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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 - Survey Results 2011

1 - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – FDIC hires bank examiners, economists, financial analysts, information technology experts, and more.
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2 - Nuclear Regulatory Commission - NRC hires cyber security associates, systems developers, civil engineers, account managers and more.
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3 - Government Accountability Office – The GAO hires analysts, information technology specialists, financial auditors, economists, attorneys communications analysts and support personnel.
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4 - Smithsonian Institution - The Smithsonian hires a wide range of employees including educators, researchers, projectionists, food and beverage and many more.
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5 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – NASA hires scientists, engineers, computer programmers, personnel specialists, accountants, writers, maintenance workers and more.
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6 - Social Security Administration - Social Security hires communications specialists, engineers, program analysts, field interviewers and more.
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7 - Department of State - The U.S. Department of State hires web developers, health care professionals, legal counsel, tax advisors, and more.
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8 - 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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9 - Office of Personnel Management - Jobs include program analysts, retail management, administrators and more.
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10 - General Services Administration - The GSA hires accountants, security specialists, information technology specialists and support personnel.
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