Legislative Counsel

Employer
Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l.
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 13, 2017
Closes
Mar 23, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Legislative Counsel The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 55,000 pilots at 32 US and Canadian airlines) seeks a Legislative Counsel for our Washington, DC office. The Legislative Counsel will serve as an integral member of the advocacy team developing, analyzing, and promoting federal policy in the interests of ALPA members. Reporting to the Association's Government Affairs director and working collaboratively with other departments, s/he will function as part of ALPA's Government Affairs team to advance ALPA priorities. His/her emphasis will be on direct advocacy with Capitol Hill and the Administration, as well as providing advice related to legislation and legislative strategies. S/he will be responsible for analyzing legislation and regulations as well as drafting legislative proposals. This position requires lobbying of Capitol Hill decision-makers and may include representing the Association in international and domestic venues with federal and international governmental representatives and industry stakeholders. Critical, strategic thinking and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of the legislative process and aviation policy. Capitol Hill and/or Administration policy experience in transportation, labor, appropriations, homeland security and/or trade is indispensable. Senate experience preferred. An understanding of the budget/appropriations process is strongly preferred. Labor union experience or an understanding of labor laws and the Railway Labor Act is helpful. Demonstrated ability to analyze and craft legislative language, bills, and amendments required. Travel, domestic and international, required: 10 - 30%. Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Minimum Requirements: Juris Doctor (JD), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), or Master of Laws (LLM) required.Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in government, aviation, international trade, and/or labor required. At management discretion, significant and in-depth, directly applicable, DOT/FAA legislative and/or litigation experience may be substituted for some of the above requirements. Knowledge of Capitol Hill and legislative process essential.Executive branch policy and/or regulatory experience preferred especially DOT, State, and/or OMB.Strategic and critical thinking with a proven ability to write convincing, accurate position papers and legislative proposals required.Excellent interpersonal, advocacy, and communication skills, oral and written.Ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a demanding and fast-moving work environment.Proven ability to work collaboratively and thoughtfully as part of a committed and integrated team.Adaptable and flexible with the ability to meet constantly evolving priorities.Ability to solve problems and excel in a high-performance culture.Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint required. Physical Demands: Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below. Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally). Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, eg, to pack, unpack, and/or move cases. Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.) Relocation not provided.