The Department of Housing and Community Development is seeking a qualified and experienced leader to serve as the agencyâ??s Policy and Legislative Director. The individual will provide executive-level support to the Agency Director on agency policy, planning and legislative processes, long-range plan development, program planning, drafting regulations, and legislation and policy statements. In addition, the individual will monitor and report on federal and state legislation; provide leadership to professional staff; provide direction and oversight of the agencyâ??s policy initiatives and legislative functions, intergovernmental relations, regulatory functions, research and evaluation activities; provide support to Boards and Commissions; lead and participate in various agency studies, existing programs, and process improvement efforts; conduct objective analyses; produce reports; write position papers; and draft legislation or regulations. The individual will be responsible for assigning and managing work assignments using policy analysis, program evaluation, and research techniques to assure agency management has sufficient information to take actions to achieve the agencyâ??s housing and community goals. Pursuant to Â§Â§2.2-3114 and 2.2-3115 of the Code of Virginia, this position has been designated to file an annual Statement of Economic Interests form.
Minimum Qualifications Considerable knowledge of policy analysis, public policy, legal issues, long-range plan development, research and evaluative techniques, organizational theories, principles and practices and program planning. Considerable knowledge of Virginiaâ??s legislative process, practices, laws, and regulations affecting agency programs and local government. Ability to direct an agency policy, planning, and legislative process. Knowledge of budget, fiscal, human resources, and public sector management. Ability to interpret legal documents or contracts. Ability to develop processes for inclusion in order to develop complex solutions and recommendations; to draft regulations, legislation and policy statements; to work with a variety of state officials, policy boards, legislative bodies, and agency staff. Excellent communication skills verbally, in writing, and in formal presentations. Ability to use a PC and a variety of software to produce data and graphics. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in planning, public administration, public policy, business administration, or a related field. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
Preferred Qualifications An advanced or law degree is preferred.
Special Requirements Valid driverâ??s license is required.