Protects and advances the security and interests of the United States, deters aggressors and, if deterrence fails, defeats any adversary.
Headquarters: Arlington, VA at the Pentagon. The Department of Defense has offices and installations in every state in the country and in over 100 countries around the world.
To offset the potential brain drain due to impending retirements, DOD has adopted a number of programs designed to identify and prepare top quality candidates for the challenging work of the Department. Along with a very active student employment program, DOD has adopted a number of specialized programs.
In FY 2007, DOD paid over 3,700 recruitment bonuses totaling $28.8 million, in a variety of occupations and spread across most pay grades. For FY 2008, those totals grew to 5,300 and $41.2 million. DOD’s student loan repayment program assisted over 1,100 employees with payments in excess of $6.6 million in FY 2008.
As the largest federal employer, the Department of Defense hires for both white- and blue-collar positions. DOD prioritizes its hiring to fill critical and changing needs, including medical professionals, acquisition and contract specialists, language specialists, engineering disciplines, information technology, protective services, and various business and finance specialties. In addition to hiring in these priority areas, DOD will be actively recruiting for many other occupational fields.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
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