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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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The Local Government Specialist provides leadership, direction, and coordination of University of Wisconsin-Extension outreach education and applied research focusing on finance and budgeting at all levels of local government, as well as understanding the implications of continuing fiscal strain on local governments. This includes planning and delivery of research-based educational programs, direc...
At Bestica, the nation's leading IT consulting firm, we are rapidly growing our business into the federal government sector. The excitement is growing and so is this opportunity. We are looking for individual who has experience writing Technical Solutions for Information Technology projects. Please have a strong IT Background If you are a self-motivated and energetic individual in search of a re...
Company Confidential Sacramento, CA, 95841
Job Summary: Quote, Invoice, and maintain Government Maintenance Contracts. Exercise accuracy and efficiency in billing, while confirming terms and conditions of the company, as well as terms and conditions of the varying Government Contracts and Awards are met. Reports to / Supervision Received: Direct Supervisor: Government Billing Manager Department Manager: Director of Administration Esse...
QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required of this job: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university; valid Texas teacher certificate with required endorsements for subject and subject level assigned. Demonstrated general knowledge of curriculum and instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of various routine tasks, duties, and pro...
University of Wisconsin Extension Madison, WI
POSITION PURPOSE: Continuing fiscal strain is transforming the dynamics of finance at all levels of local government. Applied research and outreach education is needed to better understand the impacts of these changes. Local Government Center faculty and staff provide support to elected and appointed officials, as well as professionals working for Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and towns. T...
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...
Nature of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions The Position: Coconino County is seeking a Government Relations Director who will lead the Government Relations' Office in alignment with the long-term vision of Coconino County. The individual will represent the County and County Board of Supervisors to citizens, outside agencies and partners. The Government Relations Director is a member of the ...
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...
Marsh & McLennan Phoenix, AZ
Government Consultant - EH&B - Government - Mercer - Phoenix-PHO000EC Description 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 abo...
Continuing fiscal strain is transforming the dynamics of finance at all levels of local government. Applied research and outreach education is needed to better understand the impacts of these changes. Local Government Center faculty and staff provide support to elected and appointed officials, as well as professionals working for Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and towns. This education helps...
Marsh & McLennan Phoenix, AZ
Senior Government Consultant - EH&B - Government - Mercer - Phoenix-PHO000EA Description 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 passion...
Marsh & McLennan Phoenix, AZ
Government Consultant - EH&B - Government - Mercer - Phoenix-PHO000ED Description 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 abo...
Marsh & McLennan Phoenix, AZ
Government Financial Analyst -EH&B Government -Mercer - Phoenix-PHO000EK Description 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 ...
Paul Public Charter Washington, DC, 20011
Paul International High School located at 5800 8th Street, NW, Washington DC 20011 is partnering with the Asia Society and is a member of the International Studies Schools Network (ISSN). We are currently seeking highly qualified/ certified and motivated HS AP Government/Government Teacher for school year 2015-2016. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesCollaborate in a strong team environment to:•...
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...
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...
Come be a part of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing over 3.1 million registered nurses across the nation. The American Nurses Association (ANA) not only advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, it’s an excellent place to work. JOB SUMMARY Support ANA’s State Government Affairs program by ide...
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...
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...
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...

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