Alexandria, VA • Full-Time • Bachelor’s Degree Required
Position Summary As the Director of Government Affairs, you will play an important role in shaping NSSGA’s government affairs agenda. This position will report to the Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Working just outside Washington, DC with a flexible schedule, you will have direct contact with NSSGA members and various governmental agencies. This position interacts with government affairs representatives from the world’s top aggregate producers, state aggregate association executives, NSSGA staff and government officials. This is a highly visible position and an outstanding springboard for your career where you will deepen your congressional rolodex and hone your public speaking and writing skills. In a typical day, you might receive emails from the CEO at a fortune 500 company or a high-ranking elected official. You might attend meetings at DOE or EPA, network with Congress, or gather information to better understand an emerging issue important to the aggregates industry.
You also may monitor legislation pertaining to sustainability issues or regulations related to the Toxic Substances Control Act, take action on that legislation or work with scientists to respond to emerging regulations.
Key Position Responsibilities - Promote and defend the interests of NSSGA members on environment, sustainability, energy, Toxic Substances Control Act, occupational health, and/or any other issues important to the industry. - Develop and maintain relationships with members of Congress and their staffs as well as officials at federal agencies, relevant to these issues. - Arrange and facilitate meetings between association members, members of Congress and their staffs on issues of importance to the industry. - Analyze legislation and regulations related to these issues of importance. - Participate in policy development and prepare position papers on legislation and regulations in issue areas of importance. - Actively participate in coalitions that promote the interest of the industry, including taking the leadership role for the Highway Materials Group. - Ability to work in a bipartisan fashion. - Coordinate activities with association members’ legal counsel, respective association staff and volunteers. - Manage research activities sponsored by the association.
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