State and Local Government Overview

State and local government employees work on program management and evaluation, social services, healthcare, human resources, public relations, economic development, financial management, urban/town planning and policy making.  Employees may be elected, appointed or hired through a traditional process.   According to the International City/County Management Association, an increasing number of cities and counties are run by a combination of appointed administrators and elected officials.  

Opportunities at the state and local level include city/county management, planning, economic development, budget analysis, fiscal management, administrative services, social services and health services.

Management Position Title Examples

  • City Manager
  • County Administrator
  • State Administrator
  • Town Manager
  • Chief Administrative Officer