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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title:  Government Relations Advanced Analyst

Series: Government Relations

Level in series:  1










The Government Relations Advanced Analyst is assigned to the Government Relations and Public Information Office and assists in establishing and maintaining political advocacy networks and communication linkages with governmental organizations and the community and in advocating on behalf of the District.  Work contacts may include state, federal, and local elected officials, governmental and community agencies, administrators, staff, students and the general public.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES  These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Monitors progress of bills, committee meetings and legislature session developments; alerts administration to developing problems.  Daily 20%
  2. Analyzes and monitors proposed and recently passed legislation. Daily 10%
  3. Analyzes District's response for solutions and assist in the preparation of reports affecting District programs.  Daily 10%
  4. Assists in the preparation of impact analysis of legislation and regulations and prepares District position statements as required. Weekly 10%
  5. Drafts amendments as directed for introduction in the Arizona Legislature.  Weekly 10%
  6. Develops and maintains a network of District constituencies. Weekly 10%
  7. Prepares narrative and statistical reports.  Monthly 10%
  8. Conducts research on national and local legislative and regulatory issues as required. Weekly 10%
  9. Monitors, modifies and maintains office website.  Monthly 10%
  10. Performs related duties as assigned. As required


  • Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

Bachelor Degree and three years of applicable analytical experience interpreting, developing, and/or applying policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations, preferably in an educational setting; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Masters degree preferred.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • None

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Public relations principles
  • Researching principles
  • Preparing and writing reports, correspondence and media materials
  • Activities and operations of local, state and federal legislative bodies, communities and governmental agencies
  • Legislation affecting community college districts
  • Techniques of legislative research and impact analysis
  • Arizona Revised Statutes and United States Code
  • A variety of computer software and applications

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Organizing work and balancing multiple priorities
  • Using computers and applicable software
  • Building consensus
  • Compiling and analyzing data and information
  • Preparing complex reports
  • Interpreting, developing, and applying policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations
  • Conducting research performing analytical research and legislative analysis
  • Developing and maintaining an effective advocacy network and establishing cooperative working relationships with legislators, legislative staff, governmental agency staff and others contacted in the course of performing assigned duties
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: manual dexterity, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Date: 07/2011
Revised by Human Resources 9/2013