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Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy

Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy

Kathryn Troutman | Career Expert


Uncle Sam is anxious to hire more scientific staff, primarily because of its aging workforce. Job announcements may even mention recruitment bonuses and incentives.

Education Required_: Degrees in a specialized field of science, such as page=">chemistry or biology. In addition, a vacancy announcement could mention particular coursework within a specialty.

What the Government’s Looking For: Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to advise and consult, as well as interpret changing regulations. Work well on deadline. Presentation skills and experience with PowerPoint software.

Agencies Hiring: National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fish and Wildlife Service, Goddard Space Flight Center, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Agriculture, etc.

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