Government Jobs - Department of Education (ED)

Department of Education (ED)


Federal Civil Service | Government Jobs & Employment with the U.S. Department of Education (ED).  Within the United States (including U.S. territories) about "56.4 million students are projected to attend elementary and secondary schools either in person, online, or some combination of the two. This includes 50.7 million students in public schools and 5.7 million in private schools."   

ED is actively hiring new people for civil service jobs at locations across the United States. Civil service job opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of skills and duties. Applications from the public are now being accepted. In most instances, U.S. citizenship is required.  

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      Careers with the Department of Education  

      ED's mission is to "promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access."  Currently, ED has more than 4,400 employees.  The major activities performed by ED include: 

      • Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.
      • Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research.
      • Focusing national attention on key educational issues.
      • Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education. 

      Locations for the Department of Education

      "The headquarters and most operations are in Washington, D.C., where the staff of approximately 3,100 occupies parts of several different buildings. The main building, where the secretary’s office is located, is the Lyndon Baines Johnson Building at 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Additionally there are about 1,100 employees who work in 10 regional offices around the country." 

      Benefits for Department of Educations Employees

      Excellent pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Department of Education.  ED offers numerous benefits and special programs.  Federal civil servants receive a salary that is competitive with those in private industry. The federal government offers civil service employees a portable retirement plan with government matching contributions. In addition, federal civil servants receive affordable insurance plans for health, dental, vision, and life.

      U.S. Department of Education Organization

      • Office of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary
        • Institute of Education Sciences 
        • Office of Inspector General 
        • Office for Civil Rights 
        • Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 
        • Office of the General Counsel 
        • Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 
        • Office of Communications and Outreach 
        • Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives 
        • White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaskan Native Education 
        • White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics 
        • White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans 
      • Deputy Secretary 
        • Office of Finance and Operations
        • Office of the Chief Information Officer 
        • Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 
        • Office of English Language Acquisition 
        • Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services 
      • Office of the Under Secretary 
        • Office of Postsecondary Education 
        • Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education 
        • Federal Student Aid 
        • White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities


        In-depth Information about civil service career opportunities with the Department of Education. For more in-depth information about DOE and a current list of employment opportunities go to: 


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        Categories of Federal Civil Service Occupations and Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Jobs.

        View a detailed list of the major categories of civilian jobs for the federal government. This list includes the federal occupational groups and the specific series within each group. 

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