Policy Legal Operations Analyst - Governance & Legislative Affairs

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Virginia Department of Transportation
Jun 22, 2024
Jul 20, 2024
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Title: Policy Legal Operations Analyst – Governance & Legislative Affairs

State Role Title: Policy Planning Specialist III

Hiring Range: $81,375 – $132,235

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Annex Building

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is excited to offer and announce an opportunity to serve as a Legal Operations Analyst in the Governance & Legislative Affairs Division (GALA) in our Central Office!

GALA is seeking a Legal Operations Analyst to provide technical support and guidance in the development of policy, legislative, and regulatory proposals for VDOT; draft and review contracts, MOUs, and other agreements; review and interpret regulations and statutes applicable to VDOT operations and programs to ensure agency policies are uniform and internal guidelines are in compliance with law; review and interpret Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) policy to ensure that the CTB is in compliance with legislative mandates, the law and regulations; provide agency advocacy in personnel grievance matters as needed; provide assistance with administrative hearings as needed; and coordinate and consult with the Office of the Attorney General.

Responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to:

Coordination with Attorney General's Office – Work with the Attorney General's (AG's) Office to resolve legal issues and questions of law related to VDOT's programs and processes, and coordinate information and documentation with the AG's staff.

Legislative and Regulatory Impacts – Identify and review federal and state legislation and regulations that affect VDOT operational areas. Analyze impacts and provide status reports to operational areas.

Legal/Technical Reviews – Draft and review memoranda, agreements, and CTB policies to ensure consistency with intent and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Support responses to intellectual property and FOIA requests and make recommendations.

Administrative Hearing Support – Prepare Administrative Hearing / Informal Fact–Finding Conference briefing packages and provide support.

Technical Support – Provide technical support and guidance in developing and interpreting policy, legislative, and regulatory proposals for VDOT.

Drafting Support – Draft documents with appropriate and legally sound language as needed to support all Core Responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to build strong customer relationships and deliver customer–centric solutions.
• Skill to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
• Ability to promote and recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the agency.
• Working knowledge of intellectual property and FOIA laws.
• Ability to identify issues at the national level impacting the operations of the agency.
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications.
• Knowledge of legal systems to include experience performing legal and policy research.
• Ability to actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning opportunities.
• Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes at the federal and state level, including the operations and processes of Virginia's legislative committees.
• Ability to gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
• Experience interpreting and applying regulations and legislation.
• Ability to collect, compile, and accurately analyze data.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, manage multiple assignments, organize work, and coordinate activities across a diverse group of people and special interests.
• Demonstrated ability to draft and edit legislation and agreements.

Additional Considerations

• Experience in drafting contracts and agreements in which state governmental entities are a party.
• Training, experience, and/or education in law or policy.
• Working knowledge of Virginia's legal system including laws, regulations, and legislative processes.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to "Your Application" in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy.
We are a "Virginia Values Veterans" (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.
VDOT utilizes a market–based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.
Additional positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days.
VDOT is an emergency operation agency. Positions physically working within Central Office locations may be designated upon request and coordination among the respective District Engineer or Administrator and Chief. Assignments are updated annually. Not all designated employees are provided an emergency operations assignment.
This position requires a fingerprint based Criminal History Background Check, DMV Record Check and Work History Verification with references.

Contact Information




In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service–Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at .

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022– February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.