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Step 1: Learn about Government Careers

Step 1: Learn about Government Careers

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. has long symbolized representative government in America.

Kyle Stone | GovCentral Contributing Writer

Many people have a preconceived notion of what it’s like to work for the government based on sensational clips from the news and Hollywood movies. But what is it really like as an employee of the US Government? How many employees work for the recently created Homeland Security Department? What degree do you need to be highly qualified for the Department of Energy?

There are hundreds of career paths within government work; we’re here to help you discover the right one for you.


Here’s a taste of what you’ll find:

● Types of agencies: an overview of the major federal departments, the executive branches of the Department of Defense, and independent agencies
● What they do: a quick look at the missions and job functions of each major component
● Where they are: a closer look at the environment and culture of each different department.
● Who they are hiring: a break-down of what specialists are currently needed.

Federal Department Overview
Provides a detailed summary of each of the 15 executive Cabinet departments, including labor statistics, a breakdown of popular careers , and information on current job trends

Independent Agency Overview
The independent agencies of the Government are just as important as the executive departments. Learn more about each one.

Overview of Federal Wage System
Our walk through of the Federal Wage System will help you understand the vicissitudes of government payouts. Read on to clue yourself into what type of pay you can expect, and how increased experience will fatten your wallet.

Largest Departments + Independents
Check out profiles for the five largest federal departments here.

Top Ranked Federal Agencies to Work For
Finding out which federal agencies make their employees the happiest. Here you’ll find a list of the top ranked federal agencies as compiled by the Partnership for Public Service & Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation

Considering Uncle Sam Discussion Forums
Got more specific questions about government agencies, or how you can position yourself most strategically for getting hired? You’ll gets answers to your questions here.




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    I would like to work for the local government in Goshen, NY. I have applyed for Grants Administrator I 25-044, Parks Regional Grants Administrator 25-045, & Lottery Marketing Rep I
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