Careers at the FTC
The Federal Trade Commission is a dynamic and mission-driven agency, regularly listed as one of the best places to work in the federal government.
In 2017, the FTC ranks #4 as a Best Place to Work in the Federal Government in comparison to 25 mid-size agencies. The FTC ranks #1 in several Best Places to Work categories, including effective leadership, strategic management, teamwork, innovation, performance based rewards and advancement and employee skills-mission match.
For an analysis and summary of FTC’s 2017 Federal Viewpoint Survey Results, please see this report.
Here are a few things that make the FTC great
- We take enormous pride in promoting consumer welfare through advocacy, enforcement, and policy initiatives.
- We have access to, and the ability to use, cutting-edge technologies on behalf of consumers.
- Our excellent work is often recognized by the public and media.
- A career at the FTC can provide exceptional opportunities to obtain excellent training, development, and professional growth.
- We value, and seek to promote and support the diversity of our communities.
- We strive for, and generally attain, a healthy work/life balance through family friendly alternative work schedules and telecommuting opportunities.
If you are interested in a career with us, you may want to learn about the different bureaus and offices within the FTC.
- The Bureau of Competition ensures that our markets are open and free.
- The Bureau of Consumer Protection prevents fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices.
- The Bureau of Economics provides scientifically sound, data-driven analysis that informs antitrust, consumer protection, and business regulation policy.
- The Regional Offices further both the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions through a combination of enforcement and outreach.
Learn more about the mission of the FTC and our many additional supporting offices.
We protect American consumers
The mission of the FTC is to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity. We are proud to serve the American public in pursuit of these goals.