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5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

Kyle Stone | Editor

Security, Enforcement and Investigation

Security officers patrol and inspect property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. They also interview witnesses or victims, prepare case reports, and testify in court.

Law Enforcement Officers, Federal Agents and Detectives usually specialize in investigating one type of violation, such as homicide or fraud. Daily activities differ depending on occupational specialties – such as police officer, game warden, or detective – and whether they are working for a local, State or Federal agency.

Jobs: Inspector, Investigator, Detective, Police Officer, Security Officer, Airport Screener

Median Annual Salary

In 2007, agents entering the Federal service as GS-10 employees receive a salary of $48,159 – $60,199.

Federal employees who advanced to the GS-13 level earned salaries of between $75,414 – $94,268 (additional degree may be required).

Educational Requirements

Many entry-level applicants for security and police jobs have completed some formal postsecondary education. A significant number are college graduates. Many junior colleges, colleges, and universities offer programs in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Considering an undergraduate or Master’s degree (and good grades) in any of these fields of study are your best shot and getting in and advancing as a federal agent in this day and age.

Career Tips

US Border Patrol agents protect more than 8,000 miles of international land and water boundaries.

Immigration inspectors interview and examine people seeking entrance to the United States and its territories.

Federal Air Marshals provide air security by guarding against attacks targeting US aircraft, passengers, and crews.

• US Secret Service agents and officers investigate counterfeiting, forgery of Government checks or bonds, and fraudulent use of credit cards.

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    mccarthyysu

    over 5 years ago

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    Veteran disabled 30%. BA degree, Nuclear medicine and great carreer statistics and cannot seem to network into any decent job. by the way live in youngstown ohio (Forbes worst places) and willing to relocate. where are the resources to help us?

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    lwade

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    CDL Class "A" training and Heavy Equipment training. Contact lwade@nationaltrainingschools.com

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    pburkett

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I just farted ! My bad ! But yea I need a job working for the federal government too....somebody email some info please !

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    sec443

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I am a former Marine (1/1), and would love to work as an Information Security Engineer. I have a B/S in the field and working on my MS/MBA at this time. I live in San Diego and applied for few times for jobs in the same field that have been open for a while, but no answers. I am not sure where these jobs are gone?

    Simper Fidelis,

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    Cavscout18

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    For everyone looking for a job in federal law enforcement here are some pointers. First and foremost make sure your credit is good with no overdue payments, if not pay them. Get into shape physically, this will help you in the academy. Next due an internal check of yourself to see if you have it in yourself to due the job. e.g. long periods (2-6 months) away from your home, dealing with dirt bags (criminals), and being called every name in the book. You may have to relocate to another part of the country, be prepared. Next go to www.usajobs.gov. Check regulary because different agencies post jobs at different times. Then wait.
    I' am a U.S. Army vet, college grad, and a Federal Agent. I love my job. It is worth the wait and the hard work to be where I am at. The money is good and its nice to wake up to a job that is worthwhile.

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    bluest

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I've been retired from the military for exactly 1 year this month. I'm working on a contract in Korea and trying to get into the federal system. I have twenty years experience working on the M1 series tank. I was a motor sergeant when I retired, so I have all the experience and skillsets needed to perform the jobs I've seen posted. Please send any information to madison.glynnjr@us.army.mil

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    WILLCARTA

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    141 NORTH 11th ST . #4
    NEWARK , NJ 07107
    WILSON CARTAGENA
    Objective To obtain an entry-level position within a HVAC-R company requiring strong bilingual,analytical and organizational skills
    Experience 2006-PRESENT Navalis Company Inc. Rochester , NY
    HVAC-R TECHNICIAN Edison , NJ
    • Preventive Maintenance and Service Supervisor .Service on commercial warehouse heaters (Dravo,Hastings etc)boilers,exhaust fans,A/C roof top units,split systems,p-tacs.
    Duct work installation and repair , Transitions,of commercial units.
    CERTIFICATIONS:EPA UNIVERSAL,OSHA
    2003–2006 Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville , NJ
    Security Officer
     Posted at different sites in the facility.
     Drove patients and employees to their destination.

    2001-2003 Professional Security Nutley , NJ
    1998-2001 Gateway Security Inc. Newark , NJ

    SECURITY SUPERVISOR
     Relieved 12 posts and toured 2 professional buildings.
     Duties included payroll,schedules and supervision of 12 individuals.
    1994-1998 United States Marine Corps Paris Island , SC
    Okinawa , Japan
    Camp Lejeune
    Ammunition Technician
     Kept records,countability,issue,received,maintenance,and security of government ordnance.
     Supervised 18 to 30 Marines.
     Team Worker

    Education 2005-2006 Lincoln Tech. Union , NJ
    • EPA Universal Certification.
    1992-1994 Kean University Union , NJ
    1989-1992 Ramon J. Davila HS Coamo,PR
    • High School Diploma

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    Randy01Day

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    My name is Randall Howard. I am a 20 yr Army Retiree. I manage security for General Electric's Money Division. In these hard economic times, is there any possibility of a Government Security position? How do I submit my resume? racohoward@cinci.rr.com

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    chloemcgillicuddy

    over 5 years ago

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    I am a 52 year old female vet and can't find a decent paying job either....I thought people wanted to hire vets..chloemcgillicuddy@yahoo.com I was an MP for 6 years.

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    suarezbron

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Hi,
    Go to a Main Post Office and sign up for the many tests they offer. The jobs pay well and the benefits are good. You can also go to VA hospital and check out their jobs. Good Luck & to all
    those back from Iraq. Welcome Home!!! Happy Holidays God Bless.

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    jayegib

    over 5 years ago

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    Hello I am a military vet,who has been out of the Army for a year now. I find it very hard to get a decent job. You'd think the military would set you up for sucess but me and many others who served in the militay i.e. Iraq have found it very hard to find a job now that we're out of the service. Does anyone have an suggestions? please email me at jayegib@yahoo.com

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    grimstone01

    over 5 years ago

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    I'm a Combat Vet that gave most of my live in defending this county. Why is it so hard to get a government job after I got to old to serve my county as a soldiers. It's a crying shame. grimstone@hotmail.com

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    Rbear

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    Does the Gov. need any Heavy Equipment Operators?
    Sincerely, Xyzauer@aol.com

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    castof47

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, my name is Anthony Olvido. Currently, I am a supervisor of staff with BS in Business/ eBusiness. My career goals focuses on stability, and growth. With 24 years working with systems, this would be a great opportunity to work for the government. What do I need to do to be part of such organization?

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    ag_olatunjisubair

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    my name is subair wasiu olatunji from Lagos Nigeria i am seeking for government work, a challenging work were i can exhibit my skills and knowledge in government. Thank you

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