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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Legislative Liaison in Des Moines, Iowa

Legislative Liaison



Legislative Liaison


$69,867.20 - $107,432.00 Annually


Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

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219 Iowa Department of Commerce Utilities Board

Job Number



12/13/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Job Description

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department of Commerce Utilities Board.

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) is seeking to hire an Executive Officer 3 reporting to Geri Huser. This permanent, full-time, merit and collective bargaining exempt, “at-will” position will represent the IUB and the position of the Board Chair as state policy liaison by facilitating communication among members of the General Assembly, Legislative Services Agency, legislative caucus staff, the Board Chair, agency, and other stakeholder groups. The employee in this role will communicate information about the mission, goals, programs, and needs of the IUB.

The Executive Officer 3 will serve as point of contact when working on multi-agency projects; must effectively advocate the budgetary and legislative priorities and initiatives of the IUB; and will respond to requests for information and data from legislators, legislative staff, Legislative Services Agency, the Governor's office, statewide elected officials, other executive branch agencies, and Iowa’s Congressional delegation in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner.

The successful candidate will provide agency employees with information, consultative services, and technical assistance involving administrative rules; formulation of legislative initiatives, proposals, and processes; interpretation of legislative intent; and other executive branch agency current events. The employee will also assist with interpretation, implementation, and follow-up of new legislation; assist with interim activities of the Legislature; draft bill language and/or work with agency staff in drafting proposed language and agency pre­filed bills as needed; and track agency progress on legislative directives.

The position includes working with the administrative rules and administrative rules review committee of the Iowa Legislature as needed and leading the agency’s management of task forces, commissions, and councils convened by the Board Chair and the General Assembly. The employee will coordinate common legislative initiatives; assist in compiling, reviewing, and submitting required reports; conduct special projects; and assist with policy development.

The Executive Officer 3 serves as the primary back-up to Emergency Management Coordinator and will staff the State Emergency Operations Center during emergency situations, participate in planning exercises, respond to emergency events, and coordinate emergency preparedness exercises.

The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate complex legislative issues both orally and in writing. The employee must have internet and computer proficiency and be able to comprehend and apply state and federal laws, rules, practices, and procedures; research and develop strategies that advance public and consumer interest; provide advice, answer questions, and advise the Board; and make objective recommendations and decisions.

The successful candidate will work, build, and foster relationships with the Board members, agency staff, stakeholders, customers, peers, and others who interact with the IUB. Travel in and out of state may be required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field, and experience equal to five years of full-time professional-level work in program administration, program development, program research/evaluation, or management.

2) A total of nine years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience.

3) All of the following (a, b, and c):

a. Three years of full-time professional-level work experience in program administration, program development, program research/evaluation, or management; and

b. A total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and

c. A total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, public health, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

4) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as an Executive Officer 2 or two years of full-time work as an Executive Officer 1 or comparable specific management-level position.

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219 Iowa Department of Commerce Utilities Board


1375 E Court AveDes Moines, Iowa, 50319