Job Opportunity

Legislative Representative
California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

August 26, 2021


The Legislative Representative is responsible for advocating on behalf of member interests before the State Legislature, Congress and Administrative Agencies. This position will specifically focus in the area of Administration of Justice: leading various committees in the development of policy related to criminal justice issues; making policy recommendations; determining the appropriate resources to apply to a particular piece of legislation; and, managing contacts and relationships in assigned policy area.

Job duties:

  • Understands the political environment and has the ability to make strategic decisions to influence advocacy outcomes.
  • Reviews and analyzes bills to gauge impact on counties; develops strategy for advocacy efforts; talks to sponsors, legislative staff, and Executive Branch staff, and other interested/affected entities; lobbies legislators and staff, testifies at legislative and administrative hearings and writes letters in support or opposition of bills.
  • Supervises staff to include: prioritize and assign work; conduct performance evaluations; ensure staff is trained; ensure that employees follow policies and procedures; maintain a healthy and safe working environment; and, make hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Reviews materials in subject matter area and broader legislative environment such as reports, news articles, etc. to be in an expert position to recommend policy to CSAC leadership; attends county caucus meetings to share information; and, monitors legislative hearings to maintain awareness of the political environment.
  • Responds to inquiries; drafts mailings and presentations given to members; prepares and attends conferences and meetings.
  • Works with affiliate organizations to solicit technical feedback and input.
  • Plans meetings.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public administration, or a related field and eight years experience working with the state legislature; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Position salary range: $100,000 to $150,000 annually, plus excellent benefit package. Consideration will be given to extending the range for highly qualified candidates.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Graham Knaus, CSAC Executive Director, at:

Click here for the PDF of the job description.

Filing Deadline:

Friday, September 24, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

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