State of Arizona :

 

Job Information
Job Title:  LEGISLATIVE LIAISON 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
Job Reference ID:  52291 
Category:  LEGISLATIVE 
Grade:  28 
Posted Date:  12/03/2019 
Close Date:  12/17/2019 
Job Description



 

Arizona Department of Corrections

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

 

LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

Director’s Office/Legal Services

1601 W. Jefferson

Phoenix, Arizona  85007

https://corrections.az.gov

JOB SUMMARY:

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our executive team as a Legislative Liaison. The ideal candidate will have Arizona legislative experience that demonstrates exceptional analytical and communication skills. As the Legislative Liaison, you will be responsible for interacting with legislators, legislative staff and other external stakeholders. In this role, you will be instrumental in the identification, development, coordination, management and advocacy of legislation impacting the Department of Corrections.

Further, you will assist with interagency legislative affairs activities in support of the agency mission, programs and resources. The ability to assess the political environment in terms of impact on agency mission, programs and budget is essential to successfully fulfilling the requirements of the position.

You will ensure that briefings, hearing testimony, reports and appeals to legislators are clearly written and responsive to the needs and expectations of the agency’s diverse audiences.

Prepare agency officials for legislative interactions and confirms fulfillment of commitments made in the course of such interaction.

JOB DUTIES: 

-          Meets with external stakeholders, both individuals and groups, in support of ADC’s priorities; including public and elected officials, chambers of commerce, community organizations, and businesses.

-          Attends legislative meetings and hearings

-          Represents ADC at state legislative liaison meetings

-          Tracks legislation affecting ADC

-          Examines, analyzes, and responds to proposed and adopted legislation, as well as ideas, plans, and initiatives from community groups and the general public; and evaluates the impact to the Department.  

-          Works with staff to formulate written operational and fiscal impact statements and implementation plans on relevant legislation

-          Coordinates the implementation of adopted legislation

-          Prepares and finalizes correspondence on key policy issues and other critical matters

-          Ensures the Department’s compliance with all lobbying statutes as administered by the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office

-          Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

 

SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S): 

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

-          Arizona Legislative process, including:  the appropriate bill drafting principles and conventions, the details of how a bill becomes law, the parliamentary procedures governing the legislative process, public budgeting and points of contact for ascertaining information critical to the success of legislation

-          Operations of Arizona State government

-          ADC policies, procedures and organizational structure

-          Principles and practices of administrative and managerial functions

-          Problem resolution

Skill in:

-          Excellent oral communication for testifying before committees, meeting with legislators and legislative staff and accurately reporting events to the Director and Deputy Director

-          Drafting bills and amendments

-          Conducting statutory research

-          Interacting with other governmental entities to resolve issues

-          Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships

 

Ability to:

-          Garner legislative support for bills

-          Identify and monitor any legislation impacting the Department

-          Manage and organize projects and group efforts

-          Prepare and finalize the Director’s correspondence on key policy issues and other critical matters

-          Coordinate thorough and accurate responses to informational requests and constituent inquiries from the Legislature

-          Drive on State business

SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S):

-          A Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public administration, government, business, communications or a related field

-          Two years of combined work experience, preferably in Arizona, in any of the following areas: lobbying, legislative activities, political subdivisions, policy/public affairs or other legislative environments

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.

BENEFITS: 

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees: 

-          Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options

-          Exceptional Retirement Program

-          Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program

-          An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

RETIREMENT: 

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADC Employees:  Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 255-2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

 

 
Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $90,000.00-115,000.00 

 

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