Director, Intergovernmental Affairs

  • Harris County
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Sep 30, 2021
Full time Director / VP / Pres. Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

The Director of Harris County’s Intergovernmental and Global Affairs leads the county's efforts at the Texas Legislature, United States Congress, and various federal and state agencies. The Director works with members of Commissioners Court and county departments to identify legislative and funding priorities and to advance those priorities in Austin and Washington, D.C. The Director collaborates with county elected officials and departments to identify the County's policy and funding priorities. The Director reports to the Managing Director, Policy & Planning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinates the review by the Commissioners Court's Legislative Committee of the county's legislative agenda and policy and funding priorities
  • Communicates with members of the Texas Legislature, the United States Congress, and state and federal agencies about the county's priorities and positions. Interacts with global officials regarding Harris County issues
  • Reports regularly and thoroughly to Commissioners Court's Legislative Committee on the progress of the county's legislative agenda and policy and funding priorities
  • Reviews and analyzes proposed legislation and agency rules to determine the impact on the county; drafts proposed legislation, bill analyses, other supporting documents, and responses when appropriate
  • Coordinates with fellow counties and other governmental entities on county priorities
  • Testifies before legislative committees when appropriate, and coordinates county departmental testimony
  • Responds to requests for assistance from state, federal, and county officials and departments
  • Supervises staff and legislative liaisons assigned to the office and develops a budget sufficient to fund the operations of the office
  • Works with the contracted persons representing the County's interests in Austin and Washington, D.C.


Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employerhttps://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net

 Requirements:

Attachments:

  • Cover Letter and Resume required with application



Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution 
  • Seven (7)+ years experience working for the Texas legislature and/or an association that promotes the interests of Texas counties, and provides pertinent legislation information to elected county officials



NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications. 

Preferences:

  • Juris Doctorate

General Information:

Work Environment:

  • Frequent travel required for legislative purposes
  • This position operates in a professional office environment
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment


Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen. Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Organization

Harris County

Salary

Depends on Qualifications