Legislators and Senior Officials

Legislators and senior officials determine, formulate, advise on and direct the implementation of policies of national, state, regional or local governments or communities, and of special-interest organizations. They  make, ratify, amend or repeal laws, public rules and regulations, and  plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the overall activities of government departments and agencies, traditional communities and special-interest organizations.

Tasks performed usually include: presiding over or participating in the proceedings of legislative bodies and administrative councils of governments, legislative assemblies, local communities and special-interest organizations; serving on government administrative boards or official committees; investigating matters of concern to the public and promoting the interests of constituents; formulating and  advising on government policy, budgets, laws and regulations; establishing objectives for organizations and formulating or approving and evaluating programmes and policies and procedures for their implementation; recommending, reviewing, evaluating and approving documents, briefs and reports submitted; ensuring appropriate systems and procedures are developed and implemented to provide budgetary control; allocating the use of communal land and other resources; performing ceremonial duties and representing the government, organization or community at official occasions and in meetings, negotiations, conventions and public hearings.