Legislative Coordinator

  • Legislative Coordinator
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Class Number: 
0743
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$46,992.00 – $68,052.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,958.00 – $2,835.50
Pay Grade: 
A29

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Definition

This is highly responsible professional administrative work in coordinating the legislative affairs for a state agency.

An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating state and federal legislative matters relating to the agency’s programs and works closely with the agency director and other involved administrative staff to establish legislative priorities. Duties include preparation of public information; legislative research and technical preparation, analysis and tracking; testifying before legislative committees; as well as special federal, state or interagency projects. Work also involves serving as an educator to public and private interests to properly inform them of the purposes of programs and legislative initiatives. Work may also involve providing professional and administrative support, and the completion of assigned special projects. General supervision is received from the agency director or other designated administrative superior, who reviews work for attainment of objectives and adherence to policy; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments.

Job Duties

Serves as legislative coordinator for a state agency on state and federal legislative related matters.

Develops and coordinates legislative plans and efforts with the agency director and other designated staff.

Oversees the drafting of agency legislation and works with House of Representatives and Senate research staffs in order to produce concise legislation.

Establishes and maintains working relationships with bill sponsors, appropriate legislative committee members and budget analysts assigned to the agency; provides bill sponsors with concise fact sheets and any other materials, including amendments.

Monitors the progress of each assigned bill by consulting with the bill sponsor, the secretary of the assigned committee, House and Senate terminals and appropriate legislative research staff; monitors daily journals for floor action and scheduled events for agency legislation.

Covers all assigned hearings and floor action on assigned bills; testifies before legislative committees as necessary; and provides hearing summaries or briefings to policy makers.

Consults with all sponsors and assigned staff on legislation that might be affected by agency amendment proposals.

Advises agency director and other pertinent staff on all significant activity regarding agency proposed legislation or bills assigned or of interest to the agency.

Maintains contact with government officials and private associations interested in legislation affecting the agency.

Coordinates committee hearing testimony and the materials to be used and distributed for assigned bills.

Consults with agency staff regarding fiscal impact of assigned bills; coordinates the preparation and submission of fiscal notes.

Researches and prepares responses to requests for information from state and federal agencies, other states and the general public.

Coordinates and directs legislative research and development with legal and technical staff to obtain information pertinent to responding to requests for information from legislators, business and labor groups.

Provides administrative support to the agency director or designee; independently completes assigned special projects within designated timeframes.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Business Services

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two years of responsible professional or technical experience in one or more of the areas of qualifying experience specified below; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in public or business administration, political science, statistics, economics, or closely related field. (Graduate work in the specified educational areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of one year of the stated experience.)

Special Qualifying Experience

1. Experience as a lobbyist or legislative liaison for a public or private organization or association.

2. Journey-level experience in a governmental setting which included significant (at least 25%) involvement in legislative affairs (drafting legislation, preparing fiscal notes, tracking and monitoring legislation, providing testimony, etc.).

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Extensive knowledge of the background, philosophy and objectives of the agency.

Considerable knowledge of the legislative process.

Considerable knowledge of basic statistical analysis and the use of personal computers to perform analysis and report preparation.

Working knowledge of the general principles and practices of the governmental budgeting process as related to agency programs.

Ability to plan, coordinate and oversee legislation development for the agency.

Ability to initiate, establish and maintain effective relationships at the state level with business, labor and civic groups, state and federal legislative committees and others.

Ability to formulate quantitative and qualitative recommendations, make decisions and represent the agency in a professional manner.

Ability to prepare and present information in a clear and concise fashion.

Ability to work independently.

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