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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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This position is responsible for overall management, coaching and development of 6 of our salon managers to ensure quality brand delivery to achieve desired results. Key Responsibilities: 1. Manages the selection, training, assessment and development of high quality managers to assure maximum effectiveness, motivation, and retention. 2. Directs the implementation and communication of tools and res...
Territory Manager Tyler, Texas We are currently accepting applications for an outside sales position in the Longview area to represent a global leader in construction equipment for a growing family owned company. Our company was started in 1960 with a simple goal; recruit the best people, sell the best equipment, and above all, provide the best customer support available! What we are looking for:...
Custodial Supervisor – Night Shift Minneapolis, MN SBM Site Services is searching for a Custodial Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN. As the Supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing all activities within the custodial program, and will adhere to, implement and demonstrate safe work practices and procedures. The Supervisor will be highly organized with experience managing large janitorial crew...
Trade Sales Consultant, Pella Windows & Doors Pella Windows & Doors, MN, established Distributor for Pella Corporation, a premier manufacturer of windows and doors, is seeking a motivated Trade Sales Consultant for the Twin Cities market. Are you confident and capable in your selling abilities? Do you have a proven selling track record? Do you desire an opportunity to exceed a six figure salary? C...
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering exce...
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Executive Assistant to the CEO/Owner of our client, a privately-owned Park Cities area rapidly growing Dallas consulting company of approximately 100 employees with clients throughout the U.S. that is known as the industry leader in its specialty. Reply in absolute confidentiality. Responsibilities Assume overall responsibility for providing all administrative support that the CEO requires and per...
VTRAC Consulting Corporation “Solutions for Growth” Please e-mail your resume as a MS-WORD document in confidence Subject: Sr. Business Analyst JOB No. 7280, Attention:***** or call: (416) 366-2600 x 228 Job No.: 7280 Position: Sr. Business Systems Analyst Position Type: Permanent No. of Positions: 1 Location: Toronto, Michigan, North Carolina, Kansas City, Greens Borough Description: Rep...
Come work for a nationwide company that has been in business over 20 years and has had over 3 BILLION dollars in Transactions last year. We need closers. We provide 3-5 pre-set leads per day, M-F, 9-5, within a local geographical area. Each deal will average around $350 - $450, however our commission structure is un-capped. If you choose to create your own appointments in addition to ours, there i...
Provide nursing care, medical screening and triage to all psychiatric and chemical dependency patients presented for assessment and evaluation. To coordinate the admission process for inpatient, partial or outpatient programs. Key Responsibilities Observe patients in Intake for medical issues Assess, direct and intervene in crisis situations Perform the nurse-to-nurse screen for all patients trans...
Access Information Protected is recognized as the largest independent records storage and information management provider in the United States. The company attributes their success to providing the absolute best service to their clients, an empowering work atmosphere to its team members, and making valuable contributions to surrounding communities. At this time they are seeking Couriers for their...
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Contract Job: Reputable window and door company is looking for sub-contracted installers to install windows and doors in the Minneapolis/ St Paul Metro area. Also looking for small crews to install 1 to 3 openings. We prefer companies who have previous experience installing replacement windows and doors and who are certified with the EPA. Please mention this ad when you submit your summary of expe...
Grimco, Inc. was founded in 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri. Today we have 40 locations across the United States, 5 across Canada, and a sales division that is focused solely on growth in the Caribbean and Latin American markets. Our #1 goal is growth in all wholesale markets for manufacturing/distribution of digital print products, signs, and sign-making supplies. Due to our excellent customer servic...
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System Administrator (FULL TIME) *US Citizens and all those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply; we are unable to sponsor. Excellent and an immediate full time opportunity as a Senior Systems Administrator for a premier client headquartered in San Francisco, CA and a financial services industry leader with a core offering of helping to meet the borrowing needs of communities by pr...
PROJECT MANAGER III/INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER Dallas, TX ; Atlanta, GA or any major airport city $100K - $130K base plus bonus opportunity Desired Experience, Education, and Training: • Minimum 10 years of experience in distribution or manufacturing operations as a Project Manager/ Industrial Engineer working on large projects. • Must be successful in managing effective deployment of resources, systems,...
Position Summary: Anistar is seeking experienced Cable Techs for several long-term contract opportunities to provide assistance with the installation of various types of voice and data cables. The ideal candidate must possess the following: Technicians with exposure on working with various cables that include, but are not limited to: twisted pair, coax, power limited tray, stranded, solid conducto...
Business Sector: Finance/ Accounting Job Description: The National Foodservice Trade Analyst (Formerly Competitive Defense Analyst) role is responsible for providing control and compliance monitoring as well as tracking, execution and compliance of Foodservice contractual commitments. The role also provides approval points and analysis against accounts to ensure proper and adequate customer servic...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a client in Mannford, OK. We are looking for an assembler to perform a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production to putting together component parts to make assemblies, sub-assemblies or completed units, using standard operating procedures. May conduct quality inspections on processing line in accordance with quality specifications....
Program Manager-Other/Sr Program manage a multi-pronged program to identify, create, implement and operationalize a best-in-class integrated IT BCP operating model and roadmap across all technology functions to ensure a cohesive and well-orchestrated response to a pre-defined range of BCP level event scenarios. Will work closely with an outside advisory firm on an SOW and other key constituents (i...
Company Confidential Minneapolis, MN
Contract Job: Reputable window and door company is looking for a service technician to service windows and doors in the Minneapolis/St Paul Metro area. We prefer people who have experience with windows and doors. This position will be sub-contracted. Please mention this ad when you submit your summary of experience. Please leave email and/or phone number. Location: Minneapolis/ St Paul Area Compen...
IHC Histotechnologist/Histotechnician Ascend Genomics is an exciting, high-growth molecular clinical laboratory located in the Bay Area (Northern CA), utilizing cutting-edge technology. Our laboratory is CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited. Ascend has full-time, part-time and per diem openings for a Histotechnologist or Histotechnician, preferably with an emphasis in immunohistochemistry. Candidate...
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