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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 Provide and supervise medical care, promote health maintenance and to provide health education to clients and staff. Manage the nursing staff for the Jersey City Star Program, which is a therapeutic psychiatric residential facility for adolescents and adults. Duties include but are not limited to * The coordination of staff schedule, maintaining compliance with state and JCAHO regulato...
WellPoint is one of the nation's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 company. At WellPoint, we are working together to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Bring your expertise to our innovative culture where you will have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, and to take your career further than you can imagine. This position is based out o...
EmKey Energy, LLC is in search of several positions in Erie County, PA. About us: · Natural gas mid-stream service provider located in Erie, PA. · Owns, operates and maintains more than 350 miles of pipelines in Southwest NY and Northwest PA. · Primary service is to move natural gas from local gas production to market. · Own and operate 6 compressor stations. · Legacy natural gas and electric mark...
Regional CPA firm is adding a Tax Manager – Hedge Funds to its staff. Responsibilities: · Manage a staff of tax professionals. · Review partner tax allocations, tax adjustments, Schedules K-1, and Forms 1065 for hedge funds, private equity funds, and fund-of-funds. · Ensure accurate completion of Schedules K-1 and tax filings by applicable deadlines · Perform tax research to determine or confirm t...
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Description Residential Clinician to provide individual assessments and individual, family and group therapy to children, and youth. Work in cooperation with residential team and other providers. Provide crises intervention and case management. A home-like environment where children and adolescents feel a sense of belonging as they recover from emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. R...
Description Responsible for providing coverage as the nurse within various programs and residential facilities throughout the agency as assigned by the Northern Region SRT Director. Meet with Site Administrator of designee (who will supervise SRT Nurse) to review day's assignments. Provide medical care, promote health maintenance and to provide health education to clients. Requirements Current NJ...
A Guest Services Agent with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for greeting and registering guests and checking guests out of the hotel in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a worl...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a skilled designer of electronic control systems for a contract opportunity in the Albany area. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a well-established organization that is expanding. Duties include: -Creating drawings with Bills of Material using CAD systems -Designing control system to fit within specified parameters -Supporting other departments in...
To receive, record and accurately notify conference planners, guests and employees of packages and deliver them in a timely manner. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an innovative, forward-thinking hospitality leader by offering bes...
Due to an expansion of services to the Central NY area the Central NY Eye & Tissue Bank is currently seeking: Eye and Tissue Recovery Technicians As a member of our procurement team, the Recovery Technician works on a per diem basis to recover and preserve eye and other tissue from authorized donors. Responsibilities include aseptic surgical tissue recovery, donor reconstruction, tissue packaging...
Job Title: Electricial Foreman Interest Category: Electrical Foreman Company: Colwill Engineering Design Build, Inc. Job Type: Full Time Electrical Foreman Shift: 7:00 a.m. til 3:30 p.m. – May require occasional overtime City: Orlando State: Florida Now Hiring Experienced Commercial Electrical Foreman/ Superintendant. We are looking for a Working Foreman who can assist on projects in the Orlando a...
A Telephone Operator with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for answering and responding to internal and external calls in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standing legacy t...
Cooperative for Human Services, Inc. A Passion for What's Possible The Cooperative for Human Services, Inc. is a multi-service organization that provides residential services, independent living supports, and guardianship services for people with cognitive, intellectual & other related developmental disabilities. Our administrative office is located in Lexington, Ma and our service delivery area i...
KBR COMPANY INFORMATION When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, procurement, construction, and services company, we support the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business segments, we offer challeng...
El auxiliar de servicio de Hilton Hotels and Resorts es responsable de transportar y limpiar los utensilios de cocina y aquellos para servir del hotel, que contin*a esforzßndose por brindar un servicio sobresaliente a los huTspedes y rentabilidad financiera. +Para quT se desea trabajar para esta marca Hilton? Hilton Hotels & Resorts, uno de los nombres mßs reconocidos de la industria, les ofrece a...
Customer Service Representative A career with Wisconsin Public Service is "Worth the Energy" Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, is currently seeking Customer Service Representatives for our Customer Call Center Operations in Green Bay, WI. A Customer Service Representative at WPS is responsible for making and receiving companywide customer calls, investigating b...
Benefit Contracts Analyst I or II Portland, OR Bring your experience to a role where you will be: • Accountable for the development of standard individual, small group, standard large group, as well as negotiated large group fully underwritten contracts/booklets and self-funded plan documents/summary plan descriptions from the proposal phase to the issuance of closing documentation • Negotiating w...
Cooperative for Human Services, Inc. a passion for what’s possible Founded in 1981, the Cooperative for Human Services, Inc. is multi-service organization that provides residential services, independent living supports, and guardianship services for people with cognitive and other related developmental disabilities. The organization possesses a long-standing, demonstrated history of providing comm...
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