State of Oregon - Oregon Legislature

The State of Oregon has a Citizen Legislature consisting of the Senate, whose 30 members are elected to serve four-year terms, and the House of Representatives, which has 60 members elected for two-year terms. The assembly convenes every two years in regular session on the second Monday in January during odd-numbered years, a date set by statute. Oregon Constitution does not specify a limitation on session length, however most sessions last approximately six months. During the interim, legislators serve on interim committees and task forces that study issues likely to be faced during the next legislative session.

Oregon’s representative form of government is governed by rules, laws, and procedures. Although the process is long, complex and dominated by committees, all laws begin as someone’s idea.

The Legislative Branch is comprised of the Assembly (state elected officials and their staffs) and four legislative service service agencies:

Legislative Administration:
The Legislative Administration Committee is the primary support service arm of the Legislative Assembly. Its executive officer, the Legislative Administrator, oversees the activities of a number of units within Legislative Administration.

The committee, authorized by ORS 173.710, is composed of the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, three senators appointed by the President and four representatives appointed by the Speaker.

The committee appoints an executive officer who serves as administrator for Legislative Administration. The administrator's office coordinates and oversees the operation of the following administrative units: Employee Services; Facility Services; Information Systems; Financial Services; and
Committee Services.

Legislative Counsel:
Overseen by the Legislative Counsel Committee, the Office of the Legislative Counsel provides legal and publication services to the Legislative Assembly and its members and other agencies of state government. The office drafts measures and amendments for legislators, legislative committees and state agencies; provides legal advice to legislators and legislative committees; reviews state agency rules for legal sufficiency; prepares indexes and tables for legislative publications; edits, publishes, sells and distributes the Oregon Revised Statutes, the official bound session laws and other print and electronic publications.

Legislative Fiscal:
The Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO) is a permanent, non-partisan legislative service agency. It provides research, analysis, and evaluation of state expenditures, financial affairs, program administration, and agency organization. The LFO also provides fiscal impact statements on legislative measures.

Committees staffed by LFO include the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the Emergency Board, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and the Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology.

Legislative Revenue:
The Legislative Revenue Office (LRO) is a permanent, non-partisan legislative service agency. It provides research and analysis on tax policy and school finance issues for legislators, legislative committees, and their staffs. The LRO also provides revenue impact statements on legislative measures that affect state or local revenue. Legislative committees staffed by the LRO are the Senate Finance & Revenue Committee, the House Revenue Committee, and the Task Force on Comprehensive Revenue Restructuring.

The office was established in law by the 1975 Legislature. Its authority and functions are specified in ORS 173.800 through ORS 173.850.

State of Oregon - Oregon Legislature Salem, OR, USA
Jul 10, 2018
The Office of the Administrator in the Legislative Administration Agency is currently recruiting for one full-time continuing Project Manager to assist with the promotion of access to the legislative process, provide efficient, effective, accountable and customer-oriented services to all legislators, legislative agencies, the public, and other government agencies.  The purpose of this position is to provide management of administrative projects affecting Legislative Administration and/or the Legislative Branch.   Additionally, this position will provide program analysis, process evaluation, project leadership, and advice to management on the effectiveness and efficiency of the individual departments of the organization.     **NOTE:  IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE ATTACH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME.  APPLICATIONS WITHOUT BOTH ATTACHMENTS MAY NOT BE REVIEWED. Duties & Responsibilities Project Management Duties: Project Planning to include the identification of project objectives, deliverables, scope, training and resources; Development of project documentation; Identify project team and assign work tasks; Project Coordination; Project Communication; Program Management: This position may be responsible for simultaneously developing, coordinating and managing reoccurring and/or temporary programs including: Continuity of Operations Planning and Emergency Management,  including the development, review and coordination of Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness Plans; Legislative Session Orientation and Training   (Update, prepare, assemble and distribute resource and reference material for legislators and staff). Schedule and facilitate meetings with legislative caucus offices, support offices (LRO,LFO, LC, Committees, Employee Services, etc.) to determine training programs, sessions offered and class schedules; Coordination with   Oregon State Capitol Foundation   projects and integration with the Capitol Master Plan; Flu shot clinics and blood drives. Management Analyst Duties: This position serves as a staff analyst, evaluator and advisor to the Legislative Administrator and other managers on the effectiveness and efficiency with which their components carry out their assigned programs and functions.  The incumbent works with the Legislative Administrator to identify potential projects by participating in meetings and communicating on a regular basis with LA managers, leadership, desks, caucus offices and statutory committees.