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Chief Veterinary Officer (United Kingdom)

The Chief Veterinary Officer is an official in the British government, who is head of veterinary services in the United Kingdom. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland also each have a Chief Veterinary Officer.

                                               

City attorney

A city attorney can be an elected or appointed position in city and municipal government in the United States. The city attorney is the attorney representing the city or municipality. In some small towns, the city attorney is usually a lawyer in ...

                                               

City Remembrancer

The Remembrancer is one of the City of London Corporation’s Chief Officers; the role dates back to 1571. His traditional role is as the channel of communications between the Lord Mayor and the City of London on the one hand and the Sovereign, Roy ...

                                               

Civil Service Commission (United Kingdom)

The Civil Service Commission regulates recruitment to the United Kingdom Civil Service, providing assurance that appointments are on merit after fair and open competition, and hears appeals under the Civil Service Code. The Commission is independ ...

                                               

Municipal clerk

A clerk is a senior official of many municipal governments in the English-speaking world. In some communities, including most in the United States, the position is elected, but in many others, the clerk is appointed to their post. In almost all c ...

                                               

Commissioner of Official Languages

A Commissioner of Official Languages is an official head of an office that is responsible for dealing with matters regarding a countrys policy towards its Official Languages. Most commonly found in commonwealth countries.

                                               

Commissioner of the Republic

At different periods the French Republic had various functionaries entitled Commissioner of the Republic. They were generally representatives of the central government to the regional governments, merged into the functions of prefects. The name c ...

                                               

Commissioner of the Republic (Provisional Government)

The Commissioners of the Republic or Regional Commissioners of the Republic were government officials appointed as representatives of Charles de Gaulle by the Provisional Government of the French Republic between 1944 and 1946. They had a rank eq ...

                                               

Coordinating secretary

A Coordinating Secretary, in the Government of Sri Lanka is a senior member of the personal staff of the President, the Prime Minister, a Cabinet Minister or a Secretary of a Ministry. The appointment is within the power of the minister and may o ...

                                               

Council architect

A council architect or municipal architect is an architect employed by a local authority. The name of the position varies depending on the type of local authority and is similar to that of county surveyor or chief engineer used by some authoritie ...

                                               

Council ranger

Council rangers are officers employed by local government areas in Australia to enforce the by-laws of those local governments and a limited range of state laws relating to such matters as litter control, animal control, dog laws, cat laws, bush ...

                                               

Councillor

The London Assembly is regarded, not as a local authority, but as a regional devolved assembly and its members are referred to as Assembly Members, not councillors.

                                               

County executive

A County executive, County manager or County mayor is the head of the executive branch of government in a United States county. The executive may be an elected or an appointed position. When elected, the executive typically functions either as a ...

                                               

County administrator

In local government in the United States, a county administrator or county manager is a person appointed to be the administrative manager of a county, in a council–manager form of county government. In some counties, the equivalent position is th ...

                                               

Courtier

A courtier is a person who is often in attendance at the court of a monarch or other royal personage. The earliest historical examples of courtiers were part of the retinues of rulers. Historically the court was the centre of government as well a ...

                                               

Cultural attache

A cultural attache is a diplomat with the responsibility of promoting the culture of his or her homeland. Historically, the post has often been filled by writers and artists, giving them a steady income, and allowing them to develop their own cre ...

                                               

Departmental secretary

In the administration of government in Australia, a departmental secretary is the most senior public servant of a Commonwealth or state government department, charged with leading the department on a day-to-day basis.

                                               

Deputy mayor

The deputy mayor is an elective or appointive office of the second-ranking official that is present in many, but not all, local governments.

                                               

Deputy prime minister

A deputy prime minister or vice prime minister is, in some countries, a government minister who can take the position of acting prime minister when the prime minister is temporarily absent. The position is often likened to that of a vice presiden ...

                                               

Drain commissioner

A drain commissioner is an elected official in county government of the U.S. state of Michigan who is responsible for planning, developing and maintaining surface water drainage systems under Public Act 40 of 1956. In counties with a population u ...

                                               

Dyak (clerk)

Dyak is a historical Russian bureaucratic occupation whose meaning varied over time and approximately corresponded to the notions of "chief clerk" or "chief of office department". A dyak was a title of the chief of a structural division of a prik ...

                                               

Fence Viewer

A Fence Viewer is a town or city official who administers fence laws by inspecting new fences and settles disputes arising from trespass by livestock that have escaped enclosure. The office of Fence Viewer is one of the oldest appointments in New ...

                                               

First Civil Service Commissioner

The First Civil Service Commissioner heads the Office of Civil Service Commissioners, which ensures that the Civil Service in the United Kingdom is effective and impartial and that appointments are made on merit, and hears appeals under the Civil ...

                                               

First minister

A first minister is one of a variety of terms for the leader of a government cabinet, which is a term currently used to refer to the political leader of a devolved national government, such as the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales, and ...

                                               

General Register Office

General Register Office or General Registry Office is the name given to the civil registry in England and Wales, Scotland, many other Commonwealth nations and Ireland. The GRO is or was the government agency responsible for the recording of vital ...

