A government or state agency, often an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an intelligence agency. There is a notable variety of agency types. Although usage differs, a government agency is normally distinct both from a department or ministry, and other types of public body established by government. The functions of an agency are normally executive in character, since different types of organizations (such as commissions) are most often constituted in an advisory role—this distinction is often blurred in practice however.
Below are occupations available in a government agency. Not all shown occupations are completely distinct to a government agency. Illustrated below, along with jobs only found in a government agency, are a few moderately related and general jobs that are found in (but not limited to) a government agency.