In preparation for this forum, please make sure that you have read Chapter 9 in the textbook. You must respond to this question by this date (January 7). You must then post questions / comments to your classmates by this date (January 8). You must respond to these questions / comments from your classmates by this date (January 9). You must participate fully in this forum in order to receive full credit for participation. This is worth 15% of your final grade. Please see grading procedure below: The following scale will be used for determining your forum discussion grade: 17-20 points: Excellent post quality – Answered all questions thoroughly, incorporated the readings, and responded to one classmate’s response 13-16 points: Good post quality – Answered all questions and responded to one classmate’s response 9-12 points: Average post quality – Answered some of the questions and responded to one classmate’s response 1-8 points: Below average post quality – Failed to answer all questions and/or failed to respond to one classmate’s response 0 points: Poor post quality – Failed to answer questions Discussion Forum Points Percentage to Compare 20 100 19 95 18 90 17 85 16 80 15 75 14 70 13 65 12 60 11 55 10 50 9 45 8 40 7 35 6 30 5 25 4 20 3 15 2 10 1 5 0 0 For this forum post I would like you to focus on a particular career in public service at the state or local level. This might include a city economic development director, a police officer, a director of health or environmental protection and various other professions within the state or local bureaucracy. I would like you to first explain that profession and its roles / responsibilities. You may be able to gather job descriptions including knowledge, skills and abilities needed for that position from the human resources department for a state or local government. You can also look at job postings at (www.governmentjobs.com). After this, I would like you to explore those values, ethics and norms that you would have to have or cultivate in order to be successful at that position. Finally, I would like you to explain why someone would apply for that position. Try to explain the reasoning beyond pay and benefits. You may also explain this from your perspective i.e. why you would apply for that position.