Before you start your job search, you should know the process and criteria that governing bodies look for when hiring local government administrators. In 2013, a manual on How To Hire A Local Government Administrator was published in collaboration with Colorado’s local government professional organizations. We would encourage you to review this manual before you embark on your job search.
Here is ICMA’s Preparing for an interview in local government whitepaper to help prepare you for your first local government interview. Review this local government Sample Resume and Sample Cover Letter for templates for future applications. When ever possible, insert a civilian job title that aligns with your military job title. For instance, the title of Commander might be replaced with Director or Chief Executive Officer, or an Operations Officer might be replaced with Chief Operations Officer (COO).
Local government job postings can be found on nearly every local government website, but many of these job postings are aggregated within local government association and national recruitment firm sites. VLGMF has provided a list of commonly used job posting sites below to help facilitate your job search.
State Focused Local Government Jobs:
National Local Government Job Search:
Local Government Job Recruitment Firms: