Park ranger. Scientist.
Law enforcement officer.

What does your child want to be?

Open your child’s eyes to the broad range of interesting and fulfilling careers in the federal government.

NTEU members
are federal employees who are are law enforcement officers protecting our borders; nuclear scientists safeguarding power plants; cybersecurity experts preserving our national defense; bank examiners keeping our bank deposits secure; food inspectors keeping our food and medicines safe; conservationists protecting our natural environment; and much more.

With 31 percent of the federal government—about 600,000 employees—eligible to retire by 2017, now is the time to talk to your child about a federal career.
Read our press release.

Watch our video featuring families
talking about federal careers





See more results from NTEU’s survey

Getting Started

Ready to explore federal service? Looking for vital work that makes a difference? Here’s how to get started:

Check out the federal government's official job list at It’s your one-stop source for worldwide job vacancies, employment information fact sheets, job applications and forms.

Get links to helpful resources.

For inspiration, download this poster showing the variety of federal jobs NTEU members do every day.

Get a fact sheet with data on federal careers, the looming
retirement crisis and other essential information.

Where do federal employees live and work?

Click the map to find out.