Futures in the Federal government


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Futures in the Federal government a look at career opportunities offered through the Federal Service Entrance Examination
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Pamphlet / United States Civil Service Commission ;
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Apply for the

FSEE Examination

Read this pamphlet and visit your college
placement office for more information

Pamphlet 30, October 1958
Washington, D. C.

Wanted: People of Promise

Your Government is conducting an intensive, con-
tinuing search for young people of promise to join the
civilian Federal career service.
The talent search centers on the primary source of
outstanding young people-the Nation's campuses.
The objective of the recruiting program is to bring
into Government highly qualified, career-minded peo-
ple who have the potential to grow and develop within
the Federal service and become the career managers,
technicians, and professional leaders of tomorrow.
The Government recruits 5,000 to 10,000 able, college-
caliber people each year to enter the Federal service
at the professional entrance level in a very wide range
of jobs and a variety of interesting and important
activities. Modern Government requires a continu-
ing supply of well-qualified new employees, especially
people who are entering the labor market for the first
time and give promise of fruitful careers in the public
The number and variety of opportunities offered to
college-caliber people today is unprecedented, and the
Government's method of filling these professional en-
trance-level positions has been greatly simplified.

The Federal-Service Entrance Examination

Gateway to career opportunities in Government for
college-caliber people is the Federal-Service Entrance
Examination, a multi-purpose recruitment device now
employed to fill all but a few highly technical positions
(such as engineering, physical science, and account-
ing positions) at the trainee level. It is a wide-open
door for qualified people who seek interesting and
challenging work, who want opportunities for growth
and development, and who would aspire to the highest
career positions in the Federal Government.

Introduced in 1955, the Federal-Service Entrance
Examination revolutionizes Government recruiting.
It is open to all college graduates and to junior and
senior students-regardless of the subject-matter
specialization or major fields of study-and to people
who can qualify on the basis of experience alone or a
combination of experience and education. It is open
throughout the school year, and written tests are
given several times during this period. It is used
to fill a great variety of positions in many Federal
agencies throughout the country. This means that
by passing this one examination you can receive con-
sideration for employment in a variety of occupations
and localities.
The FSEE is the keystone of modern career staff-
ing in the Federal Government. It looks to the future,
recruiting for careers, rather than for jobs. Federal
agencies study their organizations, programs, and
missions-estimate their future needs for executives,
technicians, and professional employees-and provide
for an annual intake at the entrance level of young
men and women with potential for growth and for
advancement up the career ladder.
Considering the size of the Federal Government and
the number and kinds of vacancies to be filled each
year, you might liken application for the FSEE to ap-
plication for employment with as many as eight of
the Nation's largest private employers.
There are more than 2 million jobs in some 70
Federal agencies and their hundreds of field installa-
tions. More than 50,000 of these jobs are at the pro-
fessional entrance, or trainee, level. A large number
of these trainee-level jobs become vacant each year.
Federal agencies fill many of these vacancies through
the FSEE.
Most trainees come in at about $4,000 but salaries
for exceptional persons may reach as high as about
$6,000. Trainee jobs occur in general management,
economics, social sciences, business analysis and regu-
lation, social security administration, organization and
methods examining, personnel management, library

science, biological science, and statistics. They may
include work in purchasing, inspection, institutional
management, claims examining, warehousing, supply
management, editorial and publication work, trans-
portation, and hundreds of other areas. Such jobs
are regarded by Federal agencies as steppingstones for
career employees who show that they are capable of
and ready for more responsible work.

Management Internships

The FSEE is also used to recruit a number of people
with management potential for special training as
management interns. Such opportunities formerly
were available only to people who had specialized in
certain fields, such as public and personnel adminis-
tration. Now, however, anyone who is qualified to
apply for the FSEE can also try for a management
Management interns participate in special training
programs which may range from a few months to a
year after their appointment. Initial training may be
given individually or in a group situation. Training
programs generally include agency orientation, ro-
tating assignments, study outside of regular working
hours, special projects, and individual counseling and
special assistance. Those who successfully complete
the training program become eligible for promotion.
Those who continue to show promise are given con-
tinued attention and opportunities for development.

Nature of the Examination

All candidates take a written general abilities test,
which is given several times during the school year. It
is held in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the
United States, so no applicant is required to travel
far or wait long to take the examination.
Those who wish to be considered for management
internships take additional tests. These tests are given
less often than the FSEE, usually early in the academic
year only.

Persons who apply for the examination will receive
more information about the tests.
Candidates for management internships are also
required to participate in a group interview in which
problems of general interest are given to the group of
candidates for -their discussion and solution. The
group interview is followed by a short individual inter-
view. Finally, confidential inquiries are sent to per-
sons who know the applicants, and the responses to
these inquiries are appraised. The purpose of the
interview and the confidential inquiry check is to de-
termine whether applicants have the personal qualities
needed in the positions to be filled.
Interviews and confidential inquiries may be con-
ducted for certain other positions to be filled from this

How Jobs Are Filled

The names of applicants who qualify in the FSEE
are entered on lists of eligibles, and selections for ap-
pointment are made by the various Federal agencies
from these lists.
If you take and pass the examination, your chances
of employment will depend upon your standing on
the list of eligibles, your special qualifications, and
the number, kinds, and locations of jobs to be filled.
The Government seeks the best qualified available
candidate for each job to be filled.
Students may be given provisional job appointments
while they are still in school and enter on duty follow-
ing graduation.
There are limited opportunities for summer employ-
ment or intermittent employment during the school
year for college students who qualify through the

Where Jobs Are Located

Positions to be filled are located in Washington,
D. C., and throughout the continental United States.
The examination will be used to fill a few overseas
positions, too. However, the overwhelming majority
of opportunities will be in field installations of agencies
throughout the United States.
You can limit your eligibility to certain geographical
areas and even to specific agencies or installations. If
you do this, however, you remove yourself from con-
sideration for opportunities in all other areas.

