In the Air Force:
Administration; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F/A-22; Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman; Aviation Resource Management Helper; Equal Opportunity Journeyman; In-Flight Refueling Superintendent; Manpower Superintendent; Operations Management Journeyman; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-1; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Craftsman
In the Army:
Air Defense Artillery Senior Sergeant; Army Reserve Career Counselor (Army Reserve); Automated Logistical Specialist; Cavalry Scout; Combat Engineer; Human Resources Technician; Legal Administrator; M1 Armor Crewman; Recruiter; Special Forces Senior Sergeant; Supply Systems Technician
In the Coast Guard:
Personnel Administration; Personnel Administration Specialty; Special Aides/Assistants/Liaison
In the Marine Corps:
Administrative Specialist; Ammunition Technician; Aviation Operations Specialist; Aviation Supply Specialist; Basic Personnel and Administration Officer; Combat Engineer; Individual Material Readiness List (IMRL) Asset Manager; Legal Administrative Officer; Ordnance Vehicle Maintenance Chief; Postal Clerk
In the Navy:
Administrative Assistant; Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; Command Senior Chief; Flag Lieutenant; LDO - Civil Engineer Corps; Logistics Specialist; Navy Counselor (Recruiter); SC - Civil Engineer Corps; Support Services Specialist; Yeoman (Submarine)
Every organization needs the appropriate facilities, services, and supplies to do its work and keep operations running. Administrative services managers make sure everything their organization needs is in place ahead of time. While positions at smaller organizations may include oversight of all aspects of administration, including supervision of administrative staff… in larger organizations, their duties tend to be more specialized. Many administrative service managers oversee the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and environmental practices. Others supervise activities that include recordkeeping, mail distribution, printing and copying, as well as office upkeep. Administrative services managers also plan for maintenance and the future replacement of equipment, such as computers. They may recommend buying new or different equipment and supplies to lower energy costs or improve indoor air quality. Typically administrative services managers work full time, in organizations such as school districts, healthcare facilities, and government agencies. They may leave the office to inspect facilities and supervise maintenance activities. Candidates for this field generally need a bachelor’s degree and related work experience that shows management and leadership ability. For some positions, a high school diploma and significant work experience in roles such as facility management, or technical positions, may be enough.
What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
On the job, you would:
Monitor the facility to ensure that it remains safe, secure, and well-maintained.
Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
Set goals and deadlines for the department.
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
Math and Science
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
reading work related information
changing what is done based on other people's actions
bringing people together to solve differences
managing your time and the time of other people
selecting and managing the best workers for a job
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
use rules to solve problems
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
do two or more things at the same time
pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Data base user interface and query software
Data entry software
Electronic mail software
high school diploma/GED or bachelor's degree usually needed
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.