NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible lobbying and administrative work in the County's Office of Public & Governmental Relations. Position incumbent advocates county positions at all jurisdictional levels as instructed by the Director. Work requires a high degree of independent judgement in carrying out responsibilities. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.
Assists in identifying and prioritizing policy issues and projects for inclusion in the County's legislative and appropriations programs.
Lobbies for favorable policies and programs and to protect the interests of the citizens and government of Broward County.
Promotes the County's legislative policy during state and federal legislative sessions.
Develops and maintains meaningful professional contacts with local, state and federal appointed and elected officials.
Responds to legislative needs and inquiries by the Division Director, County Administrator, the County Commission, and other elected and appointed officials.
Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the legislative process and state and local governments.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of lobbying and the interrelationships between governmental entities.
Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local programs, laws and regulatory requirements.
Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
Ability to effectively communicate the County's interests before elected and appointed officials.
Ability to conduct research and prepare written reports and bill analyses.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, political science, business administration or a related field; four (4) years experience in the legislative process; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Office of Public and Governmental Relations
Estab./Rev.: E7/93 R02/04