Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce

Kyle Stone | GovCentral Contributing Writer

The DOC promotes economic growth and security through export growth, sustainable economic development and economic information and analysis. It also conducts the national census, regulates patents and trademarks, and monitors the weather and oceans. Due to retirements, the DOC is expected to lose nearly one-sixth of its workforce by 2008. Filling these critical positions is a top priority for the Department, and it is offering $3 million in special incentives and student loan repayments per year to new employees.

Number of Employees: 39,000

Career Fields:

● Physical Sciences
Patent and Trademark
Information Technology
Biological Sciences

Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09): 5,409

Top Five Occupations:

Patent Examiner (1,575)
Mathematician/Statistician (1,098)
Information Technology Specialist (607)
Meteorologist (266)
Physical Scientist – General (208)

Current Vacancies:

Click here for a list of current DOC vacancies.

Agency Website: Department of Commerce

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