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    Federal Jobs in Iowa

    Federal Jobs in Iowa
    Agriculture-related federal agencies form the bulk of Iowa's federal workforce. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, Agricultural Research Service, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service each employ more than 500 in the state. Iowa's aging population has also fueled growth at the Veterans Health Administration and the Social Security Administration. Population: 3 million Federal Workforce: 8,522 Largest Federal Departments / ...
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    How Veteran's Preference Work's

    If you meet the criteria for preference and achieve a score of 70 or higher either by a written examination or an evaluation of your experience and education, you will have 5 or 10 points added to your numerical ratings depending on the nature of their preference. For scientific and professional positions in grade GS-9 or higher, names of all eligibles ...
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    Federal Budget Analyst Careers

    Want to use your Excel skills for the good of all citizens? Consider a career in budget analysis. Although this job title conjures up images of accounting and auditing, budget analysis is policy work. Government budget analysts help elected officials divvy up trillions of tax dollars each year. "You can really have a positive influence," explains Scott Pattison, executive director of ...
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    Filing Applications After Examinations Have Closed

    A 10-point preference eligible may file an application at any time for any positions for which a non-temporary appointment has been made from a competitive list of eligibles within the past 3 years. In addition, a person who is unable to file for an open competitive examination because of military service may file after the closing date. In either of the ...
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    Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

    Under the VRA, a you can be appointed to a white -collar position through GS 11 without having to compete with other applicants. The VRA is open to you if you are a disabled veteran who served on active duty during a war or major campaign and you have left the service under honorable conditions within three years. Return to main ...
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    Careers at the CDC

    Careers at the CDC
    What's the best thing about working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the world's top public health organizations? For Hilda Shepeard, a team leader and senior health communications specialist at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, it's not the prestige or pay: "There's an enormous opportunity to really do something meaningful -- you're touching people's lives." Here's a ...
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    Spotlight: Federal Healthcare Careers

    Spotlight: Federal Healthcare Careers
    Healthcare is America's largest occupational group, with more than 13 million jobs. According to the US Department of Labor's Career Guide to Industries, healthcare employment is projected to increase 27 percent through 2014 and account for about 3.6 million new jobs between 2004 and 2014. According to the Office of Personnel Management, many of those new jobs will be within the ...
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    VA Therapy Professionals

    Looking for a career as a therapy or rehab professional in a top-notch setting? How about a healthcare system where the medical practice, equipment and record-keeping are state-of-the-art, the patients are considered heroes and the employee benefits surpass those most private employers offer? Then consider a career with the Veterans Health Administration, the US Department of Veterans Affairs' health service. "We ...
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    Federal Social Work Opportunities

    How do you help a 27-year-old reservist - a carpenter in civilian life - find a new career when he's lost an arm in Iraq? What services can help the World War II vet whose retirement check doesn't stretch far enough? It takes a vast array of knowledge and skills to answer such questions. The social workers who serve the nation's ...
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    Largest Federal Departments

    Largest Federal Departments
    When looking for employment, it makes sense to concentrate your efforts in areas that have the greatest opportunities. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reports that the five largest departments employ close to half of the 2.7 million federal civilian workers, with opportunities for everyone from janitors to judges. Check out profiles for the five largest federal departments below and link ...
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    Step 3: Decide if You're Ready

    Step 3: Decide if You're Ready
    Will you fit in with other government workers? Why are you interested in joining? Are you old enough to get the job you're looking for? Do you have a criminal record? Are you a US citizen? Take the time to carefully consider questions such as these. The more you educate yourself on the basic requirements you must meet to succeed as ...
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    The Ultimate Government Job Search Tool

    The Ultimate Government Job Search Tool
    We understand the complexities of searching for government jobs: countless websites to surf, countless application forms and resume submission pools, different approaches to contacting recruiters and agencies. It's easy to get frustrated. GovCentral's editors have worked hard to come up new, fresh ways of organizing, ranking, and listing government job information. After pouring over dozens of labor reports, barely legible government ...
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    National Hiring Outlook 2008

    National Hiring Outlook 2008
    You want a New Year’s prediction for the US labor market? Here you go: 2008 will be the year of the quant. By quant, we mean not just quantitative analysts, those brainiacs of finance who drive many a hedge fund’s oversized returns -- and occasionally help set off market crises like the recent mortgage-backed securities meltdown. No, for 2008, we have ...
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    Work as a Government Admin

    "When I say I work at the Library of Congress, people's eyes light up," says Richard Barnes, CPS secretary to the director of information technology services at the US Library of Congress. Working in Washington, DC, for one of the most prestigious libraries in the world, Barnes enjoys a perk extended only to employees - permission to check out most of ...
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    Government Careers vs. Civilian Careers

    Government Careers vs. Civilian Careers
    A government career is like a civilian career in many ways: for the most part, you work a regular job while attempting to keep your life, family, bills, housing, car, etc. in order. You will work with other people, have a boss, and have to exhibit initiative if you want to get ahead. On the other hand, working for the federal ...
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    Federal Jobs in Kansas

    Federal Jobs in Kansas
    Kansas is home to nearly 15,000 federal workers, over half of which are employed by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. The largest agencies in the state are the Veterans Health Administration, the Army Installation Management Agency, and the Army Training and Doctrine Command. Another significant federal employer is the DOJ's Bureau of Prisons which administers the notorious Federal Penitentiary ...
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    Federal Jobs in Kentucky

    Federal Jobs in Kentucky
    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 ...
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    Getting a Government Job - Frequently Asked Questions

    These FAQs are intended to answer some of the most common questions we receive here at GovCentral asking how to land a career as a government worker. We encourage anyone interested in a government career to begin their journey by using the comprehensive guides we have put together. These guides cover everything you’ll need to know on how to separate yourself ...
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    Federal Jobs in Louisiana

    Federal Jobs in Louisiana
    Louisiana has seen large demographic and social changes as a result of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The state's federal workforce has also been in flux during this period with the Federal Emergency Management Agency becoming the state's second largest federal employer behind the Veterans Health Administration. FEMA employs nearly 1,500 in the state followed closely by the U.S. Army Corps ...
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    Federal Jobs in Maine

    Federal Jobs in Maine
    Over two-thirds of Maine's federal workforce is employed by the Department of Defense, primarily by the Department of the Navy. The Navy's Atlantic Fleet Commander employs over 4,000 in Bath. The Veterans Health Administration, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection also employ significant numbers in the state. Population: 1.3 million Federal Workforce: 9,938 Largest ...
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