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Legislative Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Irvine Ranch Water District

Salary: $6,911.00 – $9,462.00 / Monthly


General Description:

The Irvine Ranch Water District is seeking a highly skilled, experienced professional for the position of Legislative Analyst who will, under the general direction of the Government Relations Officer/Deputy General Counsel, assist in developing, administering, facilitating and monitoring the implementation of the District’s federal, state and local legislative and regulatory advocacy program, assist in developing District policy positions and perform a variety of professional and technical duties in support of the District’s external affairs activities, including implementation of special projects.


Summary of Duties:

  • Monitor the activities of federal, state and local government agencies/bodies including legislative and regulatory hearings and policy developments; provide summaries of hearings and other events.


  •  Research, review and analyze federal, state and local legislative and regulatory proposals and policy discussions.


  • Track and review proposed legislation and regulations, and evaluate their potential impact to District operations including analyzing and interpreting pending legislation and regulation to determine which District department and operations may be impacted.


  • Assist in the development of key messages and distribution of key publications and other materials, including presentations.  Prepare correspondence and other written communications as needed related to policy issues of interest to the District including developing fact sheets, comment letters, testimony and other written advocacy materials.


  • Communicate orally and in writing with consultants, legislative offices, regulatory agencies, and other internal and external audiences regarding a variety of issues related to legislation, regulations and District operations.


  • Compile records and complete reports regarding tracked legislative proposals and FPPC filings.


  • Participate in meetings to update and educate internal and external audiences, including elected officials, on District activities, operations and positions on a variety of legislative and regulatory proposals.


  • Represent the District on committees, outside organizations and subcommittees as directed; coordinate review and analysis of legislative proposals and related activities with other departments and outside agencies.


  • Attend meetings and functions outside the normal workday.  Travel outside of the District including travel to Sacramento and Washington, DC on a regular basis.


  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned by supervisor.


OTHER DUTIES (Non-Essential Job Functions)

Attend appropriate safety training as required for the performance of job duties.



  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration, Communications, Journalism or a related field, and 4 years of experience working for a legislator, interest group, education group or public policy entity/and/or performing related tasks is required.
  • A master’s degree in a related field may substitute for 2 years of work experience.
  • Water industry experience highly desirable.


 License / Certifications

  • Valid Class ‘C’ California Driver’s License required.


Additional Information:

**Extensive traveling required, including travel to Sacramento and Washington, DC.**

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