State Relations Assistant (Admin. Asst., Chief of Basic Services)
Boston Public Schools 58 reviews - Boston, MA

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This is a provisional appointment.

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the position):

Under the supervision of the Director of State Relations, performs work as follows:

Works with department heads and cabinet members to identify and develop state legislative and budget priorities. Helps prepare and draft legislation for City's legislative package and works with City staff, legislative aides, interest groups and associations to secure support for legislative and state budget priorities.

Performs analysis of state budget and legislative proposals and helps prepare the City's position and response to these matters.

Assists legislators with constituent requests for City services and performs related work as required.

Represents the Mayor's priorities on issues under consideration by the state legislature, Governor's office, and Executive agencies.

Supports the work of the Intergovernmental Relations team to ensure coordinated approach to the City's dealings with the federal, state, and local governments, while seeking to foster constructive links between the City and these entities.

Ensures that the Mayor, cabinet members, and department heads are informed about state policy and budget issues.

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, administrative, managerial or professional experience in the field of office or business administration in which the major duties included one or more of the following functions: personnel administration, budgetary control, accounting, records management, work simplification, financial administration, or program management, or any equivalent combination of such experience or certain substitutions. Knowledge of state laws, regulations and programs as well as the state legislative process and background in state and city government strongly preferred. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA/MM1-7
Hours per week: 35
Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation. For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

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