Portland Cement Association
Washington, DC

Job Details

The Vice President and Counsel is a key PCA government affairs representative and has a lead responsibility for shepherding the association’s regulatory advocacy efforts and for promoting the cement industry in general. In this capacity, the Vice President and Counsel actively meets with Administration officials, Agency staff, organizes and participates in coalition efforts and other activities that further the interests of the cement industry.  The Vice President and Counsel also helps coordinate the activities of PCA Committees and affiliated subcommittees.  The Vice President and Counsel advises and mentors the Directors and other support staff.

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in a strategic leadership role for the Association, exercising responsibility for formation, coordination, and implementation of the industry’s regulatory advocacy, and associated litigation activities.
  • Prepare comments on proposed federal rules. Write/oversee the drafting of detailed technical and non-technical communications to PCA members on regulatory issues and litigation options.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key Administration officials at federal agencies and the White House; arrange and facilitate meetings between association members and government officials on issues of importance to the industry.
  • Actively participate in, and in some case lead, coalitions that promote the interests of the industry.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the Directors. Act as a mentor for professional development of the Directors and other support staff.
  • Manage the efforts of outside legal counsel, as may be necessary, in support of regulatory and/or litigation strategies.
  • Coordinate and direct the advocacy activities of PCA Committees and Task Force groups.

Reporting Relationships

This position reports to the Executive Vice President – Government Affairs.


Education: Undergraduate or master’s in public policy preferred, plus a law degree is required.

Experience: Eight years or more of public policy and/or legal counseling experience, preferably at the federal level. A strong background in environmental law and/or regulatory matters is required.


  • Thorough knowledge of the federal regulatory process, including advocacy and litigation strategies to achieve a preferred outcome.
  • Ability to identify regulatory threats and opportunities and provide guidance to relevant PCA Committees on strategy and advocacy. Ability to share professional knowledge and expertise with and mentor the Directors and support staff.
  • Excellent communication skills. The ability to create clear, cogent presentations and reports to all levels internal and external to the association.
  • Ability to persuasively communicate complex concepts and programs at the highest levels of government and business organizations.
  • Ability to manage consultants, outside counsel, vendors, independent consultants.
  • Ability to build consensus, establish trust, communicate effectively, and foster culture change; ability to lead, facilitate, and mentor individuals and advocacy teams; ability to gain and ensure credibility; ability to foster trust and confidence in work output.

Equal OpportunityEmployer:Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Job Posted: September 12, 2017