Government Relations, Legal, Research and Information
4 Year Degree
Statewide association seeks an experienced legislative and government affairs professional for full-time position.
Under the direction of and in conjunction with the Director of Legislative and Government Affairs, this position is responsible for legislative policy coordination and implementation for the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC).
The FCCC is a statewide, non-profit member association with the mission of improving the ability of the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers to effectively and efficiently serve the citizens of the state through the education of elected officers and staff, legislative action and public awareness of the role and functions of the constitutional office.
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• Reports directly to the Director of Legislative and Government Affairs and supports the FCCC Legislative Committee Chair to coordinate and implement the FCCC’s yearly legislative agenda
• Serves as support staff to the FCCC Legislative Committee and workgroups
• During legislative session (including committee weeks and any special sessions):
• Reviews all newly filed bills and identifies proposals with potential Clerk impact
• Provides daily communication to the legislative team on each bill’s ‘tagged’ status: monitor (minor impact or general interest); priority (specific Clerk or operational impact); super priority (specific to Clerks or of significant impact to the office of the Clerk and Comptroller)
• Tracks all ‘tagged’ bills for the duration of the session and provides an updated list weekly to FCCC membership
• Reviews all amendments filed on ‘tagged’ bills
• Alerts Director of Legislative & Government Affairs if an amendment to a monitor bill has a direct impact on Clerks or operations that would affect its ‘tagged’ status
• Provides immediate feedback to Director of Legislative & Government Affairs on amendments filed to priority or super priority bills
• Responds to bill analysis requests from House and Senate staff
• Monitors legislative committee meetings
• Supports Clerks and Director of Legislative & Government Affairs in preparing for meetings with Legislators, Legislative Staff, and presentations to Legislative Committees
• Coordinates and collaborates with the CCOC
• At the conclusion of each legislative session, reviews all bills that passed having Clerk impact and prepares session-end advisories and annual Legislation of Interest document
• Identifies statewide training needs for Clerk operational issues stemming from new or amended legislation, assists in developing and facilitating training curriculum
• Serves as an informed FCCC resource for legislative members and staff, state agencies, Clerks and Clerk staff, and FCCC staff on all matters related to the legislative agenda
• Conducts legislative research, analysis, and formulation of reports, talk sheets, PowerPoints and other types of presentations, and any other materials necessary to the success of the FCCC’s legislative agenda
• Serves on numerous committees and task forces both internally and externally to the FCCC
• Edits and develops legislative documents, communications, etc., in support of the FCCC Legislative Committee Chairman and at the direction of the Director of Legislative & Government Affairs
• Communicates with coworkers, management, staff, Clerks’ offices, the general public, and others in a courteous and professional manner
• Serves as a program speaker and advocate at client activities or other professional meetings
• Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, safety rules and regulations, and instructions
• Responds promptly when returning telephone calls and replying to correspondence
• Provides high quality customer service to all internal and external customers.
• A Bachelor’s degree required
• Master’s degree desired
• Five-plus years of experience working in the public or non-profit sectors and legislative affairs/lobbying experience in Florida is required.
• Knowledge of, and working experience with, the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in the areas of court operations and records management is preferred.
• Exceptional experience and/or education may be considered in lieu of the experience requirement.
We offer competitive salary and a robust, comprehensive benefits package, which includes generous 401(k) contributions and paid leave time. We also offer great working environment. This position is physically housed in our Tallahassee, Florida office. Relocation assistance is not available.
Application Requirements and Deadline
For position consideration, candidates must meet all of the education, experience and skill requirements outlined in the job description as well as submit/upload the following documents/information:
· Cover Letter with Salary Requirements
· Professional Resume
· Two(2) Professional Writing Samples Published/Distributed in the last two(2) years.
Type of acceptable writing samples include: Press Release, Op-Ed, Talking Points, FAQ, Website Content, Newsletter, Brochure, White Paper, Published Article Label each item in PDF format as follows: your last name – Cover letter, your last name – Resume, your last name - Writing Sample.
Send attachments and any questions to email@example.com by April 16, 2018.
Preference may be given to those who apply earlier in order to fulfill critical business needs. Anticipated start date is no later than July 1, 2018.
About Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers
The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers is a statewide, non-profit member association with the mission of improving the ability of the Florida Clerks & Comptrollers to effectively and efficiently serve the citizens of the state through the education of elected officers and staff, legislative action and public awareness of the role and function of the office. Please visit us at www.flclerks.com to learn more about the Court Clerks and Comptrollers.