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Local Council Career

by missyhissy Posted 26th Jul 2020 at 9:20 AM - Updated 27th May 2021 at 9:30 AM by missyhissy
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
This download is a custom career. This means that you will need the NRaas Careers mod installed in order to use the download in your game.
I've been wanting a more specific political career for quite a while, so I'm here with the Local Council Career! This does not override the Political Career, or any other career.

For this career to show up, you will need the Nraas Careers Mod .
This career was made with Patch 1.69 and is in English and supports Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese and French translations. If you're interested in translating this career, there are instructions at the bottom of the page.

The career is based at the City Hall. The career splits into two branches; Administrative and Politician.
There are no uniforms for this career. You can edit career outfits with Patch 1.31 and above, so I highly suggest using this feature to give your Sims a uniform of your own choosing.
There are 8 Opportunities available.
Your Sim may receive a bonus on Snowflake Day if Seasons is installed.
There is no boss for level 10 of the career.
There are six custom tones:
Discuss Policies, which builds the Charisma skill
Write Letters, which builds the Writing skill (only at Level 3)
Write Speeches, which builds the Writing skill (Only at Level 4, Administrative Branch)
Plan Campaign Trail, which builds the Social Networking skill (Only at Levels 6 and 7, Administrative Branch)
Answer Phone, which builds the Charisma skill (Only at Levels 4-8, Politician Branch)
Outline Policy, which builds the Logic skill (Only at Levels 4-8, Politician Branch)

You will need University Life for this career to work as intended.

Join Text ~ The local Council is always looking for new volunteers who might have what it takes to join the council and serve the public's best interests. Why not try your hand at volunteering and see if you can make it onto the council ladder?

The Levels

1. Volunteer - The council's decided to pioneer a scheme for anyone to volunteer at the offices. Those who excel will be offered full time positions and will be able to work their way up the political ladder of local council. A bit of hard work is required here to succeed but it'll be worth it. Keep a smile on your face and do as you're told if you want to secure a solid salary.
M,T,W,R,F
0/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

2. Receptionist - Having proved your worth as a volunteer, the council offered you a vacant position as the receptionist. This is actually a lot more important than it sounds. If Sims have booked appointments, it's entirely up to you to ensure the appropriate official is actually notified. Keep that smile firmly fixed in place because you're face is the first the public will see when they step into the building.
M,T,W,R,F
20/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

3. Secretary - A fancy name for a typist. Every letter being sent out to members of the public will be typed by either you or the dozens of other secretaries the council employs. The job couldn't be any simpler really, as there are dozens of templates to choose from. So try and keep it polite yet short and sweet. You'll be expected to keep your writing skills up to scratch though, in case more personal touches are required.
M,T,W,R,F
35/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

Administrative Branch

4. Speechwriter - {TownName}'s local representative often has to make appearances around town. If it's opening a new school, creating a new park or meeting the populace at election time, they're going to need an appropriate speech to make to impress the locals and make the right impression. You're now that valuable speechwriter. This is actually a lot harder than it sounds and at times you'll probably tear your hair out wondering if you've hit the right note. Keep at it because the more you practice, the better you get!
M,T,W,R,F
70/hour
8.00am - 5.00pm

5. Fundraiser - With a variety of projects being undertaken across the town, it's fairly vital the council receives the appropriate funding. A lot of it comes from the central government but it's not always enough and it becomes your job to organise the funding for them. Hosting fundraising parties would be an excellent way to raise a significant amount of money, so start rubbing shoulders with the wealthy citizens of {TownName}!
M,T,W,R,F
105/hour
8.00am - 5.00pm

6. Assistant Campaign Manager - There doesn't necessarily have to be an election this year to require a campaign manager and if you have the manager, you'll need the assistant. Whoever you're representing will need a solid campaign when the time comes, and it doesn't hurt to lay out the groundwork early, now does it? So start phoning around for sponsors and staff members for the campaign and get the campaign trail ready.
M,T,W,R,F
155/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

7. Campaign Manager - With an election fast approaching, the heat is on the get the campaign just right to have the votes in the bag. From organizing the campaign trail to press opportunities, from speeches to personal appearances, there's a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it. Make full use of your assistants because you're going to need them! It's a rewarding job and the top end of the administration branch of local council work. You're one of the vital cogs that keeps the business of politics turning smoothly, so pat yourself on the back. Congratulations!
M,T,W,R,F
190/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

