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Government Industry Overview
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.
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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One of the largest publicly held companies on Long Island is seeking an Accounting Manager. Responsibilities include: Oversee the day to day activities during the month end close and coordinate the preparation of monthly financial statements and management reports. Analyze the financial results compared to budgets and prior periods. Direct a team of accountants to ensure efficient workflow through...
The Director, Global Consolidations and Reporting job is responsible for the global consolidation of multiple entities and preparation of global financial statements. Candidate will be responsible for the evaluation, review and monitoring of financial statements and accounting policies at regional locations, ensuring consistent accounting application. Position will also oversee the administration...
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Senior Collections/ Accounts Receivable Manager Job – Morris County Company – Large company, good opportunity for exposure and growth. Purpose of the Senior Collections/Accounts Receivable Manager Job: Effectively manage all accounts receivables and provide support to internal departments to ensure they meet the financial reporting criteria, as well as, liaise with external partners. Responsibilit...
Staff Accountant Job – Morris County Company: Excellent opportunity for a Staff Accountant! Established company. Good working environment. Job Purpose for Staff Accountant: Manage multiple fund accounts. Staff Accountant Job Duties: • Prepare reports for accruals and expenses • Prepare financial statements in accordance GAAP • Compliance reporting and SBA forms preparation • Responsible for tracki...
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Our client is looking for a General Ledger Accountant who will responsible for the overall maintenance of the company’s General Ledger. This position is responsible for making journal entries into the financial system and performing account reconciliations. Job Responsibilities: · Perform general month-end close responsibilities and prepare account reconciliations. · Identify process improvement o...
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Provides public works and utilities by reviewing requirements; anticipating future needs; providing services; directing staffs.
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Establishes departmental policy by understanding the governmental scope of policies; being in accordance with legal requirements.
Manages regulatory operations by overseeing watershed management, building and safety, Agricultural Commission, and weights and measures.
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