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Federal Jobs in Kentucky

Federal Jobs in Kentucky

The Ohio River from Newport, Kentucky. The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the locks, dams, and bridges that protect the river from floods, and is one of the largest federal employers in the state.

Kentucky has a relatively large number of federal employees for its population size. Nearly one-fourth of them are employed by the Internal Revenue Service at the IRS Processing Center in Covington, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other large federal employers in the state are the Veterans Health Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which employ 3,000 and 1,000 Kentuckians respectively.

Population: 4.2 million

Federal Workforce: 22,042

Largest Federal Departments / Agencies (number of employees in parentheses): Department of Defense (7,184), Department of the Treasury (4,928), Department of Veterans Affairs (3,309), Department of Justice (1,977), and the Department of Agriculture (1,161).


As of March 1st, 2009 there are 124 Government and Policy jobs in Kentucky listed on GovCentral’s job search engine (powered by USAJobs.) Check them out here.


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