Senior government managers and officials

National occupation classification code: 0012

Senior government managers and officials plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the major activities of municipal or regional governments or of provincial, territorial or federal departments, boards, agencies or commissions. They establish the direction to be taken by these organizations in accordance with legislation and policies made by elected representatives or legislative bodies.


Wage/Salary Information

$102,913.07 is the median annual salary found locally.

$49.48/hour is the median wage reported locally.


Commonly Listed Skills in Job Postings

  • Customer service
  • Sales
  • Microsoft Office
  • Diplomacy
  • Presenting
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication


Job Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Establish objectives for the organization in accordance with government legislation and policy, formulate or approve and evaluate programs and procedures alone or in conjunction with senior government committees
  • Advise elected representatives on policy questions and refer major policy matters to these representatives for final decision
  • Recommend, review, evaluate and approve documents, briefs and reports submitted by middle managers and senior staff members
  • Co-ordinate department activities with other senior government managers and officials
  • Make presentations to legislative and other government committees regarding policies, programs or budgets
  • Allocate human and financial resources to implement organizational policies and programs
  • Establish financial and administrative controls.


Working Conditions

Work takes place in a typical office setting.

This position may be done remotely.


Career Pathways

  • Assistant deputy minister
  • Chief administrative officer – regional municipality
  • Chief statistician – government services
  • City administrator
  • Deputy minister
  • Director general – government services
  • Executive director – government services
  • High commissioner
  • Human Rights Commission chairperson

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Education and Training Pathways


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