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Democratic Staff Policy Advisor

  • 508807
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 15 2022 at 23:55 MST


Democratic Staff Policy Advisor

***Interested applicants must send a Cover Letter and Resume directly to Carmen Velarde at cvelarde@azleg.gov***

Job Location:

1700 West Washington

Phoenix, Arizona 85007  

Posting Details:

Annual Salary is Dependent upon Experience and Education  

Grade: 01

This posting will close on July, 15 2022  

Job Summary:

The main function of this position is to research, analyze, and offer policy advice to Minority Caucus Members about potential and existing legislation.

This is a partisan position, serving Legislators that represent the Democratic Party.

Job Duties:

• Compile information about the impact of legislation through research and discussion with stakeholders, lobbyists, and allied groups

• Assist other lead staff with community outreach and media relations efforts as needed in assigned legislative subject areas

• Draft bills and amendments (with assistance from legislative drafting attorneys)

• Draft briefing papers and talking points on assigned issues and legislation

• Monitor bills as they proceed through the legislative process

• Brief Democratic House Members on legislation

• Staff legislative committees and policy issues

• Make oral presentations about legislation

• Prepare written summaries of legislation

• Respond to constituent inquiries

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


• Knowledge of policy issues currently being considered by the Arizona Legislature preferred

• Knowledge of and experience with legislative processes and government institutions


• Strong analytical, research, writing, and oral presentation skills

• Professionalism, confidentiality, and integrity


• Ability and willingness to be part of a team that works closely and collaboratively to advance the goals of Caucus Members and colleagues

• Ability to succeed in a busy and demanding work environment, juggling multiple projects, and deadlines independently

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree or Law Degree preferred)


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Carme Velarde at cvelarde@azleg.gov for assistance


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.