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Legislative Liaison

Legislative Liaison Job Description

Job Title: Legislative Liaison
Job Code: R47000
Job Series: Legislative Liaison
FLSA Status: Excluded
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
This position coordinates, plans, and manages legislative activities impacting the Colorado Judicial Department. 
Distinguishing Factors:
Positions in this classification are responsible for representing the agency before the Legislature.  Responsibilities include analyzing, monitoring and reporting on legislative, budgetary or program initiatives which affect the Judicial Department’s programs or policies.  This position reports to the Chief of Staff.  The Legislative Liaison serves in a classified, non-certified position that is considered at-will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Plans, develops, and coordinates legislative activities.
Provides effective consultation to Judicial staff in defining and implementing year-round legislative strategies.
Demonstrates an understanding of Judicial Department programs, trends and priorities, target audiences, appropriate goals, and success indicators
Develops strategies to achieve legislative goals; develops and defends legislative position; and coordinates legislative testimony.
Attends and actively participates in legislative committee meetings for the department as assigned by the Director of Court Services.
Assists agency staff in translating legislative needs into appropriate bill formats
May testify before the legislature on important issues.
During the legislative session, prepares for and meets regularly with the Court Services Division to discuss and support division and department initiatives.
Establishes an effective process for monitoring legislation proposed during the legislative session.
Reports on legislative progress of bills of note to internal department constituencies, such as judges, clerks and probation.
Tracks legislation and analyzes progress. Provides legislative updates to appropriate staff as needed.
Reviews/develops pertinent legislative proposals and works with designated staff to determine impact on the department.
Works with state court administrative staff in developing implementation plans for new legislation.
During the off session, this position reports to the Division of Court Services and performs court analyst tasks as assigned.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Some travel is required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
May have supervisory accountability for other employees, volunteers, or interns.  May plans, directs and coordinates activities for a unit.  Duties include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others.  May conduct performance appraisals, and provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes.
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and three year’s experience with legislative relations, legislative analysis or related experience. 
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
This position is subject to many interruptions and may be required to handle multiple calls and inquiries at once.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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