Government Affairs Representative
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: R0001609
Salary Range: $80,454.00-$116,659.00
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking a Government Affairs Representative for the Office of Communications and Government Affairs at the Headquarters Office, Arlington VA.
As the Government Affairs Representative, you maintain effective working relationships with governmental agencies and organizations that have direct impact on the Airports Authority.
Maintains liaison with the US Congress and various Federal executive branch agencies (e.g. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration) and the Commonwealth of Virginia and other local and regional oversight entities that have direct impact on the Airports Authority’s enterprises, as assigned;
Represents the Airports Authority at meetings and conferences with governmental organizations and supporting non-governmental organizations; participates in periodic meetings with federal, state, local government officials and Congressional staff to explain the Airports Authority’s status, actions and initiatives.
Analyzes Federal, state, and county legislative proposals, regulations and other issues/actions to assess the impact on the Airports Authority’s policies and programs.
Coordinates annual outreach program for elected and appointed Federal, state, and county officials and their staff to inform and engage them concerning the Airports Authority; may arrange and coordinate other special events including meetings and tours for officials.
Five years of progressively responsible experience in government affairs.
Comprehensive knowledge of Federal, state/regional/local governmental organization/ operations and legislative processes.
Ability to identify, develop, recommend and implement government affairs strategies and outreach efforts.
Ability to research and develop position papers and official response statements strategies.
Well-developed written and oral communication skills, with emphasis on persuasive communication techniques.
Ability to work under pressure and maintain poise.
Ability to analyze data and information and make recommendations.
Ability to use a computer and modern office suite software.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Government, Government Relations, Public Affairs, Public Relations, or Communications.
Extensive experience in researching and monitoring legislative proposals, regulations or other issues/actions of federal government bodies.
Extensive experience in researching issues and helping to prepare official responses to inquiries from Congress and various federal agencies.
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Please visit our website for the complete job announcement and qualification requirement details at www.mwaa.com and to apply online.
An Equal Opportunity Employer