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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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As an increasing number of large enterprises move their critical systems to the cloud, we are in need of high-powered technical talent to help our largest customers navigate the operational challenges of cloud computing. You will work one-on-one with our top-tier customers, supporting both the software development lifecycle for cloud services and management of active services. In this role, you wi...
Vice President, MSP Programs Location: Conshohocken, PA Reports to: Managing Director, Strategic Accounts POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for leading, managing, and growing sales AND relationships with MSP partners. This position’s primary function is oversight of all MSP-related sales and account management activities and coordinating MSP sales with local account executives. The primary components...
Ira H. Hayes promotes: CHANGE, ADVANCEMENT, AND LEADERSHIP. Wanted: Highly Effective teachers that have the passion to change young adults. Teachers for the following subject areas are needed: Math & Language Arts. Compensation and Other Information: Compensation base for Math teacher will be $38,000 to $40,000 per year and for English $36,00 to $38,000. Additional 301 funding available based on p...
Position Summary The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for maintaining, operating, and repairing assigned mechanical building systems. Essential Duties Thoroughly and accurately complete reactive and preventive maintenance paperwork. Assist in emergencies as needed Completes assigned PM’s and reactive maintenance repairs requiring, but not limited to the following skills: Food Production...
Director, Strategic Accounts The Judge Group, Celebrating over 40 Years in Business, is seeking a Director of Strategic Accounts to Develop, maintain and grow senior client relationships at key accounts to support our contract Staffing and Consulting business in our Boston operations. This position has primary responsibility for large Strategic Account growth and development and execution through...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Staff Accountant for their Des Plaines, Illinois location.Under the general supervision of the Corporate Accounting Manager, this position is responsible for performing general accounting duties including assisting in coordination of the monthly close process, preparation of monthly journal entries, general ledger updates and maintenance, financial reporti...
Job Purpose: Financial services sales. Meets client's investment needs by managing investment portfolios. Duties: * Identifies current and future client service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements. * Markets financial services by soliciting prospective and current clients; ascertaining th...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Do you have experience with configuration? Prototyping? Are you a self starter with a positive attitude that can work independently? Our current client is seeking a qualified candidate to take on the role as a Salesforce BA/Administrator. This is a temporary position that will run 9-12 months out of San Diego, CA. As the Salesforce Administrator you will have the opportunity to i...
BayForce seeks a SAP Project Manager for salaried role within our organization. BayForce is a Certified Services Partner, established in 1996, offering Project solutions, Managed Services as well as staff augmentation. We have established relationships with Fortune 500 direct end clients throughout the US and strong reputation for paying consultants on time due to our experienced back office staff...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Business Development Associate/ Sales Professional with networking and business development experience. REQUIREMENTS: Staffing experience preferred 1-2 years experience in a sales environment Candidates qualifying for this position will have similar experience. Any relevant education and/or training will be considered a plus....
Entry Level Sales – Information Technology Attention College Graduates. The Judge Group, one of the fastest growing IT professional services firms, with 35 offices in 3 countries is searching for Entry level Sales Professionals across the United States. This position has a competitive base salary + commission, and has earning potential upwards of 100K within 1-2 years. All hires will go through Ju...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Salesforce Developer for their Morrisville, NC location. Job Duties: The APEX Developer's primary responsibilities are to analyze, design, implement and test customized software applications Apex and VisualForce. The - APEX Developer will have a strong knowledge of software development and design and will have experience working to develop busine...
Jr. Recruiter – Information Technology Attention College Graduates. The Judge Group, one of the fastest growing IT professional services firms, with 35 offices in 3 countries is searching for Entry level Sales Professionals across the United States. This position has a competitive base salary + commission, and has earning potential upwards of 100K within 1-2 years. All hires will go through Judge’...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform Driver leadership and Planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations or in support of the Intermodal department (less than 50% planning) for assigned line of business. DRIVER LEADERSHIP: Fuel and route Drivers while promoting the safety of drivers. Dispatch drivers on pre-planned loads and complete all corr...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Help Desk Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia (GA). Responsibilities include maintaining, developing and supporting personal computers, servers, local and wide area network, software, and data communications technologies throughout the Firm, to maximize Firm-wide productivity and minimize system downtime. Duties: Provides Level 1 and Level 2 support. Handle min...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Infrastructure Solution Architect for their Grand Rapids, MI location. The Infrastructure Solution Architect will be responsible for delivering high end infrastructure solutions focused primarily in the Microsoft Server infrastructure space. REQUIREMENTS: Must have strong MS Server experience with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience Must have...
For the tenth consecutive year, Grant Thornton has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld magazine. The position requires individual initiative and ability to influence events, rather than passively accepting them, in order to achieve goals. This means being proactive and a self-starter and going beyond specific job responsibilities to ensure goals will be ach...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Rosemont, Illinois (IL). This position is responsible for accounting related reporting and will report to an Accounting Reporting Supervisor within the Controlling and Reporting group. Primary responsibilities will be to assist the Supervisor with the operations of the department as a subject matter expert. Specific responsibilities in...
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