Director of Legislative Affairs
Designated Admin Manager II
Maryland Higher Education Commission
LOCATION OF POSITION
Nancy Grasmick Education Building
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Main Purpose of Job
The Director of Legislative Affairs is responsible for representing the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Secretary of Higher Education in a high profile liaison capacity. This position serves as the Commission's legislative officer to the Maryland General Assembly, Governor's Office, and other State and Federal Agencies regarding legislative issues. The position is responsible for performing routine and assigned tasks to support the Secretary and the Commission. The Director of Legislative Affairs is responsible for the specific duties mentioned below.
MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
- Review, track, and report on higher education legislation to the Secretary, Commission, and other agency staff.
- Coordinate the drafting of departmental bills; testimony preparation; fiscal notes.
- Brief legislators and associated staff regarding department priorities.
- Prepare annual reports for the General Assembly and coordinate the legislative interim activities of the Commission.
- Assist on agency initiatives involving the Governor’s P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland.
- Communicate with external constituents regarding higher education legislative issues.
- Manage the reporting requirements of Exempt Institutions of Higher Education
- Serve as the Secretary’s designee in attending other meetings, assignments and special projects.
- Provides indirect supervision to one (1) executive associate who provides assistance on routine and special projects.
Education: A masters degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Higher Education, or another relevant major from an accredited institution.
Experience: Six years of experience of professional experience in public policy analysis, and legislative affairs.
Note: A Bachelors degree in a related major can be substituted for the Masters degree with an additional two years of experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader in post-secondary education with excellent communication skills, policy analysis, budgeting, and legislative affairs experience. Applicants should also have experience representing his or her organization before the legislature, or a similar governmental entity, managing high profile projects with deadlines, working collaboratively as part of a team and leading interagency work groups.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
The examination will consist of a rating of all candidates’ education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. Therefore it is important that all applicants provide complete and accurate information related to this position.
STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS
Submit MS-100 Application via Jobaps and upload a cover letter, and resume via Jobaps, or please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director of Legislative Affairs” in the subject line. Papers applications may be faxed to 410-332-0275. Questions may be directed to Mr. Greg FitzGerald at email@example.com
As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
State of Maryland - 19 months ago