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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.
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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.
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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Senior User Interface Development Engineer Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity to join a successful cloud marketing company! As our newest UI Development Engineer, you will contribute to the development of cutting edge applications & improve existing products. You will have an opportunity to use the most advanced front-end technologies, help design optimal user experience for our prod...
Director of Analytics Job Description: We are seeking a Director of Analytics to be responsible for the overall management of analytic projects, including profitability, timeliness, quality & client value. This exciting role offers the unique opportunity to join an upper-echelon marketing leader & work in a collaborative, high-performance culture. Responsibilities: Comprehend client's problems & i...
Job Number: 244440 SAP WMS Techno Functional We are looking for a SAP Consultant with WMS experience for our client. A mid-size manufacturing firm based in Cleveland, OH. The right person will have at least 5 - 7 years of SAP configuration experience and will have completed at least 3 successful implementations of WMS. They have all core modules of SAP installed. Currently installed modules are: M...
Senior Sales Executive - Digital Media Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity to work for a fast paced and well-funded leader in digital advertisements for the mobile and online world! This is an excellent opportunity to evangelize very innovative online & mobile ad products that are of extreme value to brands & superior publishers. Responsibilities: Promote, engage, & sell rich media, d...
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Senior Mobile Device Software Developer-Android/WP8 Job Description: I am seeking an exceptional engineer to develop software for mobile devices. Enjoy solving challenging problems with creative solutions; Can make the tough tradeoffs when designing for low power/low bandwidth devices; Have experience in developing code that will be used by tens of millions of users worldwide on a daily basis with...
Sales Training Manager Job Description: As our newest Sales Training Manager, you will analyze & determine training needs & develop customized training programs that will enhance core competencies across the organization. Responsibilities: Consult with business leaders, while implementing short/long-term workforce planning strategies & programs that are consistent with our company's business plans...
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Some College Coursework Completed
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Provides public works and utilities by reviewing requirements; anticipating future needs; providing services; directing staffs.
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Directs the development of changes in the organization by overseeing staffing, processing and managing of information systems to consolidate functions, increasing effectiveness, improving efficiency, and reducing administrative costs.
Enhances public works and utilities and city's reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
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