Starting Salaries

Starting salaries for positions filled through the
FSEE range from about $4,000 to almost $6,000 a
year, according to the qualifications of the applicant
and the duties of the job to be filled. New em-
ployees with a bachelor's degree will usually receive
$4,040, but persons who have outstanding college
records and meet high standards on the competitive
examination may be offered $4,980. Similarly, per-
sons with one year of graduate work may qualify for
$4,980 to $5,985, depending on their qualifications.

How To Apply

If you are interested in taking the Federal-Service
Entrance Examination, get a copy of the official ex-
amination announcement and Application Card Form
5000-AB from your placement office or from an office
of the Civil Service Commission. (See list on back of
this pamphlet.) Read the announcement carefully,
for it contains details about the examination and other
important information. Then fill in and mail the
Form 5000-AB to the Civil Service Commission office
serving the place where you want to take the examina-
tion. The Civil Service Commission will notify you

when and where to report to take the examination
and will send you further information and any other
necessary forms.

Other Examinations

Although the FSEE is used to fill a very wide range
of positions throughout the Government, some jobs
will still be filled through special examinations an-
nounced under specific job titles, such as engineer,
chemist, physicist, and accountant and auditor. You
can find out about these examinations from your place-
ment office or the Civil Service Commission regional
office serving your locality. (See list on back of this

Agency Programs

The Federal Government is the largest employer
in America, and one of its finest. The scores of de-
partments and agencies of the Government operate
a great variety of interesting and challenging programs
requiring many different skills. This pamphlet con-
tains a number of writeups prepared by agencies to
present a brief view of their programs and to highlight
some of the kinds of positions agencies expect to fill
through the Federal-Service Entrance Examination.
If you want additional information about these pro-
grams or the kinds of opportunities they offer, write
to the agency in which you are interested. If you
want more information about the Federal-Service
Entrance Examination, write to the Civil Service
Commission in Washington, D. C., or to the regional
office serving your area.
Persons interested in agencies not represented in
this pamphlet may write for information to the head-
quarters office of the agency in Washington, D. C.,
and direct inquiries to the Director of Personnel.

"Excepted" Positions

While most Federal jobs are in the competitive
civil service, a number of positions are not under Civil
Service Commission jurisdiction. In some agencies
all positions may be excepted from civil-service rules.
All positions in the Foreign Service of the State
Department are excepted. They are filled through a
special examination announced by the State
Other agencies in which all positions are excepted
include the National Security Agency, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, the Atomic Energy Com-
mission, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

For information about excepted positions, contact
the employing agency.

For More Information

If you want to know more about the Federal Gov-
ernment as a potential employer-about the rights,
benefits, and privileges of Federal employees and the
characteristics of the career civil service-visit your
college placement office and inquire about literature
on the Federal service.
The Civil Service Commission and a number of
Federal agencies have published recruitment literature
and distributed copies to placement offices. A note-
worthy new publication is Federal Careers-A Direc-
tory for College Students, recently issued by the Civil
Service Commission. It is a comprehensive reference
document designed for use by counselors and students.
It contains illustrated articles describing agency pro-
grams and the career opportunities they offer, and it
includes a number of descriptive "job briefs" that are
cross-indexed to college majors and Federal agencies.
You can also obtain career information by writing
or visiting offices of the Civil Service Commission
(listed on the back of this pamphlet) or personnel
offices of Federal agencies and installations.

Bureau of the


A new young member of the Bureau's staff is usually
assigned as a budget examiner in one of the five divi-
sions: Military, International, Resources and Civil
Works, Commerce and Finance, and Labor and
The budget examiner is responsible for carrying out
all of the Bureau's functions for the agency assigned.
This includes preparation and execution of the budget,
analysis of and advice on proposed legislation, and
improvement of management and organization. He
is a program analyst, reviewing plans and operations
of the assigned agency and advising on whether those
plans and operations are in accord with the intent of
the President and of the Congress, and whether they
are effective.
A junior examiner assists a senior examiner by gath-
ering facts, making preliminary analyses and special
studies, compiling summaries, reviewing material for
completeness and accuracy, and performing other
duties as a general aid. He is also assigned, from the
outset, specific responsibilities for a small agency, a
bureau, or other segment of his supervisor's area of
For development of the young staff member, the
Bureau depends upon his capacity for self-develop-
ment and upon his supervisor. There is a minimum
of formal orientation exercises, and no internship. He
is given responsibilities as soon as he enters on duty,
and the responsibilities are increased as rapidly as he
can absorb them. Grade and salary increase with
The Bureau is interested in candidates from the
management internship register. Most appointments
are made at the GS-7 grade.
Inquiries should be addressed to Personnel Officer,
Executive Office of the President, Bureau of the
Budget, Washington 25, D. C.

