Profession mayor

Mayors chair their jurisdiction's council meetings and act as main supervisor of the local government's administrative and operational policies. They also represent their jurisdiction in ceremonial and official events and promote activities and events. They, together with the council, hold the local or regional legislative power and oversee development and implementation of policies. They also supervise staff and perform administrative duties.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • Government representation

    The legal and public representation methods and procedures of the government during trial cases or for communication purposes, and the specific aspects of the governmental bodies being represented in order to ensure accurate representation.

Skills

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Manage administrative systems

    Ensure administrative systems, processes and databases are efficient and well managed and give the sound basis to work together with the administrative officer/staff/professional.

  • Maintain relations with local representatives

    Maintain good relations with representatives of the local scientific, economic and civil society.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Build community relations

    Establish affectionate and long-lasting relationships with local communities, e.g. by organising special programms for kindergarden, schools and for dissabled and older people, raising awareness and receiving community appreciation in return.

  • Perform government ceremonies

    Perform the ritual tasks and duties, according to traditions and regulations, as a representative of the government during an official government ceremonial event.

Optional knowledge and skills

analyse community needs budgetary principles advise on legislative acts prepare legislation proposition political science legislation procedure public finance public law present legislation proposition constitutional law manage staff project management principles motivate supporters perform political negotiation political parties conduct public presentations perform debates advise on public finance perform project management apply conflict management

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