Government Agencies

Government Agencies

The government agencies actually perform different actions, but all of these actions are meant to deal with local and international issues. Some agencies mainly focus on defense. They focus on preventing any type of attacks against the country. Other agencies principally deal with commercial interests; in other words, in the exportation and importation of products and resources.

Other agencies enforce the laws: environmental laws, food safety laws, health-related laws, labour laws, immigration laws, family laws, business laws, intellectual property laws, tax laws, etc. Other agencies also play an overseeing role. E.g. Census Bureau and Department of Labor. As you can see, these agencies basically protect the economic, political and social interests of the nation.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the federal government employed approximately 2.0 million people, which makes it the largest employer in the United States. However, this isn't the total data due to security reasons. For instance, this data doesn't include intelligence and defense agencies, among other governmental institutions. In general these agencies publish job announcements in order to fill specific positions. There is a large list of federal agencies; we will mention and describe some of them:


It is considered as the largest organization in helping American corporations enter and compete in overseas markets. The International Trade Administration (ITA) promotes fair trade among US business and foreign partners. Furthermore, it boosts international trade and investment. It is organized into four categories: Import administration, manufacturing and services, U.S. and foreign commercial service, market access and compliance. Take a look at ITA's job opportunities.


The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) does not only promote agricultural health, but it also defends animal resources. It works 24 hours round the clock in order to preserve genetically engineered organisms. Moreover, it also is in charge of natural resources safety, wildlife damage management, and regulation of genetically engineered agricultural products. Check out APHIS' career opportunities, and employee benefits.


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is aimed at promoting law enforcement and security screening programs in order to ensure safety transportation standards. It is composed of 50,000 professionals including managers, air marshal, directors, inspectors, and security officers. TSA supervises all modes of transportation such as airports, rail cars, subways, etc. imaging technology, explosive track detection, CastScope, and biometrics are some technologies that are widely used by this agency. Have a look at TSA's government jobs and send your resume today.


Founded in 1865, the United States Secret Service is in charge of criminal inquiries and security of foreign leaders. As a federal law employment agency, it is fully committed to providing protection to head of states, vice presidents, former presidents, majors, governors, and presidential candidates. Money laundering violations, counterfeiting, and telecommunications fraud are some of the crimes investigated by this organization. It is strongly recommended to check out available federal government jobs at its website.


Established in 1947, the Central intelligence Agency is in charge of gathering, researching and spreading intelligence information to relevant federal agencies. Furthermore, it also deals with a variety of public affairs such as congressional matters, internal oversight, legal issues, human resources, information management, and mission innovation, etc. Take a look at CIA's career opportunities and federal jobs.