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Legislative Specialist

Company: Countryway Insurance Co.
Location: New York
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

  • Lobby at the General Assembly on property rights, rural health, taxes, and local government authority issues as they relate to agriculture and forestry.
  • Provide technical expertise to county Farm Bureaus to support requests on interacting local government, to assist in evaluating impact of local government issues, to evaluate the impact of local tax issues including conducting or collaborating with field staff on revenue impact studies for implementing ag valuation tax programs. -
  • Coordinate local issue campaigns with other departments for county Farm Bureaus. -
  • Respond and resolve member requests according to assigned Farm Bureau policies.
  • Educate and train member volunteers and leaders to increase their knowledge and understanding of issues to facilitate their interaction with elected officials. -
  • Draft background material and policy statements to help inform members and elected officials regarding Farm Bureau policy and positions.
  • Attend local, state, and national Farm Bureau and allied industry meetings to build partnerships and gain knowledge on assigned issues or any Farm Bureau policy.
  • Establish and maintain a liaison and an open line of communication with state governmental agencies, allied industry, boards and commissions in assigned area.
  • Conduct programs to identify, monitor, define and prioritize assigned issues. ADDITIONAL DUTIES
    • Examine successful programs in other states and determine if adaptable to Virginia.
    • Annually recommend goals and priorities for assigned issues and the department to further the mission of the organization.
    • All other duties assigned by the Senior Vice President Governmental Relations in fulfilling the department's goals and objectives.
    • Cooperate with other Farm Bureau departments in fulfilling Federation-wide priorities including membership acquisition. MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
      • College degree from a four-year university. MINIMUM SKILL QUALIFICATIONS
        • Familiarity and previous experience with Virginia state or national government and the legislative process.
        • Ability to interpret and communicate complex regulatory requirements
        • High level of initiative and motivation
        • Strong oral and written communication skills
        • Excellent organizational skills
        • Excellent interpersonal skills
        • Excellent writing and speaking ability for giving testimony
        • Ability to adapt to covering a wide variety of issues impacting farmers PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
          • Understanding of Farm Bureau policies and of the organization
          • Prior experience working closely with local or state government agencies, legislatures or agriculture industry or direct lobbying experience.
          • Degree in Political Science, Environmental Studies, Communications, Agriculture Economics or Public Administration
          • Agriculture/Farming background
          • Background of implementing or administering agriculture related programs -At VA Farm Bureau, we provide an exceptional benefits package, including ongoing job development and support in all roles, paid training and continuing education reimbursement, medical and dental insurance available on your first day, generous employee 401K -contribution, excellent Paid Time off (PTO) plan and more!Virginia Farm Bureau Companies provide equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, age disability, orientation or veteran status.VAFB supports compliance with COVID-19 -protocols.

Keywords: Countryway Insurance Co., New York , Legislative Specialist, Other , New York, New York

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