Civil Aeronautics


The Civil Aeronautics Board is a small regulatory
agency concerned with the economic and safety regula-
tion of a dynamic industry, the United States' inter-
national and domestic airlines.
Positions to be filled from this examination would
include trainee examiners concerned with the analysis
and preparation of economic information, the investi-
gation of alleged violations of regulations, and the
audit of the airlines' books.
Work groups are usually small and there is a high
degree of contact with industry representatives and
others outside the agency. The investigative and
auditing positions involve considerable travel and there
may be some travel in the other positions. Training
is on an individual basis with good promotional op-
Positions during the training period are all located
in Washington, D. C. Further information can be
secured from the Personnel Section, Civil Aeronautics
Board, Washington 25, D. C.



of Agriculture

The major mission of the Department of Agricul-
ture is to acquire and disseminate useful information
on agricultural subjects. The Department employs
approximately 60,000 full-time people in research,
education, conservation, marketing, regulatory, and
agricultural adjustment activities to accomplish its
Its varied programs present challenging opportuni-
ties in many professions and occupations. Each year
the Department recruits a number of young men and
women and trains them in various aspects of agricul-
ture. Looked upon as the future backbone of the
Department's operations, they are trained to achieve
important levels of responsibility.
In past years, the Junior Agricultural Assistant
Examination was used to recruit outstanding people.
Now the Federal-Service Entrance Examination
is used to select candidates for trainee positions
in such specializations as: agricultural economist,
agricultural writer-editor, agronomist, bacteriologist,
cotton field representative, cotton technologist, ento-
mologist, fishery biologist, forester, marketing spe-
cialist, plant pathologist, soil scientist, statistician,
wildlife biologist, forest-products technologist, animal
husbandman, animal physiologist, food-products tech-
nologist, geneticist, parasitologist, plant pest control
inspector, and plant quarantine inspector. The FSEE
will also be used to fill a number of management-
intern positions.
Farm management supervisors and soil conserva-
tionists are recruited through separate examinations.
For more information, write to the Office of Per-
sonnel, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington
25, D. C.

Department -

of Commerce

The Department of Commerce-
Fosters the cooperation of Government, business,
and industry.
Maintains standards of measurement and con-
ducts scientific research.
Takes the census; makes economic studies and
business surveys.
Plans industrial defense and mobilization.
Forecasts weather and makes climatological
Surveys and charts coastal waters; publishes aero-
nautical charts; establishes geodetic controls.
Operates the patent system.
Plans and coordinates an integrated system of
Controls exports of strategic materials; assists
businessmen in the operation of international
Fosters the U. S. Merchant Marine.
Operates the Federal systems of air navigation
aids and flight control and the aviation safety pro-
gram for U. S. flag carriers throughout the world.
The Department offers opportunities for econo-
mists, geographers, statisticians, cartographers, mathe-
maticians, engineers, physicists, geophysicists, trans-
portation and maritime specialists, patent attorneys,
chemists, metallurgists, electronic scientists, meteor-
ologists, industrial specialists, and management
For further information write to the Office of Per-
sonnel Management, U. S. Department of Commerce,
Washington 25, D. C.

Department of

Health, Education,

and Welfare

The Department of Health, Education, and Wel-
fare offers career opportunities in many fields in its
constituent agencies.
Public Health Service needs people trained in ad-
ministrative management, statistics, journalism, and
the social sciences. Public Health's functions include
research and programs to discover the cause and pre-
vent the spread of diseases, operation of hospitals, and
assistance to States to improve health services.
Food and Drug Administration needs people trained
in biological sciences. It enforces Federal laws de-
signed to insure the purity, quality, and truthful
labeling of foods, drugs, and cosmetics.
Social Security Administration's programs include
maternal care; child health, crippled children, and
child welfare services; old-age assistance; aid to the
blind, to dependent children, and to the disabled;
chartering and supervising Federal Credit Unions;
and old-age and survivors insurance. The Bureau of
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance offers varied career
opportunities throughout the country. The Bureau
of Federal Credit Unions has jobs in various locations
for persons trained in accounting.
The Office of Education is concerned with the con-
ditions and progress of education. It collects and
disseminates information, studies special problems,
gives advisory service, and administers grants-in-aid.
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation cooperates
with States to help disabled civilians to qualify for,
obtain, and perform suitable work.
For more information, write to or visit the Office
of the Personnel Director of the Department or the
constituent agencies, or one of the field installations
located near you.


of Labor

The Department of Labor was established by Con-
gress to "foster, promote, and develop the welfare of
the wage earners of the United States, to improve
their working conditions, and to advance their oppor-
tunities for profitable employment." In furthering
these general objectives, the Department furthers the
well-being of all the people of the United States as
well as its wage earners.
The Department administers a Federal-State em-
ployment service and unemployment insurance system,
provides factual information needed to develop sound
public policies, promotes fair labor standards, and
enforces various labor laws. It also conducts inter-
national labor affairs, plans for manpower mobiliza-
tion, sponsors apprenticeship training programs, places
veterans, and administers workmen's compensation for
Federal employees.
The Department employs college-caliber people in
many fields, including economics and statistics, em-
ployment security and unemployment insurance, labor
standards and legislation, workmen's compensation,
international relations, personnel administration, or-
ganization and methods examining, and budgeting
and auditing.
The Federal-Service Entrance Examination will be
used to make appointments both to specialized subject-
matter positions and to management-intern posi-
tions. Persons appointed to these positions will be
given appropriate training in technical and admin-
istrative fields.
For further information, write or visit the Director
of Personnel, U. S. Department of Labor, Washing-
ton 25, D. C.


