About ED JOBS
Benefits of Working for the Department of Education

Pay

Pay is based on position, level, and geographic location. Entry level professional salaries range from about 22K to 27K (GS5-GS7) annually. In addition, locality pay is provided to offset the cost of living in many areas.

Flexible Schedules

  • Vary work hours
  • Schedule work for fewer days by increasing hours worked each day

Telecommuting

Alternatives are available for working from an alternative work site such as a telecommuting center or your home. Over 20% of ED employees telecommuted during 2000.

Benefits and Perks

  • Leave - Enjoy earning between 13 and 26 days of annual leave per year. Accumulate 13 days of sick leave per year to use for care of yourself and family members.
  • Health Insurance - A wide selection of health plans are available with no medical pre-certification requirements.
  • Life Insurance - ED employees have the option to purchase life insurance and to select from different levels of coverage for the employee and family members.
  • Retirement - A secure retirement with investment options.
  • Reasonable Accommodation - Assistive technology and resources for people with disabilities are provided to support employees in the performance of their duties.
  • Volunteer Activities - The Department will match leave taken to participate in youth, education and community based non-profit volunteer activities (up to 4 hours per pay period).
  • Teacher Conferences - The Department provides additional time off to participate in teacher conferences for parents and guardians.
  • Transit Benefit and Metro Subsidy - The Department provides a transit benefit of up to $100 a month to all employees who utilize mass transit options as their primary source of transportation.
  • Child Care Subsidy - Subsidies for child care provided to lower-income ED employees who enroll one child in an approved child care program.

Ongoing Training and Development/Career Development

The Department of Education houses a world-class training facility offering courses in:

  • Computer Learning
  • Contracts
  • Oral & Written Skills
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Customer Service
  • Career & Life Planning
  • Diversity
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Technology
  • Time Management
  • Human Resources
  • Access to a number of Undergraduate & Graduate Courses & Certificate Programs

    For questions related to current jobs please contact:
    Human Resources Services Central Line
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW Suite 1E102
    Washington, DC 20202
    202-401-4100


     
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    Last Modified: 02/27/2009