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Under general direction of the Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women, to serve as the Commission's principal legislative coordinator; to initiate, analyze, critique, and promote bills affecting the status of women; to provide technical and consultive assistance on matters related to the status of women; and to do other related work.
Informs the Executive Director and the Commissioners on the progress and status of bills of interest to the Commission; follows daily action of the Legislature to determine bills which relate the Commission's sphere of interest; provides technical and statistical data, and makes recommendations to the Commission regarding legislation; makes presentations to individual legislators, their staff, and interest groups; provides liaison between the Legislature and the Commission; testifies before legislative committees; independently carries out administrative duties in relation to securing the passage of bills; works with legislators in the development of legislation as identified through Commission projects and studies; works with women's groups throughout the State in educational and advisory capacities; provides staff and program backup for the California Legislative Roundtable; may supervise subordinate staff in the accomplishment of these tasks.
One year of experience in California state service performing analytical staff duties involving legislation related to status of women in a class with a level of responsibility not less than that of Associate Governmental Program Analyst.
Two years of progressively responsible experience performing duties involving analytical studies of legislation and making legislative contacts and appearances. At least one year of this experience shall have been gained in studies related to women's issues. (Possession of a Master's Degree in Women's Studies, Public or Business Administration, Political Science or a closely-related field may be substituted for one year of the required general experience.) (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include one year in a class at a level of responsibility not less than 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: Trends of public education, legislative processes; organization of the California State Legislature; provisions of Federal and State legislation which have an effect on the status of women; current issues for women; the history and background of the Movement for Women's Rights; principles of verbal and written expression; educational, employment, and other related needs of women; Commission'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 communication between legislators, legislative staff members, legislative committees, the Legislative Analyst, and other local, State and Federal agencies; analyze legislation and recommend appropriate action; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; act as an informal mediator between factions within women's organizations; develop and prepare materials with respect to California women; give technical and consultive advice on women's changing roles, responsibilities, and their contributions to society; travel throughout the State; effectively contribute to the Commission's affirmative action objectives.