Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration (NOC 0411)

About this job

Government managers in this group:

  • plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development and administration of health care policies, social policies and related programs designed to protect and promote the health and social welfare of individuals and communities
  • work for government departments and agencies
Common job titles
  • administrative tribunal judge
  • administrator, income security
  • administrator, social programs
  • administrator, traffic safety
  • administrator, welfare services
  • chief, employment insurance


Government managers in health and social policy development and program administration:

  • participate in the development of health or social policies by providing advice to senior government managers
  • organize departmental unit and establish procedures to meet departmental goals set by senior management
  • direct and advise health or social policy researchers, consultants or program officers who conduct research, prepare documents or carry out programs for individuals and communities in areas such as health and social services, employment and immigration, labour or housing
  • plan, carry out and control budgets for research and administration, support services and equipment and supplies
  • organize and direct committees and working groups to plan, manage or evaluate health and social services projects and programs
  • interview, hire and provide training for staff

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office or hospital.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.