Under the general direction of the Deputy Director, Office of Legislative Affairs, the incumbent will serve as the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s legislative consultant and policy advisor to the Department’s Executive Staff, Resources Agency, Legislative Council, the Legislative Analyst’s office, Department of Finance and Legislators and their staff. The incumbent will design, research, and prepare complex legislative analyses, legislative proposals, amendments, position letters, and testimony on proposed or pending legislation. Other duties include consulting with legislators, lobbyists and stakeholders regarding legislation, amendments and testimony; advise legislators and legislative staff of Department positions; prepare issue papers on items that may impact the legislative function or the state’s natural resources; prepare and maintain the Department’s weekly report to the Resources Agency, and monthly reports to the Fish and Game Commission.
This position requires the ability to: communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; handle sensitive and confidential assignments with tact and diplomacy; meet short deadlines; change priorities quickly and analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action. This position also requires a willingness to work overtime and weekends, depending on the schedule of the Legislature and the workload of the Legislative Office or the needs of the Resources Agency and the Governor’s office. Willingness to take vacations during legislative recess is also required.
NOTE: Will consider eligible candidates at the Associate Governmental Program Analyst classification for recruitment purposes.
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If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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