Welcome to the 2009 Edition of Where the Jobs Are

Where the Jobs Are is the only comprehensive projection of hiring needs for critical occupations in the federal government. This edition is the third in an ongoing series produced by the Partnership for Public Service, covering fiscal years 2010 through 2012, and updating information in the 2005 and 2007 reports.

Top Areas Where Government Is Hiring

Medical and Public Health


Occupational areas and positions include physician (all disciplines), nursing, dietician/nutrition, occupational and rehabilitation therapy, radiology, pharmacy, industrial hygiene and consumer safety.

View Complete
Hiring Projections

Security and Protection


Occupational areas and positions include intelligence analysis, international relations, foreign affairs, security administration, transportation security officer, park ranger, correctional officer and police officer.

View Complete
Hiring Projections

Compliance and Enforcement


Occupational areas and positions include inspectors, investigators (including criminal), customs and border patrol and protection, import specialist and customs inspection.

View Complete
Hiring Projections



Occupational areas and positions include attorney, contact representative, paralegal, passport/visa examining and claims examining/assistance.

View Complete
Hiring Projections

Administration/Program Management


Occupational areas and positions include human resources, equal employment opportunity, management/program analysis, telecommunications and a variety of clerical support activities.

View Complete
Hiring Projections

Featured Agencies

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

As NASA transitions from its current Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions to future endeavors such as the Constellation, Ares, and Orion Projects which are designed to return man back to the moon and beyond, Aeronautic, Science and Engineering jobs will continue to dominate its hiring program. However, designing vehicles and systems that allow travel beyond Earth’s orbit involve a unique set of competencies very different from those currently used to support the Space Shuttle and ISS. Building on the lessons learned through the Apollo Program and incorporating new technologies since, NASA will generate new exciting and challenging opportunities in the Aeronautics, Scientific and Engineering fields throughout the country in both the public and private sector.


Ranked 1st out of 30 large agencies in the 2011 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to hire 200-250 people each year for the next few years. The majority of these positions will be in technical fields, including engineering, physical science and security analysis. Most will be located in Maryland, with the remaining assigned to regional offices. The Atlanta office will house the main force of engineers involved with the inspection of the construction of new reactors.


Ranked 3rd out of mid agencies in the 2011 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings.

Designed to help a broad audience of job seekers, policy makers and agency leaders, Where the Jobs Are identifies nearly 273,000 mission-critical employment opportunities that will be available in the federal government from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2012.

Best Places To Work

The Best Places to Work rankings are the most comprehensive and authoritative rating and analysis of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government.

Vist the site

Links of Interest

Where the Jobs Are is made possible with support from: