Human Services Legislative Liaison (management Analyst Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$84,842.99 - $141,404.64 Annually
Sep 17, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as the Human Services Legislative Liaison under the Government Relations Legislative Director. Advocates and presents information on Board initiatives and positions at the General Assembly in Richmond. Participates in the development of the Legislative Program and Human Services Issue Paper, including implementation of the Board of Supervisors' legislative and state budget initiatives/positions. Crafts human services portion of state budget chart throughout the General Assembly session, working with various County agencies to determine critical items of importance to the County and the impacts of various budget amendments. Further duties include, but are not limited to:

  • State Lobbying: Advocating and presenting information on County Human Services positions at the General Assembly. Participates in developing the Legislative Program and the Human Services Issue paper. Crafting human services state budget chart and working with departments to determine critical items of importance and the impact of budget amendments.
  • Federal Issue Coordination: Helps coordinate information at the staff level on federal human services issues, including funding and Congressional requests. Coordination of the annual federal legislative process for Board adoption, including the County's Federal Legislative Program. Performs research and analysis of federal human services issues.
  • Coordinates human services positions with County human services agencies throughout the year and throughout the General Assembly session.
  • Works with regional legislative staff, statewide legislative staff, human services stakeholders, advocacy groups and other interested stakeholders to move County human services issues forward.
The successful candidate must possess: Extensive knowledge of how to promote legislative or public policy interests with legislative and/or executive officials; knowledge of how to assess operational or fiscal aspects of public policy issues. Working knowledge of federal, state, regional and/or local legislative processes, including structure and operation. Ability to work with diverse groups, with competing interests to develop collaborative positions, and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are human services, public policy, legislative policy, legislative process, lobbying, and public administration.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "
Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in fields related to the assigned functional areas; plus five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.
  • Position requires considerable travel. The individual in this position may be expected to live in Richmond for the duration of the annual legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly. The position also requires attendance at some legislative meetings throughout the year, primarily in Richmond, as well as other sites in the state.
  • Master's degree in social work, social services, health services, or a human services related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, with competing interests, to develop collaborative positions.
  • Working knowledge of state/local government.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, employee must be sufficiently mobile to attend meetings and make presentations. Incumbent must be able to work on electronic equipment such as a computer monitor, typing on a keyboard, and are essential to this position. Employee may be required to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. Ability to attend evening meetings is essential. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a writtenexercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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