STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B23

Class No. 1890

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SPECIALIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) legislative and consultative work.  Work involves serving as a liaison between a state agency and governmental and legislative entities.  May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Participates in agency activities related to the legislative session; and attends legislative hearings and meetings with legislators, legislative staff, and other legislative liaisons.

Represents the agency before legislative committees and provides testimony.

Coordinates agency interaction and testimony before legislative committees.

Coordinates responses to legislative inquires, and reviews and edits legislative correspondence.

Coordinates communication with legislative support and executive agencies.

Monitors standing and interim committee schedules and agendas, and communicates relevant information to agency management.

Prepares report summaries of meetings and hearings.

Assists with preparing reports on newly enacted laws and pending state and federal legislation.

Assists with developing proper protocol and procedures for communicating with legislators and staff.

May identify a need for, develop, schedule, and conduct legislative training for employees within an agency.  

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience working with the federal or state legislature, legislative staff, or research services.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the federal and state legislative processes and state government administration.

Skill in compiling, evaluating, and presenting legislative information; in problem-solving and negotiating; in policy analysis and research; and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to analyze various issues, to work under pressure and meet close deadlines, to communicate effectively, and to train others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15