Legislative Representative, Mayor’s Office of City Legislative Affairs

New York City DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Queens, NY (30+ days ago)

The Mayor?s Office of City Legislative Affairs is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented professional for the position of Legislative Representative.About the Office: The Mayor?s Office of City Legislative Affairs serves as the principal liaison between Mayor Bill de Blasio?s administration and the New York City Council. City Legislative Affairs works toward the goal of fostering productive relationships between the executive and legislative branches and assists the Mayor?s administration in: (1) shaping public policy; (2) developing and advancing the Administration?s agenda through local law, the budget and land use; (3) negotiating City Council legislation; and (4) preparing agencies for City Council public hearings.About the Role: Legislative Representatives are each assigned a portfolio of City Council committees and are responsible for all legislation, oversight hearings and member requests from their respective committees. The Representative also acts as a liaison between the Mayor?s Office and the agencies that fall within each respective committee. The Representative also facilitates and approves meetings between City Council members and Agency officials and Commissioners.Duties of a Legislative Representative include, but are not limited to: ? Tracking legislation introduced by the City Council and monitoring its progress as it moves through the legislative process.? Working with agencies in reviewing and preparing legislation.? Working with agencies in crafting a response to City Council legislation and oversight hearings and preparing testimony.? Preparing written analyses of legislation.? Drafting mayoral bill-signing statements and correspondence.? Facilitating interactions between the City Council and the Administration, including responding to requests from members and staff in a timely manner; and? Assisting in overseeing and supervising staff.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Bachelor?s Degree. Graduate degree (JD/MPA/MS) (preferred)2. Understanding of and experience with any combination of the following: the local legislative process, public policy analysis, New York City agency operations and lobbying

Preferred Skills

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills along with a strong work-ethic and the ability to work independently are imperative.

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES: Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: ? A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver?s license. ? Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. ? Current Resume ? Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone) Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting?s ?Minimum Qualification Requirements? section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card. **LOAN FORGIVENESSThe federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program?s other requirements. Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 349657.We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.