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CommunityLiaison

POSITION DESCRIPTION COMMUNITY LIAISON


SUMMARY: TheCommunityLiaisonsserveastheoutreachliaisonsfortherespectiveDistrictOfficesandrelatedstaff inKentIsland,BelAir,andSalisbury.Inthiscapacity,theincumbentmonitorsandupdatestheMember andChiefofStaffondistrictandlocalissuesandmanagesandsupportsallcommunityoutreach initiativesandassignmentsfortheOffice.TheLiaisonsupportstheplanningandexecutionofDistrict OfficeEvents/ConstituentWorkWeekactivitiesand,whennecessary,attendseventsandrepresentsthe Memberinhisabsence,aswellascoordinatingaweeklyDistrictOfficestaffcall.Theincumbent ensuresthattheMemberisappropriatelyrepresentedatmeetingsandeventsintheDistrict,staffsthe Memberasneeded,monitorsandreportsonissuesofimportance,andimplementsofficeprotocols. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS REQUIRED:
IncoordinationwithMemberandChiefofStaff,plans,assigns,andevaluateswork Supportstheinterviewing,selectionandtrainingofrespectivedistrictofficestaff Ensuresthatdistrictstaffcomplywithofficepolicies,practicesandprocedures MaintainsclosecommunicationwiththeWashington,D.C.andotherdistrictoffices RepresentstheMemberand/orassignsappropriatestafftodosointhedistrictasneeded Speakstolocalgroups,asneeded,whentheMemberorhisdesigneeisunavailable Travelsthroughoutthedistrictatregularintervalstokeepabreastoflocalconcerns

SupportstheplanningandexecutionofDistrictOfficeeventsandConstituentWorkWeekactivities
Ensuresthenecessaryprovisionofequipment,tools,andmaterialsnecessarytoeffectivelycarryoutdistrictoperations Maintainsastrongworkingandprofessionalrelationshipwithdirectreportsandcolleagues Developsandmaintainsstrongworkingandprofessionalrelationshipswithcommunitymembers,electedofficials nonelectedofficialsthroughoutthe1stCongressionalDistrictandStateofMaryland Meetswithelectedofficialsandrepresentativesoflocalgroupsonbehalfofthemember FacilitatesthepreparationoflettersoritemstobereadorsharedatpubliceventswheretheMemberisunabletoattend AttendsorprovideslettersinlieuofattendanceforMemberconcerninggroundbreakings,awardceremonies,orassigns appropriatestaffforthisoutreach MaystafftheMemberatmeetings/eventsasneeded,preparingresearchandadvancememos,posteventmemos, followup,anddataentry
July8,2013 OfficeofCongressmanAndyHarris(MD01)

CommunityLiaison

Responsiblefortheprocurementoflistsforoutreachpurposes Supportsthedevelopmentofstaffevaluationsbasedonstrategicobjectivesandperformancegoals Supportsdevelopmentofoutreachgoalsandplans CoordinatesandcommunicatesMemberinputonconstituentnominationstolocal,stateandfederalboards,councilsand commissions Maintainsflexibleweeklyscheduletoaccommodatemeetingrequests Monitorsdailypress/mediaforinformationimportanttodailyoperationofMemberoffices Respondstoconstituenttelephonecallsandcommunications ProactivelyseeksopportunitiesintheDistrict Workswellunderpressure Strongverbal,writtenandproofreadingskills Acceptsperformancebasedcriticismanddirectionand Performsotherdutiesasassigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
BachelorsDegreeorequivalentalternatively,2yearsofhighereducationexperienceand2yearsrelatedexperienceor trainingingovernmentrelations,customerservice,constituentrelationsorequivalentexperience.

MANAGERIAL:
IncoordinationwiththeChiefofStaff,carriesoutresponsibilitiesinaccordancewiththeofficepolicyandapplicablelaws. Responsibilitiescanincludeinterviewing,makinghiringrecommendationsandtrainingofDistrictofficecaseworkersand staffplanning,assigninganddirectingworkappraisingperformancerewardinganddiscipliningstaffaddressing complaintsandresolvingproblems.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:


Abilitytoperformessentialjobfunctionsabove Abilitytoexercisediscretionandindependentjudgmentinfulfillmentofresponsibilities Providesnecessaryorganization,supervisory,leadershipandmotivationtomanagedistrictstaff Strongoralandwrittencommunicationskills Thoroughknowledgeoflocal,stateandfederalagenciesanddepartments KnowledgeofallissuesandeventsinthedistrictinwhichtheCongressmanisinvolved
July8,2013 OfficeofCongressmanAndyHarris(MD01)

CommunityLiaison

Professionaltelephonemanner Temperamenttocommunicatewithavarietyofpersonalitiesinatactful,pleasant,andprofessionalmanner. Abilitytoworkcooperativelyandcourteouslywithothers Thoroughnessandcarefulattentiontodetail Abilitytoexercisediscretionandindependentjudgmentinfulfillmentofresponsibilities Knowledgeofofficepolicies,practices,andprocedures Knowledgeofofficecomputerapplicationsand Proficiencyinwordprocessing.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Workismainlyperformedinanofficeenvironment,thoughsignificantlocaltravelisexpected.Noiselevelsareusually moderateand Abilitytoworkinasmallworkstationwithoutanexpectationofprivacy. Ihavereadandunderstandthisexplanationandjobdescriptionandthatthestatementsaboveareadescriptionofthe functionsassignedmyposition.

__________________________________ FirstNameLastName,CommunityLiaison

________________________ KevinC.Reigrut,ChiefofStaff

July8,2013

OfficeofCongressmanAndyHarris(MD01)