What Do We Mean by Government Jobs?
What does it mean to work for the government? For the purpose of this book, we are dealing primarily with civil service jobs in the executive branch of the federal government, although we will touch on the legislative and judicial branches of government in Chapters 15 and 16.
If you’re thinking that the executive branch consists of the President and the White House, you’re right—but it’s also much more.
The civil service is comprised of workers in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the government of the United States, except those in the military, political appointees, or elected officials.
You’ve probably heard of the President’s Cabinet, which includes the secretaries ...