Department of the -1

Air Force

In terms of manpower and dollar expenditures, the
United States Air Force is among the world's largest
enterprises and one of the largest employers of civil-
ians. Its military personnel and about 300,000 civilian
employees constitute the effective Air Force team.
The Air Force offers excellent career opportunities
for college-caliber people, regardless of occupational
specialty or geographical preference. Youth is one of
the basic characteristics of the Air Force. It is a
progressive, vigorous organization in which new ideas
are welcome, offering many opportunities for pro-
fessional growth, original contribution, recognition and
personal advancement for employees who demonstrate
ability and productivity as part of the Air Force team.
The Air Force conducts a management-intern
program as an integral part of its civilian career-
development program. For having met the more
rigorous selection standards, management interns
benefit by accelerated promotions.
As an employee of the Air Force you may perform
responsible tasks in the fields of statistics, mathematics,
intelligence, logistics, supply, maintenance, personnel,
and other specialties and may associate with some of
the Nation's foremost scientists, engineers, and admin-
istrators. The latest and best technical equipment and
modern facilities are provided for Air Force activities.
For information about positions in the field, write
to the personnel office of the Air Force installation
in your locality or to the Director of Civilian Personnel,
Headquarters, USAF, Washington, D. C. For in-
formation about employment in the Departmental
Service, contact the Staff Civilian Personnel Division,
Department of the Air Force, Room 5E931, Pentagon,
Washington, D. C.

Department of the


The Department of the Army organizes, trains, and
operates ground forces for the defense of the United
States and its Territories and possessions. This re-
quires the support of a gigantic industrial organization
composed largely of civilians in more than 1,200 occu-
pations. They develop and manufacture armaments;
construct buildings, bridges, roads, and dams; develop,
test, store, and supply food, equipment, and clothing
for the soldier; and transport men and material. They
also conduct scientific research; operate a world-
wide communications system; and perform staff serv-
ices such as personnel, management, accounting,
budgeting, printing, and publishing.
Throughout the Army Establishment, positions in
the occupational areas covered by the Federal-Service
Entrance Examination are integrated into career pro-
grams offering developmental and promotional op-
portunities literally world-wide in scope and extending
from entry level to top. management assignments.
Whether initial assignment is with a field installation
or in the Pentagon, opportunities are restricted only
by the individual's ability and his flexibility in accept-
ing assignments.
If interested in employment with this Department
in the Washington area, write to the Employment
Coordination Office, Office, Secretary of the Army,
Washington 25, D. C., indicating what part of the
organization is most appealing to you and the reason
for your choice. If interested in opportunities out-
side the Washington, D. C., area, write directly to
those installations where employment is desired.

Department of the

Interior V

The Department of the Interior, an agency of
nearly 50,000 employees, is concerned principally with
the management, conservation, and development of
the natural resources of the United States.
It has custody of 750 million acres of land, conserves
and develops the Nation's mineral resources, promotes
mine safety, protects fish and wildlife, administers
national scenic and historic areas, reclaims the arid
lands of the West, conducts research in geology, pre-
pares and distributes topographic maps, and manages
Federal hydroelectric power systems. It also is re-
sponsible for United States Territories and island pos-
sessions and for guardianship of about 400,000 Indians
and 34,000 Alaskan natives. The Department's va-
ried programs truly encompass most of the functions
and skills found throughout Government.
The following types of FSEE candidates are needed:
fishery and wildlife biologists in research and manage-
ment; majors in range management, forestry, range
conservation, and soil science; naturalists and park
rangers; economists; majors in public administration,
utility management, and management research; and
administrative, research and technical personnel to
provide support to scientific and professional staffs.
Most of the jobs are in field offices. Management
interns also are used in the field, as well as in the De-
partment's annual management training program in
Washington. For more information, write to: Em-
ployment Branch, Department of the Interior, Wash-
ington 25, D. C.


Department of the


The Department of the Navy is the largest indus-
trial organization in the United States. Outstanding
abilities are required to manage an organization as
complex as Navy. Excellent opportunities exist for
high-caliber college graduates to help in this task.
The major fields for which Navy employs FSEE
and Management Intern candidates are financial
management, personnel administration, management
analysis and procurement, including contract negotia-
tion. In addition, opportunities exist in data process-
ing, supply management, publications, and many other
management areas. All told, the Navy employs over
350,000 civilians in thousands of different positions,
many of which involve tremendous responsibility and
Because of Navy's size and the importance of its
mission, opportunities for responsibility and advance-
ment are unusually good. A strong emphasis is
placed upon sound management and a vital part of
this emphasis is the recruitment and development of
young people ambitious for a rewarding career. Few
organizations can offer the variety, training, re-
sponsibility and opportunity for advancement in as
many management fields as can the Department of the
For detailed information about positions in Wash-
ington, D. C., write to: Departmental Civilian Person-
nel Division, Room 1003, Main Navy Building, Navy
Department, Washington 25, D. C. For positions
with Navy field installations, file a Standard Form 57
with the commanding officer of the activity in which
you are interested.


Civil Defense


The Federal Civil Defense Administration holds an
interesting challenge for college-caliber people.
FCDA must provide the leadership in developing a
civil defense so strong that America can survive the
most devastating destruction that could be created,
either by enemy attack or by natural disaster.
FCDA's staff is composed of experts in many fields
of activity-scientific, medical, welfare, communica-
tions, transportation, safety, industry, engineering,
sanitation, health, education, public affairs, etc. Po-
sitions, other than at the secretarial level, normally
are filled from the ranks of skilled professionals.
However, FCDA conducts a 2-year intern training
program, which includes on-the-job training, with ro-
tating assignments in various FCDA services and
regional offices. Positions are open to applicants of
college-caliber who pass the Federal-Service Entrance
Examination. Appointments are made in grade GS-
5, or at grade GS-7 for applicants with additional
qualifying experience and education. Progressive ad-
vancement is possible up to grade GS-12 ($7,570 a
Complete information on employment opportuni-
ties may be obtained by writing Director of Personnel,
Federal Civil Defense Administration, Battle Creek,


