Federal agencies will add more than 270,000 employees during the next three years, including 52,077 projected hires in intelligence analysis, international relations, foreign affairs and security administration, according to a report from the Partnership for Public Service.
The most openings are expected in transportation security within the Department of Homeland Security, which has 34,500 projected hires. There will be about 11,549 positions for IT experts.
According to the data, one key factor driving the federal government’s hiring projections for the next three years is national security and the need to support veterans. The largest increase will come at the Department of Veterans Affairs, up 59 percent compared to 2007 figures with 48,159 jobs to fill. Department of Defense hiring is up 22 percent, with 43,514 projected hires.
The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit compiled the report after surveying 35 federal agencies about hiring needs.