In this lesson we are going to look at the skills and competencies that are required to work with ICT and public policy. In the article this week there is a discussion that addresses this topic through the evaluation of two different degree programs. The focus is not necessarily on the degree programs themselves, but on the skills and competencies that the authors believe are required. As with any and all articles, we are going to have our own point of view and this is something that you should be expressing in papers and discussions throughout the semester.
Janssen, M., Wimmer, M. A., & Deljoo, A. (Eds.). (2015). Policy practice and digital science: Integrating complex systems, social simulation and public administration in policy research (Vol. 10). Springer.
For this week’s assignment you are going to visit some job websites and look for jobs. Please search for:
Public policy manager
Public policy analyst
There are going to be a variety of different jobs that come up when you do the search. You can use jobs with different names, but they should have the words “Public” and “Manager or Analyst” in the job title. Please find at least five jobs on some of the job sites that are out there like Indeed. Please look at the entire job listing, but focus on the education and experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
In a two page APA formatted paper, please describe what you have found. Please make sure that the following points/questions are addressed in your paper.
Are the skills and competencies that were described in the article match up with what the job listings description?
What matches between what is mentioned in the article and what does not?