MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF POLICY AND LEGAL ANALYSIS Position Announcement The Maine Legislative Council is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Office of Policy and Legal Analysis (OPLA). This is a full-time, nonpartisan, senior management position of the Legislative Council. The Director is responsible for directing one of 6 nonpartisan offices that work under the overall direction of the Executive Director of the Legislative Council, providing professional staff support to the Legislature. The office consists of a staff of 23, who provide policy and legal research and analysis, bill and amendment drafting, and staffing services to the Legislature’s joint standing committees. The office also provides staff support to legislative study committees and commissions during the legislative interim. The Director is responsible for planning, directing and managing the office, directing professional policy and legal staff, providing management reports, and for working in concert with the executive director and the other office directors to develop and manage organizational relationships and policies designed to enhance the effectiveness of the nonpartisan staff of the Legislature. MIMIMUM DESIRED REQUIREMENTS An advanced or terminal degree in a related field of study, and at least six years of progressively responsible public policy and managerial experience, with at least four years of experience at the management level. Combinations of relevant education and experience will be considered. Strong leadership and management, communication and supervisory skills are essential. Significant experience or study in public policy analysis is desirable. Successful candidate must be able to work in a strictly nonpartisan capacity. Starting salary is $76,627 – $92,102, commensurate with skills and experience, plus a generous State benefit package. Current value of State-paid health and dental insurance: $356.62 biweekly. Value of State’s share of retirement: 19.96% of the employee’s gross pay. EEO Employer. A letter of application and a resume should be submitted by the close of business on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 to: David E. Boulter, Executive Director C/o Human Resources: OPLA Recruitment Office of the Executive Director Maine State Legislature 115 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0115
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