Working in Government

A smaller, but still significant, number of chemists work for governmental and quasi-governmental agencies.  This section focuses exclusively on positions with the federal government (and equivalent), mainly because of the degree of variability that exists in the market for state and local governmental agencies.

ACS Career Services

ACS Career Pathways - Working in Government

Trends in Federal Employment

A search for a career in the federal government should start with an examination of the hiring trends in the sector.

What Do Chemists in Government Do?

Although many chemists work in traditional laboratory positions, the government offers a variety of other ways that chemists can contribute.

Where to Find Jobs in Government

There are many jobs available in the federal government, but finding them can be a difficult task.

The Federal Resume and Application Process