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    Federal Department Overview

    Federal Department Overview
    More than 200 years ago, the founders of the United States gathered in Philadelphia to create a constitution for a new national government and transform America into a self-governing nation. The Federal Government of the United States has been the centralized governmental system of America since the signing of the original U.S. Constitution, and operates with three branches: legislative, executive, and ...
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    Best States for Government Jobs

    Best States for Government Jobs
    The best states for government jobs are in the Southeastern and Pacific regions. Not surprisingly, two states affected by Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana and Mississippi, have also seen some of the largest increases in state and local government employment over the past year. Federal government job growth is not keeping pace with that of state and local governments. The majority of these ...
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    Federal Jobs in Florida

    Federal Jobs in Florida
    Florida's large and growing number of elderly veterans has lead to steady growth for the Veterans Health Administration, which employs nearly 17,000 in the state. The state's many tourist destinations have made the Transportation Security Administration the second largest federal employer with almost 6,000 employees in Florida. The U.S. Navy and Air Force employ large numbers at its systems in materiel ...
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    Are You Eligible for a Defense Job?

    Are You Eligible for a Defense Job?
    Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. The intent of this page is to clarify some of the the complexities of eligibility rules so job hunters don't waste time applying for positions they cannot become eligible for. This page provides a run-down of the basic eligibility rules for each Department of Defense branch. You should always talk with a representative of ...
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    10 Government Careers That Earn $70K+

    The Federal government is looking to fill 273,000 mission critical positions in the next three years. Why wait that long? GovCentral analyzed the 10 areas projected to see the largest growth and hand-picked current openings that all earn over $70,000. Special thanks to the Partnership for Public Service and their recent publication Where the Jobs Are report for help in ...
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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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    Are You Eligible for a Federal Job?

    Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. The intend of this page is to clarify some of the the complexities of eligibility rules so job hunters don't end up wasting time applying for positions they cannot become eligible for. The qualifying rules differ vastly depending on what department you're interested in working for, so this might also be a good time ...
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    Government Finance Careers

    Government Finance Careers
    With nearly 3 million employees, the federal government is the nation's biggest employer. It offers positions for everyone from high school graduates to PhDs, while state and local governments employ another 7.3 million people. You may think every bureaucrat on the planet works inside the Washington, DC, beltway, but a surprising 84 percent of federal jobs are actually outside the DC-metropolitan ...
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    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work

    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work
    Ever get a hunch but can’t put your finger on why you feel the way you do? Perhaps it’s the way a coworker reacts to your proposal, or a strange feeling that your boss isn’t happy with your performance. Not everything can be worked out with a pro and con list. Much of working with people is following your intuition. And ...
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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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    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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    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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    National Park Service Careers

    National Park Service Careers
    More than 20,000 Americans work to preserve and protect the United States of America's most prominent natural, historical and recreational resources. They are the employees of the National Park Service (NPS). One of eight Department of the Interior bureaus, the NPS oversees 380 locations covering 83 million acres across the US and its territories. This range of responsibilities results in Park ...
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    10 Tips on Visiting a Recruiter

    Recruiters are well-trained, committed professionals who can answer a lot of your questions about what it's like in the federal government. Recruiters are also very up-front: they face demanding schedules and cannot possibly tell you everything you would like to hear. Therefore, your job is to become a detective - ask plenty of questions! This will ensure that you are given ...
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    Stimulus Package: Which Departments Will See a Boost?

    Stimulus Package: Which Departments Will See a Boost?
    Although 90% of the jobs created by the stimulus package will be private-sector jobs, many federal agencies will be receiving budget bailouts as a part of the stimulus package. The 2009 Stimulus Bill will supplement the budget of the following Government Agencies: The Main Departments [widget:2009stimuluspackage] 1) Department of Agriculture 2) Department of Commerce 3) Department of Justice 4) National Aeronautics ...
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    Federal Jobs in Pennsylvania

    Federal Jobs in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania's aging population has increased demand for new hires at the Veterans Health Administration and the Social Security Administration which employ 9,000 and 4,000 respectively. Defense-related employment makes up over one-third of the state's federal workforce with the Defense Logistics Agency, the Naval Supply Systems Command, and the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command each employing over 4,000 Pennsylvanians. Population: 12.5 ...
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    Federal Jobs in Texas

    Federal Jobs in Texas
    Defense and homeland security related agencies make up over half Texas's federal workforce. Two Defense Department agencies, the Air Education and Training Command Army Medical Command, both have over 5,000 Texas employees. The Bureau of Customs and Border Patrol employs over 10,000 along the state's long border with Mexico. Population: 23.5 million Federal Workforce: 120,142 Largest Federal Departments / Agencies (number ...
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    Step 6: Getting Ready for the Exams

    Step 6: Getting Ready for the Exams
    If you're serious about working for the government, it's time to get serious about your performance on civil service exams, entrance exams, KSA ratings, and other methods of assessment used by government employers. Although not every government agency will administer written exams, all agencies are interested in assessing each applicant's profile before an actual interview takes place. In the agency's opinion, ...
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    Government Job Report - Top States for Federal Jobs (December 2009)

    Government Job Report - Top States for Federal Jobs (December 2009)
    In this week's edition of the Government Job Report, we turn towards state level hiring for job vacancies with the federal government. As we reported last week, the rate of hiring for government jobs is slowing, but a lot of opportunity is still available for those with the skills and experience the federal government is looking for. Looking through USAJOBS.com, we ...
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    Huntsville Locality Pay Rates - General Schedule

    Below is a listing of the General Schedule pay rates for the Huntsville-Decatur, AL metro area. Counties Included: AL - Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan 2009 Locality Pay Rates h4. GS-1 2008 Salary: $19,472-$24,358 Hourly Rate: $9.33-$11.67 Percent of Federal Workforce: 0.2% h4. GS-2 2008 Salary: $21,892-$27,547 Hourly Rate: $10.49-$13.20 Percent of Federal Workforce: 0.3% h4. GS-3 2008 Salary: $23,887-$31,052 Hourly Rate: ...
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