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Senior government managers and officials plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the major activities of municipal or regional governments or of provincial, territorial or federal departments, boards, agencies or commissions. They establish the direction to be taken by these organizations in accordance with legislation and policies made by elected representatives or legislative bodies.
assistant deputy minister, chairperson, Human Rights Commission, chief administrative officer – regional municipality, chief statistician – government services, city administrator, deputy minister, director general – government services, executive director – government services, high commissioner.
- Establish objectives for the organization in accordance with government legislation and policy, formulate or approve and evaluate programs and procedures alone or in conjunction with senior government committees
- Advise elected representatives on policy questions and refer any major policy matters to these representatives for final decision
- Recommend, review, evaluate and approve documents, briefs and reports submitted by middle managers and senior staff members
- Ensure appropriate systems and procedures are developed and implemented to provide budgetary control
- Co-ordinate department activities with other senior government managers and officials
- Make presentations to legislative and other government committees regarding policies, programs or budgets.
Outlook & Prospects for Senior Government Managers and Officials in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-06-20|
Currently the chances of qualified Senior Government Managers and Officials finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Town clerks and chief administrative officers are the most commonly held positions locally in this occupation making it a small occupational group. The retirement of long-term employees is usually the primary source of openings. Candidates are generally required to have senior management experience with at least one level of government - municipal, provincial or federal. Experience in administration, financial, human resources and operations is usually requested.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Senior Government Managers and Officials in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Senior Government Managers and Officials (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
Week of Dec 17 – Dec 21, 2012
- In a recent report, "Renewing Regional Economic Development in Nova Scotia", a proposal has been put forward to replace the current Regional Development Authority model with six Regional Enterprise Networks (RENs)
Week of Nov 26 – Nov 30, 2012
Week of Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2012
- The Town of Kentville has approved amendments to its Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaws to allow small-scale wind turbine development
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