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State of Massachusetts Dep Chief of Staff/Legislative Director in Boston, Massachusetts

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) consists of six departments: MassHire Department of Career Services, Department of Unemployment Assistance, Department of Labor Relations, Department of Industrial Accidents, Department of Labor Standards, and Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave. In this dual role, the Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy is primarily responsible for managing major policy projects for EOLWD departments and working with department directors while exercising judgement as to when it is appropriate to include senior staff in policy discussions. While supporting the Chief of Staff, the Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy serves as a liaison to the Governor’s Office and makes sure that EOLWD and its departments are in lockstep with the administration’s vision and the mission statement for EOLWD by serving the residents of the Commonwealth, specifically job seekers, employers, apprentices, union members and employees who have been injured on the job to our best ability. This includes managing all regulatory changes and grants being dispersed by the Executive office and its departments. In addition, the Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy is responsible for analyzing and tracking relevant legislation that has been filed by the Legislature or the Governor and monitoring changes as legislation moves through the legislative process. The Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy drafts legislation, amendments and manages political involvement and policy. Stakeholder’s engage with the Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy for policy input. Furthermore, serving as the key contact for the legislature for each department and EOLWD and helping legislators with information they need from the agency is critical. The Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy leads the process of tracking our state budget and monitoring legislative changes and policy changes that occur through the budget and supplemental budget process. The overall mission of the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy is to promote, translate, and communicate the Secretary’s priorities and the Executives office’s mission, values and polices to advance and support expanded quality programs and services. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Workforce Development *Title: *Dep Chief of Staff/Legislative Director Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 210004UG

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