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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.



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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Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Phoenix, AZ, 85002
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage...
Philips Bothell, WA
End User Marketing – Government (Government Marketing Manager) Job Purpose Defines and executes the go-to-market strategy for the Government segment withrespect to sales, marketing and product focus.The candidate must be able to understand the customer and know what isbest for them including: trends, revenueopportunities, positioning, messaging, collateral, etc. This End User Marketing role will...
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage...
E&Y
United States Being part of a dynamic, growing organization offers an exciting career path full of opportunity. Ernst & Young Advisory Services is a $4 billion global practice, with 18,000 professionals. With an overall Advisory market of $150 billion, there's tremendous potential for growth - and we're prepared to tap into that potential. Our Advisory team takes a strategic approach to helping c...
E&Y
United States Being part of a dynamic, growing organization offers an exciting career path full of opportunity. Ernst & Young Advisory Services is a $4 billion global practice, with 18,000 professionals. With an overall Advisory market of $150 billion, there's tremendous potential for growth - and we're prepared to tap into that potential. Our Advisory team takes a strategic approach to helping c...
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Sys...
UTC Aerospace Systems Chicago, IL
Description UTAS Government Finance & Controls, Government Finance Specialist 130625-04 UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We ar...
This individual will provide accounting, controls, and analytical support to the UTAS Government Finance and Controls function in Windsor Locks, CT specifically in support of US Government contracting activities. Primary job functions include: - Conduct risk-based internal controls assessments and reviews of critical US Government business systems, evaluating the effectiveness of internal control...
Job Purpose Defines and executes the go-to-market strategy for the Government segment with respect to sales, marketing and product focus. The candidate must be able to understand the customer and know what is best for them including: trends, revenue opportunities, positioning, messaging, collateral, etc. This End User Marketing role will be focused on the Government segment and must have exp...
Northrop Grumman Falls Church, VA
Description Northrop Grumman’s Office of the General Counsel is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel (Government Contracts and Government Relations). The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for serving as a partner with and providing broad-based counsel to the corporate level government contracts, business development, strategy and government relations functions, and leading the co...
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Job Description: Job Summary: Assists officers of Government Affairs in relations with elected officials, staff, university administrators, lobbyists, and advocates to further the university’s interests related to government relations issues. Strengthens established relationships with both state and federal legislators and key staff members from both the Indiana State House and those in Washingto...
Business Overview: Triumph Engine Control Systems is a leading independent aerospace fuel system supplier for the commercial, military, helicopter and business jet markets. Based in West Hartford, CT, Triumph employs approximately 530 employees. The Company’s key products and services include electronic engine controls, fuel metering units and main fuel pumps for both the OE and aftermarket / spar...
McGladrey Davenport, IA
Position Description This is an exciting opportunity for an Assurance Manager in DavenportIAwith Government experience to impact the future growth of our Midwest practice. The Audit Manager will be responsible for: Primary Responsibilities: -Managing existing audits. -Keeping abreast of latest developments and the firm's standards and policies. -Keeping abreast of industry developments and th...
McGladrey Minneapolis, MN
This is an exciting opportunity for an Assurance Manager with Government and Tribal audit experience to impact the future growth of our Midwest practice! The Audit Manager will be responsible for: Primary Responsibilities: -Managing existing audits. -Keeping abreast of latest developments and the firm's standards and policies. -Keeping abreast of industry developments and their effects on clie...
McGladrey Chicago, IL
McGladrey has an exceptional career opportunity for an experienced Audit Associate to join the Nonprofit and Public Sector/Government Audit practice in our Chicago, IL office. This position will give you the opportunity to continue to expand your technical expertise, client service delivery and develop a rewarding and challenging long term career path. Responsibilities: - Prepare all necessary f...
McGladrey Irvine, CA
Position Description As part of the audit team, the In-Charge or Senior Associate will be responsible for: Providing timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations. Preparing all necessary financial statement and related disclosures and reportable conditions letters, with an eye on quality, thoroughness and accuracy. Developing an understanding of client's busine...
McGladrey Kansas City, MO
This is an exciting opportunity for an Assurance Manager with Government audit experience to impact the future growth of our Midwest practice. The Audit Manager will be responsible for: Primary Responsibilities: Managing existing audits Keeping abreast of latest developments and the firm's standards and policies Keeping abreast of industry developments and their effects on client's competitive...
McGladrey San Diego, CA
Position Description As part of the audit team, the In-Charge or Senior Associate will be responsible for: Providing timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations. Preparing all necessary financial statement and related disclosures and reportable conditions letters, with an eye on quality, thoroughness and accuracy. Developing an understanding of client's busine...
Job Description Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. is currently seeking a Government Accounts Manager. RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities are national in scope in assigned territory. Secure new business and growing existing contracts within the federal government market. Effective management of federal contracts through all phases including bid analysis, price exceptions, proposals su...
Chrysler Group LLC Phoenix, AZ
The Governmental Sales Manager is a revenue generating sales position responsible for the sale of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge cars, and Ram light and medium duty trucks to state and local governmental fleet customers located in states within the Western U.S. The Governmental Sales Manager is responsible for establishing relationships in order to maximize fleet sales and revenue with current governmental...

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