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Job and Career Opportunities in Government

Overview
Government Workers Needed!
Qualifications, Education & Training
Entry Level Jobs
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Overview

Government jobs can be found at the federal, state, county, and local level. These agencies administer, oversee, and manage public programs and have executive, legislative, or judicial authority over other institutions within a given area.

These agencies also set policy, create laws, adjudicate civil and criminal legal cases, provide for public safety and for national defense.

In general, government establishments oversee governmental programs and activities that are not performed by private establishments.

There are jobs in Governance, National Security, Planning, Public Administration, Regulations, and Revenue and Taxation.
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Government Workers Needed!

Job growth is estimated to be 10-19% by 2020. For example, there are positions such as:

Governance:
Administrative Services Managers
Chief Executives
Teachers
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
Emergency Management Directors
General and Operations Managers
Legislators
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
Public Relations Specialists
Social and Community Service Managers
Transportation, Storage and Distribution Managers

Planning:
Architectural and Engineering Managers
City and Regional Planning Aides
Climate Change Analysts
Economists
Statistical Assistants
Urban and Regional Planners

Public Administration
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
Postal Service Clerks
Postal Service Mail Carriers
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

Regulations
Compliance Officers
Construction and Building Inspectors
Coroners
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
Financial Examiners
Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
Meter Readers, Utilities
Transportation Inspectors

Revenue and Taxation
Accountants and Auditors
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
Assessors
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Tax Preparers
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Qualifications, Education and Training

Entry level jobs (that is, jobs for beginners in this field) typically require a High School Diploma or GED as well as the passing of a qualification exam. As you move up the ladder, work experience can sometimes substitute for a college degree. There are positions that do require a degree as well as licensing or certification.
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Entry Level Jobs

A few of the job titles listed above ones that adult teens with a High School Diploma/GED could qualify, for example administrative assistant, aide, and/or clerk positions.

Others to consider are…

Eligibility Interviewers
Interview persons by telephone, mail, in person, or by other means for the purpose of completing forms, applications, or questionnaires. Ask specific questions, record answers, and assist persons with completing form. May sort, classify, and file forms.

Postal Service Clerks
Perform any combination of tasks in a post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags; and examine mail for correct postage.

Meter Readers
Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

If you are interested in pursuing a government job, search for these types of job titles in the database and from our supporters on the right.

You should also visit the career/job sections of your local, county and state government.

Look for positions that are entry level, intern and apprentice as well.

Helpful Services

The Federal Government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the Federal service. New opportunities will appear on USAJOBS as agencies post them.

Check it out.
https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
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