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    Types of Veteran's Preference

    5-Point Preference Five points are added to the passing examination score of a veteran who served: # During the period December 7, 1941, to July 1, 1955; or # For more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or # During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Department of the Interior Careers

    Department of the Interior Careers
    If you'd like to play a role - large or small, direct or indirect - in managing America's many natural and cultural resources, you may want to consider exploring a career with the US Department of the Interior. Created in 1849, the DOI now employs more than 80,000 Americans in more than 90 specific DOI occupational titles, ranging from the obvious ...
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    Federal Jobs in Maryland

    Federal Jobs in Maryland
    Southern Maryland borders Washington, DC, and as a result the state has the fourth highest number of federal workers behind California, Texas, and neighboring Virginia. Maryland's largest federal agency is the National Institutes of Health which employs 17,000 employees at its headquarters in Bethesda. The Food and Drug Administration and the Naval Air Systems Command are also major federal employers in ...
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    Sacramento Locality Pay Rates - General Schedule

    Below is a listing of the General Schedule pay rates for the Sacramento, CA-NV metro area. Counties Included: CA - El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba. NV - Douglas, Carson City. 2009 Locality Pay Rates h4. GS-1 2007 Salary: $19,788-$24,748 Hourly Rate: $9.48-$11.86 2008 Salary (3.5% increase): $20,498-$25,636 Percent of Federal Workforce: 0.2% h4. GS-2 2007 Salary Range: $22,249-$27,995 ...
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    Boston, MA: Federal Jobs Overview

    Boston is an historic city of contrasts. Ancient red-brick sidewalks twist past handsome Federalist houses on the way to soaring glass towers housing state-of-the-art technology. The sports teams are the best loved and the most hated at one and the same time. Residents are fiercely protective of their neighborhoods and fiercely critical of the MBTA, the government and the weather. In ...
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    Buffalo, NY: Federal Jobs Overview

    Buffalo is the state's second-largest city after New York City and is the county seat of Erie County. It is the economic and cultural center of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area which has an overall population of 1.2 million people. Buffalo is the dominant city of Western New York which is part of the broader Buffalo Niagara Region. There are over ...
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    Houston, TX: Federal Jobs Overview

    Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent and first-class attractions that makes it a world-class city. Home to a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings and a population full of optimism and spirit, it's no wonder that Houston is a popular international destination. It is the largest city in Texas and at the center of ...
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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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    Workplace Benefits and Demands Exceed at Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Looking for a supportive employer with great benefits? If you aren't afraid of tough jobs, such as safeguarding radiological materials or licensing nuclear facilities, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission could be just the place for you. A new report by the agency's inspector general confirms what previous surveys have concluded: NRC has an excellent work climate and scores well above most companies ...
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    Federal Jobs in Michigan

    Federal Jobs in Michigan
    Over one-third of Michigan's federal workforce is employed by the Department of Defense by tank and automotive related agencies. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM) and its research and development element (TARDEC) combine to employ over 5,000 at their facilities in Warren. The Veterans Health Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Transportation Security Administration, and the Bureau of Customs and Border ...
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    Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental Protection Agency
    The EPA Safeguards human health and the nation’s air, water and lands. It administers programs to control and reduce pollution, and works with other governments to conduct environmental research, and set and enforce environmental standards. EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. The staff members ...
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