SPECIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT IV - LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $135,642.48 - $210,951.60 Annually USD

Job Description

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

EXAM NUMBER
M0853D-R

FILING DATES

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING FEBRUARY 26, 2021 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT)

The first review of applications will take place on March 12, 2021.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
BENEFIT INFORMATION:
The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, matched 401(k) Savings and Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, 12 paid Holidays, 10 paid leave days and an option to buy one to 20 more, and flexible work schedules.

DEFINITION:
Assists the Chief Executive Office by carrying out major projects, studies, and assignments related to legislation.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class are responsible for carrying out highly complex special assignments, as ordered directly by the Chief Executive Officer. The major assignments involve analyzing and evaluating County operations, programs, and projects that require skill in operations analysis and evaluation, and the ability to establish and maintain liaison with governmental officials.
Essential Job Functions
Recommends action on the most difficult and highly complex legislative problems which arise in the Chief Executive Office (CEO), Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations (LAIR) by leading, identifying, coordinating and tracking Federal and/or State legislative and budget proposals in major specified areas of interest or impact to the County throughout the legislative process from the introduction of proposals to their enactment.

Oversees the completion of the most difficult legislative projects and matters that are typically sensitive in nature by managing, supervising, coordinating and reviewing the work of units engaged in legislative affairs activities.

Acts as an official representative/liaison of the CEO/LAIR Division by establishing and maintaining working relationships with the California State Legislature, the United States Congress, Federal/State agencies and departments, the California State Association of Counties, the National Association of Counties, and other external associations and stakeholders.

Prepares official correspondence related to legislative affairs by compiling supporting documentation; reviewing and providing recommendations on Board agenda items, reports and issues; serving as a liaison to County departments; testifying before legislative committees; meet with State and Federal legislators in order to advocate County positions on State and Federal legislation and budget proposals.

Analyzes proposed Federal and/or State legislative budget proposals on highly complex issues by analyzing the County's existing policies, practices, and operations.

Recommends changes to the CEO/LAIR programs and projects by analyzing best practices; evaluating emerging issues; researching and interpreting Federal, State and Local laws, policies and procedures.

Develops working relationships with legislators, legislative and administrative staff by building trust, engaging and promoting open communications in order to accomplish the County's goals and priorities.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Three years of experience at the level of Principal Analyst, CEO* analyzing and recommending solutions to highly complex problems in legislation and State and Federal budget proposals (e.g., tracking proposed legislation, determining impact of proposed legislation on an entity's programs and services, advocating at the State and Federal level for the support measures that would enhance an entity's programs, revenues, operations and services, and identifying State and Federal legislation and budget proposals which would negatively impact an entity's programs, finances and operations which the entity would oppose).

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2- Light. Involves light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Experience at the level of Principal Analyst, CEO is gained assisting the CEO to manage the County's administrative and financial affairs, under the general direction of a CEO manager.
Additional Information
OUR ASSESSMENT PROCESS :

Once we have determined that you meet the requirements, we will evaluate your fitness for this opportunity using the following assessment:

A structured interview weighted at 100% covering professional/technical knowledge in Legislative Affairs, Problem-Solving & Decision Making, Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness, Work Habits & Attitudes and Oral Communication.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the exam in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Many important notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add hkim@hr.lacounty.gov, info@governmentjobs.com, talentcentral@shl.com, noreply@proctoru.com, and donot-reply@amcatmail.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

TEST PREPARATION : Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION : The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of six (6) months following the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

VACANCY INFORMATION : The re sulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies at the Chief Executive Office as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT : Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PT on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. All related documents, IF ANY, must be received at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from application submission.NOTE: If you are unable to attach documentation to your online application, you may email to hkim@hr.lacounty.gov. Please ensure to reference your attachment by writing your full name, Neogov Applicant ID, Examination Title, and Examination Number on the subject of your email.Apply online by clicking the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION . We may reject your application at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
  • Test scores cannot be given over the telephone.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE :
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER :
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD :
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
Department Contact Name: Heidi Kim
Department Contact Phone: (213) 738-2009
Department Contact Email: hkim@hr.lacounty.gov
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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