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Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy

Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy

Kathryn Troutman | Career Expert

Administrative Personnel

The government hires extensively for admin positions, from administrative assistants and clerks to administrative officers. The variety of government agencies can make it possible to match up with a mission that’s meaningful to you.

Education Required: No particular college major required; experience may be substituted for education.

What the Government’s Looking For: Strong computer skills. Ability to handle multiple projects. Work well with deadlines. Outstanding communicator. Good at problem solving and research. Patience in working with multiple supervisors and other employees.

Agencies Hiring: Many agencies, including the Peace Corps and the National Gallery of Art.

If none of these jobs fits your skills or objectives, don’t worry – the government is hiring for all kinds of positions, not just the ones listed above. Some additional fields include human resources, management and accounting.

To stay on the cutting edge of opportunities, pay attention to the President’s priorities and initiatives, and regularly check our Jobs Channel for new listings. Right now, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security are two of the government’s largest employers.

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