About State Government

Georgia has three distinct branches of government, Executive, Legislative and Judicial and the constitution provides the basic framework for Georgia’s government. Visit Georgia.gov for more information on these branches of government.

Opportunity to Serve:

Swearing-in ceremonyA decision to work in state government is an important one. State government offers its employees an engaging and diverse work environment that allows them to fulfill personal and professional ambitions while taking pride in providing services that contribute to Georgia’s success. The work of a state employee impacts economic development, environmental quality, education, housing, health and overall quality of life issues for all Georgians.

As one of more than 68,000 state employees and a steward of public trust, a state worker plays a vital role in creating a culture where government is principle-centered, customer focused, and results driven.

By actively seeking to provide solutions to chronic problems, state employees are responsible for providing services that result in a government that is open, responsive and truly serves the needs of Georgia’s 10 million citizens.  Please take a moment to review some of the career opportunities highlighted in our Career News section.

Dedication and commitment to community is common among the nearly 71,000 people employed by the state of Georgia. That makes state government the single largest employer in Georgia. And, with more than 80 agencies and numerous job classifications that range from accounting to law enforcement and from medical to social service, no other organization can boast such an array of services provided to Georgia’s 10 million citizens.

No other organization offers its employees so many career opportunities, nor is diversity in the workplace valued more than it is in state government. State government employees help state agencies fulfill their obligation to promote the education, health, safety and quality of life of all Georgians.

In return, employees have access to a Total Rewards package that can be tailored to their individual needs. State employees can expect competitive compensation and performance recognition, retirement and pension benefits, paid holidays and time off, opportunities for career development and advancement, flexible work schedules, engaging and diverse work environments and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with being part of a team that keeps Georgia progressive, prosperous and a place we’re all proud to call home.