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Policy Chief (Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations)

Company: The Florida Legislature
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Florida Legislative Employment Information The Florida Legislature
The Florida House of RepresentativesJob TitlePolicy Chief (Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations)General SummaryThe position focuses on general operations and policies of state government, including agency governance and oversight, administrative procedure, state personnel management and certain public employee benefits, collective bargaining, procurement and contracting, and emergency management. The position requires an employee to function as a senior advisor to the chair of a subcommittee and be able to perform complex analytical tasks on which state policy may be based. Under the direction of the staff director, an employee in this position manages staff, focuses direction of research, monitors work progress, coordinates final reports, and formulates and drafts legislation and correspondence for the subcommittee.Examples of Work Performed

  • Conceptualizes and conducts studies related to subject area policy; prepares legislation to solve problems identified by the subcommittee chair, members, staff, and the public.
  • Plans and coordinates the preparation of research projects.
  • Consults and maintains communication with agencies under the subcommittee's jurisdiction to identify issues which require legislative attention.
  • Coordinates the planning of the subcommittee meetings at the direction of the chair.
  • Maintains oversight of executive branch agencies within the subcommittee's jurisdiction and investigates operations.
  • Prepares or reviews written and oral communication initiated in response to inquiries from Legislators, staff, and the public.
  • Maintains expertise and keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting the subcommittee subject area by collecting resource materials, attending workshops and conferences, reading industry publications, and communicating with agency personnel.
  • Briefs legislators on issues to be discussed in committee, on the floor, or with constituents.
  • Trains, mentors, and supervises staff as well as evaluates their performance.
  • Assists in planning workloads, workflows, deadlines, and work objectives with employees.
  • Prepares necessary subcommittee documents.
  • Participates in formulating and implementing policies and procedures for the subcommittee.
  • Performs other related duties as required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of the legislative process.
    • Knowledge of program evaluation techniques.
    • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research.
    • Knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
    • Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
    • Knowledge of Florida state government, legislative rules, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of the subject matter under the jurisdiction of the subcommittee.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and management.
    • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, and organization.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to act in situations that lack clear direction.
    • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public.
    • Ability to conduct meetings and make presentations.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
    • Ability to plan, organize, direct work, and evaluate results and alternative strategies.
    • Ability to utilize research and analytical skills.
    • Ability to be resourceful and act independently.
    • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
    • Ability to organize and implement sound management skills that result in an effective coordinated function.
    • Ability to do short and long-range project planning.
    • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Ability to formulate policies.
    • Ability to supervise people and train others.Minimum QualificationsA bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and seven years of professional administrative, research, policy analysis, or program planning and evaluation experience.

      A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.

      A doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two years of the required experience.

      Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.SalarySalary Range is commensurate with experience. The Legislature provides competitive salary and excellent benefits.Application DeadlineOpen until filled.Submission of ApplicationQualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

      Office of Administration & Professional Development
      Florida House of Representatives
      402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
      Tallahassee, Florida 32399

      Or email HouseAPD@myfloridahouse.gov Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.Accommodation for DisabilityIf an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.

Keywords: The Florida Legislature, Tallahassee , Policy Chief (Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations), Government & Protective Services , Tallahassee, Florida

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