SENIOR MANAGER, FEDERAL AFFAIRS (LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS)

Employer
METRO
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
$102,045 - $127,566 - $153,067
Posted
Mar 31, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time

Example Of Duties • Serves as day to day liaison between Metro and members of the U.S. Congress, Congressional staff, officials within the Executive branch of the Federal Government, and other federal government officials in Washington, DC, to inform them of and support legislation and policies benefiting transportation services and projects • Implements policy that is directed by our Board of Directors • Directs the work of Metro′s team of federal contract lobbyists • Meets and speaks with federal government officials, and public and private sector groups to build coalitions in support of Metro′s programs and projects • Provides technical and advisory assistance to the Director of Federal Affairs on federal legislative matters that may arise, or will be presented to the Board for consideration • Confers with federal legislators to emphasize the detriments or merits of specific bills to influence passage, defeat, or amendment of measure, or introduction of legislation more favorable to Metro′s interests
• Monitors developments related to governmental and public affairs; evaluates impact to Metro and recommends and implements policy and procedural improvements • Assists in directing the development and implementation of programs, strategies and plans for communicating and obtaining support for achieving the organization′s strategic objectives • Recommends actions and strategies for the successful passage of policy items under consideration by the Board • Drafts, reviews, and analyzes policy proposals, literature, legal decisions, and proposed/enacted legislation, to determine possible effect on Metro′s operations, funding, special programs, and interests, and makes recommendations to Metro′s executive management and Board of Directors • Prepares written and oral reports for Metro management, Board of Directors, outside agencies, and the public • Coordinates with Communications in the preparation of news releases and informational pamphlets; conducts news conferences in order to affirm Metro′s views and to inform the public of features of proposed legislation considered desirable or undesirable • Plans meetings between Board members and elected officials to discuss legislative issues and proposals and allow officials to respond to Metro′s concerns • Contacts regulatory agencies and testifies at public hearings to enlist support • Implements and evaluates reports, programs, and services to determine impact on Metro and region and provide objective analysis to assist Board Members in making informed decisions • Contacts individuals and groups having similar interests in order to encourage them to contact legislators and present views • Represents Metro and/or the department in internal and external meetings, task forces, or committees • Establishes legislative programs in conformance with Board direction • Conducts presentations and facilitates meetings • Evaluates department′s goals, programs, performance, staffing, and budget • Supervises assigned staff and develops training programs • Manages special projects as assigned • Communicates Metro's safety vision and goals; oversees the implementation of agency and departmental safety rules, policies, and procedures; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out May be required to perform other related job duties

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