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State of Massachusetts Chief of Staff - Office of Senator Lovely in Boston, Massachusetts

JOB SUMMARY * * The Chief of Staff (COS) is responsible for the successful operation of a Senator’s office and for developing office services and staff support that promote a Senator’s activities and priorities. The COS supervises employees and interns employed by the office and is responsible for a broad range of personnel management tasks and responsibilities. The COS serves as an advisor to a Senator on matters that can include legislation, district relations, communications, or strategy. Additionally, the COS may serve as liaison and/or spokesperson for the Senator with citizens, lobbyists, agency representatives, and state and local government officials. The Chief of Staff reports to the Senator for whose office they serve. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Primary Duties and Responsibilities: * Act as advisor to the Senator on office management, legislative, budget, constituent, communications, and district matters. * Supervise employees and interns employed by the office; carry out responsibilities in accordance with office policy and applicable laws,including: o planning, assigning, and directingwork o addressing staff complaints and resolvingproblems o hiring, training, anddisciplining employees and interns o reporting time andattendance * Oversee the administration of office goals and manage long-term legislative plans of theSenator. * Act as principal liaison to Senate Counsel, Senate President’s office, other member offices, local, state, federal elected government offices, and themedia. * Maintain good working relationships with the Senator, other Senate offices, constituents, and other key stakeholders. Other Duties and Responsibilities May Include: * Speak to local groups when the Senator isunavailable. * Draft, file and track the Senator’s legislation or budgetamendments. * Oversee annual budget process as it pertains to the Senator’s and districtpriorities. * Analyze legislation and provide policy consultation in key areas of interest for the Senator, prepare briefings for the Senator on key legislative and districtissues. * Advocate and negotiate on behalf of the Senator’s legislation andinterests. * Maintain the Senator’s schedule. * Assist with the Senator’s legislative and districtactivities. * Attend events with the Senator or on their behalf. * Coordinate press releases, external communications, community awards andcitations. * Supervise and conduct constituentcasework. * Access the Senator’s State House email; read and communicate contents of email to the Senator and respond as necessary to constituent comments or concerns. * Perform other duties as assigned by the Senator. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of relevant work experience, or any of the following combinations of education and experience: 1. Associate’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience; 2. Graduate degree or higher in a related field; or 3. At least 5 years of relevant work experience. 2. Management or supervisory experience and the ability to motivate employees. 3. An understanding of municipal, state, and federal political processes. 4. Excellent interpersonal skills and temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities and stakeholders in a tactful, positive, collaborative, and professional manner. 5. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 6. Knowledge of Microsoft office computer applications. 7. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 8. Ability to think critically and work both independently and as part of a team. 9. Ability to produce quality work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. 10. Ability to maintain a flexible schedule including working extended hours, possibly on nights and weekends. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Senate *Title: *Chief of Staff - Office of Senator Lovely Location: Massachusetts-Boston - State House Requisition ID: 240001T6