Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (Legislative Coordinator)
This position coordinates legislative affairs for the Oregon Employment Department and assists the Legislative Affairs and Communications Director in developing and implementing legislative strategy and objectives for the agency.
Coordinates internal agency legislative process including bill analysis, tracking, testimony and training of other internal agency staff. Monitors, reports and provides consultative advice on state and federal legislative activity and administrative rules to ensure that agency is actively involved and aware of legislation and administrative rules that will impact the agency.
Supports strategic agendas related to legislative activities by providing policy analysis, research, development of legislative concepts, messaging, and development of strategies and goals to achieve agency objectives. Coordinates scheduling of meetings related to legislative activities. Staffs and attends agency meetings.
Communicates with state and federal legislators and their respective staff members on constituent issues. Coordinates with internal agency staff to research and resolve constituent issues and ensures timely follow-up.
Act as agency spokesperson and legislative liaison in a back-up role to the Legislative Affairs and Communications Director. Monitors and participates in work groups, speaking engagements and represents agency to the legislature, a variety of stakeholders, and other internal and external groups.
Collaborates with other state agencies and stakeholders to promote and maintain close working relationships and communications.
What's in it for you:
Collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; encourages an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, enthusiasm and optimism; and supports learning and mentoring.
We offer full medical, vision, and dental insurance with paid Sick Leave, Vacation, Personal Leave and 10 paid holidays a year.
The Oregon Employment Department strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. The Oregon Employment Department fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to maintain a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or status as a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking. This policy applies to every aspect of our employment practices, including recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, and training. A goal of the Oregon Employment Department is to become an employer of choice for individuals of all backgrounds and promote an inclusive workplace culture that encourages diversity and allows employees to excel.
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; AND four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work; OR
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.
In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials will be assessed on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
Experience with and understanding of state and federal legislative processes.
Ability to learn and effectively use state bill tracking, Oregon Legislative Information Systems, and internal agency legislative process.
Collaborative approach to problem-solving and strong interpersonal, strategic, analytical, communication, attention to detail, writing, project management, and prioritization skills.
Ability to develop and maintain positive and credible relationships with: state and federal policymakers and their staff; other agency colleagues; public, non-profit and private sector stakeholders; and internal and external agency customers.
Ability to work and make decisions independently within established guidelines, as well as collaborate and work on a team.