Phoenix, AZ, United States
Jul 05, 2017Full time
The Government Relations Manager – Federal is responsible for directing the city's federal legislative program and coordinating local and regional intergovernmental affairs. This includes organizing efforts of city departments, managing contract lobbyists and coordinating interactions with federal agencies. Duties include promoting legislation in the city's interests and opposing bills that would be detrimental to the city. Work involves frequent interaction with city management and city, county, state and federal elected officials. The position analyzes legislative issues and prepares policy options and strategies. Incumbents would be expected to periodically travel for job related conferences or other meetings (approximately 2 – 3 times per year). Examples of duties: Manage the city's federal legislative program, including developing and implementing the city’s federal legislative agenda and representing the city’s interests to Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. Supervise the city's federal contract lobbyists, including providing direction to consultants and coordinating with the Mayor, City Council and city management and departments. Organize the city’s participation in national organizations, including the National League of Cities (NLC) and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), and lead advocacy trips in Washington, D.C. to advance the city’s federal legislative agenda. Coordinate the involvement of the Mayor, City Council and city management in regional and local agencies, including the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Agency (RPTA), WESTMARC and various other organizations. Devise strategies and provide briefings and presentations to the Mayor, City Council and city management on federal, local and regional intergovernmental issues. Conduct public policy research and write reports, briefings, fact sheets, correspondence and various other documents. Manage the preparation and administration of the Government Relations budget and monitor financial transactions. Coordinate special projects at the direction of the Government Relations Director. RECRUITMENT DATES First review of applications will occur the week of July 17, 2017. Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications. SALARY $60,174 - $89,856 annually. Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package includes: 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, traditional pension and 457/401 plans, tuition reimbursement upon hire, choice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Cigna HMO, PPO. For more details, visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/hrsite/Benefit%20Category/007.pdf JOB REQUIREMENTS Three years of experience working with elected officials, including some experience with government relations or policy/legislative review; Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, political science, or a related field. Only the highest qualified will be posted to the eligible to hire list. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Includes the job requirements listed above, plus: Master’s degree in a related field. Experience working with federal agencies and congressional delegations; Experience working with local government, such as city management, mayors and city councils; Experience with government, business, non-profit, and community stakeholders. HOW TO APPLY Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. During the online application process you will be asked to answer the following open-ended questions (you may copy/paste your answer into the system): In approximately 100 words or fewer, describe your experience working with the Arizona or Federal legislative process. In approximately 100 words or fewer, describe your experience in coordinating local programs with federal government, Arizona state government, regional governmental associations, local stakeholder groups, and Arizona congressional delegations. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position. For other important information related to employment with the City of Phoenix, please visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/hrsite/Documents/Talent-Acquisition/Employment-Information.pdf If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Connection Center at (602) 495-5700. REFERENCE Management Assistant II, 05320, ID # 23519, 6 mos, AB City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer; our employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.