Politician Branch

4. Housing Officer - Your first day in the Housing department and your secretary hands you a list of Sims requesting housing in {TownName}. Suddenly this job doesn't seem as easy as you might have first thought. Assessing housing conditions and housing homeless Sims isn't a simple job but it can be very rewarding when your hard work and persuasion pays off.
M,T,W,R,F
75/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

5. Finance Officer - Balance sheets and department budgets are touchy subjects with any council worker but unfortunately, they're entirely your responsibility. The funding and financing is vital for the work of the council but it is also in rather short supply. Assigning budgets will be full of tough decisions and undoubtedly there will be some projects that will lack the financing they need but if you prioritise everything just right, the money will crop up. It always does.
M,T,W,R,F
110/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

6. Welfare Officer - The health and wellbeing of the residents of {TownName} is no joking matter. From poorly children to isolated elderly, there's not a single citizen whose welfare you don't look out for. Ensuring the appropriate health care is available takes up the vast majority of your time but perhaps ensuring the more isolated citizens can enjoy their surroundings should take a spot near the top of your priority list?
M,T,W,R,F
150/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

7. Environment Officer - Protesters beware, there's a new Environment Officer! Everything from local parks and greens to the suitability of new building sites, almost everything to do with the environment in and around {TownName} is your domain. It's essential to maintain the greenery if you don't want to eco-friendly protesters on your back and rallying around the office!
M,T,W,R,F
195/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

8. Local Education Officer - As the LEO, the condition of the local schools and the curriculum being taught in them is your responsibility, and it's not one to be taken lightly. The council wants every child and teenager in {TownName} to receive the best possible education in a top quality school so it might be an idea to pop down to the local schools and assess them, to pick up on what's needed to be done. Good luck!
M,T,W,R,F
220/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

9. Local Councillor - Having been elected as a councillor for {TownName}, you've been given the chance to really put your views across to the council as a whole. Is there a particular aspect of the running of things you're not happy with? An area in town you think needs closer attention? If so, make your voice heard! You're a representation of the people now and it's time to let their voices be heard through you.
M,T,R,F
265/hour
9.00am - 5.00pm

10. Town Mayor - Having served faithfully and loyally on the council for a number of years, you have been elected Town Mayor! Congratulations! Attending important events and ceremonies in {TownName} are important roles within your job so keep up to date and remember; keep a smile on your face. The people look up to you and you deserve it!
M,T,R,F
345/hour
10.00am - 5.00pm

The Opportunities



Translating
I'm not fluent enough in any other languages to translate, so if you're interested in translating this career into your own language, please download the Language Strings file and open in up in Notepad.
<KEY>Gameplay/Excel/Careers/CareerList:Example</KEY>
<STR>Translate This Text</STR>

Do this for the entire file, then attach the translation to a comment and I'll update as soon as possible.
The career has been tested but if you do run into any problems, don't hesitate to let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Additional Credits:
Twallan for the Careers mod
The NRaas team for keeping the mods updated
Arsil for his help with coding Opportunities
Lbillusion, simshai and UnWrittenSims for testing!
Lessien Vardamir, Doctsim and Minnie0997 for translating!

Age: Adult
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: Some

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 University Life
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MissyHissy_LocalCouncilCareer_LanguageStrings.zip | For Translators Only

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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Field Researcher
#2 Old 26th Jul 2020 at 4:31 PM
This is great! That the political career is so vague and goes to a higher level of politics than I'm interested in for storytelling purposes are the main reasons I rarely use it, this looks like an awesome alternative. Thank you!
Instructor
THANKS POST
#3 Old 26th Jul 2020 at 4:52 PM
Love your careers, always inventive, always so much more realistic than EA's. Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#4 Old 27th Jul 2020 at 12:21 PM
Thank you so much, I love your custom careers!
Inventor
Original Poster
#5 Old 27th Jul 2020 at 2:59 PM
You're welcome guys, I'm pleased you're still enjoying them!

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Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#6 Old 1st Aug 2020 at 9:20 AM
Thank you for this <3
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 6th Aug 2020 at 6:58 AM
I translated it to Dutch
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt DutchLanguageStrings.txt (29.0 KB, 7 downloads)
Inventor
Original Poster
#8 Old 6th Aug 2020 at 9:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lessien Vardamir
I translated it to Dutch


Thank you, I've added your translation!

Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone

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Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Sep 2020 at 3:06 PM
Default Brazilian Portuguese Translation !!
PT-Br Translation
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt LanguageStrings-PT_BR.txt (31.8 KB, 8 downloads)
Inventor
Original Poster
#10 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 10:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctsim
PT-Br Translation


Thank you! I'll get this updated soon!

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Test Subject
#11 Old 3rd Oct 2020 at 6:18 AM
I'm always impressed with Modders, especially things this in-depth. I wanted to try my hand at creating a career but just reading the process makes my head spin! I had this idea for a retail/department store career. You know, start out as a Night Stocker, then Shoes sales, Housewares, Menswear/ Ladies apparel, floor manager, Jewelry associate (because anyone whos worked a department store knows it really jewelry in charge of the floor!), assistant manager, store manager, regional manager, then Board of Directors. I just can't seem to grasp how it done, so good work on all your mods! I seriously must have dozens of yours at this point, all great work!
Inventor
Original Poster
#12 Old 3rd Oct 2020 at 9:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rabidartist87
I'm always impressed with Modders, especially things this in-depth. I wanted to try my hand at creating a career but just reading the process makes my head spin! I had this idea for a retail/department store career. You know, start out as a Night Stocker, then Shoes sales, Housewares, Menswear/ Ladies apparel, floor manager, Jewelry associate (because anyone whos worked a department store knows it really jewelry in charge of the floor!), assistant manager, store manager, regional manager, then Board of Directors. I just can't seem to grasp how it done, so good work on all your mods! I seriously must have dozens of yours at this point, all great work!


Thank you so much!

If you ever wanted to try your hand at creating, I've got a forum and Discord dedicated to just that. Anyone's welcome to either and I'm usually around to answer questions and offer assistance.
As it is, I do want to go for a proper retail career, both as a full time and a part time for adults. I have a part time Saturday job for teenagers but I want something for the adults too. Feel free to message with any ideas/suggestions you have!

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Test Subject
#13 Old 28th Feb 2021 at 7:54 PM
Default German Translation!
Hey! I really like this career and want to help with the translations
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt LanguageStringsGERMAN.txt (30.4 KB, 0 downloads)
Test Subject
#14 Old 2nd Mar 2021 at 11:28 PM
This career is great! I already have a sim at level 10! However, with only this mod and the Nraas Career mod, hitting the Esc key with an Inventor's Table in my hand in Buy Mode CTDs my game. For some odd reason. I don't know why, or if this a universal problem.
Inventor
Original Poster
#15 Old 5th Mar 2021 at 7:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by microfruit
This career is great! I already have a sim at level 10! However, with only this mod and the Nraas Career mod, hitting the Esc key with an Inventor's Table in my hand in Buy Mode CTDs my game. For some odd reason. I don't know why, or if this a universal problem.


Ooh, that's odd. I wouldn't imagine it's either mod but there's a couple of things you can try.
1) Does it happen with both of these mods removed?
2) If yes, then it's not related to either mod.
3) If no, then try with only the Nraas Careers mod in. If it happens again, then it's the Careers mod and it can be reported on the Nraas website.

If it doesn't happen with just Nraas Careers but it does with my Local Council career installed as well, let me know again! Good luck!

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Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Mar 2021 at 3:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by missyhissy
Ooh, that's odd. I wouldn't imagine it's either mod but there's a couple of things you can try.
1) Does it happen with both of these mods removed?
2) If yes, then it's not related to either mod.
3) If no, then try with only the Nraas Careers mod in. If it happens again, then it's the Careers mod and it can be reported on the Nraas website.

If it doesn't happen with just Nraas Careers but it does with my Local Council career installed as well, let me know again! Good luck!


I actually uninstalled all my mods and began a new game with just these two to test it originally, and it still happened. It's honestly a non-issue, since I can just pick up the inventor table and sell it that way. I just thought it was interesting, and that you'd like to know . If it is on my end only though, that is weird for me
Test Subject
#17 Old 26th May 2021 at 3:30 PM Last edited by Minnie0997 : 26th May 2021 at 7:57 PM.
Default Hi! this is french translation !!!^^
French version
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt LanguageStringsfrench.txt (31.3 KB, 4 downloads)
Inventor
Original Poster
#18 Old 27th May 2021 at 9:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie0997
French version


Thank you, all updated!

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