|DIR OF INTERGOVTL RELATIONS|
|Performs responsible administrative and professional work involving the coordination, dissemination and solicitation of information regarding intergovernmental and legislative issues of interest to City government. Primary duties involve research of issues of significant importance to the City, development of policies and proposals, coordination of programs with City officials, consultation with state and federal legislators and their staff, interpretation of various policies and laws, and participation in the development and/or presentation of the annual legislative program to ensure the City's interests are represented to the Florida State Legislature. Work is performed under the supervision of the Mayor's Chief of Staff and performance is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.|
|Conducts research, investigations, and studies of issues that are of significant interest or importance to City; submits reports and recommendations to executive management.
Participates in development of strategies for various policy issues, coordinates activities with City officials responsible for projects; develops and maintains contacts with representatives of state and federal transportation agencies.
Consults with Chief Administrative Officer, Mayor, City Attorney and other City officials regarding pending legislation, major issues impacting the City, etc.; develops City's legislative plan outlining key issues for review by City officials and submission to the legislature.
Drafts or amends legislation in appropriate form for consideration of the Legislature.
Attends legislative sessions and related committee and sub-committee meetings to provide information, testify on behalf of the City and present the City's position on various issues.
Provides City staff with information regarding pending legislation; discusses impact of legislation on departmental operations.
Prepares and submits grant and award applications for federal funds.
Investigates citizen inquiries and complaints and recommends appropriate action.
Represents the City on various committees, boards and meetings.
Performs other related duties as needed to facilitate the accomplishment of City legislative goals and objectives.
|Knowledge of statutes effecting transportation issues, growth management, appropriations, and others.
Knowledge of City government organization and functions of departmental operations.
Working knowledge of ethics laws and laws affecting lobbyists at all levels of government.
Knowledge of the legislative process.
Knowledge of statistical and other research methods and procedures.
Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of public administration.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal governmental agencies, including their structure, responsibilities, and functions.
Ability to organize and coordinate complex, controversial projects.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to conduct research studies, investigations, and prepare concise, accurate written and oral reports.
Ability to interpret impact of proposed and enacted legislation laws, and ordinances as they apply to citywide concerns.
Ability to represent the City at public speaking engagements.
Ability to assemble, organize and present statistical, financial, or factual information derived from a variety of sources.
|Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field plus four (4) or more years administrative experience with responsibility for coordination, in depth research and analysis, and interaction with officials in the legislative body and various other governmental agencies; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
1/06/93 - BR
5/30/96 (note added)
3/4/03 - VCJ