PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for directing various agency programs related to the development, implementation and evaluation of legislation, regulations and communications.
Receives executive direction from the agency head or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs programs and activities involving legislation, regulations and communications; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs all programs and operations related to agency internal and external communications, regulation and legislation development and evaluation; develops, implements and evaluates policies, goals and objectives; designs and develops programs and activities; assists in planning, coordinating and directing development of agency wide and statewide policy; evaluates staff; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact on program activities; reviews statutes and regulations to ensure conformance with statutory purpose; directs development of plans for and provides assistance to departmental officials and staff with implementation of newly enacted legislation; evaluates, develops alternative analyses and makes recommendations concerning agency program proposals, rules and policies; represents agency on gubernatorial, legislative and interagency task forces and commissions; coordinates departmental and interagency development of policy initiatives and legislation; reviews agency legislation prior to submission to legislature to ensure conformity with policy objectives; directs one or more administrative units; reviews and/or drafts agency reports, contracts and regulations; researches and advises agency head on matters pertaining to legislation, regulation, communication and administrative policy; may direct other related programs and activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration including policy development, implementation and evaluation; considerable knowledge of methods and procedures of legislative research; considerable knowledge of legislative process; knowledge of state document procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret legislation and administrative regulations, proposals and reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in a governmental, public affairs or business organization with primary responsibility for the research, development, planning and review of legislative and/or regulatory programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in political science, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A law degree from an accredited school of law may be substituted for two (2) additional years of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Legislation, Regulations and Communications in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective February 28, 1997. (Revised to modify Service Status)