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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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    Rbear

    about 6 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

    about 6 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

    about 6 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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    cnotting229

    about 6 years ago

    8 comments

    My name is Casandra Nottingham, and Iam currently unemployed, I would very much love to work with the Federal Government. Thank you.

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    ricden

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Good Evening! (12/05/08) Question: How do I apply, for a "local" Goverment Job, here in the Lansdale, PA area? Can I submit a Resume, and start from there? Thanx, in advance, for your time! Have a GREAT, Holiday Season!! With kind regards, Denny Rice *ricden4@verizon.net @ 105 Allison Court, Lansdale, PA 19446 (215-362-7714) *I have 25+ years of on-the-job experience in office work & bookkeeping.

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    Jadakayanga

    about 6 years ago

    8 comments

    Local government administrator

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    smileyfree3

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I have been trying to get a job in this field and it has been impossible. this article has been very useful. I now know that i need at least one more year of experience or I need to continue school for another 2 years.

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    kolyne28

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    This is the area that I am trying to get into, so this article interested me.

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