public administration officer

public administration officer

public administration officer:

Who are they and what do they do? The task of a public administration officer is to be responsible for a certain section of activities managed or administered by the state (e.g., health care, education, building, social support, small business registration, taxation, environment, etc.). S/he is usually employed in a public institution, at the central or regional, municipal or other regionally defined level (ministries, district, city and municipal authorities, labour offices, school boards, etc.).

What are the activities of the job? Taking care of the administrative agenda of the section entrusted to him/her in a public institution - elaborating specialised aspects of an administrative decision and other administrative acts, including reviewing and overseeing how they are being performed, and overseeing other sections of public administration, including the preparation and elaboration of appropriate support materials - calculating and assessing benefits, taxes and levies or other amounts based on applicable rules, and decisions about cuts, increases or withdrawals of benefits - dealing with overdue payments, including their collection, taking administrative steps vis-a-vis the recipients of benefits - collecting payments and other inputs and ensuring that financial penalties are paid - verifying that support documents are correct - keeping records and statistics and other sets of data - issuing, making changes in, making records of, and excerpts from, official documents - sorting and storing documents - performing specialised technical/economic or other tasks required in administrative procedure, for example investigation, analysis, measuring, searches, etc., using computers, the laboratory and other technology - checking the output of computer processing - putting together budgets and making sure they are adhered to, checking them - providing basic advice to citizens.

Where is it done and under what conditions? The job is done in offices and similar spaces, where the work environment is fairly pleasant.

What tools/equipment do they use? Primarily computer technology and normal office equipment.

What do you need to succeed? You need university, higher specialised or complete specialised secondary education with a school-leaving certificate, the ability to work systematically, with precision, reliability, a cultivated appearance and conduct, and the ability to deal with people.


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