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DOS is very good about providing additional training and learning opportunities for their employees and invest in the betterment and advancement of their employees.
Professional development varies greatly from different bureaus. For civilian employees, finding a bureau that creates opportunities for rapid advancement is best
One of my best friend works for Government and he is getting promoted as well salary is going up. I think it has pretty good chance for professional development.
there are affinity groups and other leadership activities but work hours can be crazy
Since there is little clear direction within IT, there is no clear technical development path. All development is aimed at management of workers and resources. The strange implementations of technology (often counter to the technology architecture) make it impossible to utilize commercially available courses. For example; the implementation of VMware is such that 1) there is no use of snapshots, 2) a single virtual disk is allocated, then partitioned into an OS and Data disk (so restoration involved reinstalling the OS AND copying back all of the data).
They give lots of opportunities to meet with people, try out new positions, and go on detail in different offices.
There are so many training available around the world for ALL employees