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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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    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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    Leaving the Legal Grind: Land a Plum Job as an Administration Law Judge

    Leaving the Legal Grind: Land a Plum Job as an Administration Law Judge
    Experienced litigators and administrative law specialists take note—the U.S. Office of Personnel Management recently announced that the Administrative Law Judge exam is open. Thought to be one of the best jobs in government, ALJs are paid on a special pay scale that is commensurate with Senior Executive Service; but ALJs do not have direct supervisors and are not subject to participation ...
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    How to Become a Foreign Service Officer

    How to Become a Foreign Service Officer
    How to Become a Foreign Service Officer Step One - Choose a Career Path There are five career path one can follow as a Foreign Service Office. It's important to select the path you want to pursue in your application. • Consular: Consular Officers protect Americans abroad and strengthen U.S. border security • Economic: Economic Officers promote economic partnerships, development, and ...
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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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    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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    Airway Transportation Systems Specialist

    Airway Transportation Systems Specialist
    If you think that fixing critical communications equipment at an airport that lands 120 planes an hour is exciting, this is the job for you. In these positions you will be responsible for installing, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and certifying radar, communications equipment, navigational aids, airport lighting, backup power — everything air traffic controllers and pilots use for safe flight — to ...
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    Electrical Engineers

    Electrical Engineers
    Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. More information can be found at BLS.gov
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    Contract Specialist

    Contract Specialist
    At the Customs and Border Patrol, contract specialists solicit, negotiates, administers, closes-out and terminates purchase orders and contracts. A wide variety of commodities are acquired including furniture, telecommunication equipment, ammunition, surveillance equipment, and various services and maintenance efforts. Additional duties may include developing, implementing and reviewing contracting plans for pre-award, post-award, price/cost analysis and a wide variety of procurement activities. You ...
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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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    This Week's Federal Player: Walter Benjamin Fisherow

    This Week's Federal Player: Walter Benjamin Fisherow
    Walter Benjamin Fisherow is a seasoned litigator and environmental warrior whose diplomatic style has brought powerful polluters to the settlement table and helped make our air safer to breathe. Since joining the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1987, Fisherow has overseen dozens of government lawyers whose work has helped rid America’s atmosphere of two million tons of toxic pollutants generated by ...
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    Top 50 In-Demand Federal Jobs (August 2009)

    Top 50 In-Demand Federal Jobs (August 2009)
    August's Most In Demand Fed Jobs Occupations with Top Number of Federal Job Openings As of August 26, USAJobs.gov has listed these occupations as the top in demand jobs in the last calendar month. Below you’ll find the USAJobs data, as well as other key information to land one of these federal jobs. Many of these jobs require additional degrees or ...
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    Lose the Cube: More Outdoor Government Careers

    In our second installment of our ongoing series Lose the Cube: Outdoor Government Jobs we're focusing specifically on careers at the Department of the Interior. A Brief History The Department of Interior was established in 1849 on the eve of President Zachary Taylor's inauguration. The Department focuses on natural resource management as well as wildlife conservation. Today the Department manages ...
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    How I Got the Job: Katie DeCelles, 24

    How I Got the Job: Katie DeCelles, 24
    *The job:* Program analyst *The employer:* The Kansas City Regional Financial Center is one of four Financial Management Service processing centers throughout the country. The Financial Management Service, a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury, provides central payment services to federal program agencies. FMS also operates the federal government’s collections and deposit systems, provides government-wide accounting and reporting ...
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    Keep the Peace: Federal Law Enforcement Careers

    There are over 88 federal agencies that have some sort of law enforcement or investigative unit. While you may be most familiar with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the U.S. Secret Service, there are tens and thousands more brave citizen that have made the commitment to protect and serve their department, agency, and country. [widget:school_finder_intro] [widget:586] What all ...
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    Lose The Cubicle: GovCentral's Best Outdoor Careers

    Lose The Cubicle: GovCentral's Best Outdoor Careers
    Some people prefer to get away from the office park and thrive working in the national park. GovCentral has compiled some of the most adventurous and thriving outdoor careers that let you lose the cubicle for a little fun. Read on to find out some of the best outdoor careers...only at GovCentral. Here's some of the careers we've spotted for you. ...
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    U.S. Marshals

    U.S. Marshals
    Department/Agency: United States Marshal The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal Marshals have served the country since 1789, oftentimes in unseen but critical ways. To this day, the Marshals occupy a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, and as such, ...
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    U.S. Maritime Administration

    U.S. Maritime Administration
    Department/Agency: U.S. Maritime Administration As an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the mission of the Maritime Administration is to promote the development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced United States merchant marine, sufficient to carry the Nation's domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its waterborne foreign commerce, and capable of serving as a naval and military ...
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    U.S. Forest Service

    U.S. Forest Service
    Agency/Department: USDA Forest Service The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres. From US Forest Service.us Read Employer Reviews for the Forest Service Join the Department of Agriculture Group on GovCentral and connect with others. Search ...
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    Top 50 In-Demand Federal Jobs (July 2009)

    Top 50 In-Demand Federal Jobs (July 2009)
    Occupations with Top Number of Federal Job Openings As of July 16h, USAJobs.gov has listed these occupations as the top in demand jobs in the last calendar month. Below you'll find the USAJobs data, as well as other key information to land one of these federal jobs. Many of these jobs require additional degrees or training. Find out where you can ...
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