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Employment Benefits

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DOC Can Offer You…

  • Numerous career opportunities possible in a wide range of fields such as international trade promotion, meteorology, economics, computer science, oceanography, accounting, law, engineering, statistics, physical and life science, procurement, and personal administration.
  • Student loan repayment up to a total of $60,000 with payments not to exceed $10,000 in a calendar year.
  • Pay incentives such as recruitment bonuses and relocation bonuses which offer a one-time lump-sum payment of up to 25% of basic pay to employees who are newly appointed and/or must relocate.
  • Flexible work options that include part-time work, job sharing, telecommuting, or an Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) where you get one day off every two weeks.
  • Benefits such as sick leave, annual leave, health insurance, life insurance, subsidized transportation and retirement investments through the Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K). 
  • Ten paid holidays per year.
  • Exposure to the latest research and advancements in technology.
  • Excitement of living in Washington, D.C. and major international cities.
  • The opportunity to work with experts and rising stars in the fields represented at the Department of Commerce.