This much we know: President Trump has ordered a limited federal hiring freeze and a broad review of the federal workforce with an eye toward reducing headcount.
But we don’t know many specifics regarding potential furloughs or layoffs in individual agencies, programs, missions and budgets.
True, given the president’s emphasis on immigration, homeland security and defense, a number of federal agencies are likely to maintain or even expand their workforces. DoD, ICE and other departments and agencies were enumerated in the president’s executive order as exceptions to the hiring freeze. Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency, on the other hand, know that they need to prepare for the possibility that their positions will be eliminated.

Five Tips to Landing a US Government Job Overseas

The federal government has quite a footprint in overseas locations throughout the world. Primarily these jobs are with the DoD, though many components and agencies within the Department are represented. Civilian overseas positions are very attractive for several reasons–chief among them being the opportunity to live and work in interesting and frequently beautiful foreign locales. If you’re reading this post you are likely already drawn to the prospect of an overseas job. Here are five useful tips to ponder your strategy and land a US Government job overseas.
Tip #1: Develop a good idea of what’s in store
Working overseas as a civilian in the US Government offers the advantage of something new and usually expanded entitlements over similar positions in the continental US (CONUS).

Many Federal Agencies Offer Jobs Fighting Terrorism

Especially in these times, legions of American civilians feel called to join the battle against terrorism, international and domestic. For those so motivated, there are hundreds of federal agencies and departments offering jobs in many occupational fields that contribute to the United States’ vast counterterrorism efforts. Demand for skilled professionals is high and help is available for candidates who choose to undertake the government’s exacting and exhaustive application processes.
Which agencies and departments offer these jobs?
A broad range of federal units employ civilians to battle ISIL and many other terrorist groups. Among the hiring entities: the departments of Defense, Army, and Air Force; the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit; the National Reconnaissance Office; the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency; the National Counterterrorism Center; and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.