Salary $108,098 - $157,144 a year job type full-time
Full job description
Located in the beautiful sonoran desert, scottsdale, arizona is bordered by phoenix to the west and the mcdowell mountains on the eastScottsdale is annually rated among the nation`s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business inCheck out more about scottsdale.
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidatePlease complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possibleDo not state “see resume” in lieu of answeringUnanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.
About the position
Leads the city’s efforts to develop effective working relationships with other levels of government, and lobbies on behalf of the city on a variety of legislative and regional issuesSupports the city`s interests while developing and implementing strategies which achieve good public policy.
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interviewSuccessful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:
Criminal background screening for the past 7 years
Motor vehicle department records check
Please note: first review of applications on monday, 12/6/2021
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The city of scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.
Note: the minimum qualifications were updated to remove specificized degree type requirement and include education to the equivalency statement.
Education and experience
A bachelor`s degree from an accredited educational institution.
Five years of legislative and/or public policy experience.
Must have at least one year of lead or supervisory experience.
An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for experience and/or education requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Experience developing, researching and analyzing public policy.
Experience in lobbying efforts on a variety of issues applicable to local government.
Licensing, certifications and other requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver`s license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start dateThe arizona department of motor vehicles requires that out-of-state driver`s licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the state of arizona.
Every person employed by the city of scottsdale shall reside in the state of arizona during his or her active employment by the city, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required depending on division/department/services assignment.
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:
Works as an advocate of the city`s positions on issues before the u.sCongress, state legislature and regional governing boards, as well as to develop scottsdale`s relationship with other municipal organizations and special interest groups throughout arizona.
Briefs elected officials, city manager and senior management on complex municipal and community issues.
Researches and develops recommendations on city-wide policies, programs, procedures, special projects, services, pending legislation and other administrative issues; performs and/or manages the performance of high-level, sophisticated research and evaluation efforts.
Interprets federal, state and city statutes, ordinances, rules and regulationsMakes sound independent decisions in accordance with established policy.
Coordinates development, approval and advocacy of city`s position on proposed federal and state legislation and regulations.
Acts as the city`s designated public lobbyist.
Works on intergovernmental contracts and acts as the primary contact between city and state and federal governmental/political entities.
Work environment/physical demands:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this positionReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel to/from meetings and various city, state and national locations.
Attends evening and weekend meetings as needed.
Equal employment opportunity: it is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an `otherwise qualified applicant` with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment processPlease contact human resources to request an accommodationPersons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting hr receptionist at (480) 312-2491Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodationFor tty users, the arizona relay service (1-800-367-8939) may contact hr receptionist at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.