Government Jobs

  • Obama Administration Freezes Federal Pay -- Economic Hit to D.C.

    Obama Administration Freezes Federal Pay -- Economic Hit to D.C.

    The Obama Administration announced a proposed two-year pay freeze for all federal workers in civilian jobs, reports Emily Long at GovExec.com. This could quiet some of the growing outrage over the reality that the average wage for the 1.95 million civilian workers is $81,258 versus $50,462 for the 101 million... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Work for the State Department: An Inside Look

    What It's Like to Work for the State Department: An Inside Look

    Director, writer and executive producer Steve Hoggard has traveled the world making more than 90 nonfiction films and series on subjects on topics like crime, history, archeology, and current events. Even so, he told AOL Jobs that he's probably never been more amazed than when he and his crew traveled with... Continue Reading

  • Eight Federal Government Job Myths Debunked

    Eight Federal Government Job Myths Debunked

    Want a job with the federal government but think the odds are against you? Not necessarily. According to Kathy Troutman, owner of The Resume Place, a federal resume writing and federal career consulting firm, and author of 'Ten Steps to a Federal Job: How to Land a Job in the Obama Administration, 2nd... Continue Reading

  • Federal Employees Earning $150,000 Surged Tenfold Over Five Years

    Federal Employees Earning $150,000 Surged Tenfold Over Five Years

    Being a federal employee has not just become a port in the unemployment storm. It can be lucrative. Over the past five years federal employees making $150,000 or more constitute 3.9 pecent of the work force, reports USA Today. There's more. President Barack Obama is planning to give a pay raise of about 1.4... Continue Reading

  • New Job Market Hot Spot: U.S. House of Representatives

    New Job Market Hot Spot: U.S. House of Representatives

    The hot spot in the job market is the U.S. House of Representatives. As the Democrats exit, staff members are needed for the incoming GOP representatives, reports Portfolio. Capitol Hill experience is probably the most marketable entity, next to having a great track record in sales. That's because you learn how... Continue Reading

  • How to Land a Government Job

    How to Land a Government Job

    Considering applying for a government job? The application process differs from the private sector and applicants need to study up before embarking on a federal job search. AOL recently spoke to Kathy Troutman -- author of 'Ten Steps to a Federal Job' and 'Federal Resume Guidebook,' and president of The Resume... Continue Reading

  • In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

    In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

    By Carol Tice State and local governments may be trimming their staffs, but the federal government has out its "now hiring" sign. Washington needs to hire 270,000 workers in the next two years, the Partnership for Public Service reports. One reason for the hiring boom: The government is confronting a... Continue Reading

  • How Much Do Federal Politicians and Cabinet Members Get Paid?

    How Much Do Federal Politicians and Cabinet Members Get Paid?

    Most people don't earn six figures every year, but they sure would like to. By comparison, members of Congress, in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, make at least $174,000 a year. And, other federal politicians and presidential Cabinet members earn even more. Are these politicos worthy of... Continue Reading

  • Washington D.C. Number One in Job Growth

    Washington D.C. Number One in Job Growth

    Washington D.C. has dodged most of the economic bullets which hit other cities. Washington D.C. added 41,800 jobs this past year, found Delta Associates. Those jobs are good ones reports Patrice Hill in The Washington Times. Compensation plus benefits averages about $123,049, double that in the private sector.... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Places to Work in the Federal Government

    Top 10 Places to Work in the Federal Government

    The Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation recently released their 5th annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. 263,000 employees across 290 federal organizations were surveyed to determine employee satisfaction and... Continue Reading

  • Art Detective: Catching Thieves and Recovering Stolen Treasures

    Art Detective: Catching Thieves and Recovering Stolen Treasures

    Some people know him by his undercover name, Robert Clay, while others know him as former Special Agent Robert K. Wittman, founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Art Crime Unit. Regardless of the name you call him, Wittman is known around the globe by reputation, and for his investigative expertise in... Continue Reading

  • Getting Government Jobs Easier with Idiot's Guide

    Getting Government Jobs Easier with Idiot's Guide

    You can make all the jokes you want about government workers, but with 1.8 million government employees (which doesn't include the military or U.S. Postal Service), the federal government is a good place to find a job. And in a recession, a job is a good thing to have. The federal government is the largest... Continue Reading

  • Plenty of Labor Opportunities at the Labor Dept.

    Plenty of Labor Opportunities at the Labor Dept.

    These days, the term "humble civil servant" can be a bit of a misnomer. The U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL) currently has more than 100 job openings -- and some of them, like the Information Technology Specialist in Washington, D.C., and the Mine Safety and Health Specialist in Arlington, VA, come with six-figure... Continue Reading

  • Why You Should Consider a Job With the Federal Government

    Why You Should Consider a Job With the Federal Government

    Kelly Services As the economy continues to recover and we see more encouraging news regarding employment, inevitably people start thinking about finding new work. According to findings from the 2009 Kelly Global Workforce Index, 40 percent of employees across the United States intend to look for another job... Continue Reading

  • The 10 Most Sought After Government Jobs

    The 10 Most Sought After Government Jobs

    There is no doubt that the weakened economy has affected everyone. Both recent graduates and seasoned professionals are looking for alternative career paths that offer stability, which is why so many jobless have turned to government jobs to fill that gap. Washington D.C. has always been discussed as one of the... Continue Reading

  • Designer Duds on a Government Dime?

    Designer Duds on a Government Dime?

    If you think applying for a government job means you'll have to resign yourself to short-sleeve white shirts, pocket protectors and/or polyester stretch pants, think again. The numbers have just come out on what state and local governments are spending on employees, and it ain't peanuts. Employer costs for state... Continue Reading

  • Attention Job Seekers: Uncle Sam Wants You

    Attention Job Seekers: Uncle Sam Wants You

    Corporate America's recent tumble took jobs and confidence away from millions. New opportunities, job security, and benefits may seem scarce, but experts say you can find them all right now by working for the government. Caroline King found work in late May as a veteran service representative for the Department... Continue Reading

  • Government Salaries Vs. Private Sector Salaries

    Government Salaries Vs. Private Sector Salaries

    CareerBuilder He's the leader of the free world, but the does president's salary measure up to his power? Not if you compare his salary with top leaders in the private sector. George W. Bush earns a salary of $400,000 plus a $50,000 nontaxable expense allowance. By contrast, the average Standard & Poor's... Continue Reading

  • High-Paying Government Jobs

    CareerBuilder.com When you think of a job in government, what do you think of? A stuffy, conservative, monotonous portion of our working world, filled with indolent and mindless workers, right? On On the contrary, working for the government has a number of benefits, No. 1 being salary. Many government jobs pay... Continue Reading