Public Policy Advocate (Federal)

Employer
OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS (OHA)
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 16, 2022
Closes
Nov 30, 2022
Ref
717677597
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
*NOTE: Although the incumbent will stationed at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' Washington DC, Bureau, the incumbent must be a permanent resident of Hawaii, or be willing to establish such residency within thirty days of hire.*GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITIONThe Public Policy Advocate is responsible for knowing, understanding, applying, analyzing, developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and advocating for public policy that betters the conditions of Native Hawaiians. Activities include interaction with government agencies at the federal, state and county levels as well as other policy constructs (eg, boards, commissions); promoting and facilitating the participation of beneficiaries and communities in governmental processes; and coordinating and facilitating community, legislative and efforts.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES1. Provides technical assistance to the Washington DC Bureau Chief.2. Participates in the development and execution of legal and political strategies to achieve advocacy outcomes.3. Develops and implements plans and strategies regarding new or proposed legislation, policies, programs and liaison activities to improve or increase advocacy efforts, and makes recommendations to the Public Policy Supervisor and Manager. Encourages and supports new programs, activities and services that address the needs of beneficiaries and communities.4. Reviews, analyzes and monitors legislation, reports, plans, submittals and other actions considered by US Congress and federal departments and agencies and non-Governmental entities including connections to and with , state and county legislatures and administrations, including national boards and commissions, that have the potential of impacting OHA and/or its beneficiaries. Prepares testimonies and testifies on primarily federal legislative and administrative issues as necessary, including the support of state and county issues, as needed.5. Provides technical and strategic advice on the legislative and administrative rule-making processes, as well as on other issues.6. Promotes advocacy efforts to include the protection of traditional and customary rights of Hawaiians, as well as assuring that federal, state and county resources are proportionately directed to beneficiary needs.7. Serves as a technical resource person providing professional research and technical support on data and analysis required OHA on policy-related issues of importance to the beneficiary community.8. Conducts a technical review, including editing, proofreading and an accuracy review (ie, fact checking), of all work products developed , including white papers, legislation, administrative rules, testimony, letters and memos.9. Coordinates with various individuals, departments, agency representatives, community leaders and others at federal, state and county levels in resolving issues relating to administrative actions and compliance review.10. Attends legislative, government and community hearings and meetings in relation to prioritized issues11. Coordinates and attends meetings with government officials, including legislators, and beneficiary groups as required. Maintains good relationships with legislators, Hawaii's congressional delegation staff, state and county officials and staff, and the community for the purposes of providing or obtaining information or support for OHA's positions on issues.12. Recognizes protocols and deals effectively with sensitive and confidential issues.13. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Washington, DC Bureau Chief, the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer.14. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIESPerforms other duties as assigned by the Washington, DC Bureau Chief or Chief Executive Officer.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation, Training and/or Experience1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in political science, communications, business administration, social sciences or related field.2. One and one-half (1-1/2) years of progressively responsible work experience in social or political advocacy and/or community activism; community, environmental or planning programs; and/or legislative affairs.3. Three (3) years of specialized professional work in legislative research and/or analysis, government affairs, or community engagement, facilitation, or a combination of the two, which result in the capabilities to perform the described duties.4. One (1) year of collaboration and facilitation experiences which included planning, coordinating and facilitating the work of others (eg, beneficiaries, communities, associations, clubs), reviewing their work, advising them on difficult problem areas, timing and scheduling of their work.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1. Must have working knowledge of:* Hawaiian community and related issues and concerns* Hawaiian culture and customs* Applicable state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and directives* Laws and regulations relating to environmental, historical, cultural, spiritual, and economic resources of Hawaiians* Government and legislative processesEffective report writing* Office practices and procedures2. Must have demonstrated skills or ability to:* Coordinate and monitor the work of program staff* Analyze and integrate facts, trends, data, issues and related matters, and derive sound conclusions on which to base recommendations* Plan, organize, coordinate, implement and evaluate activities which encourage communication and cooperative working relationships between OHA, beneficiary groups, governmental and private agencies, and the general community* Deal effectively with elected officials and their staffs, government agency employees, members of commissions and boards, OHA staff and the general public* Influence others toward specific outcomes* Write clear and concise reports and correspondence* Communicate effectively orally and in writing* Work effectively under frequent emergencies and short deadlinesHow To ApplyTo apply for this position, visit our company jobs website at Download, complete and submit the fillable OHA application form along with a resume and cover letter via emailOr via mail to:OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200Honolulu, Hawai"A< oei 96817Attention: Human ResourcesOffice of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) employees must be permanent Hawaii residents. Out-of-state applicants who are offered employment with OHA will need to relocate to Hawaii and establish permanent residency.An Equal Opportunity EmployerJob Type: Full-timeBenefits:* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Flexible schedule* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shiftWork Location: One location

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