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Principal Legislative Analyst (4337)

University of California Office of the President
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Principal Legislative Analyst (4337)


University of California Office of the President


Requisition Number: 20190013


Appointment Type: Staff - Career


Personnel Program: PSS-Uncovered


Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm


Percentage of Time: 100


Organizational Area: External Relations - Federal Government Relations


Location: Washington, DC


Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.


Position Summary:


This position is under the direction of the Director of Research and is located in the University of California's Office of Federal Governmental Relations (FGR) in Washington, D.C. This position is responsible for legislative analysis and advocacy for federal policy impacting university research. The position serves as an advocate for UC with Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. UC is one of the largest recipients of federal research funding and is involved in the management of three national laboratories through contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This position requires knowledge of the functions, organization, structure and procedures of Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. The position also requires direct and regular interaction with personnel within the University, including the Office of the President, the ten UC campuses and their research units and the national laboratories as well as associations representing higher education and the research enterprise.




Special Conditions of Employment:



Travel outside of normal business hours


Other Special Conditions of Employment:


Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.


Job Close Date: 2-27-2019




Duty 1: In consultation with the Director of Research, personnel in the Office of the President, UC faculty, and campus representatives, assists in developing legislative positions and new initiatives for the University.


Attends and reports on legislative hearings, briefings and association meetings.


Serves as a senior analyst responsible for identifying, analyzing, monitoring and reporting on federal legislative and regulatory policy issues and initiatives.

Function:Legislative Analysis

Percent: 40


Duty 2: Serves as one of the university's representatives with national associations and professional societies including national higher education, science, trade and other associations to build coalitions and advance UC's priorities.


Coordinates and provides assistance to UC visitors in Washington engaging with congressional, federal agency, or association representatives and activities on federal research issues.


Develops and maintains working relationships with congressional offices, executive branch representatives, and national associations on matters related to research and budget policy.

Function:Outreach and Advocacy

Percent: 30


Duty 3: In coordination with the Director of Research and other university professionals, works with federal agencies on the development of new initiatives or the implementation of policies that will affect the University. Drafts letters in response to proposed regulations, notifies selected personnel in the University about proposed regulations or initiatives which might affect the University.


Develops written materials to support education and advocacy related to federal research issues. Provides information that enhances Congress and the Executive Branch's understanding of the University's mission and achievements, and awareness of emerging issues affecting the University. Drafts letters, testimony, and legislative language as directed.

Function:Written Materials and Communications

Percent: 30


Job Requirements


Bachelor's degree in political science, public administration or a related field and 4-6 years' experience in advocacy or governmental relations and researching complex subject matter.


Demonstrated knowledge of the organization, functions, processes and procedures of the federal government, including Congress, the Executive Branch and key scientific and research agencies.


Demonstrated knowledge of university and federal research programs.


Demonstrated exceptional acumen and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain strong working relationships with key personnel in the office, in the University system, and across Congress and the Executive Branch.


Demonstrated ability to analyze national trends, issues and policy developments that could impact the University.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to prioritize responsibilities, articulate ideas and issues clearly and concisely, and to be a creative and critical thinker and writer in a busy office environment.


Excellent analytical skills and the ability to quickly research and collect pertinent information from a variety of sources. Ability to integrate essential information, and use that information to define and validate, options and alternatives; and the ability to develop recommendations and justification for the most productive course of action.


Demonstrated ability to coordinate with and work effectively in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with multiple constituents to achieve an accurate and comprehensive perspective.



Understanding of the organization of the University of California, its mission, programs, budget, and organizational structures in order to represent the University to the executive and legislative branches of government.



How to Apply


For complete job description and application instructions, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1366244


About us


The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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Posted: 2019-01-18 Expires: 2019-02-24

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