Staff Services Manager II (Specialist)
Executive Office


Classification: Staff Services Manager II (Specialist) 
Title: Government and External Relations Director
Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: $6,722.00 – $8,352.00
Posted: March 18, 2020
Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Bulletin: Staff Services Manager II (Specialist) 

Highlights of the Job

Under the general direction of the of the Executive Director and Chief Deputy Director, in the Executive Office, the Staff Services Manager II (Specialist) functions as the Government and External Affairs Director for the California Student Aid Commission.  The Government and External Affairs Director is responsible for advocating with the State Legislature and the Federal Congress to establish or change education policy and funding.  The incumbent oversees a significant portion of the Commission’s legislative program, including serving as a liaison between the Commission and the California State Legislature on state legislative activities and performs the most highly sensitive, and complex technical analytical assignments.  Duties include monitoring, researching, and analyzing state laws, regulations, policies and proposed legislation; reviews bill analyses, and when necessary develops resolutions to conflicts among analyses prepared by multiple program units; as directed, testifies before legislative and budget committees on behalf of the Commission; advises and makes recommendations to the Commission, Executive Director, and Chief Deputy Director regarding proposed legislation; communicates with Administration representatives and state legislators and their staffs; working with other agencies, groups, and individuals in connection with departmental issues and programs; represents the department at legislative and budget hearings, conferences and meetings; and responds to requests and inquiries from the Administration, Legislature, the Commission and its advisory bodies, as well as other state and national agencies and financial aid associations.  Provides vision, leadership, technical assistance and direction to the development of a national and statewide educational strategy.  Serves as a member of the Executive and Leadership team.