Federal IE


Commission '<,S

The major mission of the Federal Communications
Commission is to regulate interstate and foreign com-
merce in communication by wire and radio. The
principal program activities include making available,
so far as possible, to all the people of the United States
a rapid, efficient Nationwide and worldwide wire and
radio communication service with adequate facilities
at reasonable charges. In carrying out its mission
the Commission has a major role in national defense
and promoting safety of life and property through the
use of wire and radio communication.
The Federal Communications Commission employs
1,117 employees in Washington, D. C., and its 57
offices throughout the United States, Alaska, Terri-
tory of Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
This Commission offers many career opportunities
to college-caliber applicants interested in regulatory
work of the major fields of communication.
Positions to be filled include attorneys, electronic
engineers, and engineering aides throughout the field
service, especially in monitoring work. In addition,
a limited number of college-caliber men and women
with superior abilities are needed to do the specialized
administrative and management work.
For detailed information, write to the Personnel
Officer, Federal Communications Commission, Wash-
ington 25, D. C.


Federal Power


The Federal Power Commission offers to young pro-
fessional men and women an interesting career in a
governmental agency dealing with two of the most
vital segments of the Nation's economy-the electric
power and natural gas industries. The professional
fields of employment open in the FPC include engi-
neering (natural gas, electrical, hydraulic, and public
utility rate), law, accountancy, economics, and
Broadly speaking, the Commission regulates the
transmission and sale for resale of electric energy and
natural gas in interstate commerce, including rates,
accounts, depreciation practices, and other phases of
the utility companies' operations. With the con-
tinued spectacular growth of the interstate electric
and natural gas systems throughout the country, the
Commission's responsibilities in these fields have
greatly increased in recent years.
The Commission issues licenses for non-Federal
hydroelectric power projects, and it authorizes the
construction and operation of pipeline facilities for
the interstate transportation of natural gas. Other
duties include engineering surveys and studies of the
comprehensive development of river basins for hydro-
electric power, and certain activities in connection
with Federal hydroelectric power projects.
For complete information, write to the Division of
Personnel, Federal Power Commission, Washing-
ton 25, D. C.


Federal Trade fW J


Employment in the Federal Trade Commission
affords a challenging opportunity to participate in
the activities of Government which are designed to
preserve and strengthen our system of free and fair
competitive enterprise.
As an independent administrative agency, the Com-
mission was established to protect business, industry,
and the consuming public against unfair, deceptive,
and monopolistic practices in interstate commerce.
The Commission investigates alleged violations of
the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Act,
and other trade regulation laws. It conducts hear-
ings on such questions, issues cease and desist orders
against offenders, initiates procedures to promote vol-
untary compliance, makes economic and statistical
studies of business conditions, and carries on other
related activities.
Through the Federal-Service Entrance Examina-
tion, the Commission recruits business economists,
statisticians, business analysts, and accountants to
make studies of marketing practices and conditions,
costing and pricing policies, corporate earnings, cor-
porate relationships, product diversification, tenden-
cies to monopoly and imperfections in competition,
and other aspects of the business economy.
For more information, write to the Director of Per-
sonnel, Federal Trade Commission, Washing-
ton 25, D. C.


General Services


General Services Administration's many activities
offer a variety of career opportunities for college-cal-
iber people. Positions exist in accounting; records,
archival, property, and traffic management; purchas-
ing and supply; personnel and budget administration;
engineering; architecture; law; investigations; storage
and transportation; and many other fields.
GSA is an organization of 26,000 employees, located
in all 48 States, the Territories, Cuba, London, and
Tokyo. It is responsible for managing an investment
valued in excess of 8 billion dollars.
GSA is either landlord, buyer, records manager, or
all three, for all civilian Federal agencies. The agency
has five major operating services.
The Federal Supply Service is the central buying
agency for the Government-purchasing, storing, and
issuing millions of dollars worth of supplies annually.
The Public Buildings Service plans the construction
of and maintains and operates Federal buildings.
The National Archives and Records Service preserves
valuable documents, such as the Constitution, and de-
velops and applies a Governmentwide records man-
agement program. The Emergency Procurement
Service operates and maintains the national stockpile
of strategic and critical material. The Transporta-
tion and Public Utilities Service manages and controls
the use of transportation and public utilities by civilian
For employment information write to the Director
of Personnel, Washington, D. C., or to the GSA Re-
gional Personnel Offices in Boston, New York, Wash-
ington, D. C., Atlanta, Kansas City, Dallas, Chicago,
Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle.


Government of I

the District

of Columbia

The Government of the District of Columbia offers
well-qualified people a challenging career in the man-
agement of modern city government. It serves the
more than 800,000 residents of the Nation's Capital.
It performs the functions common to States, counties,
and school districts as well as the usual city functions.
Employees of the municipal government are subject
to many of the same pay schedules, leave regulations,
retirement, and other employee benefits applicable to
the Federal service.
At the head of the District Government and its
20,000 employees is the Board of Commissioners.
Operations are carried out by agencies such as Public
Health, Public Welfare, Highways, Police, Fire, Sani-
tary Engineering, Libraries, Licenses and Inspections,
Civil Defense, Vehicles and Traffic, Corrections,
Coroner, Board of Education, Recreation, the Courts,
and others. These agencies employ a variety of spe-
cialists and technicians such as physicians, teachers,
engineers, attorneys, social workers, and administra-
tive personnel.
The Department of General Administration serves
as the central managerial office, assisting the Board
of Commissioners in establishing personnel policy,
preparing budgets, collecting revenues, auditing ex-
penditures, meeting payrolls, improving organizational
structure, and generally performing staff services for
the entire District Government.
College graduates who have not yet developed ca-
reer specialties may fit into the District Government
with the expectation of advancement. For more
information write to the Personnel Officer, D. C. Gov-
ernment, Room 4014, Municipal Center Building,
Washington, D. C.


