Work for Uncle Sam
The pale king : an unfinished novel
David Foster Wallace.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
In this compelling novel, David Foster Wallace explores the value of work and society.

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Master the U.S. border patrol exam.
Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, c2010
Master the U.S. Border Patrol Examis the most complete guide providing all the tools you need to successfully navigate the requirements of becoming a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. Improve your score on the U.S. Border Patrol Test with Peterson's well-known test taking tips and comprehensive practice tests for the Logical Reasoning, Spanish Language Proficiency and Artificial Language test sections, including reasoning tips for the multiple-reasoning Test sections. Selling Points: 3 full-length practice tests, including the Logical Reasoning, Spanish Language Proficiency and Artificial Language Test Detailed test-taking tips Comprehensive reasoning tips for the multiple-reasoning test sections
The complete idiot's guide to getting government jobs
by the Partnership for Public Service.
New York, N.Y. : Alpha Books, c2010.
Bail yourself out with employment opportunities. In these turbulent times when private corporations are in trouble, the em­ployer that seems to be offering the most stable employment opportunities is the public sector. With The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Getting Government Jobs, readers will learn how to navigate the government application process to find stable employment opportunities available from county municipali­ties as well as state and federal agencies. •Includes advice on drafting resumes suited to the specific requirements of the hiring agency •How to complete the appropriate application most effectively •Methods of marketing an applicant's skills in the government sector •Search tools for government job websites

A civil service job is working for a government agency. America's largest employer is the government. The term does not include the armed services.  There are nearly three million people employed by the federal government plus more at the state and local government agencies level.  Each agency is responsible for its own employment system.

The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the Federal government. It employs over 800,000 workers working in over 38,000 facilities and handles about 630 million pieces of mail a day.

USPS jobs

Government jobs are highly sought and often considered to be among the most secure work environments. Salary is comparable to the private sector as well as comparable to the same job in a particular area of the country. There are opportunities for you to move upward in a field or to change fields.

As with any business or company there is a turnover rate due to retirement, promotions, and vacancies, so the government is always hiring. Hiring is based on performance and qualifications regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, disability or national origin. Civil service positions are filled from lists of qualified candidates that took competitive examinations, that are open to all citizens, and met the criteria for that position. Examinations are held for specific jobs, as needs require.

Civil servants enjoy a variety of benefits, including health and retirement benefits, paid vacations and sick leave, and career-development and training programs.

Almost anyone can find a suitable job at some level. Job opportunities are available in your own town, every state and across the globe to countries around the word. Whether you have a HiSet or a Ph.D. the government will have an opportunity for you.

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