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State of Massachusetts Legislative Affairs Co-op Summer/Fall 2023 in 10 Park Plaza, Massachusetts

*About MassDOT:* An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure. MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Aeronautics, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rail & Transit, and Planning & Enterprise Services. There are approximately 3,600 employees across the organization. MassDOT’s goal is to provide employees with greater flexibility in when and where they work while continuing to execute MassDOT’s Safety and Customer Service Mission. Furthermore, MassDOT will be doing our part to lead by example in reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by minimizing overall workplace commuting travel during peak hours through telework and schedule flexibility. This position has a high degree of remote flexibility once established in the role. The selected candidate will be expected to follow a hybrid work model that consists of both in-office and work from home days, as needed. _Position Summary:_ The Legislative Affairs co-op will report directly to the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, and work as part of the Legislative Affairs Team to support their ongoing projects. This can include preparation for public meetings, communicating about projects such as the Needham/Newton Bridge, and providing administrative support to the team. Other aspects of the co-op may include responding to public inquiries and conferring with staff in order to exchange information, to coordinate efforts, and to obtain information concerning projects and activities. _Duties and Responsibilities:_ * Work with the team to coordinate and run virtual public meetings. * Attend legislative hearing on bills that DOT is tracking. * Take notes at legislative hearings to help DOT make informed decisions on legislation. * Conduct research on the divisions of DOT, Aeronautics, MBTA, RMV, and Rail and Transit. * Prepare briefs for the Secretary to testify at legislative hearings. * Attend team meetings and offer input regarding weekly activities. * Be one of the liaisons to the state legislature. * Compile a weekly report that is shared with various members of state government. * Become involved with pieces of DOT that interest them. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. * Be interested in transportation and state government. * Be able to edit and write briefs. * Be able to work independently. * Be able to plan ahead. _Take-aways at the end of the co-op:_ The selected candidate will be able to: * Be able to run a public meeting using virtual platforms. * Be familiar with the legislative process in Massachusetts. * Be able to conduct legislative research. * Be familiar with the various programs DOT runs such as Complete Streets and Shared Streets and Spaces. * Be familiar with each division within DOT and their mission. * Be familiar with DOT’s legislative goals. *Minimum Entrance Requirements:* All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a degree program for Fall 2023. Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. · For questions regarding the job posting, email · For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722. · For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call ADA Coordinator, Heather Ulesoo – (617) 851-9447. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation *Title: *Legislative Affairs Co-op Summer/Fall 2023 Location: Massachusetts-10 Park Plaza Requisition ID: 23000364