DEPUTY DIRECTOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

Mayor

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

Annual Salary

$84,000.00 - $122,900.00

contact information

Mayor's Office of Legislative Affairs
213-978-0600
Mayor.Jobs@lacity.org

job description

POSITION: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

The Mayor’s Office of Legislative Affairs ensures that the entire Mayor’s Office cultivates and maintains strong and healthy working relationships with the City Council. The Legislative Affairs team acts as the bridge to the City Council, coordinating with them on the Mayor’s top policy priorities that require legislative action. The Office also works in close collaboration with the City Clerk to process transmittals and council files internally throughout the Mayor’s office, as well as all commissioner appointments. 


SUMMARY:

Mayor Bass has made it a priority to form close and collaborative working relationships with each member of the Los Angeles City Council. Her issue-area priorities and goals for the city include solving the homelessness crisis, public safety, and community safety align with the City Council. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in creating strong working relationships between the Mayor and the City Council, and who are ready to join the Mayor’s Team in their work to achieve a more equitable, healthy, and safe Los Angeles.  We need someone that is familiar with the city’s legislative process, including familiarity with the city’s municipal code, administrative code, charter, and Council Rules. The candidate should also have an understanding of the critical issues of our City, and experience working among key policymakers and stakeholders in the City of Los Angeles, including the Los Angeles City Council. Our Deputy Director should demonstrate a superior ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, should be thorough and detail-oriented, be a great team player, and be adaptable to any situation.




PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Deputy Director will jump right in as a member of the Legislative Affairs Team, tracking all City Council and Committee agendas and ensuring that the other Mayor’s Teams are aware of pending legislative actions that could impact their work. The Deputy Director will be responsible for cultivating strong working relationships with staff from each Council Office, as well as throughout the Mayor’s office.


Job duties include: 

  • Overseeing the drafting of the weekly Legislative Calendar, to help the Mayor’s Team track upcoming items in Council and Committee meetings.

  • Writing legislative briefing memos for Council and committee meetings.

  • Tracking city legislation and policy initiatives relevant to the Mayor’s priority areas

  • Keeping the Mayor’s staff informed of relevant legislation and policy initiatives

  • Working collaboratively with City Council staff to ensure the Mayor’s policy agenda is moved forward.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Worked in a position that required positive and constructive interaction with constituents and stakeholders, in order to move forward legislation, policy, or a project.

  • Worked as legislative staff for a member of the Los Angeles City Council, or other comparable elected office, or in a position that required engaging with and briefing an elected official. 

  • Tracked and provided analysis on legislation, and produced timely, comprehensive, and well-written legislative briefing memos.

  • Assisted in working on an annual legislative budget process.

  • Worked to successfully shepherd a legislative action through the legislative process, including working with multiple legislative offices to shape and build support for a piece of legislation.

  • Preferred but not required: Managed staff in a supervisory capacity.


REFERENCES: Reference should be made available upon request.


How to apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mayor.Jobs@lacity.org with “DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS” in the subject line no later than December 29, 2023. Please note that applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and suitable candidates may be contacted and hired before the application deadline. We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications promptly. 


This is an exempt, at-will position. The individual appointed to this position will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority. The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Please call (213) 744-9300 if you need assistance. For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found here.