413- Government managers - education policy development and program administration

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Government managers - education policy development and program administration

Job Description: 

Government managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development and administration of elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs. They are employed by government departments and agencies.

Main Duties: 

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

Participate in the development of education policy by providing advice to senior government managers
Organize departmental unit and establish procedures to meet departmental objectives set by senior management
Direct and advise policy researchers or program officers conducting research, preparing documents or administering educational programs for elementary and secondary school systems
Plan, administer and control budgets for projects, programs, support services, equipment and supplies
Organize and direct committees and working groups to plan, manage or evaluate education projects and programs
Interview, hire and provide training for staff.

Employment Requirements: 

A bachelor's degree in education is required.
A master's degree in a particular educational specialization may be required.
Several years of combined experience as a school teacher and as a government educational policy researcher, consultant or program officer are usually required.
A provincial teaching certificate is usually required.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to senior management positions in education is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training (0421)
Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration (0411)
Program managers in government (in 416 Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers)
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (0422)
Senior government managers and officials (0012)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X