Federal employees of the United States government enjoy terrific job security, even during recessions. In fact, the 2007-2009 recession could be a real boon for government employment. Between President Obama's economic stimulus package and the proposed federal budget, there will be a tremendous demand for qualified federal workers.
Researchers at JobFax list Government Contract Administration as one of the most in-demand jobs in the country. As the federal government announces more public works projects, these contracts administrators will help handle bids from private sector contractors.
Government accountants will also be in high demand as the SEC and other regulatory bodies ramp up their regulation of the financial sector and big business. Other hot government job sectors are homeland security, health care administration, information technology and taxes [source: Wolgemuth].
With an estimated half a million government employees retiring by 2016, the demand for federal employees won't slow down anytime soon [source: Reader's Digest].