Director, Government & Civic Relations (Limited)
The Port is looking for a collaborative problem-solver to head up our Government and Civic Relations Team. We are looking for a candidate with track record of successful executive leadership and government relations experience (including state and/or federal), that encompasses strategic planning, financial management, personnel and performance management. We pride ourselves on accountability, integrity, and team work. You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference. Now is the time to join our team.
Under direction of the Chief Policy Strategist, manages the government relations function, including supervision of staff, budget execution and preparing and leading the implementation of the District’s legislative strategies on local, state and federal levels in accordance with the Board’s adopted legislative priorities. Researches federal, state and local legislation and regulations and community activities; performs detailed analysis and provides input and recommendations on a wide range of legislative, intergovernmental and community affairs issues that could impact District operations and policies; represents the District at intergovernmental, community and legislative forums and community events; and performs related duties as assigned.
Director, Government Relations performs highly responsible, sensitive and complex analysis, representation and advocacy as a key senior staff in District legislative, community and intergovernmental affairs programs and activities. An incumbent must exercise sound independent judgment and seasoned political acumen in developing legislative, intergovernmental, community and public participation strategies, proposals and implementation plans.
Director, Government Relations is distinguished from other legislative positions in that an incumbent is responsible for proactively overseeing intergovernmental, community relations and legislative strategy, analysis and advocacy on matters of significant impact on District programs, operations, budget, staff and policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) pull notice system: An incumbent in this position will be enrolled in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The pull notice program provides information on the incumbent’s driving record and driver license status on a periodic basis to the District. An employee assigned a District vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of District Administrative Procedures covering the use of District vehicles.
This position may be subject to a pre-employment background check. The District will conduct a California Department of Justice/FBI fingerprint and criminal history check; felony convictions may be disqualifying. Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recently they occurred. Criminal arrests and convictions during employment may result in termination or limitations in job duties if no reasonable accommodations can be made.
If assigned to perform work at any of the District’s maritime facilities the incumbent must be able to pass a background check in accordance with current Federal and State requirements.
This position meets one or more of the criteria for the unclassified service as outlined in San Diego Unified Port District Act Section 72.5(b), and as such is exempted from the classified service.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.
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Job posted: 2019-11-27