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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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Description: Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group! We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Government Capture Manager, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You ...
Description: Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group! We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Government Capture Manager, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You ...
Support will include the following tasks: · Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards and proce...
Support will include the following tasks: · Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards and proce...
Support will include the following tasks: · Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards and proce...
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) As a leader in our Optum Shared Services organization, you will contribute to growing a new Government BPO Operations Service Line. You wi...
Job Requisition Number:42791 Bloomberg Government is seeking an overnight web producer with strong editorial experience, digital production skills and knowledge of the U.S. government to join our web team. She/he will be involved with daily publishing and must have a strong background in news editing and newsletters. Experience with e-mail distribution software, traffic analytics, HTML and vario...
Venable LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., has an opening available for an administrative professional to support legal staff in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include client billing; document production; answering telephones; coordinating meetings, schedules and travel itineraries; assisting with the intake of new client/matter information; and other administrative duties...
Job Requisition Number:42501 Bloomberg Government is looking for an experienced Sales Representative to join the Government Spend team. The successful candidate will have extensive contacts and a proven track record within the Washington, DC market, as well as insight into budgets and strategy. Additional primary responsibilities include: - Identifying and prioritizing target accounts after cons...
Insight Technology Solutions, Inc. is currently seeking an Administrative Support Specialist for a program in support of an office within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The selected candidate will provide administrative business operations support for the day-to-day activities of the office. These support roles will include assistance with tracking, reporting and logistical support for...
Omega World Travel, one of the top travel management companies, is seeking an experienced Government Travel Consultant for our on-site client office in Dallas, TX. Minimum 2 years experience required. Experience with Worldspan preferred. Job Purpose: Guides travelers by identifying itineraries; booking reservations. Duties: * Clarifies travel preferences by determining travel dates and destina...
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: 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) Provide executive administrative support to the Senior Vice President and Head of Government Affairs and Center for Health Reform and Mode...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Government Auditor/Accountant in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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 Acquisition Reg...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which ...
Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your passion and expertise, when you join Verizon, you'll find a sales team determined to change the world and empower our customers to do the same. You'll tackle challenges that will continually spark your intellect, fuel your passion and driv...
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 VerizonWe believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to ...
Requisition ID 23405BR Title Director, Managed Markets - Government Channel Job Category Marketing Job Description PURPOSE: Develop the over-arching commercial or government strategy (Managed Care, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, mail order, Medicare, Medicaid, Policy) for Novo Nordisk US to optimize access and profitability for Novo Nordisk® brands. Creates and articulates a vision for navigating ...
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) Are you a highly organized, motivated project coordina...
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) Are you a highly organized, motivated project coordina...

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