The incumbent will report to the Director of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA) and will assist in coordinating and carrying out the Commission’s interactive work with Congress and the public.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Identify and track relevant bills through the legislative process.
- Analyze and prepare summaries of relevant legislative issues, including the introduction of bills, hearings, and other legislative actions of the Congress related to the federal criminal justice system.
- Evaluate pending and proposed legislation to determine the impact on Commission work.
- Facilitate effective and ongoing communications between the Commission and Congress, other federal agencies, and stakeholder organizations.
- Develop and maintain relationships with congressional staff.Engage in regular outreach to congressional staff through periodic briefings and communications.
- Assist in coordinating and preparing responses to congressional staff regarding the federal sentencing guidelines and sentencing data.
- Manage the tracking and archiving of congressional correspondence, reporting and other related memoranda in the agency’s electronic document management system.
- Serve as internal advisor to senior staff regarding congressional relations and legislative issues.
- Support team efforts to develop and implement strategies for communications with the press, outside groups, and the public.
- Draft memoranda, talking points, and policy analysis aimed at publicly disseminating Commission policy priorities, publications, and actions.
- Attend and/or review congressional hearings, public symposia, and other events related to the Commission’s work, as needed, and write summary memoranda of events.
- Identify and analyze emerging policy issues and problems.
- Participate on policy teams and staff working groups that focus on new legislation and other sentencing issues.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of OLPA.