Housing and Home n

Finance Agency

The Housing and Home Finance Agency offers
career opportunities to college-caliber people inter-
ested in helping to build and finance better housing
and better cities for America.
Positions to be filled include appraiser, auditor, proj-
ect planner, municipal-finance analyst, field repre-
sentative, building-codes analyst, mortgage analyst,
loan examiner, and housing-management assistant.
For more information write to the office of the HHFA
Administrator in Washington or contact the local
offices of the following HHFA constituent or-
The Federal Housing Administration insures lend-
ing institutions against loss on loans on residential
property meeting FHA standards. Offices are located
in every State and in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and
Puerto Rico.
The Public Housing Administration provides Fed-
eral financial aid and technical advice for housing
owned and operated by municipalities for families
unable to afford decent private housing. It also man-
ages and arranges for the disposition of Federally
owned war- and postwar-emergency housing.
The Federal National Mortgage Association serves
as a secondary market for privately financed home
mortgages, improving the distribution of investment
capital available.
The Urban Renewal Administration works with
local governments to clear and redevelop slums and
to rehabilitate and improve blighted areas to prevent
The Community Facilities Administration makes
loans to colleges and universities to finance student
and faculty housing, supervises Federally aided school
construction, and makes loans to State and local
governments to finance construction of public




The International Cooperation Administration, a
semiautonomous unit in the State Department, ad-
ministers programs of technical cooperation in under-
developed areas of the world, and provides economic
aid to friendly nations to help build a solid foundation
for their economic strength. It also coordinates with
the Defense Department to make sure that military
programs and economic factors are considered together
so that they will stay in balance. It undertakes cer-
tain responsibilities for refugees and those escaping
from behind the Iron Curtain, and it administers con-
trols on strategic and semistrategic trade between the
Free World and the Communist Bloc.
ICA offers opportunities for generalists who can
plan programs, develop administrative techniques,
and review and evaluate ICA's global activities.
The Federal-Service Entrance Examination will be
used to fill a number of positions in Washington.
Persons selected will be trained as management
analysts, administrative assistants, labor economists,
international-relations officers, personnel assistants,
budget officers, information specialists, and in other
ICA's development and training program insures
the best use of the employee's aptitudes and abilities.
Successful trainees are promoted and assigned to work
for which they have been trained.
For further information, write to the Director,
Office of Personnel, International Cooperation Ad-
ministration, Washington 25, D. C.





The Interstate Commerce Commission regulates
railroads, motor and water carriers, oil pipelines,
freight forwarders, and other forms of domestic trans-
portation except air transportation and natural-gas
pipelines. It regulates rates, prescribes accounting,
and requires reports. The Commission also has juris-
diction over entrance into or abandonment of service,
unification and reorganization of carriers, issuance of
securities, and matters of safety and service.
The number of carriers regulated exceeds 20,000.
In addition, the Commission has duties in the field of
safety as to many thousands of motor carriers engaged
in private interstate transportation or in the trans-
portation of exempt commodities.
The Commission's work calls for varied back-
grounds of education and experience. Many staff
members have had a legal education. The Commis-
sion's Bureau of Transportation Economics and Sta-
tistics is the principal source of transportation statistics
in the United States. It prepares analyses of these
statistics and conducts economic and other research
on transportation subjects. The Bureau of Accounts,
Cost Finding, and Valuation prepares cost analyses
used in rate and other work. The staffs engaged in
such analytical, research, and cost work consist mainly
of economists and statisticians.
Persons interested in such positions should take
courses in transportation, economics, statistics, and
accounting. Inquiries should be sent to the Personnel
Director, Interstate Commerce Commission, Wash-
ington 25, D. C.


National Advisory !

Committee for


The business of the National Advisory Committee
for Aeronautics is scientific research-theoretical, lab-
oratory, and flight research in aeronautics.
Research scientists make up one-fourth of NACA's
total of 8,000 employees. These scientists work
with facility engineers, highly skilled shop craftsmen,
instrument makers, computers, specialists in research
documentation, librarians, research photographers,
and other technicians in pushing back the frontiers
of knowledge in the aeronautical sciences. In addi-
tion, a limited number of college-caliber men and
women with superior abilities are needed to do the
specialized administrative and management work re-
quired in the areas of budget, personnel, fiscal and
accounting, and procurement and supply.
This all-civilian independent agency of the Federal
Government has grown steadily since its establishment
in 1915. Its large research centers are located in
Virginia, Ohio, and California. The wind tunnels
and other facilities have plant value in excess of
$300,000,000. Superior working conditions prevail.
Performing research for tomorrow's aircraft is stimu-
lating and interesting work.
For more detailed information, write direct to the
Personnel Officer at one or more of the NACA research
centers: NACA Langley Aeronautical Laboratory,
Langley Field, Va.; NACA Lewis Flight Propulsion
Laboratory, Cleveland 11, Ohio; NACA Ames Aero-
nautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, Calif.; NACA
High-Speed Flight Station, Edwards, Calif.
*NOTE-On September 30, 1958, NACA ceased
to exist. Its functions were absorbed by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.

