Career Cluster 7


Planning and executing government functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance,
national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.

Skill Sets and Abilities Needed:

Due the number of occupations available in the Government and Public Administration Cluster, we have listed a multitude of skill sets needed. Active Listening
Critical Thinking
Judgment and Decision Making
Reading Comprehension
Complex Problem Solving
Management of Personnel Resources
Time Management
Management of Financial Resources
Social Perceptiveness
Service Orientation


Accountants - C, C/S, S/C
Aerospace Engineer - C, C/S, C/D
Agricultural Engineer - C, C/S, C/D
Aircraft Mechanic - C, C/D, C/S
Archivist/Curator - S, I, C
Auditors - C, C/S, S/C
Auto Mechanic - C, S/C, C/D
Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk - C, C/S, S/C
Broadcast Technician - S, C/S, C/D
Building Inspectors - C, S, C/S, S/C
Bus Driver - S, S/C, S/I, D/C
Business Manager - S, S/C, I/S/C
Cashier - S, S/C, I/C
Chemist - C, C/S, C/D
Child Care Worker - S, S/C, S/I
City Manager - D, D/C, D/I
Civil Engineer - C, C/S, C/D
Communications Equipment Manager - I/C, I/D, D/C
Compositor/Typesetter - C/S, S/C, C/D, C
Computer Maintenance Technician - S, S/C, D/C
Computer Operator - C, C/S, S/C
Computer Programmer - C, C/S, C/D
Construction/Building Inspector - D/C, C, C/I
Cook/Chef - S, S/C, C/D
Cooperative Extension Worker - S, S/C, C/S
Corrections Officer - D, D/C, C/D, D/I
Cost Estimator - C, C/S, D/C
Court Administrator - C, C/S, C/I
Court Clerk - C, I, S
Court Reporter - C, C/S, S/C, S
Custodian - S, S/C
Data Entry Clerk - C, C/S, S/C, S
Data Processing Managers - C, C/S, I/C, D/C
Diesel Mechanic - C, S/C, C/D
Dispatcher - S, S/C
Economist - S, S/C
Occupational Health and Safety Technician - C, CS, S, SC, CD
Urban and Regional Planner - ICS, ID, CI, SI, CD
Assessor - C, CS, CSI, S, SC


Electrical/Electronic Engineer - C, C/S, C/D
Electrician - C, C/D, C/S
Electronic Equipment Repairer - C, S/C
Energy Conservation Technician - C, C/S, C/D
Engineering Technician - C, C/S, C/D
File Clerk - S, C, S/C
Financial Managers - C, DC, I/S/C
Firefighter - D/C, D, C/D
Fish and Game Warden - I/S, I/D, D/C
Flight Attendant - I, I/S, S/C
Food Service Manager - I/D, I/C, D/C
Food Service Manager - I/D, I/C, D/C
Food/Beverage Service Worker - S, S/C, I/S
Forester and Conservation Scientist - C, S/C
Forester/Conservation Scientist - C, C/S, C/D
Forestry Worker - S, S/C, I/C
Freight, Stock, Material Mover - S, S/C, C/D
Gardner/Groundskeeper - C, C/S, C, S/I
General Maintenance Mechanic - C, S/C, C/D
General Office Clerk - S, I, C
Geographer - C, C/S
Geologists/Geophysicists - C, C/S
Government Executives/Legislators - I, I/D, D/I
Graphic Designer - D/C, C, S/C
Guard - D/C, D/S, S
Health Administrator - I/D, I/S, D/C
Health Service Managers - D/C, C/D, D/I
Heating/Cooling Mechanic - C, S/C, C/D
Heavy Equipment Mechanic - C, S/C, C/D
Highway Maintenance Worker - S, S/C, D
Home Health Aide - S, S/I, S/C
Housekeeper - S, S/C
Human Service Workers - S, S/C
Industrial Engineer - C, C/D, C/S
Industrial Hygienist - S, S/C
Inspector/Compliance Worker - C, C/S, S/C, D/C
Insurance Claims Representative - I, C, S
Interpreter/Translator - I, I/S, I/C
Journalist - I, I/S, I/C
Judge - C/D
Laser Technician - S, C/S, C/D
Lawyer - I/D, D/C
Legal Assistant/Paralegal - C, I, S
Librarian - C, C/S, S/C
Locksmith - C, S/C, C/D
Maintenance Supervisor - I/D, D/C
Marine Biologist - C, C/S
Marine Engineer/Architect - C, C/S
Marketing, Advertising, PR Managers - I, D, I/D


Mathematician - C, C/S
Mechanical Engineer - C, C/S, C/D
Metallurgical/Materials Engineer - C, C/S, C/D
Meteorologists - C, S, I
Mining Engineer - C, S/C, C/D
Nuclear Quality Control Inspector - S, S/C
Office Machine Operator - S, S/C, C
Office Machine Repairer - S, S/C, C/D
Payroll Clerk - C, C/S, S/C
Personnel, Training, Labor Relations - I, S, C, I/S, I/C
Petroleum Engineer - C, C/S, C/D
Physicist/Astronomer - C, C/S
Pilot, Airplane - D/C, D, D/I
Police Officer - D/I, D/C, I/D
Postal Clerk/Mail Carrier - S, S/C, I/C
Property and Real Estate Managers - C, I, S
Purchasers and Buyers - D/C, I/D, I, C
Radio Operator - S, S/C
Receptionist - I, S, I/S
Recreation Worker - S, S/I, S/C, D/C
Research Worker - C, C/S, C/D
Road Construction Machine Operator - S, S/C, D
Robotics Technician - C,CS/C/D
Science Technician - C,CS/C/D
Shipping/Receiving Clerk - C, C/S, S/C, D/I
Social Service Aide - S, S/C, S/I
Social Worker - S, S/C, S/I
Sociologist - S, S/C, S/I
Solar Energy System Installer - S, S/C, C/D
Statistical Clerk - C, C/S
Stenographer - C, C/S
Substance Abuse Counselor - D/I, I/S, C/S
Surveyor - C, S/C, C/D
Systems Analyst - C,CD/C/S
Taxi Driver/Chauffer - I/D, I/S, S
Technical Writer - C, S, C/S, S/C
Telephone Installer/Repairer - C, S/C, C/D
Telephone Operator - I, I/C, I/S, S/C
Traffic Controller - C, C/D
Truck Driver - S, S/C, D/I
TV & Radio Repairer - C, S/C, C/D
Underwriters - C, S, C/S, S/C
Urban/Regional Planner - C, C/D
Vending Machine Mechanic - C, S/C, C/D
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - I, I/D, I/S
Waiter/Waitress - I, I/S, D/I
Water Treatment Plant Operator - D/C, C
Writer/Editor - I, I/S, I/D, D/C

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