s List

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience with analyzing data and operating crime related software

 

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