National Gallery

of Art

The National Gallery of Art was first opened to
the public on March 18, 1941. The magnificent
building given by Andrew W. Mellon houses his orig-
inal bequest of art treasures as well as gifts and loans
from other famous collectors, such as Mr. Chester
Dale, Mr. Samuel H. Kress, Mr. Joseph E. Widener,
and Mr. Lessing J. Rosenwald. The Gallery also
contains gifts from more than seventy other inviduals
and foundations.
With its famous masterpieces the National Gallery
of Art now ranks with the greatest art galleries in the
world. Since the National Gallery of Art was first
opened in 1941, it has had more than 24 million
Other than clerical, maintenance, and adminis-
trative positions, those of docent and research assistant
would be of greatest interest to persons meeting the
standard of the Federal-Service Entrance Examina-
tion. Docents prepare and present lectures and talks
in the Gallery's lecture hall and in the exhibition gal-
leries. Knowledge of the history of art and of the
Gallery's collections, and ability to speak effectively
before groups of visitors are basic requirements.
Research assistants conduct research work in the
field of art and art history. They collaborate in
compiling and editing art books of the Gallery's col-
lections and answer inquiries concerning works of art
in such collections.
For additional information write to the Personnel
Officer, National Gallery of Art, Washington 25, D. C.


Office of the

Secretary of Defense

The Office of the Secretary of Defense is a vital part
of the Department of Defense. Our 2,400 employees,
66 percent of whom are civilians, assist the Secre-
tary of Defense in carrying out his statutory respQn-
sibilities for the "direction, authority, and control" of
the military departments-Army, Navy, and Air
Each June we appoint a small group of college
graduates as potential top-level career officials, both
line and staff. For these executive trainees, the
developmental process involves several years of pro-
gressively responsible training and experience. For the
successful trainee, opportunities for significant Federal
service are unlimited.
We appoint our trainees from the Management
Intern option of the Federal Service Entrance Exam-
ination. Our primary interest is in students of public
or business administration, political science, economics,
and law.
Initially, by means of readings and conferences with
agency officials, all trainees receive a 60-day orienta-
tion in the history, mission, and organization of this
office. The remainder of the first year is devoted to
rotation assignments in program or administrative
service areas. Trainees with graduate training to
complete may take educational leave before rotation.
Our program areas include the offices of Comp-
troller; Manpower, Personnel and Reserve; General
Counsel; Public Affairs; International Security
Affairs; Research and Engineering; Supply and
Logistics; and Properties and Installations.
For answers to specific questions, write to the Special
Projects Officer, Personnel Division, Office of the
Secretary of Defense, Washington 25, D. C.



Retirement Board

The Railroad Retirement Board administers a social
insurance system for the railroad industry. The sys-
tem was set up in 1935 through the cooperative efforts
of the employee brotherhoods and unions and the
Under this system, benefits are paid to aged and
permanently disabled railroad employees and their
wives, and to survivors of deceased employees. Un-
employment insurance and sickness benefits are also
paid. The Board also operates an employee place-
ment and stabilization service for the railroads. Both
the railroad retirement and unemployment insurance
systems are self-supporting.
Career appointments exist in such fields as statistics
and actuarial mathematics, claims examining, and or-
ganization methods examining. Appointments to
management-trainee positions will also be made. The
Board gives preference in selections for appointments
to persons who have worked for a railroad in any
The Board is one of the smaller Federal agencies,
having approximately 2,300 employees, about equally
divided between its Chicago headquarters and field
offices throughout the country.
For additional information, write to Director of
Personnel, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 Rush
Street, Chicago 11, Ill.

Securities _

and Exchange


The Securities and Exchange Commission, created
by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, is an inde-
pendent, bipartisan, quasi-judicial agency of the
United States Government. Its functions generally
embrace the following categories: (1) supervision of
registration of security issues, qualification of trust
indentures covering particular types of security issues,
and suppression of fraudulent practices in the sale of
securities; (2) supervision and regulation of trans-
actions and trading in outstanding securities, both on
the stock exchanges and on the over-the-counter mar-
kets; (3) regulation of public utility holding com-
panies; (4) the registration and regulation of invest-
ment companies and investment advisers; and (5)
preparation and submission to the courts of advisory
reports on plans of reorganization, and participation
as a party in corporate reorganizations where sub-
stantial public interest is involved.
The Commission employs attorneys, accountants,
analysts, statisticians and engineers, together with ad-
ministrative and clerical employees. The work per-
formed relates to important segments of the national
economy and is professionally rewarding. Career
opportunities are offered to qualified college-caliber
College students enrolled in courses of study in the
fields of law, accounting, and finance are considered
for summer employment as student assistants to mem-
bers of the professional staff.
For more information, write to the Director of Per-
sonnel, Securities and Exchange Commission, Wash-
ington 25, D. C.




The Treasury Department offers a variety of career
opportunities for college-caliber persons in Washing-
ton, D. C., and throughout the country.
One of the largest Government departments, the
Treasury needs the highest type of administrative
skills and is especially interested in bringing in at the
entrance level a steady flow of promising young peo-
ple who can be trained to fill progressively responsible
administrative posts. Entrance-level positions are
filled with persons trained in accounting, economics,
banking, engineering, police science, and tax law.
Promising candidates are also employed as interns
in positions in personnel, budget, organization and
methods, and similar staff operations. Most intern
appointments are made initially to the Washington
office, although a few are made in regional offices of
the Internal Revenue Service.
Interns participate in development programs tai-
lored to meet the needs of the Bureau and the intern.
For example, a fiscal economist might be assigned to
the Office of the Secretary for training and develop-
ment in economic analysis and research; candidates
with industrial-relations training and engineering
plant experience could be utilized in the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing; accounting majors can be
placed in one of the Fiscal Service bureaus and the
Internal Revenue Service; public and business admin-
istration majors are assigned to administrative or staff
positions in the Bureau in which their experience and
education can best be utilized.
For further information, write to the Director of
Personnel, Treasury Department, 15th Street and
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington 25, D. C.

