The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission has begun its search for a permanent director to take the helm of the 67-year-old institution.
The person will serve as the chief executive officer for the Kentucky General Assembly and report to the Legislative Research Commission, known as the LRC. The director is responsible for the performance of the nonpartisan staff employed by the General Assembly and for their delivery of high quality, professional services to legislators and to the legislature.
Applicants are expected to have a minimum of a graduate degree in public administration, law, political science or related field and eight years practical experience in governmental administration. The candidate should have demonstrated exemplary moral and ethical leadership while holding a significant leadership position in business, government, military service, or a nonprofit organization or charity. The candidate must be willing to avoid personal involvement or activity of a partisan political nature.
The candidate should be available to fill the position on Oct. 1, three months before the 2016 General Assembly begins.
The salaried position pays from $120,000 to $140,000 per year and includes state benefits.
The job opening has been posted on the LRC website and will be advertised in The Courier-Journal in Louisville, The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Cincinnati Enquirer. It will also be shared with the National Conference of State Legislatures and Council of State Governments.
Current Acting LRC Director Marcia Seiler announced on Tuesday, June 30 her plan to retire at the end of July and said she will not seek the permanent director’s job.