The Everything Guide to Government Jobs: A Complete Handbook to Hundreds of Lucrative Opportunities across the Nation

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Contents
Top Ten Reasons to Consider a Government Jobx
Introductionxi
CHAPTER 1: SO YOU WANT TO WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT1
Why Choose a Government Job?1
A Short History of the United States2
How the President Is Elected3
State and Local Governments7
Some Issues to Consider8
Government Bureaucracy Versus the Private Sector9
A Wealth of Opportunities11
CHAPTER 2: AN OVERVIEW OF FEDERAL JOBS15
Where the Jobs Are15
Who Works for the Government?19
Job Requirements22
The Federal System22
Incentives and Benefits24
CHAPTER 3: NATIONAL SECURITY27
U.S. Department of Homeland Security27
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)29
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)31
U.S. Department of Justice33
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)34
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)37
Airport Security39
CHAPTER 4: THE MILITARY43
Selective Service43
Qualifying for Service43
U.S. Army and U.S. Navy46

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