Best Government Agencies to Work for in Washington, DC

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Best Places to Work ranks the agencies of the federal government by employee satisfaction and helps job seekers in Washington, DC compare opportunities for public service. Working for the government, you get great benefits and good job security. Many agencies have extra perks like childcare programs, fitness centers and flexible work schedules. The Partnership for Public Service uses data from the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to rank agencies in categories such as effective leadership, employee skills/mission match, pay and work/life balance.



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Best Places to Work in the Federal Government (Large Agencies) - Survey Results 2015

1 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – NASA explores space and develops the technologies to do so. They hire scientists, engineers, computer programmers, personnel specialists, accountants, writers, maintenance workers and more.
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2 - Intelligence Community - IC is a coalition of 17 agencies and organizations within the executive branch that gather the intelligence necessary to conduct foreign relations and national security activities. Jobs include engineers, analysts, developers and more.
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3 - Department of Justice - The DOJ enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States. Available jobs include law clerks, information specialists, security specialists, program managers, public affairs assistants and more
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3 - Department of State - The U.S. Department of State works with the international community to build and sustain a more democratic, secure and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty and act responsibly. The state department hires web developers, health care professionals, legal counsel, tax advisors, and more.


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5 - Department of Commerce - The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation's workers. The Commerce Department hires economists, business analysts, IT specialists and more.
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6 - Social Security Administration - Social Security maintain earnings records for workers and administers the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled. The SSA hires communications specialists, engineers, program analysts, field interviewers and more.
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7 - Department of Health and Human Services - DHHS protects the health and well-being of all Americans by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. The organization hires policy advisors, researchers, clinical analysts, health insurance specialists and more.
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8 - Department of Labor - The organization promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the United States seeking to improve their working conditions, advance employment  opportunities and protect benefits.

Hires contract specialists, program analysts, human resources specialists, economists, operations managers and more.
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8 - Department of Transportation - The DOT works to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people. DOT hires drivers, transportation planners, construction planners, project analysts and more.
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10. Department of the Air Force - The branch of the U.S. military protects and defends our nation in the air, space and cyberspace. The USAF hires program analysts, financial services specialists, security specialists, customer support representatives, engineers and more.
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