Job Opportunity: Legislative Assistant (temporary), Fulton County Government (Atlanta)

FULTON COUNTY / JOB VACANCY 12/9/15
PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT (404-613-6700)
          141 PRYOR STREET, SUITE 3030, ATLANTA, GA 30303
       COMPETITIVE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT     15-1234
 
                      LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT    TITLE CODE: 101133
Hourly rate: $24.68
 
THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED, TEMPORARY AND SEASONAL POSITION IN THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT.
(employment for this recruitment will be no more than 29 hours per week)
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, political science, or a related field; and two (2) years experience in governmental operations, including experience planning and organizing meetings, conducting community relations, or related experience; or a year for year interchange of indicated education and experience equal to the minimum qualifications.
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:
Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License or proof of mobility equivalent may be requested.
 
EXAMINATION:
The examination process will include the following: application review and evaluation to establish a rating to reflect Qualified or Not Qualified. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.
TO APPLY:
Online application available at the county’s web page:  www.fultoncountyga.gov. and completed Fulton county application forms will be accepted at the Personnel Department. (address above) applications must be completed in full before they are submitted. please review all applications for accuracy and make all corrections before submittal because errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications.  additional information will not be accepted after applications have been received by the Personnel Department.
CLOSING DATE:
DECEMBER 12, 2015
 
IT IS THE POLICY OF FULTON COUNTY THAT THERE WILL BE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERY CITIZEN, EMPLOYEE AND APPLICANT, BASED UPON MERIT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, AGE, GENETICS, DISABILITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
 
JOB SUMMARY/ DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS/ ESSENTIAL DUTIES (REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE)/ KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Incumbent in this class performs duties related to providing research and legislative support and analysis for Fulton County delegations, elected officials, and citizens. 
 
This is the first level within a four-level legislative professional classification series.  Legislative Assistant is distinguished from Legislative Officer in that the former assists the State House or Senate delegation by coordinating various administrative responsibilities for the delegation chairperson, whereas the latter reviews and edits position papers for pending legislation in addition to performing legislative research and attending committee hearings and delegation meetings.
 
Assists the State House or Senate delegation in developing an annual legislative program. Establishes and maintains legislative clearinghouse services for citizens, governmental bodies, and delegation members. Collaborates with an assigned legislative team in the development of strategies. Coordinates legislative meetings for an assigned delegation. Attends various legislative and community meetings. Assists executives and assigned staff in promoting intergovernmental relations and Fulton County’s interests.
 
Office practices and procedures; Local governmental operations; Principles and practices of customer service; Methods and techniques used to conduct legislative research and analysis; Laws, rules, and regulations governing lawmaking, lobbying, and intergovernmental relations; State and local legislative processes; Personal computers and related software.
 
Planning, organizing, and implementing community projects; Providing effective customer service; Managing multiple projects simultaneously; Monitoring and tracking legislation; Conducting legislative research and analysis; Conducting effective lobbying efforts for various governmental legislation; Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports; Maintaining detailed reports and files; Operating personal computers, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and other related software; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the general public; Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.