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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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CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with 33 years of experience, has multiple job opportunities for you: Numerous clients are seeking Customer Service Representatives / Inbound and Outbound Call Center Representatives in Feasterville, PA. Earn $9 to $13 per hour at these full-time, temporary and temp-to-hire positions. Work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday. Seeking candidates who are f...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client has multiple openings for Inside Sales / Telesales (Inbound / Outbound) Bilingual: English / Spanish - Call Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Earn $16.00 per hour plus commissions at these full-time, permanent positions. Work 40+ hours per week. Work a flexible schedule, Mon...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Customer Service Representatives / Call Center Representatives in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Earn $9.00 to $12.00 per hour at these full-time, temporary and temp-to-hire positions. Job Description: Receive inbound and make outbound calls Provide support to vendors an...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Case Manager in Camden, NJ. Earn $13 to $14 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Job Description: Assist individuals and families find support and assistance they are in need of and qualif...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Housekeepers in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Earn $9.00 per hour at these part-time, temp-to-hire positions. Work 30-35 hours per week, up to 5 days per week, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Job Description: Responsible for general appearance of facility, ensure it is in clean an...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client in the home improvement business is seeking an Event Marketing Representative in Wilmington, NC. Earn $12.00 per hour at this part-time, temporary position. Work Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20 hours per week. Hours and schedule vary between 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Job Descr...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client in the home improvement business is seeking an Event Marketing Representative in Myrtle Beach, SC. Earn $12.00 per hour at this part-time, temporary position. Work Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20 hours per week. Hours and schedule vary between 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Job Desc...
Major Real Estate/Construction Developer is looking for a Controller. The Controller will be an integral team member in the development, construction and oversight of existing and new development and construction projects. Duties and Responsibilities: ·Timely preparation, review and distribution of all monthly financial reporting packages; ·Maintain both stand-alone and consolidated entity financi...
Well known Not-For-Profit organization in New York is looking for a Controller to lead their Accounting department. Salary to 130K, commensurate with experience. Candidate must be directly out of a Not-for-Profit Organization with extensive experience working closely to a Board of Directors and with accounting staff supervision. - Primary Job Duties Include, but are not limited to: -Financial Plan...
Prestigious Company in New York City is looking for a Senior Accountant. This candidate MUST have 1-3 years of Big 4 Public Accounting experience. (CPA Preferred) Salary to 90K, commensurate with experience. - Primary Job Duties Include, but are not limited to: Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial Reporting Fund Financial Statements Ensure timely completion of US finance mandates including audi...
Well know NYC Not for Profit is looking for a Grant Accountant. Duties: budgets grant accounting cash flow analysis contracts Must have a Bachelor's Degree and Not for Profit Grant Experience Experience with MIP preferred Salary to 65k For immediate consideration please forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com 212-661-0010...
Well known Not-For-Profit organization in New York City is looking for an Accounting Manager. Salary to 90K, commensurate with experience. Candidate must be directly out of a Not-for-Profit Organization. - Primary Job Duties Include, but are not limited to: -General Ledger, Bank Reconciliations, Journal Entry Supervision -Financial Control and Reporting -Supervision of Payables and Receivables -Bu...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Pier Check-in Agent in Riviera Beach, FL. Earn $8.00 per hour at this part-time, temporary position. Work every other day including holidays and weekends. Must be available to work as early as 7:30 AM and work as late as 6:00 PM. P...
We are currently working with several firms seeking Staff & Senior Real Estate Property Accountants. Prior experience with Real Estate Accounting is as must as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Journal Entries Budgets Financial Statements Analysis Close Salaries BOE For consideration forward resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
Not for Profit in NYC is seeking a CFO. Must have CPA. Prior Not For Profit experience REQUIRED. Job Purpose: Develops financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services; preparing growth plans; directing staff. Duties: * Accomplishes finance human resource strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and...
A Well Known Real Estate developer based in Manhattan is looking for a Controller to work directly with the CFO. The growing firm develops prime Manhattan commercial real estate space, including several Class A properties. The firm is expanding and the Controller will work directly with the CFO to build out the organizational infrastructure. Duties: • Overall management of Accounting functions • M...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Customer Service Representatives and Collections Representatives in Wilmington, DE. Earn $14.00 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Job Description: Initial responsibilities will be focus...
Truck Drivers – CLASS A CDL – Dedicated Run, Great Pay and Home time! At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to run miles, make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this Dedicated run you will have the opportunity to make money, get all the miles you can legally run and have that much needed home tim...
Truck Drivers – CLASS A CDL Dedicated Run, Home Everyday and Great Pay! At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to run miles, make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this Dedicated run you will have the opportunity to make money, get all the miles you can legally run and you will be home everyday an...
At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to run miles, make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this Dedicated run you will have the opportunity to make money, get all the miles you can legally run and you will be home weekly! We currently have a very limited amount of open positions for this specific...

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