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What they do:
Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
On the job, you would:
  • Analyze and understand the local and national implications of proposed legislation.
  • Appoint nominees to leadership posts, or approve such appointments.
  • Confer with colleagues to formulate positions and strategies pertaining to pending issues.


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People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.


You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Corel WordPerfect
  • Microsoft Word
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL Server software
Desktop publishing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker
  • Rocket/Folio NXT


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