Government Affairs Manager

American Public Works Association (APWA), a 501c (3) organization with over 29,000 members from local public agencies and private firms, seeks a Government Affairs Manager in our Washington, D.C office. This position manages and implements government affairs priorities, goals and objectives primarily focused on emergency management and response, and other related public works issues.

The Manager represents APWA and the public works community by serving as an advocate and lobbyist before Congress, federal government agencies, coalitions and external groups. He/She will seek opportunities for members to provide and submit testimony to Congress; will monitor, analyze and assist in influencing legislative and regulatory issues of concern to public works, draft public policy positions and statements and prepare articles and updates on current legislative and regulatory issues for the association.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in political science, public administration, public policy/legislative affairs or related field plus a minimum of 4 years related experience or an equivalent combination of Capital Hill and legislative experience and education. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be customer/member-services oriented and have strong computer skills using Office 2010 or higher. Some travel is required and will include some weekends. Experience in an association setting preferred.

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to:

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