Posted August 31, 2015 by

Social Security Administration Voted #6 in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Survey for Large Agencies

social security administration logoIt is important to most of us that we enjoy our work but difficult to know when you’re looking for a job whether we’ll be happier working for one employer versus another. A great way to know if an employer offers a great place to work is to ask the people who know the organizations best — their employees. Since 2003, The Partnership for Public Service has awarded federal government agencies voted among the best places to work. For 2014, the sixth best place to work among large agencies was the Social Security Administration.

The headquarters of the Social Security Administration (SSA) are located in Woodlawn, Maryland.  Established in August 1935, SSA is recognized in the U.S. federal government as an independent agency that manages social security.  Social security comes in the form of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits.  These benefits are earned primarily by workers paying social security taxes that come from their paychecks.

Why would you want to work for the Social Security Administration?  Based on an employee survey in 2014, there are a variety of reasons to work for the SSA, but I’ll just mention a few.  They include feeling a sense of personal accomplishment, having a chance to improve your skills, and feeling like the work you do is important.  In addition, there are benefits to build your career such as career advancement and innovative learning opportunities.  SSA also promotes work/life balance so that employees can fulfill their responsibilities both at work and at home with flexible schedules, as well as child and elderly care.

The Social Security Administration offers career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Administration Support
  • Acquisitions, Grants & Contracts
  • Facilities & Physical Security
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal
  • Public Contact

Students and recent graduates can gain experience with SSA too.  Opportunities for students include internships and a recruitment program for college students with disabilities.  Recent grads can be trained and mentored through a program designed for them.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are also welcome to apply for employment.

Sources: Best Places to Work, Wikipedia, Social Security Administration

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