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Government & Public Administration

Government & Public Administration

This Career Cluster focuses on the planning and performing government functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.

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Governance
Governance

Workers involved in making and executing public policy by working with other officials, constituents, and interest groups. Includes officials elected or appointed to government positions and support staff.

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National Security
National Security

Occupations focused on keeping the country's people, institutions, systems, technology and economy safe from physical or cyber attack. Includes military positions.

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Planning
Planning

Occupations related to the developing of long- and short-term land use plans for residential, commercial, institutional and recreational purposes in urban, suburban and rural communities.

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Public Management and Administration
Public Management and Administration

Occupations related to the regulations and policies that manage the stewardship of public resources used by government agencies, public corporations, and trusts. Includes budgeting, personnel management, and procurement.

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Regulation
Regulation

Workers who combine technical or industry knowledge with knowledge of related laws, rules and regulatory systems to monitor or influence regulations that protect public health, safety or the environment. Includes regulation of financial, transportation and public utility industries.

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Revenue and Taxation
Revenue and Taxation

Workers who ensure that governments obtain revenues from businesses and citizens by collecting tax dollars, reviewing tax returns, conducting audits, monitoring taxes payable and collecting overdue tax dollars.

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