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Legislative Liaison

  • 504543
  • Full-time


TEAM – “Together Everyone Achieves More”
The Department of Real Estate regulates the sale of subdivisions, unsubdivided lands, timeshares, condominiums, membership campgrounds, and cemeteries. It approves and monitors pre-licensing instruction, testing and continuing education courses. The Department also oversees the activities of licensees, investigates complaints against licensees and land developers, and participates in administrative hearings pertaining to their conduct.

Legislative Liaison

Job Location:

100 N. 15th Avenue, Suite 201

Phoenix, AZ. 85007


Posting Details:

Salary: $47,000 - $52,000  

Grade: 20

This position is open until filled


Under the direction of the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner, the Legislative Liaison is the primary point of contact for state government elected officials. The position provides leadership and coordination of the legislative process for the Department, working with the Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner, Department leadership team & personnel, Governor's Office & State Legislature regarding all legislative matters.

Job Duties:

• Establish, manage and maintain relationships with all branches of Arizona State Government, Department Leadership Team and personnel, stakeholders, and community real estate partners. Provide background and agency related information to problem solve directly with the Legislature within clearly defined parameters established by the Commissioner and Governor's Legislative Affairs staff. Routinely keep the Commissioner, Department Leadership Team, Agency Personnel, Governor's Legislative Affairs staff and key department stakeholders looped in on pending legislation and issues

• Develop the Department's legislative proposals in consultation with the Commissioner, Department Leadership Team and personnel and the Governor's Legislative Affairs staff. •Draft, analyze, review and monitor legislation that may impact the Department, and community partners. Provide advice to the Department regarding actions on specific legislation and proposals. Advise the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Department staff on policy development, strategy and the legislative process

• Represent the Department at legislative committee hearings and other meetings as designated, including testifying on legislation and Department programs and policies. Draft presentations to explain Department policies and associated state and federal laws. Participate in and represent the Department at internal and external meetings

• Oversee and/or complete research and responses to legislative and constituent inquires, including tracking trends to provide recommendations for improvements to the appropriate programs. Manage and file Department's legal reporting for lobbyists as required by statute. Participate as a member of Department's Executive Leadership Team

• Assist with administrative tasks, program review functions and other tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Department's programs priorities and needs; applicable state laws, and guidelines; state legislative processes, strategic planning processes and methods

Skill in:

• Written and verbal communication and independent decision making; interpreting, analyzing, and explaining state laws and proposed legislation; establishing and maintaining critical relationships with key members of the Legislative and executive branches

Ability to:

• Represent the Department and speak on behalf of the Commissioner in a clear, concise manner; identify critical issues and analyze complex legislation; effectively communicate the Department's legislative needs; apply LEAN concepts, principals and tools used to the create and deliver the most value from the customer's perspective while consuming the fewest resources, and engaging people in continuous problem solving

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, real estate, political science, or a related degree. A graduate degree or higher is preferred

• Experience working with a state legislature, government affairs position, or a state agency

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11)

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver license appropriate to the assignment


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 plus 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 Shawn McConnell at staffing@azdoa.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.