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About 22 million people held civilian government jobs in 2012, including more than 14 million local workers, 5.1 million state workers and 2.8 million federal workers. The most common state and local government jobs are found in education, healthcare and protective services. The largest categories of federal workers are professional, administrative, technical and clerical. About 15 percent of federal jobs are in the Washington, DC, area.

Jobs in Government

Teachers and teacher assistants comprise about 18 percent of public employment. The largest occupations in state and local government include police and sheriffs, administrative support workers, correctional officers and janitors. Nursing jobs are found at all three government levels. Many federal government job opportunities involve compliance or management analysis and about 20 percent of federal government jobs are found at the US Postal Service.

Government Job Market

Since government jobs are paid for from taxes, they?re always influenced by public budgets. More than 500,000 jobs in government disappeared between February 2010 and July 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says, and federal employees had their salaries frozen.

In 2011, federal government job retirements rose 25 percent, the start of the wave of anticipated retirements spurred by the aging of the Baby Boomers, the salary freeze and rising anti-government attitudes, the Partnership for Public Service says.

Total federal government jobs, including Postal Service jobs, will decline 13 percent between 2010 and 2020, the BLS predicts. However, government work at the state and local levels will grow 7 percent during that same period, the BLS says. Meanwhile, government employment outside education and hospitals will increase only 2 percent.

Government Salaries

The mean salary for all federal, state and local government workers, except those employed in schools, the Postal Service or hospitals, was $53,580 in 2011.

The average federal government worker earned $76,231 worldwide in 2010. The mean 2011 salary for postal service clerks was $52,960; the average mail-carrier salary was $51,390.

State government jobs paid a mean of $53,180 in 2011. The mean salary for a local government job was $46,730 in 2011.

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RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Government Accountant/Auditor in Cambridge, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Assists with the preparation of a timely and accurate Incurred Cost and Provisional Rate Submissions for distribution to senior management and the cognizant government agency Ensures compliance with Government Procurement Requisitions such as FAR (Federal Acquisitio...
Prominently ranked on numerous industry “best of” lists EYP Architecture & Engineering is a national award-winning architectural and engineering firm with a strong commitment to design excellence. Our portfolio includes new construction renovation and historic preservation projects for college and university and government clients. EYP is currently seeking a Project Director in our Albany NY offic...
Description: Position Description: Healthcare isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD-10 Coding replaces ICD-9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and Healthcare organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? Optum36...
Description: Position Description: Healthcare isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD-10 Coding replaces ICD-9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and Healthcare organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? Optum36...
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Description: Grow your career with an exciting opportunity with Optum, where you will be a part of creating software solutions that help to change lives - millions of lives. As a SharePoint Administrator at Optum Technology Government Solutions you will have the opportunity to be a part of a focused team dedicated to helping make the health care system work better for everyone. Here, you'll part...
Description Government Accountant applies and analyzes accounting principles on contracts, costs, processes, practices and procedures with Federal Acquisition Regulations - FAR - and Cost Accounting Standards - CAS - interpretations. Ensures continued approved status of major business processes and systems required to do business with US Government. Interacts with federal regulatory agencies and ...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to...
Business Academy Medical Business Segment Government About Us Academy Medical is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in the distribution of medical products. Our solutions-based company sources out the best-in-class products and delivers with Five Star Service to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense hospitals. As the largest...
Job Description Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. currently has an exciting opportunity for a SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – GOVERNMENT SPECIALIST– B2B Outside Sales. Here’s what YOU can count on when you join KONICA MINOLTA! Worldwide, Konica Minolta is one of the top information technology companies. Our proven experience is helping customers streamline workflow, improve output and IT i...
Description: Position Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) Positions in this function at Optum Technology include those responsible for designing/developing, programming, mai...
Ke`aki Technologies LLC, is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned business. A premier government services company, Ke’aki Technologies, LLC offers a full spectrum of solutions that improve the performance and operational effectiveness of our government and Department of Defense customers. Our mission synchronized solutions are designed to deliver exactly what our customers need, when they nee...
Join us as we create the world-class customer experience that sets us apart. Enhance lives with powerful technology and be part of the team that helps customers get the most out of our innovative products and services every day. Responsibilities The Business and Government Customer Operations (BGCO) Phone Tech Support position provides online support to internal and external customers through ac...
Description: About Our Optum Technology Commercial Delivery Team: Optum Technology Commercial Delivery Team provides technology solutions development and integration across the SDLC including requirements, functional specs, design, custom development, integration, testing, and deployment. Our team maintains a strong focus on structuring, managing, and implementing complex technical solutions req...
Description: About Our Optum Technology Commercial Delivery Team: Optum Technology Commercial Delivery Team provides technology solutions development and integration across the SDLC including requirements, functional specs, design, custom development, integration, testing, and deployment. Our team maintains a strong focus on structuring, managing, and implementing complex technical solutions req...
Job Requisition Number:43274 The Role Bloomberg News is seeking an experienced editor to work on an international government news desk in Washington DC. The ideal candidate will have a background editing in real-time or daily deadline environment, and a proven ability to work across department lines. He/she will be expected to deal with a variety of breaking news stories from our government tea...
Graybar is looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction in every area of our business. We are a Company that recognizes talent and provides the opportunity for training and development for your career growth. Purpose Develop new prospects and maintain contacts with established customers for the purpose of selling Company products; cust...
Join us as we create the world-class customer experience that sets us apart. Enhance lives with powerful technology and be part of the team that helps customers get the most out of our innovative products and services every day. Responsibilities This role is responsible for providing quality customer service to business customers including major, national and government accounts. Responsibilitie...
Join us as we create the world-class customer experience that sets us apart. Enhance lives with powerful technology and be part of the team that helps customers get the most out of our innovative products and services every day. Responsibilities The Business and Government Customer Operations (BGCO) Phone Tech Support position provides online support to internal and external customers through ac...
Management Recruiters of Reston Technology Center (www.mr-RTC.com) has been engaged by a global satellite owner, operator and communications solutions corporation to locate a qualified candidate for a direct hire as a SatCom Sales Engineer - Government Solution - Direct Hire. PLEASE NOTE: Even though you may have applied to similar positions or have submitted your resume to this or other Manageme...

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