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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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    Financial Administrator

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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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    Chemical Technician

    Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for purposes, such as research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences. *Video* - RealVideo - WMV *Search for Federal ...
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    Public Health and Human Services Job Fairs

    Center for Disease Control, FDA Job Fair Schedule, Health and Human Services Campus Fairs About FDA Job Fairs: * To help fill mission-critical medical and science positions, the FDA is attending job fairs throughout the United States. * The agency is meeting with potential applicants to discuss their background and qualifications for the jobs. [widget:job_fairs] AboutCDC Job Fairs: For specific information ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. B BREAK IN SERVICE — The time when an employee is no longer on the payroll of an agency. (In computing creditable service for benefits, e.g., leave accrual and reduction in force retention, a separation of 1, 2, or 3 calendar days is not considered to be a break in service; a separation of 4 or more calendar days is ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. C "CA"APPOINTMENTS — Canal Area appointments that are made under the Panama Canal Employment System. CAO (CHANGE OF APPOINTING OFFICE) — Movement of an employee from the jurisdiction of one appointing officer in an agency to that of another appointing officer in the same agency. This usually involves a move from a position for which one personnel office provides service ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. D DEMOTION — See CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE DENIAL OF WITHIN-GRADE INCREASE — The decision to withhold (not grant) a within-grade increase to a General Schedule employee because of a determination that the employee's performance is not at an acceptable level of competence. DETAIL — A temporary assignment of an employee to a different position for a specified period, with ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. E EFFECTIVE DATE — The date on which a personnel action takes place and on which the employee's official assignment begins. EOD (ENTRY ON DUTY) — The process by which a person completes the necessary paperwork and is sworn in as an employee. EX-SERVICE PERSON — A person who was separated from active duty performed in peacetime or wartime. (A ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. F FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE — The total of all periods of military and civilian Federal service considered for retirement, reduction in force, and leave purposes. FEDERAL MERIT SYSTEM — A complete system of personnel selection and management based on an integrated set of personnel policies, procedures and practices designed to accomplish three basic objectives: (1) to recruit a competent work ...
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    Boston Locality Pay Rates - General Schedule

    Below is a listing of the General Schedule pay rates for the Boston - Worcester - Manchester, MA-NH-ME-RI metro area. Counties Included: MA - Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester; NH - Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford; RI - Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, Washington; ME - York. 2009 Locality Pay Rates h4. GS-1 2007 Salary: $20,117-$25,159 Hourly Rate: $9.64-$12.06 ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. G GENERAL DISCHARGE — A discharge granted from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions. GENERAL SCHEDULE — The GS graded pay system established under the Classification Act of 1949, as amended. Click here to view GS schedule. GM WITHIN-GRADE INCREASE — is an agency-awarded increase in basic rate of pay, with no change in grade, to an employee who is ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. H HEARING — The presentation of such oral and written evidence concerning an appeal or equal employment opportunity complaint that the appeal authority or complaints examiner deems pertinent to the consideration of the appeal or complaint on its merits. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. I ILIA — An acronym that stands for "in lieu of involuntary action" and is used with certain natures of action. INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT — One given a nonpermanent employee who is hired for an unlimited period of time. INDUCTION — See EOD. INJURY COMPENSATION — The compensation and medical care provided to civilian Federal employees for disability due to personal ...
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    Tampa, FL: Federal Jobs Overview

    Tampa, FL: Federal Jobs Overview
    Tampa is a the center of the Tampa-St. Petersburg, the second-largest metro area in Florida. With over 2.7 million residents, the area continues to grow in economic prominence. The need for additional personnel at the Air Force Reserve Headquarters at the nearby MacDill Air Force Base is fueling the most recent surge in federal jobs in the Tampa area. Advance Your ...
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