Career outlook for civil service executive officer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help to provide important services to the public. Make fair and informed decisions and explain government policies to the public.
You could work in any of the Scottish Government directorates and agencies that develop and implement government policies, for example:
- Communities Directorate
- Enterprise, Environment and Innovation Directorate
- Finance Directorate
- Creative Scotland
- Education Scotland
- Forestry Commission Scotland
Depending on the directorate or the agency you worked for you would:
- Manage, motivate train a team of administrative officers
- Review the team performance
- Review individuals’ situations and assess what services a person is entitled to
- Handle a lot of cases at once
- Apply complex policies and procedures to deal with enquiries and complaints
- Make decisions on individual cases
- Update records on computer systems and databases
- Prepare and present reports
You might train in a specific area of work such as tax or immigration control.
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- Verbal communication
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Time management
- Making decisions
- Motivating others
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