Government director

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Government Director ( RD ) is in Germany , the official title of an official in the senior civil service in the federal or state government in the second grade post .


The position is paid with the salary group A 15 according to the federal salary order 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

Government directors usually work as heads of units in large authorities and act as superiors of all employees in a unit . In smaller departments, however, you can also hold the position of deputy head of department or department head.

Promotion offices

Promotion offices are 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)

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