Government and Public Administration

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Industry Overview

It takes a lot of work to develop and implement policies that fairly ensure everyone’s safety. This is the responsibility of those who work in careers within the Government and Public Administration career cluster. This career cluster includes positions that are involved in writing laws and planning where to allocate public resources. They are also involved in administering laws that have already been put in place. All military service people are included in this cluster, but it does not include law enforcement. The level of education required to work in this cluster is varied. Many jobs in the military only require a high school diploma. Other careers in this cluster will require a college degree, including some as high as a doctorate (e.g., judge).

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Director of Community Environment Department - Keith

Career Overview

The director of the community and environment department oversees programs within a county related to housing, mosquito control, environmental protection, and economic development.

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$54,000 /yr
$82,000 /yr
$150,000 /yr

Real Estate Appraiser - Jonathan

Career Overview

Real estate appraisers provide an estimate of the value of property and/or buildings for buyers before development or before it is purchased.

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$28,000 /yr
$54,000 /yr
$96,000 /yr

Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents

Career Overview

Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents ensure that federal, state, and local governments get their tax money from businesses and citizens. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect overdue tax payments.

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$31,000 /yr
$52,000 /yr
$97,000 /yr

US Navy - Aviation Structural Mechanic - Mahota

Career Overview

An aviation structural mechanic serves as a mechanic on airplanes who deals with various systems including the landing system, brakes, hydraulics, wheels, and various controls (among many other things).

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$19,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$120,000 /yr

US Navy - Boatswain Mate 1st Class - Dustin

Career Overview

A boatswain's mate spends most of their time outside engaging in any of the following duties - serving as a lookout, repairing and maintaining equipment, operating telephone systems, transferring supplies from ship to ship.

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$19,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$120,000 /yr

US Navy - Logistics Specialist - Carlos

Career Overview

A logistics specialist is in charge of ordering all supplies needed for a specific location. In addition, this person may serve as the postman for the location.

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$19,000 /yr
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$120,000 /yr

US Navy - Machinist's Mate 1st Class - Kelly

Career Overview

A machinist mate works as a maintenance technician on equipment including boilers, propulsion systems, catapults, and elevators.

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$19,000 /yr
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$120,000 /yr

US Navy - Mass Communication Specialist - Julio

Career Overview

A mass communication specialist takes pictures and videos in order to promote online or through the media everything that the Navy does.

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$19,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$120,000 /yr

US Navy - Nuclear Machinist Mate - Andrew

Career Overview

A nuclear machinist mate is a mechanic who works on the nuclear power generation systems on an aircraft carrier or submarine.

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$19,000 /yr
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$120,000 /yr

US Navy - Operations Specialist - Laronda

Career Overview

An operations specialist will plot a ship's position, operate radar and other navigational systems, and receive and deal with information from target tracking devices.

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$19,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$120,000 /yr

US Navy - Quartermaster - Aaron

Career Overview

A quartermaster's primary job relates to navigation including conducting weather and tide observations, determining the ships position, and making sure that the ship safely travels to various locations.

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$19,000 /yr
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$120,000 /yr

US Navy - Quartermaster - Terell

Career Overview

A quartermaster's primary job relates to navigation including conducting weather and tide observations, determining the ships position, and making sure that the ship safely travels to various locations.

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$19,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$120,000 /yr

Urban and Regional Land Planner

Career Overview

Urban and regional planners study the use of land in an area and develop corresponding land use plans. They may review plans submitted by developers, assess the feasibility of these proposals, and make recommendations about whether or not developers can proceed. They stay up to date on local building codes and legislation.

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$47,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr
$112,000 /yr