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Executive Office Industry

Audience Description

Participants who work in a role at an executive office in government, such as legislative bodies. Participants in this industry will likely be skilled in law, management, and communications with a minimum of a BA/BS, Masters degree, or PhD in their field.

The executive office industry comprises various fields related to the support, administration, and leadership of organizations of government. The Executive office industry plays an important role within regulatory agencies, independent executive agencies, and government corporations.

Interesting Participant Qualities

We surveyed our audience of executive office industry participants to understand what they think about their job and what skills they have needed to excel.

58% of participants believe it is very important to have public speaking skills in their role.

Executive Office Panelist Quotes

I really like working in the administrative area, that’s why I’m passionate about studying this career.”
“First and foremost, opportunity. People say it’s not always what you know but who you know and politics is a great area to build networks and relationships.”
“As they represent the majority working for them means serving the majority”
“I was able to do it from home on my own schedule therefore I could still be involved in a small but meaningful way without having to rearrange any of my other commitments too much”

Common Executive Office Industry Roles

These common audiences are made up of participants who hold job titles and roles in the executive office industry. Each of these professionals can be targeted individually, or roles can be combined to create larger audiences.

  • Office manager – Oversees clerical and administrative personnel. Sets departmental objectives and deadlines. Creates, manages, and tracks records.
  • Office secretary – plans meetings, sorts documents, handles incoming and outgoing mail, and keeps track of office supplies stocks. To do work on schedule and with minimal supervision, an office secretary must have great time management and multitasking skills.
  • Administrative assistant – executes special projects, as well as researches, interprets, and analyzes legislative and program policy concerns; compiles, analyzes, and prepares reports and memos.
  • Office of the clerk (legislative body) – keeps the organization’s journal, callis new members to order, tracks questions of order, and manages the offices and personnel of deceased or retired office holders are just a few of their responsibilities.
  • Legal support worker – prepares and processes legal paperwork and documents such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements. To find legislation and court decisions relevant to pending cases, they review legal publications and do database searches. Legal workers, legal assistants and paralegals also work with law libraries, documents, and case files by organizing and maintaining them.
  • Operations research analyst – writes memos, reports, and other documents and often presents their data and conclusions to managers and other executives. They must be high-level problem solvers who are able to use advanced techniques such as data mining, optimization and mathematical modeling to convey technical information in a way that is understandable to nontechnical audiences.
  • Urban and regional planner – Developer site plans are reviewed by urban and regional planners, who construct land use plans and programs that help towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas create communities, handle population increase, and rehabilitate physical facilities.
  • Accountant – in charge of keeping track of finances and maintaining financial accountability in areas such as payroll, taxes, and spending. They also give management financial reports and examine financial irregularities.
  • Executive office holder – any of the high level government titles whose staff are employees of the office (as listed above for example): Secretary of State/Treasury/Defense/Interior/Homeland Security/Commerce/Housing and Urban Development, Attorney General, and similar titles on the state level.