Public Administration Officer

The effective administration of the policy of the government-of-the-day is totally left in the hands of the government officials. On provincial and municipal level it is also the same. The provincial and municipal councils take care of the stipulation of the policy and the approval of the budget, but the real administration of the policy and the implementation of the budget is left to the provincial and municipal administration official.

It is expected of the public administration officials, either on central, provincial or municipal government level, to administer the broad political policy trend of the government-of-the-day, so that the community may be served.

When a state institution, provincial or municipal government or government corporation, or any other public institution is studied carefully, one will find that they have common activities, for example all public institutions must:

  • strive after a central goal, government policy and departmental policy

  •  employ personnel to do the work - obtain funds, spend and control them carefully

  •  be organized according to a fixed pattern to define authority guidelines and communication lines

  •  function according to fixed procedures and methods to legalize work proceedings

  •  be efficiently and effectively managed

  • be controlled carefully and with responsibility.

Without the above-mentioned functions, no public institution can function effectively. As public administration officials, one may get involved with bookkeeping, auditing, financial control, personnel administration, correspondence and a great deal more.

As public administration officials, one may get involved with bookkeeping, auditing, financial control, personnel administration, correspondence and a great deal more.


  • state departments

  • provincial and municipal governments

  • state trade undertakings

  • state corporations

  • various product marketing boards

  • research institutions

  • universities and universities of technology

Getting Started

  • try to obtain vacation or part-time work in a state department

  • arrange to speak to a public administration officer about this type of career


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