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Civil Service

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Civil service offers jobs to thousands of men and women. They work at many different levels of the government. The levels are city, county, state, and federal.

All areas of civil service work on the merit system. This system is set up to protect the employee. It is meant to have each job filled by the people best qualified to have them.

The merit system makes sure each employee gets equal and fair pay. Training is provided for those who need it. Fair treatment will be given to all no matter who they are.

Many kinds of jobs are available through civil service. Some of these jobs could be clerks, cabinet makers, painters, law enforcement, and mail delivery.

A problem with trying to get a civil service job is that it takes a long time to get placed in a job. Another problem is that applying for a job can be time consuming. However, once you get a civil service job, you will be secure in the job for a long time, as long as you work hard.

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