Duties Description The Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs is responsible for monitoring all relevant legislation, representing the Agency's interests before New York State Legislature and serving as the point of contact for members of the legislature, other state agencies, county officials, and local units of government. The Student Intern would be responsible for assisting the bureau's Director and Liaison with proactive lobbying correspondence with legislators regarding new and upcoming OPWDD ADMs, regulations, and initiatives. The position will also conduct research on legislation and assist with legislative and constituent case tracking, draft responses to legislative letters, and lead special projects as needed including attending hearings and taking notes, and assisting other OPWDD departments.
Typical hours will be TBD dependent on school schedule, legislative session calendar, and remote days of Director and Liaison.
Additional Comments • The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Executive Office is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a
diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our
team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.