Contacts members of Congress and other elected officials to persuade them to support legislation favorable to clients' interests. Studies proposed legislation to determine possible effect on clients. May require a bachelor's degree and 5-8 years of direct experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.