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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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Description: Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group! We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Government Capture Manager, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You ...
Description: Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group! We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Government Capture Manager, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You ...
Description: Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group! We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Government Capture Manager, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You ...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which ...
Fidelity Bank is seeking a Government Underwriting Supervisor to join our Mortgage Team. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 5 years extensive FHA and VA underwriting experience. DE and VA LAPP/SAR designations and experience required. In addition, candidates should possess the ability to multitask and exhibit strong organizational skills. USDA underwriting and previous supervisory exper...
Governmental Affairs Director Dynamic local trade association (5,200 members) seeks a Governmental Affairs Director to manage and coordinate programs, policies and activities in legislation, political affairs, fundraising, and candidate screening in a two-county area. Will monitor and analyze proposed legislation as it pertains to real estate and private property rights; draft comments, t...
Henkels and McCoy (H&M) is in business over 90 years and is one of the largest privately held utility contracting firms in North America. H&M designs, builds, and maintains infrastructure for the energy, communications, and water markets. We provide project management, engineering, construction, installation, maintenance, and training services to utility, commercial, industrial, and government cus...
Koniag Inc. is immediately hiring a full time Director of Finance for our Government Services Sector in our Chantilly VA location. This is an exempt full time position with our company. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health dental and vision insurance 401K flexible spending accounts paid holidays and a PTO program. We look forward to hearing from you! The Dir...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
About our company Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts ...
Cordia Partners is currently seeking an Accounting Manager with extensive experience supporting government contractors. Cordia Partners is a leading provider of outsourced accounting services to the government contracting community. The successful Accounting Manager will partner with our clients executive leadership teams to provide operational accounting support and business advisory services to ...
Job Requisition Number:42879 Bloomberg Government (BGOV) is a web-based product that provides news, data, analysis, and suite of powerful tools to help our clients make better, faster decisions in support of their government business. As a Bloomberg offering, BGOV brings the same unparalleled level of data-based and fact-based, objective reporting and analysis to policymaking as the company has p...
Financial Analyst – Public Sector / Government CTG focuses on hiring information technology professionals to join our growing team of quality consultants in the IT industry. CTG is immediately hiring a Financial Analyst for our client in the public sector located in downtown Houston, TX. As a Financial Analyst you will take statistical data (in many forms) and generate reports, statistical analy...
Support will include the following tasks: · Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards and proce...
Support will include the following tasks: · Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards and proce...
Support will include the following tasks: · Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards and proce...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) As a leader in our Optum Shared Services organization, you will contribute to growing a new Government BPO Operations Service Line. You wi...
Job Requisition Number:42791 Bloomberg Government is seeking an overnight web producer with strong editorial experience, digital production skills and knowledge of the U.S. government to join our web team. She/he will be involved with daily publishing and must have a strong background in news editing and newsletters. Experience with e-mail distribution software, traffic analytics, HTML and vario...
Venable LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., has an opening available for an administrative professional to support legal staff in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include client billing; document production; answering telephones; coordinating meetings, schedules and travel itineraries; assisting with the intake of new client/matter information; and other administrative duties...

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