Director Legislative Reapp Office Duties
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages and directs the Legislative Reapportionment Office (LRO} and
its staff to assure that the reapportionment functions are carried
out in an effective, efficient, and non-partisan manner.
Selects, trains, and supervises staff of the LRO.
Maintains relationships with the leadership of majority and minority
parties of the House and Senate assuring that the LRO directs and
coordinates technical support to assist legislators, reapportionment
committees and its members in redrawing legislative and
congressional districts. Works closely with the Office of
Legislative Counsel to translate the reapportionment plans into
Directs and coordinates technical support for local governments to
redistrict commission, school board, and council districts.
Works with the Attorney General's Office in submitting the
redistricting plans to the US Department of Justice and assists in
litigation. support of redistricting plans if such support is
Maintains up to date knowledge on redistricting developments,
including litigation, court opinions, and National Conference of
State Legislatures Redistricting Task Force Meetings to explain and
interpret the latest decisions and their implications to the
legislators and the public in Georgia.
Serves as the Legislative Liaison to US Census Bureau overseeing for
Georgia the Census Bureau' s
Redistricting Data Program; responsible for seeing that the current
precinct data are mapped onto the
Census Tiger Maps and Legislative Districts; serves on the
Governor's Census Committee coordinating efforts with the Regional
Development Centers, local committees, and interest groups.
Coordinates with the State Elections Office to develop and maintain
local precinct level election data
base and precinct maps.
Provides general information to the public and all elected officials
in a timely manner.
Maintains good working relationships with the offices of the Georgia
General Assembly while complying with the rules and regulations of
the University of Georgia and Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Develops and manages an annual budget working within the guidelines
of the University of Georgia and the Georgia General Assembly.
Helps to implement the adopted reapportionment plan by working with
candidates and local election officials to assure a smooth
transition to the new districts.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Masters Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political
Science or related field.