Director, Government Affairs

15 Feb, 2019

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Director, Government Affairs

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
Alexandria, VA
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. Our members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – are responsible for the essential raw materials found in every home, building, road, bridge and public works project and represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. U.S. domestic production and use of construction aggregates amounted to 2.5 billion tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel–valued at $25.1 billion. The aggregates industry employs approximately 100,000 highly-skilled men and women.

 

With expanding Washington involvement in our industry, forming relationships and engaging with public officials and policymakers is critical to helping our members understand policies and regulations, and provide advice and guidance to help shape them.

 

 

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, 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 DOT or EPA, network with Congress, or gather information to better understand an emerging issue important to the aggregates industry. You might monitor legislation pertaining to surface transportation and workforce issues or take action on that legislation.

 

 

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Promote and defend the interests of NSSGA members on transportation, environment, workforce, resources, tax issues 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 related to these issues of importance.
  • Participate in policy development and prepare position papers on legislation and 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.
  • Manage all aspects of the NSSGA Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
  • Ability to work in a bipartisan fashion

 

Technical Skills

  • Robust knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Strong presentation skills for both large and small groups at all levels internal and external to NSSGA.
  • Ability to communicate complex legislative initiatives in straightforward language at the highest levels of government and business organizations.

 

Background/Education Requirements

 

Education – BA/BS degree in political science, public policy or equivalent combination of education and experience. 5 or more years of public policy experience, preferably at the federal level including association, Capitol Hill and/or federal agency. Knowledge of Capitol Hill is a must. Availability to travel about 20% of the time with frequent overnight and weekend travel required.

 

Please provide resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hr@nssga.org. Located in Alexandria, VA, NSSGA provides a supportive work environment, excellent benefits and competitive compensation.

 

NSSGA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

About National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
NSSGA is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. Our members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – are responsible for the essential raw materials found in every home, building, road, bridge and public works project and represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Production of aggregates in the U.S. in 2015 was more than 2.25 billion metric tons at a value of $21 billion. The aggregates industry employs approximately 100,000 highly-skilled men and women.
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Job posted: 2019-02-15