Academic Background Trumps All in Minnesota IT Agency1 | 2 |
“I like people who are involved in professional organizations because, if they take the time and make a commitment to their own development and career, then they’re probably going to take the time to do a good job for us, too,” Buse said.
Formulating a Long-Term Career Track
The agency believes in investing in employees in the long-term, which is why Buse and his staff are working on defining roles and responsibilities of specific positions.
“I [want to be able to] go to college students and say: ‘Here’s our career path — we have a three-year generalist track where we’ll bring you through these two positions, and from there we have a branch where you can go into vulnerability and threat management or intrusion detection,’ or whatever the case may be,” Buse said. “I want to show them what the career path is and what choices are available to them.”
In addition to its commitment to career development, Buse said a career in government can be rewarding.
“In government, you have to give up a little bit of money, but you’ll never have an opportunity to work on bigger projects where more is at stake,” he said. “For us, if the systems fail, people could literally die.”
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