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    Step 7: Write Your KSAs and Cover Letter

    What are KSA's? “KSA” is an abbreviation for knowledge, skills, and abilities. KSAs are attributes required to perform a job and which are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or training. KSAs are used as part of a rating process to determine which candidates are best qualified for a given position. Choose from the articles below to learn more about KSA's: ...
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    Washington, DC: Federal Jobs Overview

    Washington, DC: Federal Jobs Overview
    Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States, situated within the District of Columbia. The population of the city's metropolitan area is over 5 million, and it is one of the fastest growing regions of the nation. As the nation's capital, over 20 percent of all Federal government jobs are located in the DC metro area. Most Federal jobs are ...
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    Passport Specialist

    These positions are located in the Adjudication Section of the Passport Office. At the lower grade level, you will receive both classroom and on-the-job training in the examination and adjudication of passport applications. You will receive, examine and review passport applications forwarded by passport application Acceptance Agents, or presented in person by the applicant or the applicant's representative. Passport Specialists review ...
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    Quiz Series: What's Your Government Specialty?

    Quiz Series: What's Your Government Specialty?
    You're interested in a career in Government work - but did you ever stop to think about what type of work, specifically, you are interested in doing? The field of Government work represents a multitude of career paths - would you prefer to be an Engineer for the Navy, designing ships and submarines, or an aerospace technologist for NASA? A chemist ...
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    Agriculture Specialist

    Agriculture Specialist
    Agriculture Specialists use their scientific education and expertise to protect American agriculture and the food supply by preventing the introduction of harmful pests, plant and animal diseases and biological threats. You will also have the authority to seize prohibited or contaminated items which could cause great harm. Your training will allow you to make a difference in both the daily lives ...
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    Are Local Governments Hiring?

    Are Local Governments Hiring?
    Hiring conditions in many cities are tough, but not hopeless. As local governments balance their budgets by cutting services, dipping into their rainy day fund or seek new sources of revenue (yes that means tax increases), they are still looking for critical hires in certain areas. What are these critical hires? It varies from city to city, but most will be ...
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    Economist

    Economists are responsible for the collection, review, and compilation of data from either primary or secondary sources to support federal programs. Data are reviewed for accuracy and consistency at which time an analysis of the findings is prepared. Results of the analysis may be in the form of internal reports, press releases, or articles for publication. Many economists are concerned primarily ...
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    Statistician

    Statisticians participate in and manage the full range of data collection, analysis, and data dissemination activities and functions. They develop survey and study specifications and procedures, assist in data collection operations, develop and design survey questionnaires, analyze and evaluate data, develop official U.S. Government statistics, and disseminate study results through written publications and oral presentations. Agency Bureau of the Census Salary ...
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    Contract Specialist

    As a contract specialist, you will be responsible for the acquisition of equipment and services of significant importance to the agency. This includes responsibility for solicitation, negotiation, administration, close-out and termination of purchase orders and contracts. A wide variety of commodities are acquired including furniture, telecommunication equipment, ammunition, surveillance equipment, and various services and maintenance efforts. Additional duties may include developing, ...
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    Where to Look for Federal Jobs in Biotechnology

    Where to Look for Federal Jobs in Biotechnology
    Life sciences, technology, manufacturing - it's all a part of biotechnology. With new discoveries being made every day, there are lots of opportunities to be a part of the action. To succeed and grow in the 21st century economy, biotechnology employers need to fill each position in their companies, from entry-level to the most advanced, with qualified, skilled individuals. Because the ...
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    Criminal Investigator

    Special agents are charged with two missions: protection and investigations. During the course of their careers, special agents carry out assignments in both of these areas and may be assigned to multiple duty stations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Special agents are authorized by law to protect the United States President, Vice President, President-elect, Vice President-elect, their immediate families, former Presidents, ...
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    Federal Information Technology Careers

    Federal Information Technology Careers
    Information technology workers are in high demand at nearly every federal agency. Often times these professionals are required to specialize in IT sectors such as security, data management, or system assurance. Many federal IT professionals are also required to possess a security clearance. Advance Your Career Request more information on Federal Accounting Careers Qualifications and Salaries Entry-level federal IT professionals usually ...
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    Civil Engineer

    Civil engineers perform civil engineering project planning duties, such as scheduling and layout of operations, planning for budget requirements, and inspection and surveillance of materials, methods, and equipment used in tests and/or construction. They organize, schedule, coordinate, and facilitate the timing, sequence, quality, quantity, and issues related to all such projects and work requests. They also perform the following duties: 1) ...
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    Financial Administrator

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    Biologist

    Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation or other research, production, technical writing, or related activities. *Video* - RealVideo - WMV *Search for Federal Biologist Jobs* _Return to Federal Jobs in Biotechnology page_
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    Top 25 Most Popular Federal Careers

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    Biological Science Technician

    Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs. *Video* - RealVideo - WMV *Search for Federal Biologist Jobs* *Sample of Related Federal Job Searches*: Biological Science Laboratory Technician, Biological Technician, Biologist Aide, Environmental Technician, ...
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    Microbiologist

    Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms. *Video* - RealVideo - WMV *Search for Federal Microbiologist Jobs* *Sample of Related Federal Job Searches*: Bacteriologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Microbiological Analyst, Microbiological Laboratory Technician, Microbiology ...
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    Environmental Scientist

    Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. *Video* - ...
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    Chemist

    Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or chemical experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
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