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Legislators - 11-1031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Develop, introduce, or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, state, or federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-1000 Top Executives
11-1030 Legislators
11-1031.00 Legislators

Related Occupations


  • Alert constituents of government actions and programs by way of newsletters, personal appearances at town meetings, phone calls, and individual meetings.
  • Analyze and understand the local and national implications of proposed legislation.
  • Appoint nominees to leadership posts, or approve such appointments.
  • Attend receptions, dinners, and conferences to meet people, exchange views and information, and develop working relationships.
  • Conduct "head counts" to help predict the outcome of upcoming votes.
  • Confer with colleagues to formulate positions and strategies pertaining to pending issues.
  • Debate the merits of proposals and bill amendments during floor sessions, following the appropriate rules of procedure.
  • Determine campaign strategies for media advertising, positions on issues, and public appearances.
  • Develop expertise in subject matters related to committee assignments.
  • Encourage and support party candidates for political office.
  • Establish personal offices in local districts or states, and manage office staff.
  • Evaluate the structure, efficiency, activities, and performance of government agencies.
  • Hear testimony from constituents, representatives of interest groups, board and commission members, and others with an interest in bills or issues under consideration.
  • Keep abreast of the issues affecting constituents by making personal visits and phone calls, reading local newspapers, and viewing or listening to local broadcasts.
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant national and international current events.
  • Make decisions that balance the perspectives of private citizens, public officials, and party leaders.
  • Negotiate with colleagues or members of other political parties in order to reconcile differing interests, and to create policies and agreements.
  • Organize and maintain campaign organizations and fundraisers, in order to raise money for election or re-election.
  • Oversee expense allowances, ensuring that accounts are balanced at the end of each fiscal year.
  • Prepare drafts of amendments, government policies, laws, rules, regulations, budgets, programs and procedures.
  • Promote the industries and products of their electoral districts.
  • Read and review concerns of constituents or the general public and determine if governmental action is necessary.
  • Represent their government at local, national, and international meetings and conferences.
  • Represent their parties in negotiations with political executives or members of other parties, and when speaking with the media.
  • Review bills in committee, and make recommendations about their future.
  • Seek federal funding for local projects and programs.
  • Serve on commissions, investigative panels, study groups, and committees in order to examine specialized areas and recommend action.
  • Speak to students to encourage and support the development of future political leaders.
  • Vote on motions, amendments, and decisions on whether or not to report a bill out from committee to the assembly floor.
  • Write, prepare, and deliver statements for the Congressional Record.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze impact of legal or regulatory changes.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Conduct hearings to investigate legal issues.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Coordinate operational activities with external stakeholders.
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies.
  • Draft legislation or regulations.
  • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs.
  • Hire personnel.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Manage outreach activities.
  • Prepare proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
  • Present information to the public.
  • Promote products, services, or programs.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
  • Represent the organization in external relations.
  • Resolve customer complaints or problems.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Support the professional development of others.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Congressional Marine Liaison (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Congressional Marine Liaison (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Legislative Counsel (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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