U. S. Civil Service


The primary mission of the U. S. Civil Service Com-
mission is to see that the executive branch of the Fed-
eral Government hires and retains an effective and
loyal work force. It is responsible for providing
Governmentwide leadership in Federal personnel
The size of the Commission's personnel manage-
ment job is evident from the more than two million
Federal employees who are stationed throughout the
United States, in its Territories and possessions, and
in almost every foreign country. The work of the
Commission affects these employees directly in terms
of hiring, salaries, promotion, retirement, and in other
The Commission has a continuing need for top-
flight personnel to help in planning and executing
Governmentwide programs. Employees of the Civil
Service Commission have an unusual opportunity to
contribute to more effective government. Within
policy lines set by Congress and the President, the
Commission works with other agencies to establish
guides and rules for personnel administration. It is
the Commission's role to stimulate public interest in
Government work and attract the best available appli-
cants to careers in Government.
There are opportunities for college-caliber people
in the Commission's many programs. The variety of
possible assignments is limited only by the fields of the
Commission's work.
For more information about employment opportu-
nities in the Government's central personnel agency,
contact: The Director of Personnel, U. S. Civil Service
Commission, Room 226, Eighth and F Streets NW.,
Washington 25, D. C.

United States



The United States Information Agency offers chal-
lenging career opportunities for a limited number of
highly qualified college-caliber persons.
Basic mission of the U. S. Information Agency is
to present a true picture of our country to peoples of
other nations, and to demonstrate that our objectives
and policies are compatible with their own desires for
freedom, progress, and peace. The Agency employs
radio and various other communication media to
transmit this vital message.
Competition is keen for the very small number of
Foreign Service appointments made each year. Junior
officers are given opportunities to participate and to
develop in programs of international significance.
After a period of training a candidate may be as-
signed initially to any one of over 200 overseas posts.
A candidate for the Foreign Service must be under
31, must have been a citizen of the United States for
at least 10 years, should be able to read and speak one
foreign language with reasonable facility, and must
meet rigid physical standards. The entrance salary
is $4,650 a year, plus overseas allowances.
U. S. I. A. also recruits each year a very small
number of outstanding people interested in employ-
ment in Washington, D. C. These positions for train-
ing and development are in management, public
relations, and communications fields.
For additional information, write to the Chief,
Recruitment Branch, U. S. Information Agency,
Washington 25, D. C.



Administration ,
rHOSE -oo
The Veterans Administration provides services and
benefits to more than 22 million veterans and their
beneficiaries. Its activities cover such areas as medi-
cal and dental care, compensation and pension, guard-
ianship, vocational and educational rehabilitation,
home, farm and business loan guaranty, and life in-
surance. More than 175,000 workers are employed
in a wide variety of occupations in a nationwide net-
work of over 250 hospitals and field offices, and in
Washington, D. C.
VA plans to use the FSEE extensively to fill tech-
nical and administrative positions in such program
areas as recreation, rehabilitation, budget, finance,
supply, personnel administration, medical administra-
tion, real estate appraisal, and construction analysis.
Generally, FSEE eligibles will be appointed to
trainee positions; some, however, will enter journey-
man positions where only basic training for a short
period is required. For trainee positions a compre-
hensive course will be conducted in specialized phases
of the agency activity, after which trainees enter con-
tinuing positions in which their work performance is
evaluated and where they are in competition with
other employees of the VA for promotion to higher
grade levels. VA's Management Development Pro-
gram provides for a complete executive development
program from the initial appointment to the top level
of supervision.
For information about field positions, write or visit
any VA field personnel office. For positions at na-
tional headquarters, write to Director, Central Office
Personnel Service, Veterans Administration, Washing-
ton 25, D. C.



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Regional Offices

FIRST REGION-Post Office and Courthouse Build-
ing, Boston 9, Mass.: Maine, New Hampshire, Ver-
mont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
SECOND REGION-Federal Building, Christopher
Street, New York 14, N. Y.: New York and New
THIRD REGION-United States Customhouse, Sec-
ond and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia 6, Pa.: Penn-
sylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
FIFTH REGION-Peachtree-Baker Bldg., 275 Peach-
tree St. NE, Atlanta 3, Ga.: North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama,
Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.
SIXTH REGION-POSt Office and Courthouse Build-
ing, Cincinnati 2, Ohio: Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky,
and West Virginia.
SEVENTH REGION-New Post Office Building, Chi-
cago 7, Ill.: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
EIGHTH REGION-l 114 Commerce Street, Dallas 2,
Tex.: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas.
NINTH REGION-New Federal Building, Twelfth
and Market Streets, St. Louis 1, Mo.: Missouri,
Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota,
and South Dakota.
TENTH REGION-Building 41, Denver Federal Cen-
ter, Denver, Colo.: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah,
Wyoming, and Arizona.
ELEVENTH REGION-302 Federal Office Building,
First Avenue and Madison Street, Seattle 4, Wash.:
Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska.
TWELFTH REGION-128 Appraisers Building, 630
Sansome Street, San Francisco 11, Calif.: California,
Nevada, and Hawaii.