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Government and Public Administration

The Government and Public Administration Career Cluster prepares students for careers in executing governmental functions such as: governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, regulation, and management and administration at the local, state, and federal levels.  


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An Interview with James Schmitt, Mayor of Green Bay, WI {NEW!}

Read about the 41st and the second-longest-serving mayor in Wisconsin's Green Bay’s history.

Become a Criminal Investigator {NEW!}

Take a look at what it takes to enter this dangerous field as a career investigator. Brought to you by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government For Kids

This website provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. The resources for students will teach them how our government works, and the resources for parents and teachers include curriculum integration tips.  

Career Opportunities in Security    {NEW!}

Check out this 35-page color guide on the types of career paths related to security. Produced by ASIS International.


CareerOneStop – Career Videos for Government and Public Administration

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides a wealth of information and videos for careers and workforce skills. Press the down arrow on the page for “Government and Public Administration Videos” to see a list of available videos.


CareerOneStop – Explore Careers: Salary Finder
Browse comparative wage/salary information available by occupation. Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

CareerOneStop – Explore Green Careers: Governmental and Regulatory Administration
Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop lists some careers in the green sector. Click on an occupation, then select the state (e.g., Connecticut) to obtain the typical wages/salaries, and a description of specific tasks.

Careers in Federal Government  {NEW!}

Read about some of the requirements to work for the U.S. federal government.


Careers in State and Local Government {NEW!}

Meet graduates from Harvard Law School who pursued careers in public service at the local and state levels of government in this 41-page introduction to careers in government, published by Harvard Law School © 2009. – Career Occupational Profile for Census Taker
Includes a 2-minute video highlighting important qualifications this job, and a list of numerous other job titles which use the skills of a survey researcher / professional interviewer.


Center on Congress  

The Center on Congress at the University of Indiana's article on working in Congress: "Rewards of Public Service" and includes a link to the radio version of the article as well as to additional educational resources about a typical day for members of Congress and what they do, including a page of new vocabulary for students.


Civics Quiz - Full Civic Literacy Exam

self-test quiz on the American democratic system by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) American Civic Literacy Program. Take the quiz and see how you score!    

Environmental Health and Safety Manager Interview  {NEW!}

CAREERwise Education presents an interview with Dale Livingston about his career in the green sector.  

From the Desk of the Finance Director: My first Finance Director Job  {NEW!}

OpenGov shares this interview with municipal finance expert Charlie Francis. 

Homeland Security Agent  {NEW!}

CareerProfiles presents the industries that employ professional security agents, and information to explore this career path. 

Interview with DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben  {NEW!}

Meet this public servant. – Fun Jobs 
An excellent source of information about the wide variety of fun jobs and occupations one can have as a federal employee.  Have you ever imagined that working for the federal government included the following career paths:  architect, botanist, fire archeologist, oceanographer, research chef, zookeeper at a national zoo?!  This site is sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Learn about city jobs from people who have them!   {NEW!}

Interested in careers working for local government? This 32-page PDF document provides interviews with municipal public servants from Saint Paul.

Military Dog Handler  {NEW!}

Would you like a career that works with dogs? Read this U.S. Army site about the skills, education, training, and job duties for this animal-friendly career.

O*NET OnLine – Government and Public Administration 
This database lists some of the many occupations associated with each career cluster, providing summary information for each occupation regarding qualifications and education requirements, skills, abilities, job zones, common tasks and work activities, work values, work styles, interests, and related occupations.

U.S. Department of Defense – U.S. Air Force  {NEW!}

Browse videos and more.

U.S. Department of Defense – U.S. Army Career Explorer  {NEW!}

Careers & Jobs web page.

U.S. Department of Defense – U.S. Marines Career Tool  {NEW!}

Browse video library.

U.S. Department of Defense – U.S. Navy Civilian Careers  {NEW!}

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Working for the federal government – Part 1 {NEW!}

Working for the federal government – Part 2

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Outlook provides some helpful information on how to work for the U.S. federal government.


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