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5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

Kyle Stone | Editor

Program Managers and Administrators

Administrators and Program Managers coordinate and direct the many support services that allow organizations to operate efficiently. Specifical examples of management duties include: payroll, administration, conference planning, data processing, printing and production, records management, telecommunications, security, and energy consumption.

Jobs: Program Manager, Analyst, Operations Manager, Public Administrator

Median Annual Salary

In 2006, the median annual earnings for program managers and administrators were $67,690. Median earnings for employees of State and Local departments were $68,410.

Educational Requirements

Some agencies require occupational health and safety specialists to have a bachelor’s degree in occupational health, safety, or a related field, such as engineering, biology, or chemistry. For some positions, a master’s degree in industrial hygiene or a related subject is required. There also are associate degree and 1-year certificate programs, which primarily are intended for technicians.

Career Tips

• Applicants will face keen competition for the limited number of top-level management jobs; competition should be less severe for lower-level management jobs.

• Employment of program managers and administrators is expected to increase 12 percent by 2016.

Related Information

Career Profile: Local government administrator


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    cnotting229

    almost 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

    almost 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

    almost 6 years ago

    8 comments

    Local government administrator

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    smileyfree3

    almost 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

    almost 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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