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Under the administrative direction of the Vice President for Government Relations, serves as legislative assistant; assists in the planning, organization, and direction of a legislative program affecting housing financing and other related areas; and performs other related work.
Assists in the planning, organization, coordination, and implementation of a legislative program of the California Housing Finance Agency; responds to requests from members of the Legislature, legislative consultants, interest groups, and other State organizations for information on legislation of interest to the Agency; researches and gathers factual data for use in evaluating and analyzing legislation; provides detailed analysis of legislation on sensitive social issues and makes recommendations accordingly; follows daily action of the Legislature determining which bills relate to the Agency's sphere of interest; prepares monthly legislative report for the Agency's Board of Directors' Legislative Committee; assists in the presentation of testimony concerning housing bills being considered by the Legislature. Maintains liaison and coordinates with other State and Federal agencies, including other housing finance agencies and the Council of State Housing Agencies, with regard to national legislation which impacts housing. Manually updates California Housing Finance Agency statutes to reflect changes in the law which affect agency operations in order to ensure that Agency decisions and actions meet all legal requirements. Works closely with appropriate Agency technical staff in the review and analysis of legislation in order to determine which measures are of concern to the Agency.
One year of experience in California state service performing legislative bill analysis and control duties related to housing financing in a class with a level of responsibility not less than that of Staff Services Analyst, Range C. 0r II Experience: Two years of progressively responsible experience performing duties involving analytical studies of legislation and making legislative contacts and appearances, one year of which shall have been related to housing financing. 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: Trends of housing financing organization and processes of the California State Legislature; Federal and State laws that affect housing financing; Agency'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: Establish and maintain effective communications with legislators, legislative staff members, legislative committees, the Legislative Analyst; research and analyze legislation and recommend appropriate action to the Agency's administration and the Legislature; speak and write effectively; effectively contribute to the Agency's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated ability to act independently; ability to work effectively in a legislative setting.