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Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy

Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy

Kathryn Troutman | Career Expert

IT Workers

Technology jobs are hot in government, because the public sector is so computerized. Positions tend to have a specific focus, such as networking, programming, Web site management, database management, telecommunications or user support.

Education Required_: Major study in computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research or page=">engineering, or coursework that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field. Any field of study if the applicant passes a written exam is also acceptable.

What the Government’s Looking For: You must communicate clearly and be able to listen and assess the IT challenge at hand. Capable of making recommendations for off-the-shelf programs as well as creating problem-solving custom programs. Teamwork skills.

Agencies Hiring: Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Peace Corps, Office of the Secretary of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, etc.

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