Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration (NOC 0412)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Government managers in this unit group:

  • plan, organize and direct policy, research and programs in government such as taxation, international trade, labour markets, transportation or agriculture
  • plan and direct policies and programs to promote industrial and commercial business development in urban and rural areas
  • work in government departments and agencies
Common job titles
  • business development director
  • chief, grain market analysis
  • chief, revenue programs / tax policy
  • co-ordinator, economic development
  • director, natural resources policy
  • director, agricultural policy


Government managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • plan, organize and direct the development of economic policy research projects and economic programs
  • participate in the development of departmental 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 economists and other professional staff who conduct economic research, prepare reports or carry out programs in areas of government activity such as taxation, inAXternational trade, labour, transportation or agriculture
  • direct and advise economic development officers or other staff carrying out programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in urban or rural areas
  • plan, carry out and control research and administration budgets for projects, support services, equipment or supplies
  • organize and direct committees evaluating departmental or agency projects or programs
  • interview, hire and oversee training and professional development

Work environment

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

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

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