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Legislative Liaison

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior (5-8 years)
  • Atlanta

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is seeking highly qualified applicants for their fulltime Legislative Liaison position in the Commissioner’s Office. The Legislative Liaison will play a critical role in advocating for TCSG’s interests at the state legislature, monitoring legislative activities, and fostering strong relationships with legislators, government agencies, and other stakeholders. This position requires a deep understanding of legislative processes, excellent communication skills, and a passion for advancing technical education and workforce development in Georgia.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop and implement strategies to advance TCSG’s legislative agenda.
  • Monitor and analyze state and federal legislation and policy developments that impact TCSG.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between TCSG and state legislators, legislative staff, and government agencies.
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings with legislators, government officials, and other key stakeholders to discuss TCSG’s priorities and initiatives.
  • Provide timely updates and briefings to TCSG leadership on legislative activities and policy issues.
  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with external partners, including industry associations, advocacy groups, and educational organizations.
  • Collaborate with TCSG’s communications team to develop advocacy materials and communications strategies.
  • Organize and participate in legislative events, including briefings, receptions, and tours of technical colleges.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, communications, or a related field; advanced degree preferred *AND* a minimum of (5) five years of experience in legislative affairs, government relations, or public policy.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience working with the Georgia General Assembly.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how legislation is drafted, introduced, debated, amended, and passed at the State and Federal level.
  • In-depth understanding of higher education, workforce development, and/or economic development, including relevant laws, regulations, and key stakeholders.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
  • Ability to analyze and interpret legislation, regulations, and policy proposals to determine their potential impact on the organization or industry.
  • Strong understanding of the legislative process and experience working with state legislatures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information clearly and persuasively.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with legislators, government officials, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and research skills, with the ability to interpret and synthesize legislative and policy information.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for education and workforce development, with a commitment to TCSG’s mission and values.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested parties should apply at Team Georgia Careers, Team Georgia Careers Website

Applications will be accepted until July 19, 2024. Due to an anticipated large volume of applications, only those who receive an interview will be notified of the status of the position.

It shall be a condition of employment to submit to a background investigation. Offers of employment shall be conditional pending the result of the background investigation.

Federal Law requires ID and eligibility verification prior to employment.

All male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are ages 18 through 25, are required to register for the military draft and must present proof of Selective Service Registration upon employment.

Applicants who need special assistance may request assistance by phoning (404) 679-1762.

The Technical College System of Georgia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

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Mission & Purpose

Georgia on my Mind is not just the state song --  it's the Governor's job description. Consisting of the Governor, his Cabinet, and various executive agencies, Georgia's Executive branch is responsible for implementing policy and enforcing legislation on the statewide level. The Governor's Cabinet includes the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and the Attorney General, in addition to a number of other elected officials. As the chief official in the executive branch, the Governor is vested with a number of powers and duties in the government scheme including proposing new programs and state laws, proposing a state budget, signing or vetoing legislation, and appointing members of various state boards.