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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 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a private-sector, nonprofit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. Job Description The PCAOB has a full-time, regular position...
JP MORGAN is hiring data entry clerks/mail clerks for temporary 1st shift and 3rd shift positions. 1st shift runs from 8AM-4PM at a starting pay of $9.50 an hour. 3rd shift is 12 AM - 8 AM at a pay rate of $10.50. Both are full time spots Monday-Friday. BUT HERE IS THE KICKER. depending on your typing skills, you can earn as much as $4 an hour extra! Interviews are starting soon, so don't miss the...
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Lincoln Construction is currently looking for a commercial construction superintendent with appropriate experience to provide onsite supervision, management and leadership. At Lincoln we look at every position as a career opportunity, therefore all of our full-time team members are eligible for healthcare benefits, paid vacation, profit sharing and paid holidays. The ideal candidate will have an e...
ENTRY LEVEL / Hospitality / Retail - Training Provided (No Nights or Weekends) Modern Business Concepts, Inc. is hiring for Entry Level Management Trainees for full time employment. We will cross train in all areas of Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Account Management, and Campaign Management. Success isn’t something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is sh...
Our client is currently seeking a candidate to fill a Procurement Administration Manager in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor's Degree, and at least 5 years of experience in procurement and administration. The responsibilities of the Procurement Administration Manager job are: •Develop and implement systems, processes, training, and too...
APARTMENT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR ? WINDSOR COMMUNITIES:? Founded in 1960, Windsor Management Company is one of the leading privately held real estate management firms in the United States.? ? We are seeking a Maintenance Supervisor for?one of our luxurious apartment communities?in?Denver. ? THE POSITION: As a Windsor Maintenance Supervisor, you would manage the maintenance department working with...
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TempForce, a premiere and locally-owned staffing service, is seeking a Shipping Coordinator for a West-Minneapolis company. This is a temporary to hire opportunity with hours of 6:00 am to 2:30 pm. Duties including packaging and shipping of small parcels in a busy environment using UPS, FedEx, etc. Clean and casual environment with well-established company that enjoys long tenure with its employee...
Two Math Teachers Needed Pathways Academy is a charter school that has a unique environment that allows school-aged parents to complete their education. We are looking for dedicated professionals who want to make a difference. The school offers an intimate setting of 200 students with extended class schedule through the evening. Students from grades 7 through 12 attend school while their child car...
To work in a team environment supporting various Accounting processes including reconciliations and month-end close. Responsibilities Coordinate inventory reporting of receipt and consumption activities via the Abinet inventory subsystem. Some travel for physical inventory counts is expected. Assist with account reconciliations that the Finance department is responsible for (i.e. inventory, newspr...
* Experis is looking for a Project Coordinator for a 6 month contract-to-hire position in Pittsburgh, PA * ROLE: This position is responsible for managing many small (40 hour) projects. You will work and partner with the Sr. Project Manager. The goal is to develop into a Project Manager managing larger projects as needed. REQUIREMENTS: - 3 years Project Coordinator / Project Management / Business...
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