Why Work in Local Government?

If you'd like a job where you can make a positive difference in the lives of people around you, consider working for a city or county. Public service careers can be rewarding for many reasons.

1. Giving Back

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If you want to help people in distress, can stay cool under pressure and thrive on adrenalin, consider a career as a 9-1-1 dispatcher.

On a personal level, working in local government allows you to help build and improve communities. Police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and building inspectors keep residents safe. Engineers and public works professionals build the physical infrastructure we use, such as roads we drive on to school and work. City and county planners shape a city's growth.

2. Good Pay and Benefits

Salaries for public service jobs are competitive with the private sector, and the benefits are good too. 

3. Steady Demand

Baby-Boomer employees, people born between 1946-1964, are now retiring. Because of that, plenty of jobs are available in local government. Public service employers are looking to the new generation of younger workers, as well as individuals considering second or third careers, to fill open positions. 

5. Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about public service jobs, view this video.

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