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Department of Defense: Federal Jobs Overview

Department of Defense: Federal Jobs Overview

Partnership for Public Service, _Where the Jobs Are: Mission Critical Opportunities for America_, 2007

November 06, 2007

The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to protects and advance the security and interests of the United States, deters aggressors and, if deterrence fails, defeats any adversary.

Unlike the other executive level departments, DoD includes three sub-departments, the Departments of the Navy, Army and Air Force. Each of these departments includes a multitude of individual agencies administered by them. Check out the links below for more information on each of these departments and which federal jobs are in greatest demand at each.

There are also several agencies, and nearly 100,000 employees, administered directly by the DoD. The five largest such agencies are the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Defense Contract Management Agency.

Number of Employees



Department of the Army
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Navy

Career Fields

Information Technology
Medical and Public Health
Security and Protection

Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09)


Top Five Occupations

Information Technology Specialist (7,419)
Contractor (6,841)
Electronics Engineer (3,541)
Logistics Manager (3,188)
Nurse (2,975)

Current Vacancies

Click here for a current list of DoD vacancies.

Agency Website

Department of Defense

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