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General and Operations Managers
District Of Columbia

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Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

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Currently Employed: 32,560

Projected Annual Job Openings: 850

Typical Hourly Wage: $52.21 - $78.58

Typical Annual Salary: $108,600 - $163,500

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.
  • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.
  • Set prices or credit terms for goods or services based on forecasts of customer demand.
  • Monitor suppliers to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budgetary limits.
  • Direct or coordinate financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
  • Manage the movement of goods into and out of production facilities to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, or sustainability of operations.
  • Perform sales floor work, such as greeting or assisting customers, stocking shelves, or taking inventory.
  • Establish or implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, or procedures in conjunction with board members, organization officials, or staff members.

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  • Accounting software
  • Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
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