                                               

Gold commissioner

Gold commissioner was an important regional administrative post in the colonies of the British Empire where extensive gold prospecting took place, including in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and in South Africa. The key responsibilities of gold c ...

                                               

Government Agent (Sri Lanka)

A Government Agent or a District Secretary is a Sri Lankan civil servant of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service appointed by the central government to govern a certain district of the country. The GA is the administrative head of public services ...

                                               

Governor

A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state. In federations, governor may be the title of a politician who g ...

                                               

Governor (Russia)

The highest official of the subject of the Russian Federation, also known as the holder of the highest office of subject of the Russian Federation or the head of the highest executive body of state power of the subject of the Russian Federation a ...

                                               

Governor (Turkey)

In Turkey, a Governor is an official responsible for the implementation of legislation, constitutional and government decisions in individual provinces. There are 81 Governors in Turkey, one for each province, appointed ceremonially by the Presid ...

                                               

Governor (United States)

In the United States, a governor serves as the chief executive officer and commander-in-chief in each of the fifty states and in the five permanently inhabited territories, functioning as both head of state and head of government therein. As such ...

                                               

Hardship post

A hardship post is a term used in the United States Diplomatic Service to describe a diplomatic post where living conditions are difficult due to climate, crime, health care, pollution or other factors. Employees assigned to such posts receive a ...

                                               

High Bailiff

The High Bailiff is a legal position held within the Isle of Man. The High Bailiff is the head stipendiary magistrate. The current High Bailiff is Her Worship Jayne Hughes, who took office on 11 March 2019. The High Bailiff and their deputy are a ...

                                               

Hofmeister (office)

In medieval Europe, within the Holy Roman Empire, a Hofmeister was an official who acted as an aide to royalty or to a senior nobleman or cleric. Later it became a term for a schoolmaster who looked after the welfare of students in addition to th ...

                                               

Intelligence officer

An intelligence officer is a person employed by an organization to collect, compile or analyze information which is of use to that organization. The word of officer is a working title, not a rank, used in the same way a "police officer" can also ...

                                               

Interim leader (Canada)

An interim leader, in Canadian politics, is a party leader appointed by the partys legislative caucus or the partys executive to temporarily act as leader when a gap occurs between the resignation or death of a party leader and the election of th ...

                                               

Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland

The office of Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland, one of the Great Officers of State, first appears in the reign of David II. After the Act of Union 1707 its holder was normally a peer, like the Keeper of the Great Seal. The office has remained ...

                                               

Keeper of the Seals

The title keeper of the seals or equivalent is used in several contexts, denoting the person entitled to keep and authorize use of the great seal of a given country. The title may or may not be linked to a particular cabinet or ministerial office ...

                                               

King of Arms

King of Arms is the senior rank of an officer of arms. In many heraldic traditions, only a king of arms has the authority to grant armorial bearings and sometimes certify genealogies and noble titles. In other traditions, the power has been deleg ...

                                               

Lay assessor

Lay assessors are used by the government of the United Kingdom to evaluate the quality of service provided by government agencies to the public and citizens of the United Kingdom. Lay assessor is also used alternatively with "lay judges" as the E ...

                                               

List of undersecretary positions

Under-Secretary for Ireland Under-Secretary of State for India Under-Secretary of State for Scotland Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State who lived at the Under Secretarys Lodge Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies was the resultan ...

                                               

Marshal of the Sejm

Marshal of the Sejm also known as Sejm Marshal, Chairman of the Sejm or Speaker of the Sejm is the speaker of the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament. The office traces its origins to the 15th century. In modern Poland, the full title ...

                                               

Mayor

In many countries, a mayor is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor as well as t ...

                                               

Medical Officer of Health

Medical officer of health, medical health officer or district medical officer, is a title and commonly used for the senior government official of a health department or agency, usually at a municipal, county/district, state/province, or regional ...

                                               

Member of Congress

A Member of Congress is a person who has been appointed or elected and inducted into an official body called a congress, typically to represent a particular constituency in a legislature. Member of Parliament is an equivalent term in other, unaff ...

                                               

Minister (government)

A minister is a politician who heads a ministry, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers. In some jurisdictions the head of government is also a minister and is designated the ’prime minister’, premie ...

                                               

Ministerial Diary Secretary

The Ministerial Diary Secretary or simply diary secretary is a job in the Private Office of United Kingdom government ministers. The job involves managing the calendar of the minister. It is differentiated from the Private Secretary, responsible ...

                                               

Municipal commissioner

In India, every Municipal Corporation in India is administratively headed by a Municipal Commissioner, who is the de facto head of the municipal corporation, the form of government which is usually granted to a city of more one million in population.

                                               

Official Secretary to the Governor

Official Secretary to the Governor or Official Secretary to the Governor-General is an office in the Government House in various British overseas territories and Commonwealth realms. A similar office may be retained in some of the former British ...

                                               

Ombudsman

An ombudsman, ombudsperson, ombud, or public advocate is an official who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of mal-administration or a violation of rights. The ombudsman is usually ...