The Theoretical and Legal Dimensions of the Civil Servants Professional Competence
Keywords:public administration, civil servant professional, qualification, competence.
Continuously developing socio-economic context poses many challenges to public administrators. Public decisionmaking
affects not only those interest groups that are directly concerned by the decisions but also the general public.
Therefore strict professional requirements to civil servants are justified and need to be adapted to the changes in the
environment as well. This paper focuses on theoretical analysis of civil service professional competence and qualifications
standards and their presence in Lithuanian civil service legislation.