Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $31,670.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 1,336
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.25 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Conflict Management
Conflict Management
Intellectual Risk-taking
Following Directions
Work Ethic
Resource Management
Customer Service
Resource Allocation
Technology and Tool Usage
Learning Orientation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Practice commentary or dialogue to be shared in speeches, debates, or public venues
Review laws for understanding and application
Develop message to be shared in speeches, debates, or press conferences
Analyze evidence or facts
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Conduct interviews to gather public, community, or government services related information
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Develop message to be shared in speeches, debates, or press conferences
Identify trends and patterns in criminal activity
Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information
Analyze legal questions
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Gather physical evidence
Analyze data to discover facts in case
Review laws for understanding and application
Perform manual or electronic surveillance to detect or record suspicious or illegal activities
Examine related files, records, or data to investigate criminal activities
Interview people to gather information about illegal or criminal activities
Search for missing persons
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Investigate criminal or illegal activity
Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings
Request reports or records
Locate persons through skip tracing
Conduct legal research
Perform crime scene reconstruction
Perform economic or political research
Investigate accidents to determine causes
Conduct legal hearings to investigate and delineate the actions of individuals or organizations
Operate surveillance equipment to detect suspicious or illegal activities
Conduct interviews to gather public, community, or government services related information
Use databases to locate investigation details or other information
Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Collect statistical data
Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations
Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research-based information
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Investigate legal issues
Collect evidence for legal proceedings
Investigate suspicious behavior or activity
Conduct historical research
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct business, market, or managerial research
Review maps to determine location or routes
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Conduct sociological field research
Review insurance policies to determine appropriate coverage
Research social issues
Review hearing transcripts

Analyzing Data or Information

Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Analyze impact of legal or regulatory changes
Interpret laws or legislation
Analyze social or economic data
Analyze financial data or information
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Interpret laws or legislation
Evaluate impact of regulations or laws
Analyze impact of legal or regulatory changes
Analyze business or financial data and information
Analyze operational or management reports to inform business decisions
Analyze socioeconomic data
Analyze business or organizational practices or procedures
Analyze accounting data
Analyze economic data
Determine object trajectories
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Forecast economic, political, or social trends
Evaluate project status, progress, outputs, or results
Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Determine geographic coordinates
Analyze social sciences data
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Determine legal liability of organization or client
Identify environmental concerns
Analyze forensic or crime scene evidence
Conduct financial investigations

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Determine negligence or violation of laws or regulations
Evaluate sufficiency of evidence to recommend organizational or legal action
Terminate personnel or staff employment
Terminate contractor employment
Determine admissibility of evidence
Approve expenditures
Employ legal arrest, search, or seizure tactics
Arrest suspects or perpetrators of criminal acts
Terminate client relationships
Evaluate merit of a case based on precedents, policies, laws, or regulations
Determine causes for legal action
Make decisions in legal cases
Approve changes to business processes
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Terminate vendor relationships
Authorize payments to settle legal disputes
Employ rules of evidence procedures
Comply with court orders and rulings
Implement company or staff policies
Make rulings in legal, mediation, or arbitration settings
Judge criminal or civil cases
Execute employee bargaining agreements
Establish project teams
Authorize contractual actions or expenditures
Apply court rules and procedures
Issue summonses or subpoenas
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Administer oaths to court participants
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Implement employee compensation and benefit plans
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Conduct evacuation procedures
Issue court orders or rulings
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
Solve workplace administrative problems
Align employee skills and interests with job performance objectives
Determine administrative policies or standards
Modify law enforcement related work procedures, processes, or plans
Evaluate emergency situations to determine level of assistance required
Develop personnel performance objectives
Approve expenditures

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Solicit support from officials
Solicit support from the general public
Resolve customer or public complaints or problems
Provide public, community, or government services related customer service

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

Communicate with public affairs office
Present information to the public
Consult with customers concerning needs
Present information to the public
Discuss issues or concerns with external agencies or authorities
Discuss issues or concerns with community groups
Communicate policy issues and concerns to public affairs office
Provide commentary or analysis concerning historical periods or events
Represent organization at meetings and events

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Delegate administrative support activities
Assign work to staff or employees
Manage financial activities of the organization
Manage interdepartmental programs or initiatives
Direct law enforcement activities
Supervise public, community, or governmental services personnel
Direct serving of legal documents
Set goals for workers or staff
Manage organizational or program policies
Direct financial operations of organization
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Assign work to staff or employees
Coordinate legal schedules or activities
Manage use and upkeep of organizational facilities
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Supervise activities of other legal personnel
Coordinate operational activities
Supervise business operations or analytics personnel
Prepare employee work schedules or assignments
Supervise security, law enforcement, or protective services personnel
Direct collection, preparation, or handling of evidence
Supervise clerical or administrative personnel
Delegate administrative support activities
Supervise public, community, or governmental services personnel
Manage criminal investigations
Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Manage project teams
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills
Direct security operations
Manage courtroom activities or procedures
Take responsibility for safety of group

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others

Negotiate with federal, state, or public agencies
Negotiate with political or community organizations
Negotiate agreements with political or community organizations
Negotiate agreements with federal, state, or public agencies
Resolve worker or organizational conflicts
Resolve worker or organizational conflicts or grievances
Negotiate business contracts
Negotiate labor agreements
De-escalate aggressive, hostile, or use of force situations
Resolve interpersonal conflicts in law enforcement situations
Resolve public conflicts involving state or federal laws
Resolve labor-management conflicts or grievances
Mediate individual, group, or organizational disputes
Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services
Negotiate sales contracts
Arbitrate disputes among groups or individuals

Developing Objectives and Strategies

Draft laws, legislation, or regulations
Develop sales or marketing strategies
Develop program or project objectives
Prepare enterprise level or organization wide project plans
Prepare company vision statement
Develop organizational goals or objectives
Develop sales or marketing strategies
Develop program or project objectives
Develop financial or business plans
Develop supply chain strategies
Establish project closure requirements
Develop promotional or advertising strategies
Develop project communication strategies
Draft laws, legislation, or regulations

Performing General Physical Activities

Apprehend suspects or perpetrators of criminal acts
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Identify public safety hazards
Control situations through non-lethal use of force
Search for contraband on person or in facilities
Apply appropriate physical restraint
Detain suspects or witnesses
Issue warnings or citations
Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items
Serve summonses or subpoenas
Serve arrest, search, or seizure warrants
Serve court ordered documents
Employ firearms
Perform property or facility security sweeps
Perform tactical law enforcement operations
Locate illegal narcotics using drug-sniffing dogs
Distribute enforcement citations
Guard area or premises
Ride horses during law enforcement work
Maintain public order or security
Use weapons or physical force to maintain security
Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities

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