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Natural Resources Policy Analyst/Counsel


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Job ID:

59280

Location:

Olympia, WA, United States

Category:

Government

Salary:

per year
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172

Zip Code:

98504

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

06.17.2014
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Job Description:

Natural Resources Policy Analyst/Counsel
House Agriculture & Natural Resources and Environment
Committees
House Republican Caucus
Washington State House of Representatives
Overview:
In the Policy Development Office of the House
Republican Caucus, we are looking for professional individuals who
share the common goal of helping Republican state representatives
govern effectively. Our employees are motivated, hard working, well
informed, politically astute, and dedicated to providing the best
possible service to individual caucus members and the caucus as a
whole.
Specific Duties and Activities:
•Primarily responsible for all issues related to the
state's natural resources, including agriculture, climate change,
environmental health and permitting, fish consumption rates, forest
practices, the State Environmental Policy Act, water law, and fish
and wildlife issues. Specific committee assignments include the
House Agriculture & Natural Resources and Environment
Committees;
•Within assigned issue areas, monitor activities of
all legislative committees, provide strategic advice to
chairs/ranking members and regular members of each committee, and
be familiar with all legislation that may be of concern to the
caucus;
•Assist caucus members in developing legislative
policy, which includes providing background research, drafting
bills and amendments, and identifying relevant
legislative/political history;
•Help individual caucus members, committee
chairs/ranking members and senior staff develop legislative
strategies to pass priority legislation and/or amendments;
•Identify strategic opportunities for caucus members
to ask questions in committee or offer amendments - in committee or
on the House floor - that highlight the House Republican Caucus
policy initiatives and point out the deficiencies in opposing
agendas;
•Work directly with the communications staff to
provide the necessary background information so they can accurately
and effectively convey caucus messages to constituents and gain
support for the positions of the caucus as well as the legislative
priorities of individual caucus members;
•Monitor all activities - which includes attending
off-campus meetings - of executive agencies, work groups and task
forces within assigned issue areas and identify areas of concern
for senior staff and interested caucus members;
•Conduct policy research upon request for all members
of the caucus and provide background information to legislative
assistants to assist them in responding to constituent concerns and
inquiries.
Intangibles:
-Self-starter with the ability to think on their
feet
-Willing to challenge the natural resources status
quo; must be able to think outside of the box and not just accept
the standard line from state natural resource agencies
-Capacity to grasp complex issues and provide useful
analysis for legislators, staff and constituents
-Strong political acumen
-Ability to work with and serve a diverse group of
legislators and personalities
-Can utilize a network of lobbyists, interest groups
and state agency personnel within your issue areas
-Not territorial; willing to work within the team to
get the job done
-Knows the difference between being and "advisor" and
an "advocate"

Salary - $50,000 - $75,000 DOE
Please send (or email) cover letter and resume
to:
Troy Nichols, Director of HRC Policy Development
PO Box 40600/JLOB 461
Olympia, WA 98504-0600




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