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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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    5 Most Exciting Government Jobs

    5 Most Exciting Government Jobs
    Fresh ideas. Innovative viewpoints. Commitment to the highest standards of excellence. A thrilling, almost grueling physical component. Doesn't sound like the average job for the federal government, right? Perhaps not. But just because every government job isn't thrilling, we should not come to the conclusion that EVERY government job is boring. In fact, I was so tired of hearing people stereotype ...
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    Combat Specialty Officer: Most Exciting Government Jobs

    Combat Specialty Officer: Most Exciting Government Jobs
    Are you a member of the US military considering a switch to a government job - but not willing to sit behind a desk in an air-conditioned office from 9 to 5? Combat specialty officers plan and direct military operations, oversee combat activities, and serve as combat leaders. As such, they are put in charge of tanks and other armored assault ...
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    Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy

    Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy
    The US Government needs you! Yes, the government is hiring Information Technologists, Scientists Supply Specialists, Logistics Management Specialists, Administrative Officers, Administrative Specialists, Program Analysts and other “Mission Critical Skills” positions. You may not need an advanced degree or a security clearance in order to qualify for the jobs listed below, all of which pay competitively, and are quite stable. Consider the ...
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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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    Social Security Administration

    Social Security Administration
    The Social Security Administration's mission is to advance the economic security of the United States through implementing trustworthy and effective Social Security programs. There is currently a lot of discussion about the future of Social Security in America. Despite a lot of hype about the possibility of cutting Social Security funding, there are no plans to cut benefits for retirees. In ...
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    Highest Paying State Government Social Sciences Jobs

    Below is a list of the state government social sciences jobs with the highest annual salaries. 1) Clinical Psychologists and Counselors - $65,570 2) Psychologists (general) - $63,910 3) Urban and Regional Planners - $57,490 4) Economists - $56,700 Advance Your Career Do you want to learn more about careers in state government? Learn more here. 5) Survey Researchers - $56,070 ...
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    Five Steps to a State or Local Gov't Job

    Five Steps to a State or Local Gov't Job
    Frustrated searching for a federal job? It may not all be your fault. Though government spending is still increasing, the growth of new federal government jobs is actually slowing down. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, federal government employment is expected to decrease by 3.7 percent by 2016. Though there will still be several thousands of federal vacancies due to ...
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    General Schedule Pay Scale

    General Schedule Pay Scale
    Over 70 percent of the Federal workforce is paid according to the General Pay Scale. The scale can be difficult to understand for both new and even experienced Federal employees. This article attempts to clarify exactly how government wages are distributed to government employees. Each Federal job is given a specific rating from one to fifteen depending on the amount of ...
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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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    Federal Accounting Careers

    Federal Accounting Careers
    Accountants advise on or administer, supervise, or perform professional accounting work relating to the financial activities of governmental, quasi-governmental, or private sector organizations. The work includes the design, development, operation, or inspection of accounting systems; the prescription of accounting standards, policies, and requirements; the examination, analysis, and interpretation of accounting data, records, or reports; or the provision of accounting or financial ...
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    Careers in Government that Earn 60k+

    Careers in Government that Earn 60k+
    Despite some chatter on Capitol Hill about imposing a hiring freeze for the federal government, GovCentral is still confident in sustained employment growth for the next two to three years. This bodes well for job seekers that are looking to start a career in public service or transition from the military or private sector. Last week we listed the most in-demand ...
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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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    2011 Federal Government Jobs Outlook

    2011 Federal Government Jobs Outlook
    A midyear election in which candidates ran against Washington and a troubled economy have put downward pressure on government hiring, but there are still plenty of federal job openings in Uncle Sam’s shop. [gate] In the first half of fiscal year 2010 (October 2009 to March 2010) the government employment market was brisk -- 58,893 new employees were hired in full-time, ...
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    Government Job Report - Most In-demand Federal Occupations (November 2010)

    Government Job Report - Most In-demand Federal Occupations (November 2010)
    Government hiring trends continue to proceed along two diverging tracks as the federal government displays steady growth while local and state governments continue staff reductions as a result of tough budget conditions. In the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 352,000 Government job openings on the last business day of August 2010. The job opening rate ...
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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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    Top Hiring Federal Agencies September 2010

    Top Hiring Federal Agencies September 2010
    Transitioning to the fall, federal government hiring is continuing to chug along with a great demand for qualified job candidates. According to the most recent job figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the federal government had over 70,000 job openings in July and hired 39,000 people. This indicates an increasing demand for labor in the federal government for long-term ...
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    Top Hiring Federal Agencies August 2010

    Top Hiring Federal Agencies August 2010
    The summer is still heating up and so is hiring for the federal government. We've compiled the list of offices and agencies that have hundreds and thousands of openings across the country. Check out our top 15 agencies hiring for the month of August. Check out the list: Top Hiring Federal Agencies August 2010 From our analysis, the Department of Veteran ...
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
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    2010 FBI Career Fairs

    2010 FBI Career Fairs
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the DEA and CIA, will participate in a large number of career fairs in 2010. Many FBI representatives have stated that they expect all attendees to bring resumes and dress professionally, and try to keep conversations at job fairs on-topic and as productive as possible. Information listed taken from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ...
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