Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator Senior

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Jul 15, 2020
Full Time Public Information and Intergovernmental Affairs

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus three (3) years of related experience, including at least eight (8) months of working legislative sessions with State or Local officials.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • Texas Class "C" Driver's license if required for the assignment.

    Notes to Applicants

    This position supports intergovernmental activities for the City of Austin by coordinating with departments the review of all federal and state legislative and regulatory information impacting the City, outside agencies, and organizations. The Senior Coordinator position prepares recommendation to adopt effective courses of action.

    When completing the City of Austin employment application:
    • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
    • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
    • A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
    • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

    If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin
Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Pay Range
$26.30 - $34.20

Monday - Friday.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours may vary depending on operational needs. Some evenings and weekends will be required, especially during the legislative session.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Management Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 919 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal legislative structures and processes
  • Previous experience working for a member of the Texas Legislature
  • Experience working during a legislative session at the Texas Capitol
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to Travel to more than one work location
    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Serves as department representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Researches and interprets legislative policies and laws affecting the services and activities of the City.
  • Maintains an awareness of legislative activities affecting City operations. Informs the Intergovernmental Relations Officer, Deputy Intergovernmental Relations Officer, and other appropriate staff of all legislative issues affecting the City.
  • Analyzes and interprets pending and proposed legislation, assesses its impacts on the City, and prepares recommendations to adopt effective courses of actions.
  • Coordinates the review of all Federal and State legislative and regulatory information impacting the City with other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Under supervision of IGR Officer or Deputy IGR Officer, coordinates with the City's contract lobbyists.
  • Assumes responsibility for the oversight and management of all IGR employees in the absence of the IGR Officer and Deputy IGR Officer.
  • Monitors and coordinates legislative tracking.

    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

    May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of Federal and State legislative practices, procedures, and organizational structures.
  • Knowledge of legislation tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and public policy issues.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and policies regarding Local governmental operations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Skill in legislative analysis and impact.
  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to evaluate political conditions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, identify solutions in support of established goals, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to give public presentations.
  • Ability to train others.

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus three (3) years of related experience, including at least eight (8) months of working legislative sessions with State or Local officials. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Describe in detail how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your level of education.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience working in a Legislative session at the Texas Capitol.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

Job Address

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