Council of State Governments
  • 07-Dec-2017 to 15-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • CSG-South
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Up to $49,000 annually
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Council of State Governments (CSG) is the nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. To learn more about CSG please visit our website at www.csg.org.

The mission of The Council of State Governments' Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15 member states. In large measure, this is achieved through the ongoing work of the Conference's six standing committees and supporting groups. Through member outreach in state capitols, policy research, international member delegations, staff exchange programs, meetings and fly-ins, staff support state policymakers in their work to build a stronger region. To learn more about the Southern office visit us at www.slcatlanta.org.

JOB SUMMARY

The Policy Analyst is responsible, through self-direction and in concert with the Southern Office Director, and to varying and project-specific degrees, for providing research support to the assigned standing committee(s) and staff groups of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC); supporting the various activities, programs and services associated with the organization's identified members; and providing optimal customer service.  The Policy Analyst exercises semi-independent judgment while maintaining a collaborative relationship with the Southern Office Director and other staff.  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates a professional appearance and manner
  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal skills and relationships with both internal and external partners and maintains open and frequent communication with legislative members
  • Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a non-partisan perspective
  • Develops programs and services for members in concert with the Southern Office Director
  • Staffs standing committee(s) of the Southern Legislative Conference as assigned (Education Committee and Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee)
  • Plans, coordinates and executes policy workshops, technical tours and delegations for state elected officials and staff
  • Provides targeted deliverables relative to public policy as determined and in collaboration with the Southern Office Director
  • Responds to information inquiries initiated by members of the legislative, executive and judicial branches
  • Provides support with regard to the coordination and execution of the SLC annual meeting and other events; identifies policy topics and presenters and coordinates each session for each assigned committee; prepares written summaries of each committee session; and briefs committee officers on matters pertaining to each session for each committee
  • Provides research assistance to staff as needed
  • Travels overnight and for varying lengths to fulfill duties and responsibilities as needed
  • Provides deliverables, such as written public policy analysis and issue briefs in support of the assigned SLC standing committee(s) and the organization as a whole
  • Monitors assigned states' legislative activities and disseminates information as appropriate; writes pre-session and post-session legislative summaries
  • Presents research and other organizational information before state legislative committees and other internal and external partners
  • Prepares and interprets surveys and other instruments used to gather information

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent proof reading skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree required; Minimum of three years' employment experience in research and public policy (academic research cannot be substituted for employment experience).

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the online application and submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages)Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Compensation Information: Compensation will be up to $49,000 annually.

 

 

 CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled)

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