Liaison Officer

13 Jun, 2019

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Liaison Officer

Ohio Department of Medicaid
Columbus, OH
Job Duties

 Unless required by legislation or union contract, starting salary will be set at step 1 of the pay range.

Office: Legislation

Working Title:  Liaison Officer (PN 20080780)

Job Preview:

In this position, you will independently handle legislative program activities and public affairs before state and federal legislators to attract federal dollars for the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM). You will lobby legislators to foster appreciation and support for Ohio Medicaid healthcare delivery activities.

You will represent the Chief Legislative Officer in meetings with members of the General Assembly, legislative staff, and other state agencies concerning legislative policies. In addition, you will respond to legislative inquiries and provide requested information to legislators on various ODM programs.

Job Description:

Under administrative direction, independently handles legislative program activities & public affairs before state & federal legislators to attract federal dollars: Lobbies legislators to obtain support for human services program activities in Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM); provides information to educate legislators on various ODM programs to foster an appreciation for needed federal monies; assists Deputy Director for Office of Legislation in developing legislative policy recommendations for Director; represents Deputy Director at meetings with persons from Governor’s Office, other departmental offices, other state agencies, members of General Assembly & legislative staff concerning legislative policies; participates in meetings with representatives of other state agencies in developing recommendations for budgetary & other legislative policies; provides written testimony to support or oppose proposed legislation.

Reviews proposed legislation affecting ODM, & provides analysis & recommendations to Deputy Director for Office of Legislation & to other key departmental staff; assists Deputy Director for Legislation & Office of Legal Counsel in drafting amendments; participates in meetings with legislative staff & Governor’s office to explain departmental policies & programs, & to facilitate preparation of legislation.

Conducts & coordinates meetings with departmental staff & representatives of other state agencies to discuss & develop legislative policies & initiatives; acts as liaison with federal, state & local government officials & representatives, interest groups & general public to explain programs & policies; responds in writing, in person &/or via telephone to questions &/or sensitive inquiries from Governor’s Office, members of General Assembly, legislative staff, federal officials & representatives; interest groups & general public regarding ODM program activities; testifies in support or opposition to proposed legislation; provides Deputy Director for Office of Legislation with written information on meetings, liaison activities & legislative presentations.

Prepares correspondence, reports, policy statements & other initiatives related to legislation as requested by Deputy Director for Office of Legislation; operates personal computer & applicable software applications (e.g., Word, Excel); may represent Deputy Director at meetings & conferences with state, federal & community agencies. Performs other related job duties, as assigned (e.g., participates & attends staff meetings, attends meetings, conferences & trainings; travels to meeting sites; maintains records, logs, & files).

 

Qualifications

 12 months experience as Liaison Officer 1, 63511.

-Or 3 years experience as legislative aide or page.

-Or completion of undergraduate core program in English, Communications, Journalism or Political Science; 2 years of experience handling legislative &/or public affairs for government agency.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above. 

Knowledge of budgeting; public relations; agency policies & procedures (e.g., rules, regulations & procedures governing administration of Medicaid programs)*; government structure & process (e.g., basic organization & operation of federal state & local governments as they pertain to ODM)*; legislative processes. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; handle routine &/or sensitive inquiries from & contacts with government & legislative officials &/or business representatives & general public; analyze & prepare or edit legislation &/or administrative rules; originate routine business letters reflecting standard procedures; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports.

(*)Developed after employment

 
Supplemental Information:
This position is overtime exempt.


This position is unclassified per 124.11 (A) (9), Ohio Revised Code.

Travel required, as needed. Must provide own transportation. Or, in order to operate a state vehicle, you must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence. 

All answers to supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application.

Attachments to your application are not accepted for this job posting. Please be sure to provide detail in the job duty sections of your application. 

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration. 

Job Duties

 Unless required by legislation or union contract, starting salary will be set at step 1 of the pay range.

Office: Legislation

Working Title:  Liaison Officer (PN 20080780)

Job Preview:

In this position, you will independently handle legislative program activities and public affairs before state and federal legislators to attract federal dollars for the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM). You will lobby legislators to foster appreciation and support for Ohio Medicaid healthcare delivery activities.

You will represent the Chief Legislative Officer in meetings with members of the General Assembly, legislative staff, and other state agencies concerning legislative policies. In addition, you will respond to legislative inquiries and provide requested information to legislators on various ODM programs.

Job Description:

Under administrative direction, independently handles legislative program activities & public affairs before state & federal legislators to attract federal dollars: Lobbies legislators to obtain support for human services program activities in Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM); provides information to educate legislators on various ODM programs to foster an appreciation for needed federal monies; assists Deputy Director for Office of Legislation in developing legislative policy recommendations for Director; represents Deputy Director at meetings with persons from Governor’s Office, other departmental offices, other state agencies, members of General Assembly & legislative staff concerning legislative policies; participates in meetings with representatives of other state agencies in developing recommendations for budgetary & other legislative policies; provides written testimony to support or oppose proposed legislation.

Reviews proposed legislation affecting ODM, & provides analysis & recommendations to Deputy Director for Office of Legislation & to other key departmental staff; assists Deputy Director for Legislation & Office of Legal Counsel in drafting amendments; participates in meetings with legislative staff & Governor’s office to explain departmental policies & programs, & to facilitate preparation of legislation.

Conducts & coordinates meetings with departmental staff & representatives of other state agencies to discuss & develop legislative policies & initiatives; acts as liaison with federal, state & local government officials & representatives, interest groups & general public to explain programs & policies; responds in writing, in person &/or via telephone to questions &/or sensitive inquiries from Governor’s Office, members of General Assembly, legislative staff, federal officials & representatives; interest groups & general public regarding ODM program activities; testifies in support or opposition to proposed legislation; provides Deputy Director for Office of Legislation with written information on meetings, liaison activities & legislative presentations.

