Your Front Line: An Untapped Power House of Improvement Potential

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Your Front Line: An Untapped Power House of Improvement Potential

Posted on May 9th, by Dean Schroeder in on the job. No Comments

For the highway maintenance crews at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), fixing bent, twisted, or knocked down delineators was a difficult and dangerous task. Delineators are those U-shaped steel posts with reflectors on top that are spaced every 500 feet or so to designate the edge of highways. The stakes are critical in helping … Read More »


Your Fire Service Resume: Is It Good Enough? Pt. 4

Posted on May 9th, by Bob Atlas in on the job. No Comments

Congratulations!

You have made it to part 4 of 5 of your Fire Service Resume and we are headed down the home stretch.  Soon you will have a deep and complete understanding of what a winning firefighter resume should look like and what information should be contained in the document.  As you can tell creating something … Read More »


Illumine Your Employees

Posted on May 9th, by Chip Bell in education/training. No Comments

It was a few days before Halloween and the big fat jack-o-lantern had been perfectly sculptured for its final resting place on the front porch.  My three granddaughters were finally old enough to be trusted with a dull paring knife to assist in the sculpting.  All the pumpkin needed was a candle inside.  As soon … Read More »


Outsourcing Can Lead to Increased Government Efficiencies

Posted on May 9th, by Mardee Handler in Trends. No Comments

Nothing drives innovation like challenge. The silver lining in the cloud of fiscal strain facing many local governments is that nothing drives innovation quite like challenge.  The great recession has produced buzz phrases that are already growing tired, from “doing more with less” to “the new normal.”  But in contrast to tired phrases, many local … Read More »


Treat Your Professional Identity Like Metadata

Posted on May 9th, by David Shindler in Trends. No Comments

Big data is a hot topic. Mega corporations like Google and Amazon glean huge volumes of information about their customers’ interests and spending patterns. The furore over the Edward Snowden revelations propelled the word metadata from the private lexicon of IT professionals into the mainstream political and media spotlight.

So how do you Treat Your Professional … Read More »


Public Policy Analyst: A Public Service Career Feature

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

Earning a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) degree allows for many career options and one of those options is a Public Policy Analyst, also known as a Policy Analyst. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, policy analysts establish policy and assess the efficiency of various programs. Some analysts assist in the decision-making … Read More »


What Does Your Email Address Say About You?

Posted on May 9th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

First impressions are important when it comes to job seeking, and an email address can make quite a first impression. Often times, the email address is the first thing a hiring manager sees – before even seeing your name! Before you send out your next resume, consider what your email address alone might say about … Read More »


Working for USAID

Posted on May 8th, by John Sinden in job descriptions/glossary. 1 Comment

A master’s degree in international relations provides the foundational knowledge and professional skills you will need for a career in the field—which may include a service career in the government and nonprofit sectors. Students in these programs gain an in-depth understanding of international politics, nation-to-nation relationships, the growing global morality gap, and sustainable international development. … Read More »


New Technologies Graduates Need to Know for Government Employment

Posted on May 8th, by Paul Palamattam in education/training, Trends. No Comments

We have all become increasingly aware of the use of data by the federal government. From national security to health care to education, data and new technologies are playing increased roles in what federal agencies do. But increasingly, municipal governments are also employing a range of new technologies to solve local problems. For example, the … Read More »


Finding Your Career Path

Posted on May 8th, by Pete Radloff in Career Advice. No Comments

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Remember that? I hated being asked that question. Granted, I disliked it most when I was in my teens, because well, what teen wants to think about that? And when I was a kid, I was sure I was going to hoist the Stanley … Read More »