Profession public administration manager

Public administration managers advise governments on policy matters, oversee the interpretation and implementation of government policies and legislation by government departments and agencies, represent their country abroad and act on its behalf, or carry out similar tasks in intergovernmental organisations. They plan, organise, direct, control and evaluate the overall activities of municipal or local, regional and national government departments, boards, agencies or commissions in accordance with legislation and policies established by government and legislative bodies.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Related professions civil service local

  • Building permit licensing officer
  • Business permit licensing officer
  • Caseworker for beneficiaries of an eligibility program
  • City councillor, county councillor
  • Interviewer eligibility programs government
  • Mayor, alderman
  • Municipal clerk
  • Passport issuing officer
  • Policy officer
  • Programme officer
  • Project officer

Knowledge

  • Legislation procedure

    The procedures involved in the making of laws and legislation, such as which organisations and individuals are involved, the process of how bills become laws, the proposal and reviewing process, and other steps in the legislation procedure.

  • Budgetary principles

    Principles of estimating and planning of forecasts for business activity, compile regular budget and reports.

  • Government policy implementation

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

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..

  • Manage work

    Supervise, instruct and plan work for teams or individual members of the team. Set up time schedules and make sure they are followed.

  • Liaise with local authorities

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

  • Estimate duration of work

    Produce accurate calculations on time necessary to fulfil future technical tasks based on past and present information and observations or plan the estimated duration of individual tasks in a given project.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Ensure cross-department cooperation

    Guarantee communication and cooperation with all the entities and teams in a given organisation, according to the company strategy.

  • Plan medium to long term objectives

    Schedule long term objectives and immediate to short term objectives through effective medium-term planning and reconciliation processes.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

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

  • Provide leadership

    Lead and influence others to promote and contribute to policy development, advocacy, extending the boundaries and strategy at various levels.

  • Liaise with politicians

    Liaise with officials fulfilling important political and legislative roles in governments in order to ensure productive communication and build relations.

  • Plan teamwork

    Plan the working schedule of a group of people in order to meet all time and quality requirements.

  • Develop work plans to solve problems

    Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritise, organise, and accomplish work.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

Optional knowledge and skills

keep task records ensure information transparency coordinate events accounting techniques conduct public presentations public finance write meeting reports fix meetings offer assistance to national citizens write situation reports manage accounts recruit employees project management principles perform resource planning public law apply strategic thinking develop professional network analyse problems for opportunities perform project management