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Posted: May 10, 2019

Organization: Legislative Service Bureau

Job Title: Researcher

General Duties:

This is an entry level research position in the LSB Research Services Division, which assists the Legislature by providing confidential information and analysis and assistance drafting policy resolutions.

Research analysts gather, synthesize, and analyze scientific, technical, and non-technical information to provide high-quality, unbiased information to state legislators and legislative staff. Findings are communicated in writing or orally to support public policy development and bill drafting. Analysts learn the intricacies of the legislative process, become familiar with the sources of information unique to the Legislature, and develop consulting relationships with Legislative Service Bureau clients. Analysts also draft policy resolutions for state legislators. Assignments are completed independently, under the supervision of more experienced research staff. As training progresses and skills develop, more complex and difficult assignments are encountered.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required in economics, public policy, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant work experience required, such as basic public policy research, legislative or state government experience, or experience in preferred subject areas.
  • Experience in tax, labor, or economic development policy strongly preferred.
  • Experience in data analysis, research, and report writing required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required, including excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly develop expertise on a wide range of issues and topics required.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and irregular hours as required, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Pay Range: $24.89 per hour ($48,722 annually)

How to Apply:

Online applications only are being accepted through the State’s NeoGov system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan. For full consideration, candidates must include the following as separate attachments in their online application: 1) a cover letter, 2) college transcripts, and 3) a resume. The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

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Posted: May 6, 2019

Organization: Legislative Service Bureau

Job Title: Attorney

General Duties:

This employee functions as a staff attorney serving as nonpartisan Legal Counsel to the Michigan Legislature. The Attorney position includes assisting legislators and their staff in drafting bills, substitutes, and amendments and tracking them through the legislative process. Employee trains to learn legislative drafting rules and become a subject-matter expert in an assigned area. Employee attends legislative committee and workgroup meetings, performs legal research, and prepares legal memoranda. Due to onsite team collaboration, remote work is not an option.

The LSB Legal Division provides the Michigan Legislature with nonpartisan legal counsel, bill drafting, law compilation and publishing, and related services that support the lawmaking process.

The Legal Division of the Legislative Service Bureau consists of levels of attorney positions. Each level is similar in its core set of functions for the division, but each level requires progressively more depth and breadth of specialized knowledge, expertise, and responsibility.

Requirements:

  • Possession of Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with a minimum 3.0 GPA required.
  • Must possess current membership in good standing in the State Bar of Michigan.
  • Previous legal work experience with state statutes, state government operations, and the legislative process helpful.
  • Demonstrated legal research skills and knowledge of research resources required.
  • Excellent legal writing skills required.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills required, including the ability to work with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and irregular hours as required, including weekends, evenings and holidays.

How to Apply:

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Posted: May 6, 2019

Organization: AAA Michigan

Job Title: Coordinator, Government Relations Programs

General Duties:

Directs and handles all Automobile Political Action Committee (ACPAC) activities, including day-to-day PAC management and operation, budgeting, check requests and disbursements, payroll verification, employee solicitation, event planning, communications and compliance reporting. Demonstrates understanding of federal and state election laws and regulations. Demonstrates understanding of strategic objectives of a government and regulatory affairs office and its relationship to ACPAC. Serve as primary point of contact for ACPAC, compiling any requested and/or necessary data/status reports, and communicating appropriate information to internal parties. Coordinate and prepare all ACPAC Board meeting materials, including the annual report. Serves as PAC subject matter expert, supporting improvement of processes and training. Master the use of third party PAC management tools to administer the PAC and federal/state legally mandated reporting.

Assists in the implementation of Government Relations programs by coordinating several aspects of department functions. Assists in the implementation of Government Relations operations, engagement, and grassroots involvement activities throughout the ACG footprint. Works with other company departments to leverage company assets to assist in Government Relations activities. Contributes to the execution of the department’s legislative agenda. Assists the Vice President and Director in monitoring legislative action and communicates with government personnel to maintain an awareness of activity. Assists the Vice President and Director in performing lobbying functions as necessary.

Oversees contract renewal process for and processes monthly payments to out-state lobbyists. Demonstrates understanding of federal and state lobbying disclosure laws and related rules. Completes state mandated lobbying filings for Auto Club Group registered lobbyists. Coordinates semi-annual employee lobbying message to collect information and report as required by law. Works with ACG tax area regarding company lobbying to conform to IRS reporting requirements.

Coordinates the installation, operation and management of all IT programs in the Government Relations office with ACG’s IT area and outside vendors.

Handles constituent calls from elected officials regarding our members/insureds.

Requirements:

  • College level course work
  • Must register as a lobbyist
  • Knowledge of political action committee governance and operations and federal and state campaign finance law
  • Acute political sensitivity and integrity
  • Ability to impact of legislation/regulation on the Company, members and the general public
  • Knowledge of legal restrictions/requirements of political action committee at federal and state level, legislative process and legal restrictions and requirements of grass roots political activities

How to Apply:

Apply on AAA website

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Posted: April 18, 2019

Organization: Legislative Service Bureau

Job Title: Software Developer

General Duties:

The Michigan Legislature seeks a talented software developer to join a team that is building and maintaining a new legislative information system to be utilized by the House of Representatives, Senate, and Legislative Service Bureau. This position will utilize the latest technology and development tools as part of a collaborative team to shape the way the product is built. This individual will work with a contracted software vendor and existing state developers to design, implement, test, deploy, and support a technical solution that is critical to the work of the Michigan Legislature and legislative processes. Duties include solving complex technical challenges in the existing legacy system and for the new software solution. Due to onsite team collaboration, remote work is not an option. The LSB MiLENIA System Division is responsible for providing the Legislature with consolidated chamber automation, drafting tools, and future updates to Legislative websites. The 2019-2020 Legislative Session will be the first to use the new tools; it is anticipated that a new legislative website and internal portal will be launched in 2020.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, develop, debug, implement and support customized browser-based applications;
  • Modify existing platform to correct errors, improve performance and enhance functionality;
  • Adhere to and recommend improvements to project coding standards;
  • Work in a team environment with shared code; disciplined use of version control and process documentation;
  • Complete assigned tasks and resolve software bugs

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • Three years’ experience using C# or similar OOP, Visual Studio, Git, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and willingness to ask questions to achieve goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of application design, software best practices, and development life cycles.
  • Strong ability to communicate, collaborate, and self-start while working within a team environment.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as required, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Must be willing to share in the on-call and on-site response duties for late-night session support or for emergency services.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly; transition to other environments and programming languages as needed.
  • Bonus Skills: Familiarity with Python, Django, Aurelia, RESTful APIs, and knowledge of the legislative process.

Pay Range: $59,625 annually/$30.46 per hour

How to Apply:

Online applications only are being accepted through the State of Michigan’s NEOGOV system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan. Applicants must include a resume, copy of college transcripts, and cover letter as separate attachments in their online application for full consideration. Applications are due by 5 p.m. May 23.

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