Monday, May 7, 2012

Legislative Associates--Stateside Associates

Contact 2300 Clarendon Boulevard 4th Floor Arlington, Virginia 22201 Phone: (703) 525-7466 Fax: (703) 525-7057 Job Description Stateside Associates, the leading 50-state government affairs and issue management firm, seeks professionals to perform research and analysis regarding state legislation and politics. You will work in one of Stateside's Issue Teams supporting major corporations and associations in their state lobbying efforts. Legislative Associates must have prior service on staff in a state legislature. Candidates without such staff experience will not be considered. Internships are not considered staff positions. This is a highly demanding environment. Extensive training provides Associates with the issue, client and state knowledge needed to perform optimally. Standards of performance are very high. Opportunities for advancement in Stateside's growing firm are strong. Benefits include: 401k Match, Profit Sharing, excellent Health Insurance Plan and other benefits. (Salary in Mid to Upper $30s.) This position is located in Arlington, Virginia. Please forward resume and cover letter to Detailed description of job duties: • Research a specified set of policy issues on the state level as part of an issue team. • Track and analyze legislation and provide in-depth political and policy analysis and research. • Communicate with legislators, legislative staff, Chambers of Commerce and relevant stakeholders to analyze, summarize and determine the viability of state legislation. • Maintain working knowledge of state government resources and information, client information and policy trends. • Uphold positive working relationships both internally and with clients, legislative sources and allied organizations. • Provide timely and appropriate response to all communication; email and telephone inquiries. Desired Skills & Experience Knowledge & Experience • Experience in legislative research and policy evaluation from time spent on state legislative staff. • Superior writing ability required. • Strong comprehension of state legislative and executive systems. An ability to understand complex legislative issues. • Familiarity with state legislative processes and procedures. • Ability to meet deadlines while demonstrating professionalism under pressure. • Proficient knowledge of computer systems and software including all Microsoft Office programs and internet research tools. • University degree required Personal Attributes • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing. • Conscientious go-getter who is highly organized, dedicated, and committed to professionalism. • Strong analytical research skills. • Highly self motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail. • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities. • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. • Strong customer service orientation. • Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects. Company Description Stateside Associates is the largest state and local government affairs firm. Since 1988, the Stateside team has worked across the 50 states and in many local governments on behalf of dozens of companies, trade associations and government and non-profit clients. Long regarded as the industry leader in State and Local Government Affairs, Stateside Associates helps its clients recognize more success from their programs by contributing experience, nationwide relationships and well-honed skills as issue managers. The staff includes former state legislature staff members, attorneys and issue managers with a combined 90 years of state and local government experience. From government affairs program design to execution, there are experienced Stateside professionals available to help. Whether the task is issue monitoring, retaining lobbyists, developing strategic plans, budgeting, working with Groups or integrating grasstops into your program, the experienced team at Stateside can assist. On a daily basis, Stateside team members help clients untie the knots of state legislation and regulations – identifying problems and opportunities and developing sophisticated government affairs programs that are both effective and budget-conscious. One key to success is Stateside’s commitment to treat all clients as “clients of the firm.” That enables clients to access the full array of partner, manager and staff resources seamlessly. Additional Information Posted: April 24, 2012 Type: Full-time Experience: Entry level Functions: Writing/Editing, Research Industries: Government Relations Compensation: $35,000 - $40,000 Job ID: 2913504

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