Prepares correspondence, reports, policy statements & other initiatives related to legislation as requested by Deputy Director for Office of Legislation; operates personal computer & applicable software applications (e.g., Word, Excel); may represent Deputy Director at meetings & conferences with state, federal & community agencies. Performs other related job duties, as assigned (e.g., participates & attends staff meetings, attends meetings, conferences & trainings; travels to meeting sites; maintains records, logs, & files).

 

Qualifications

 12 months experience as Liaison Officer 1, 63511.

-Or 3 years experience as legislative aide or page.

-Or completion of undergraduate core program in English, Communications, Journalism or Political Science; 2 years of experience handling legislative &/or public affairs for government agency.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above. 

Knowledge of budgeting; public relations; agency policies & procedures (e.g., rules, regulations & procedures governing administration of Medicaid programs)*; government structure & process (e.g., basic organization & operation of federal state & local governments as they pertain to ODM)*; legislative processes. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; handle routine &/or sensitive inquiries from & contacts with government & legislative officials &/or business representatives & general public; analyze & prepare or edit legislation &/or administrative rules; originate routine business letters reflecting standard procedures; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports.

(*)Developed after employment

 
Supplemental Information:
This position is overtime exempt.


This position is unclassified per 124.11 (A) (9), Ohio Revised Code.

Travel required, as needed. Must provide own transportation. Or, in order to operate a state vehicle, you must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence. 

All answers to supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application.

Attachments to your application are not accepted for this job posting. Please be sure to provide detail in the job duty sections of your application. 

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration. 

Job Duties

 Unless required by legislation or union contract, starting salary will be set at step 1 of the pay range.

Office: Legislation

Working Title:  Liaison Officer (PN 20080780)

Job Preview:

In this position, you will independently handle legislative program activities and public affairs before state and federal legislators to attract federal dollars for the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM). You will lobby legislators to foster appreciation and support for Ohio Medicaid healthcare delivery activities.

You will represent the Chief Legislative Officer in meetings with members of the General Assembly, legislative staff, and other state agencies concerning legislative policies. In addition, you will respond to legislative inquiries and provide requested information to legislators on various ODM programs.

Job Description:

Under administrative direction, independently handles legislative program activities & public affairs before state & federal legislators to attract federal dollars: Lobbies legislators to obtain support for human services program activities in Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM); provides information to educate legislators on various ODM programs to foster an appreciation for needed federal monies; assists Deputy Director for Office of Legislation in developing legislative policy recommendations for Director; represents Deputy Director at meetings with persons from Governor’s Office, other departmental offices, other state agencies, members of General Assembly & legislative staff concerning legislative policies; participates in meetings with representatives of other state agencies in developing recommendations for budgetary & other legislative policies; provides written testimony to support or oppose proposed legislation.

Reviews proposed legislation affecting ODM, & provides analysis & recommendations to Deputy Director for Office of Legislation & to other key departmental staff; assists Deputy Director for Legislation & Office of Legal Counsel in drafting amendments; participates in meetings with legislative staff & Governor’s office to explain departmental policies & programs, & to facilitate preparation of legislation.

Conducts & coordinates meetings with departmental staff & representatives of other state agencies to discuss & develop legislative policies & initiatives; acts as liaison with federal, state & local government officials & representatives, interest groups & general public to explain programs & policies; responds in writing, in person &/or via telephone to questions &/or sensitive inquiries from Governor’s Office, members of General Assembly, legislative staff, federal officials & representatives; interest groups & general public regarding ODM program activities; testifies in support or opposition to proposed legislation; provides Deputy Director for Office of Legislation with written information on meetings, liaison activities & legislative presentations.

Prepares correspondence, reports, policy statements & other initiatives related to legislation as requested by Deputy Director for Office of Legislation; operates personal computer & applicable software applications (e.g., Word, Excel); may represent Deputy Director at meetings & conferences with state, federal & community agencies. Performs other related job duties, as assigned (e.g., participates & attends staff meetings, attends meetings, conferences & trainings; travels to meeting sites; maintains records, logs, & files).

 

Qualifications

 12 months experience as Liaison Officer 1, 63511.

-Or 3 years experience as legislative aide or page.

-Or completion of undergraduate core program in English, Communications, Journalism or Political Science; 2 years of experience handling legislative &/or public affairs for government agency.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above. 

Knowledge of budgeting; public relations; agency policies & procedures (e.g., rules, regulations & procedures governing administration of Medicaid programs)*; government structure & process (e.g., basic organization & operation of federal state & local governments as they pertain to ODM)*; legislative processes. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; handle routine &/or sensitive inquiries from & contacts with government & legislative officials &/or business representatives & general public; analyze & prepare or edit legislation &/or administrative rules; originate routine business letters reflecting standard procedures; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports.

(*)Developed after employment

 
Supplemental Information:
This position is overtime exempt.


This position is unclassified per 124.11 (A) (9), Ohio Revised Code.

Travel required, as needed. Must provide own transportation. Or, in order to operate a state vehicle, you must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence. 

All answers to supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application.

Attachments to your application are not accepted for this job posting. Please be sure to provide detail in the job duty sections of your application. 

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

How to Apply:
The following link will allow you to directly view AND apply for the Liaison Officer position at the Ohio Department of Medicaid.  This job posting expires on 6/21/2019 at 11:59PM. Applications must be submitted before then in order to be considered.  Direct Link: https://dasstateoh.taleo.net/careersection/oh_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=190003CR&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York
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Job posted: 2019-06-13