Government Jobs

Government Employment Information


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.

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.
RSS

1000+ Government jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 375377
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Remote coder III- Inpatient Coding Department *This position is remote however you must live within 1 hour of Arlington, TX* Remote status will be determined after productivity standards have been attained based on the departments requirements. Full Time: 40 hours per week Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: - Assess medical record documentation (admission status, dischar...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Systems Administrator - Windows, SharePoint, SQL, Active Dir. Seattle, WA; Bellevue, WA Full-Time $80,000 - $130,000 Posted 4/23/2014 Zach Noyer is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Zach Apply Job Details If you are a Systems Administrator with strong Windows and SharePoint experience, please read...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Food Safety/Quality Manager Youngstown, OH Full-Time $60,000 - $75,000 Posted 4/23/2014 Gennaro Destefano is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Gennaro Apply Job Details If you are a Food Safety/Quality Manager with experience, please read on! We are a family owned and practiced company that produce...
Summary: If you are looking for part time work on the weekends we have a company in Portage that is looking for some help. The hours for these positions are every Sat and Sun from 10:45am-11:15pm. Responsibilities: Mark and label containers, tags, or products using marking tools Pick and pack products and materials Load materials and products into package processing equipment Record product and or...
Summary: Join the world's largest dairy corporation who believes that their staff is truly the key to their sucess. Responsibilities: Remove and load trays and cheese molds Run machines: Stacker, unmolder, rack washer Weigh cheese Turn cheese in the draining rooms Accurately complete all paperwork Keep work area clean and organized Apply the Good Manufacturing Practices Standards Maintain producti...
Summary: This well established company in Portage is looking for help on 2nd shift doing order picking and packing. The hours are from 2:45pm-11:12pm, Mon-Fri with some possible overtime during peak times. Responsibilities: Pick and pack a wide variety of products and materials Load materials and products into package processing equipment Record order information on specified forms and records Exa...
Summary: If you are interested in joining the team at a pharmaceutical coating company, apply today! We are searching for a facility Custodian. This is a Temp-to-Hire opportunity on 1st shift. The payrate is based on experience. The hours of the job are 7:00am-3:15pm Monday through Friday. Responsibilities: General cleaning of the facility Using washers and dryers to launder the uniforms Cleaning...
Summary: QTI is seeking a Forklift Operator for a client in the Juneau area. This is a great opportunity to work for an established company and could lead to a longer term position. If you have previous forklift experience, this could be the job for you! Responsibilities: Drive fork lift around the company premises delivery product to different departments as needed Load and unload materials from...
Summary: Join the world's largest dairy corporation who believes that their staff is truly the key to their success. Responsibilities: Monitor quality product packaging and labeling Packaging cheese product Removing and unloading packaged product Maintain a safe and clean work environment Qualifications: 30 lb. lift Comfortable standing for long periods Comfortable twisting and turning on a packag...
Sponsored results
Up to $47/hr Part-Time Job Openings. Free Schedule, No Scam. Start Now
wahm.com/jobs
Warehouse Positions and Training. Apply Online and Begin Your Career!
LocalEmploymentNetwork.org
Over 491 Government Jobs Available In Your Area. $19-$97/Hr - Apply Now
Government.Quick-Jobs.com
Access to Low Income Services Grant Resources Get Financial Help
www.SPAOA.org

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Answers for Government Jobs

Questions & Answers Powered by Yahoo! Answers
Why not government jobs?
I was reading about WW2 helping the country recover from the Great Depression. The war created jobs for the unemployed and helped lower the unemployment rate. The jobs were created by the government I...
Government jobs?
What are some good government jobs or any job that requires no college education?

Government Career Tools

Public-Works Commissioner

Salaries

$26,000.00 - $138,000.00
Typical Salary for Public-Works Commissioner
(273 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
48.9%
Master's
28.9%
Some College Coursework Completed
9.5%
Associates
3.7%
Professional
3.7%
High School
2.6%
(190 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Popular Government Articles

Government Jobs: Extra Effort Can Pay Off Article Rating
Do you want an employer with an established reputation? Getting a government job may require extra effort, but for many, it's worth it.
2011 Federal Government Jobs Outlook Article Rating
Will Republican calls for reduced government put a damper on your federal job search in 2011? It may depend on what you’d like to do for Uncle Sam.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-316
eTrustLogo