Director of Governmental & Legislative Affairs

  • San Bernardino County
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Feb 17, 2021
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

The County of San Bernardino is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated professional to serve as Director of Governmental & Legislative Affairs. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, self-directed individual to work for a vibrant organization that values a proactive approach to managing strategically-driven legislative and intergovernmental programs.

The Director of Governmental & Legislative Affairs (“Director”) is a key member of the County’s highly regarded leadership team. This position coordinates legislative representation and oversees all in-house and contracted lobbying efforts in both the State Capital of Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The Director position, which reports directly to the County’s Chief Operating Officer, works closely with the County’s executive leadership team, the Board of Supervisors, local and regional organizations and other key staff on a regular basis to identify, monitor and communicate legislative issues of interest and/or importance to the County and the region. The Director of Governmental & Legislative Affairs assists the Board of Supervisors and Chief Executive Officer in the development of the County’s legislative priorities and platform. The Director and his/her team analyze and evaluate potential impacts of proposed local, regional, state and national policies, regulations and legislation. He/she considers the political climate and legislative alternatives and provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Officer and key County staff, to facilitate advancement of the County’s agenda.

This position offers a competitive salary range of $123,219.20 - $166,296.00 annually depending on qualifications plus a valuable and comprehensive benefits package for employees and eligible dependents that includes $14,400 annually for automobile and cell phone allowances; 401 K plan, County pension; medical, dental and vision coverage; paid vacation, sick and administrative leaves; 14 paid holidays and much more.  For detailed information regarding County Benefits click HERE: EXEMPT B.

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Desired Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, public/business administration, communications, law, or other closely related field, a Master’s degree is desired. 

Desired Experience: Three to five (3-5) years of management and leadership experience representing the interests of an  organization  or  public  entity  to  legislators  and  government  regulators.  The  ideal  candidate  would  have  experience  that  includes  developing,  analyzing,  and  tracking  legislation;  overseeing  legislative  strategy  and  advocating  positions;  and working with multiple governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local level to develop policies and procedures and coordinate programs and legislative activities.  Candidates should possess senior level legislative affairs experience, preferably with a complex and multi-faceted agency. 

Candidates experienced in dealing with an array of key comparable issues at the local, state, or federal level are strongly encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to those candidates with a working knowledge of Washington, D.C. legislative affairs, as well as experience working with the California Legislature. At the discretion of Human Resources and the executive leadership of the County of San Bernardino, comparable experience at the executive level in the broad field of legislative affairs and/or public relations may be combined to satisfy position requirements. 

To be considered for this excellent opportunity, interested candidates must submit the following:

  • Compelling cover letter;
  • Comprehensive resume;
  • Six (6) professional references.

An electronic version of all submittals is required to be sent to or candidates may complete the online application and upload the required documents.
Questions regarding this position or status should be addressed to Gina King ( or Silvia Zayas ( or call (909) 387-5565.

 PRIORITY REVIEW DATE:  FEBRUARY 26, 2021Applications accepted until filled.


San Bernardino County


$123,219.20 - $166,296.00 Annually