Upper Government Council

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Senior Government ( ORR ) in Germany , the official title of an official in the senior civil service in the federal or state government in the first grade post .


The position is paid with the salary group A 14 according to the federal salary regulations of the Federal Salary Act and thus corresponds to salary law of a lieutenant colonel or a frigate captain of the Bundeswehr .


Members of the higher non-technical administrative service have often completed a law degree at a university with the first legal examination and successfully completed a subsequent preparatory service ( legal traineeship ) with the second state legal examination and thus have the qualification for judicial office or have another university degree that qualifies for this career completed with a master’s degree and completed a corresponding subject-specific preparatory service (legal clerkship).

Service position in an authority

In large authorities , senior government councilors usually act as deputy heads of department or as department heads and act as superiors of all employees in a department . In smaller departments, however, you can also hold the position of deputy head of department or department head.

Promotion offices

Promotion offices are Government Director (RD) and Senior Government Director (Ltd. RD) or Ministerial Councilor as well as posts in salary order B (e.g. Ministerial Councilor, Ministerial Director, Ministerial Director, President of an authority, etc.).

Official titles of civil servants in salary regulations A
Official title abbreviation Grade Career group education
Senior Government Director LRD A 16 higher service master
Government director RD A 15
Upper Government Council ORR A 14
Government Council RR A 13 (entrance office)
Senior Government Councilor ROAR A 13 higher service Bachelor
Government councilor RAR A 12
Government official RA A 11
Chief Government Inspector ROI A 10
Government inspector RI A 9 (entrance office)
Government Inspector RAI A 9 Medium Grade Vocational training
Government Chief Secretary RHS A 8
Government Secretary ROS A 7
Government secretary RS A 6 (entrance office)
Chief magistrate OAM A 5 simple service Semi-skilled
Magistrate AT THE A 4
Full-time assistant HAG A 3
Senior clerk OAG A 2 (entrance office)

Individual evidence