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Early Learning Division Legislative Coordinator

Oregon Department of Education, Salem, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 11/03/2019

Early Learning Division Legislative Coordinator
Application Deadline: 11/03/2019
Agency: Oregon Department of Education
Salary Range: $5,454 - $7,982
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Job Description:
The Early Learning Division prides itself on supporting all of Oregon's young children and families to learn and thrive. When you consider a career with us, you will be joining a team who values equity, making a positive impact for children and families, dedication, integrity and collective wisdom to benefit Oregon children and families. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive. If you are organized, detail oriented and enjoy working in a fast paced environment, then we want to hear from you!

We are seeking a Legislative Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 4) in our Salem office of the Early Learning Division. This permanent, full-time position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

What you will do!
As the Legislative Analyst, you track federal and state legislation impacting the Early Learning Division, provide policy and fiscal analysis of potential legislation, research and draft legislative proposals and ensure implementation and compliance with legislation.

Tasks can be varied according to the time of year and include:

Coordinate Division work with Legislature:
• Develop legislative and budget proposals for the Early Learning Division to address the division’s policy and statutory needs.
• Serves as point of contact for the division for all legislators and coordinates the response to legislators on constituent concerns, laws or legislation.
• Research, write and edit responses to legislative constituent issues.
• Serve as internal primary point of contact for BillTracker.
• Prepare and edit testimony, prepare presentation materials.
• Initiate development of legislative concepts and policy option packages.
• Track timelines, write and review legislative reports.
• Assemble work groups and subject matter experts to facilitation the resolution of legislative issues.
• Evaluate proposed legislation through comprehensive study to identify impact to Division and existing policy and statute.
• Coordinate with ODE Accounting office to develop and evaluate fiscal impacts of proposed legislation to determine the needs of the Division to successfully implement legislation.
• Evaluate federal legislation and regulation and identify impacts on Early Learning Division

Develop and Advise on Policy:
• Evaluate, through comprehensive study, the quality and effectiveness of policies, programs and statues currently used by the division.
• Develop and manage process for creating and implementing new administrative rules.
• Develop policy requirements by establishing and leading external and internal stakeholder groups in support of policy planning efforts.
• Develop policies to meet the goals and objectives of the Early Learning Division.

Manage policy implementation:
• Monitor and track progress policy implementation, schedule and performance; Coordinate implementation activities with internal units. Give guidance to internal units on how to align policies and practices with state and federal rules and guidelines; Coordinate periodic review of existing of administrative rules.

Commitment to Equity
In addition to the cultivation of equitable practices across all aspects of your position description. Learn and apply knowledge and skills to interrupt systemic oppression. Participate and engage in efforts to further Early Learning Division wide efforts to develop and implement the Equity Breakthrough Team work plans. Have knowledge of and apply tools, such as the Equity Lens, Culturally Responsive Community Engagement tool, etc., to all the work to ensure that the shared vision and mission of the Early Learning Division is clearly articulated in all the work produced.

Working Conditions
Work days will include a combination of significant desk and computer time with interspersed meetings and off-site events. Travel within the state will be required.
What we are looking for:
Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work; OR any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience related to evaluative, analytical and planning.

Candidates who are the most competitive will possess the following background, skills and experience:
• Self-motivated, strong planner with excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, organizational skills and prioritization skills.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially with Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Knowledge of the legislative process and statewide budget policy, process and practices.
• Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and presentation skills.
• Professional work experience with reporting, data analysis, and research.
• Professional work experience with administrative rules, state and federal laws and regulations, and policies.

Our Amazing Benefits!
When you join the Oregon Department of Education, you are joining a fast-paced, creative environment with colleagues who are passionate about public service and impact the lives of children and families statewide.
• Excellent medical, vision and dental benefit package for the employee and qualified family members with very low monthly out-of-pocket cost
• Paid days off –
o 10 paid holidays per year
o 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" per year
o 8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month
o Progressive vacation leave accrual, starting at 8 hours per month, with increases every 5 years
• In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and child care expenses.
• If you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of Oregonians, apply today!

How to apply:
To apply for this position, follow the “Apply” link above and attach a resume and cover letter. Failure to attach a cover letter and resume may result in disqualification of your application. Please contact if you have any questions on the application process.

For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at or call 503-947-5635.
The Department of Education is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce. The Department strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

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