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State of Massachusetts Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs in Boston, Massachusetts

About MassDOT An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies, and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure. MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. MassDOT’s divisions include Highway, Aeronautics, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rail & Transit, and Planning & Enterprise Services. We are an organization of over 4,000 and growing. Position Summary The Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs is responsible for assisting the Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs in managing state transportation legislation. This function is an integral member of the MassDOT’s Government Affairs Team and works closely with the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of Transportation’s senior staff. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining effective lines of communication between MassDOT and key legislative personnel. It is essential to MassDOT that relevant legislative issues are identified and monitored to determine their effect on MassDOT transportation projects and operations. The Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs develops and executes a comprehensive legislative agenda for the department to effectively position MassDOT on transportation-related legislative issues, thereby allowing the Agency to successfully achieve its goals and objectives. Effective execution of this work will ensure that MassDOT operates in a supportive legislative environment and positively impacts the organization's ability to grow in meeting the needs of the Commonwealth. Duties and Responsibilities * Develops and implements the legislative agenda for the department. Oversees and monitors state transportation legislation including researching, drafting, and preparing legislation; and develops strategies to affect the passing of legislation. Provides analysis of policy proposals and research of legislative issues. Recommend relevant legislation and policies to support prioritization of the organization’s policy agenda. * Cultivate relationships with key elected and appointed officials, staff, policy makers and related governmental bodies and leaders; Work in partnership with organizations and build coalitions to further the agency’s legislative and public policy agenda. Keeps MassDOT units informed of legislative and policy recommendations and proposals. Monitor legislative and regulatory developments and provide timely updates to senior leadership. * Acts as key advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs by providing advice and making recommendations on legislation, monitoring the passage of bills associated with MassDOT. Organize and facilitate legislative meetings. Manages and provides direction to the Deputy Directors and legislative staff. Sets clear performance expectations, provides regular feedback, and conducts performance evaluations. Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture that promotes professional growth and continuous learning. Promote effective cross-team collaboration, knowledge sharing, and best practices. * Manages inquiries and responds to constituent questions concerning legislation on behalf of the MassDOT; drafts responses, issues progress reports on key legislation, and manages constituent correspondence; meets with constituents, legislative advocates, and other legislative staff members. * Prepares briefings and conducts research for the MassDOT’s senior leadership, attends meetings and provides legislative updates. Prepare advocacy and policy materials including issue briefs, website updates and legislative and public policy reports. * Perform other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs. PESJobs First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. Please provide a complete, accurate and current resume / application for MassDOT to review in order to determine if your submitted materials meet the minimum entrance requirements for the position. 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 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. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! • For questions regarding the job posting, please email Heather Sweeney at • For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722. • For a disability-related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Diversity Officer, Derrick Mann at 857-368-8541. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Engineering* *Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation *Title: *Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs Location: Massachusetts-Boston-10 Park Plaza Requisition ID: 230009WE