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Director, Government Affairs
Job Title: Director, Government Affairs (Regulatory)
Reports to: Senior Director and Counsel, Government Affairs
Department Name: Government Affairs
The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent the majority of U.S. cement production capacity, having facilities across the country. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, promoting economic growth and sound infrastructure investment. For more information, visit www.cement.org.
The Director, Government Affairs will help the Government Affairs Department to accomplish the association’s environment and energy regulatory advocacy efforts before federal agencies. This position analyzes regulatory proposals, summarizes potential impacts of regulatory proposals on the cement industry, builds relationships with Administration officials and Agency staff, and participates in coalition efforts and other activities that further the policy interests of the cement industry. The Director, Government Affairs will act as staff secretary of PCA’s Environment & Energy Committee, composed of industry environmental compliance and government affairs leaders, to develop advocacy positions on environment and energy issues on behalf of the industry.
Key Position Responsibilities
• Analyze regulatory proposals on environment and energy issues from federal agencies, including EPA, DOE, DOT, CEQ, DOI, and others.
• Prepare issue memos summarizing regulatory proposals and potential impacts on the cement industry.
• Develop comments on regulatory proposals and collaborate with PCA staff and members to submit comments to federal Agencies.
• Develop and maintain relationships with officials at federal agencies; arrange and facilitate meetings between association members and government officials on environment and energy issues of importance to the industry.
• Act as staff secretary of PCA’s Environment & Energy (E&E) Committee:
o Facilitate policy discussions of E&E Committee and Subcommittees to gain consensus on regulatory advocacy issues important to the industry
o Coordinate and plan Environment & Energy Committee Meetings three times per year
o Meet and coordinate with E&E Committee members as needed
• Act as liaison on environment and energy issues to other PCA Committees and Task Forces
• Represent PCA as environment and energy policy technical expert and assist legislative staff in Government Affairs Department as needed
• Conduct environment and energy policy research
• Assist in other duties as directed by the Senior Director and Counsel
This position reports to the Senior Director and Counsel, Government Affairs.
Essential Skills and Experience
Education: Undergraduate degree is required. Graduate degree is preferred, either a law degree or masters in public policy or environmental science/policy. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Experience: 3-5 years or more of public policy, legal, or regulatory consulting experience, preferably at the federal level. A strong background in environmental policy and regulatory matters is required, particularly in air and climate change issues.
• Strong knowledge of the federal regulatory process, including advocacy strategies to achieve a preferred outcome.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to create clear, cogent presentations and reports to all levels internal and external to the association and develop strong relationships with government officials and association members.
• Ability to identify regulatory threats and opportunities and provide guidance to relevant PCA Committees on strategy and advocacy.
• Ability to persuasively communicate complex concepts and programs at the highest levels of government and industry members.
The Director, Government Affairs works in a typical office in Washington, D.C. or remotely at home. They will spend roughly a third of working hours attending in-person or virtual meetings, either in the PCA office, elsewhere in the Washington area, or in other cities.
This position description describes the general nature of the position. The above information is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities and cover every aspect of the position. Additional responsibilities and elements of the description may be added, changed or deleted by management at any time either in writing or verbally.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/
Please email resume to pcagovernmentaffairs@cement.
Job posted: 2022-01-25