I am 63 years young. Realistically, will the feds hire someone who hopes very much to work at least through age 70? - MichaelMichael, The government is not interested in discriminating against you for any reason – age, race, religion, etc. They are extremely interested in hiring folks who have some maturity and experience under their belts. The primary concern of the HR folks and the hiring managers is that you have the knowledge, skill and ability to do the job at hand. If you are 22 or 122, it doesn’t matter – as long as you can perform the duties of the job. We hope this information has been useful and will help you crack the code to your Federal job search.