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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. L LEAD AGENCY — Under the Federal Wage System, an agency designated by the OPM to plan and conduct wage surveys, analyze the survey data and determine and issue required wage schedules for a wage area. LEGAL AUTHORITY — The legal authority is the law, Executive Order, regulation, agency directive, or the instruction under which the personnel action is taken. ...
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. Q QUALITY (STEP) INCREASE (QSI OR QI) — An increase in employee's rate of basic pay through an additional within-grade increase granted under 5 U.S.C. 5336 for sustained high quality performance. QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS FOR THE GENERAL SCHEDULE (formerly Handbook X- 118) — The manual contains specific standards for General Schedule positions. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, ...
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    How to Find a State / Local Government Job in Louisiana

    State Government Louisiana Department of Civil Service Local Governments Parishes Jefferson Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Orleans Parish Caddo Parish St. Tammany Parish Cities Baton Rouge New Orleans Shreveport Lafayette Lake Charles
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    Glossary of Federal Terms

    h4. V VETERAN — Means a person who was separated covered by the Federal Wage System and their pay with an honorable discharge or under honorable conditions from active duty in the Armed Forces performed during one of the periods described in 5 U.S.C. 2108. VETERANS' PREFERENCE — (See PREFERENCE) is an employee's category of entitlement to preference in the Federal ...
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    How to Find a State / Local Government Job in Oregon

    State Government Oregon State Government Employment Local Governments Counties Multnomah County Washington County Clackamas County Lane County Marion County Cities Portland Salem Eugene Gresham Beaverton
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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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    How to Find a State / Local Government Job in California

    State Government California State Personnel Board Local Governments Counties Los Angeles County Orange County San Diego County San Bernardino County Santa Clara County Cities Los Angeles San Diego San Jose San Francisco Long Beach
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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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    How to Find a State / Local Government Job in South Carolina

    State Government South Carolina Office of Human Resources Local Governments Counties Greenville County Richland County Charleston County Spartanburg County Lexington County Cities Columbia Charleston North Charleston Rock Hill Greenville
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    How to Find a State / Local Government Job in Mississippi

    State Government Mississippi State Personnel Board Local Governments Counties Hinds County Harrison County Jackson County Rankin County DeSoto County Cities Jackson Gulfport Hattiesburg Biloxi Southaven
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    How to Find a State / Local Government Job in Kentucky

    State Government Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Local Governments Counties Jefferson County (Louisville Metro Govt.) Fayette County (Lexington-Fayette Urban County Govt.) Kenton County Hardin County Warren County Cities Louisville Lexington Owensboro Bowling Green Covington
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    Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

    Safety and Occupational Health Specialists plan, direct, implement and evaluate the safety program within the assigned organization, including detached subordinate units. These activities are primarily concerned with weapons safety, ground safety, agency-specific occupational safety and health standards. They identify unsafe operations and/or conditions in unit facilities and analyzes subsequent abatement plans that are often expensive to implement, to determine their effectiveness ...
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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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    How to Find a State / Local Government Job in Oklahoma

    State Government Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management Local Governments Counties Oklahoma County Tulsa County Cleveland County Comanche County Canadian County Cities Oklahoma City Tulsa Norman Broken Arrow Lawton
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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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    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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    Paralegal

    Paralegal
    While lawyers assume ultimate responsibility for legal work, they often delegate many of their tasks to paralegals. In fact, paralegals—also called legal assistants—are continuing to assume a growing range of tasks in legal offices and perform many of the same tasks as lawyers. Nevertheless, they are explicitly prohibited from carrying out duties considered to be the practice of law, such as ...
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    Veteran's Employment Preference Points Overview

    By law, veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non veterans both in hiring from competitive lists of eligibles and in retention during reductions in force. The goal of the Veteran's Preference is not to the place a veteran in ...
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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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    General Requirements for Preference

    To be entitled to preference, a veteran must meet the eligibility requirements in section 2108 of title 5, United States Code. This means that: # An honorable or general discharge is necessary. # Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible for preference unless they are disabled veterans. # Guard and Reserve active duty for ...
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