Under general direction, to plan, organize, and direct a program to keep the Secretary of State's Office informed on the progress of measures introduced into the Legislature; and to do other related work.
Plans, organizes, and directs a program established to inform the Secretary of State and management in the Secretary of State's Office on the progress and status of measures of interest to them which have been introduced into the Legislature and the United States Congress; provides sufficient technical data, statistics, and recommendations to the Secretary of State so that decisions can be made on measures; has responsibility for the internal processing and control of all new legislation initiated and reviewed by the Secretary of State's Office; provides policies and procedures for the internal processing of proposed legislation; reviews all bills, constitutional amendments, and resolutions introduced by the Legislature, and subsequent amendments thereto to determine which measures are of concern to the Secretary of State's Office; refers proposed legislation to Secretary of State management and local government as required; reviews all analyses upon return, requests additional information as needed, and brings to the attention of those concerned proposed changes in the established policy, or differences in policy position between State agencies or between the State and local governments; prepares recommendations to the Governor on enrolled bills being considered for signature; summarizes all bills introduced into the Legislature for use by personnel in the Secretary of State's Office as required; contacts staff personnel of the Legislature to determine action taken, or scheduled to be taken, on various bills of interest to the Secretary of State's Office; prepares reports concerning the status of bills; provides for the preparation, review, approval, and distribution of letters expressing the Secretary of State's position on legislation.
One year of experience in the California State Service performing legislative bill analysis and control duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Associate Governmental Program Analyst.
Experience: Four years of progressively responsible administrative, staff, or legal experience in a governmental jurisdiction in the State of California at least two years of which shall have been in the control of analysis of legislation or in making legislative appearances and contacts. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least two years performing duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Associate Governmental Program Analyst.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Organization, functions, and processes of the legislative branch; constitutional requirements related to special sessions of the Legislature; constitutional authorities and responsibilities of the Governor as related to legislation; California Government organization, functions and administrative processes; principles of public administration; modern office methods and procedures; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Analyze legislation and identify that which is of concern to the Secretary of State's Office; develop techniques for assembling, recording, retrieving, routing, and analyzing large volumes of data concerning new legislation; analyze legislative data on enrolled bills; lay out and coordinate work of others during general sessions of the Legislature; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; speak and write effectively; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.