Government & Public Administration

Military public administration careers involve taking charge of how policies are crafted and disseminated among the services.

There are 6 military careers in this industry

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Military Emergency Management Officers

Emergency management officers evaluate potential and actual disasters, ensuring adequacy of warning systems, shelters, and disaster preparedness plans. Emergency management officers prepare and administer measures to cope with chemical, nuclear weapon, reactor, and radiological accidents and incidents.

  • Average Salary:$84,147
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Environmental Health and Safety Officers

Environmental health and safety officers direct programs to protect the health and safety of military members and their families. They apply engineering and scientific principles in anticipating, recognizing, and evaluating occupational and environmental health hazards. These officers design and formulate recommendations to preserve and enhance health and environmental conditions to include air, water, noise, liquid and solid waste disposal, food, and institutional hygiene. They also lead hazardous material control and public contingency response initiatives.

  • Average Salary:$66,777
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Environmental Health and Safety Specialists

Environmental health and safety specialists protect the military community through programs to ensure that military facilities and food supplies are free of disease, germs, and other hazardous conditions. These specialists identify occupational and environmental health hazards and risks that may negatively impact health, human performance, and environmental health quality. They manage programs related to communicable disease control and prevention, food safety and defense, sanitary compliance, occupational health and safety, hazardous material control, and public health contingency response.

  • Average Salary:$63,073
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Equal Opportunity Specialists

Equal opportunity specialists perform administrative functions, including preparation and maintenance of equal opportunity (EO) case files. They are responsible for the maintenance and analysis of pertinent data, and the development of relevant reports. They control budget operations, assess EO education program activities, counsel military personnel and civilian employees on EO policies, and provide recommendations and advice to leaders in resolving problems related to EO matters. They promote effective organizational climate by implementing seminars, focus groups, and other techniques.

  • Average Salary:$82,698
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officers

Explosive ordnance disposal officers determine methods and procedures for locating and rendering safe all types of explosive ordnance. They lead teams that neutralize chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, as well as improvised explosive devices (IED).  

  • Average Salary:$61,865
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Inspector General

Inspectors General are responsible for directing and managing all Inspector General (IG) programs. They oversee all inspection functions and analyze related methods and procedures to promote effectiveness of IG programs. They direct, train, and evaluate personnel and provide policy guidance concerning IG inspection programs. They perform inspections and provide reports and recommendations.

  • Average Salary:$111,918
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree