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Government and Public Administration

 

Government and public administration workers help pass and enforce the law. You could work in national, state, or local government. You will find almost every type of occupation within the government, including some jobs that are only found within government.

The careers below are sorted by education level. Click on the section title to see the careers in it. Click on the name of the career to learn more.

This caution symbol caution marks careers that might be limited or affected by criminal records. Talk with your Parole Officer, job coach, or legal counsel about your specific situation and goals.

Less than high school

High school diploma or equivalent

Administrative Service Managers

Animal Control Workers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Bailiffs cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Bill and Account Collectors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Computer Operators

Construction and Building Inspectors

Correctional Officers and Jailers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Couriers and Messengers

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Data Entry Keyers

Detectives and Criminal Investigators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Executive Secretaries

Explosives Workers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Fire Inspectors and Investigators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Fish and Game Wardens cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

General Office Clerks

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Highway Maintenance Workers

Human Resources Assistants

Interviewers

Legal Secretaries

Machinery Maintenance Workers

Maintenance and Repair Workers

Office Machine Operators

Parking Enforcement Workers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Pest Control Workers

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Postal Service Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Postal Service Mail Carriers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Postal Service Mail Sorters cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

Power Plant Operators

Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Receptionists and Information Clerks

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Security Guards cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Social and Human Service Assistants cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

College certificate

Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

Court Reporters cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Embalmers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Firefighters cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Associate's degree

Aerospace Engineering Technicians

Air Traffic Controllers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

General and Operations Managers

Government Program Eligibility Interviewers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Industrial Engineering Technicians

Paralegals and Legal Assistants cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Social Science Research Assistants

Bachelor's degree

Accountants and Auditors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Administrative Law Judges cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Aerospace Engineers

Agricultural Inspectors

Airline Pilots

Applications Software Developers

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Budget Analysts cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Chemical Engineers

Chemists

Chief Executives

Civil Engineers

Compliance Officers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Computer Hardware Engineers

Computer Programmers

Computer Systems Analysts

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Database Administrators

Economists

Editors

Emergency Management Directors

Financial Analysts cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Financial Examiners cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Financial Managers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Forensic Science Technicians

Foresters

Industrial Engineers

Interpreters and Translators

Legislators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Management Analysts

Market Research Analysts

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Public Relations Specialists

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Social and Community Service Managers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Statistical Assistants

Survey Researchers

Systems Software Developers

Tax Examiners and Collectors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Training and Development Specialists

Master's degree

Doctoral or professional degree

Computer and Information Scientists

Judges and Magistrates cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Judicial Law Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Lawyers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

Medical Scientists

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