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Public Administrator Job Description

A public administrator is person who manages the activities of a government establishment or non-business entity. Public administrators perform a variety of administrative, clerical, financial and human resources tasks to ensure that their organizations everyday operations run smoothly.

A public administrator should be well organized, tactful, patient, adaptable, pragmatic, dependable and accountable, and have the ability to relate to a wide range people. They should also be able to communicate effectively and work well with others in a team.

What does a Public Administrator do?

Public administrators may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Public administrators usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. Their work is usually office based, but they may travel for supervisions, for research or to attend meetings or conferences.

What is Required to Become a Public Administrator?

The minimum requirement to enter into the field of public administration is a national diploma in public management or a related discipline, but to get higher-paying jobs with more responsibility, you’ll generally need a master’s degree in public administration, public policy or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Public administrators need to have:


Alternative Careers

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