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Help Searchers Find Jobs

One of the most common search tasks is to look for current job openings. We created the Jobs module to help searchers quickly find relevant jobs.

When you turn on the Job Openings module, searchers looking for jobs on your site will see up to three relevant jobs listings on your results page. You will need to contact us to get the Jobs module enabled for your site.

Federal Government

  • Federal Cross-Agency Portals. If your website is a federal cross-agency portal (e.g., USA.gov), the Job Openings module will return relevant, location- and keyword-matched job openings across all federal agencies.
  • Federal Department Websites. If your website is affiliated with a specific federal department (e.g., Department of Commerce), the Job Openings module will return relevant, location- and keyword-matched job openings across all agencies within your department.
  • Federal Agency or Office Websites. If your website is affiliated with a specific federal agency (e.g., NOAA) or office (e.g, National Ocean Service), the Job Openings module will return relevant, location-and keyword-matched job openings at your agency.

Searchers will also see a direct link to USAJobs.gov for all current job openings (specific to your department or agency, if applicable), as shown in the sample below for a search on jobs on DOI.gov.

Search results for jobs on DOI.gov


Did you know? Are you a federal agency that doesn’t post your jobs on USAJobs? We want your jobs data. Email us at search@support.digitalgov.gov to let us know where you publish your job openings so that we can include them in the Job Openings module.

Help Searchers Find Health Information

Searches for health-related information are very common. We created the Health Topics module to help searchers find high-quality, authoritative health information.

This module offers direct access to MedlinePlus Health Topics and open clinical studies and trials on ClinicalTrials.gov. To provide timely information across all health topics, we pull the data from the MedlinePlus XML files, which cover both the English and Spanish health topics.

If you opt to show the Health Topics module, searchers looking for health topics on your site can readily find high-quality health information.

How to Select the Options that Appear on Your Results Page

Search.gov Home > Admin Center > YourSite > Manage Display > Display Overview

Facets

Label. By default, we use the label ‘Search’ for your facets. Enter a label in the label field if you’d like something other than this default. Keep your label consistent with the options you’re listing and under 15 characters.

See the sample results page below that shows the facets with the default label, Search, displayed for a search on passport on USA.gov. (It is most easily seen by clicking on the menu option from a mobile phone.)

On/off options for facets. Select which facets you’d like to appear on your results page. Turn an option on to allow searchers to see it. Turn an option on or off at any time.

Type over the text in the Name field to edit a facet’s display name. Keep each name short (15 or fewer characters) and consistent with the content you’re searching. Click on the hyperlink in the Source field to update the facet’s source content. Hover over the icon with three horizontal lines on the left to change the order.

More. We show up to four facets above your search box. If you turn on the display of more than four facets, you’ll see them listed under a ‘More’ dropdown menu. Email us at search@support.digitalgov.gov if you’d like to use a custom label instead of the default ‘More’.

Modules

On/off options for modules. Turn on a module to allow searchers to see inline, contextually relevant results for selected content sources based on keyword matches with relevant queries. There are eight types of modules.

  1. News. This option only appears after you’ve told us about your RSS feeds. When a searcher’s query matches the title of an RSS article published within the past four months, the article appears in the News module. Very recent news results (less than five days) appear at the top of the page and less recent news results appear at the bottom. Up to three articles are displayed. Type over the default name, News, in the Name field to edit the display name.

  2. Videos. This option only appears after you’ve told us about your YouTube channel. When a searcher’s query matches the metadata of a video published within the 13 months, the video appears in the Videos module. One inline video is displayed with a link to see more videos for the searcher’s query.

  3. Job openings. When a searcher’s query matches the text of a job opening published by your agency on USAJobs, the job appears in the Job Openings module. Up to three job openings are displayed. For more information, including a screenshot, read our post Help Searchers Find Jobs. You will need to contact us to get the Jobs module enabled for your site.

  4. Federal Register documents. When a searcher’s query matches the text of a notice or rule published by your agency in the Federal Register, the document appears in the Federal Register module. Up to three documents are displayed. For more information, including a screenshot, read our post Help Searchers Find Federal Register Documents.

  5. Related searches. Help visitors better define the focus of their search by offering them searches related to their current search term. Suggestions are derived from the searches performed on your website. Up to five searches related to your visitors’ original search are displayed and are updated in near real time.

  6. Health topics. Help searchers find high-quality, authoritative health information from MedlinePlus and ClinicalTrials.gov. For more information, including a screenshot, read our post Help Searchers Find Health Information.

  7. Recent tweets. This option only appears after you’ve told us about your Twitter account. When a searcher’s query matches the text of a tweet published within the past three days, the tweet appears in the Recent Tweets module.

  8. Type-ahead search. Help searchers refine their query by displaying type-ahead search suggestions as a list in the search box. The list forms as a searcher begins to type in the search box. Suggestions are listed in order of most popular (that is, most searched). They’re updated every few seconds. See, for example, the suggestions as you type di… on SocialSecurity.gov’s search results page. Note: this will enable type-ahead on your search results page that is hosted by our service. If you wish to display type-ahead suggestions on your agency’s website, please review instructions for our JavaScript snippet and API.

Help visitors find content relevant to their search query that resides on other websites, such as the site for your parent organization or your Spanish-language site. When searchers click on the link to the related site, they see search results for their query on the related site.

Enter the site handle for one of your other Search.gov sites. Enter the text you’d like searchers to see for the link to the related site. Create two entries, one from the first site to the second and vice versa, if you’d like a reciprocal link.

See, for example, the Español option displayed on USA.gov for a search on venezuela. When searchers click this option, they see results for venezuela on GobiernoUSA.gov.

If you list more than two related sites, searchers will see them listed under a dropdown menu, View Topic.

Email us at search@support.digitalgov.gov if you’d like to use a custom label instead of the default ‘View Topic’ label.


Did you know? Searchers may narrow results by time period for any RSS feeds. See, for example, results for a search on space narrowed to press releases in the last week on NASA.gov.

Did you know? For any of your RSS feeds that you’ve extended with a contributor, publisher, or subject Dublin Core (External link) property, searchers may narrow results by the three facets. We’ll display “Contributor,” “Publisher,” and “Subject” as the default names. Email us at search@support.digitalgov.gov to if you want to customize these display names.

Help Searchers Find Federal Register Documents

Federal agencies publish notices, proposed rules, and final rules in the Federal Register. To make it easier for citizens and communities to understand the regulatory process and to participate in government decision-making, we created the Federal Register module to help searchers find these notices and rules.

This module offers direct access to Federal Register documents. We pull the data from the Federal Register API to provide timely information across all documents.

If you opt to show the Federal Register module, searchers on your site can readily find the notices and rules that your agency has published in the Federal Register, as shown in the sample below for a search on autoimmune diseases on NIH.gov.

Federal Register Module on NIH.gov