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GOVERNMENT and REGIONAL AFFAIRS COORDINATOR

Company: Government Jobs
Location: Palm Desert
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JobSummaryDepartmentCommunications & ConservationFLSA StatusExemptSectionOutreach & EducationBargaining UnitCWDEAReports ToDirector of Communications & ConservationSRNA44Job #40246EEO Job Category2 - ProfessionalsSupervisesNot ApplicableProcedures for internal applicants interested in this vacancy include the following:Review of minimum qualificationsReview of personnel files, including but not limited to: attendance history, disciplinary history, and performance evaluationsTesting/ Assessments: Provide work portfolio demonstrating skills and expertise as it relates to this positionJOBSUMMARY:Under general direction, works collaboratively with District management and lobbyists to communicate District position and concerns by maintaining liaison with elected representatives, community leaders and their staff. Monitor and analyze developing legislation for impacts to District activities. Assists in development and implementation of public information programs to keep the public and employees informed regarding District activities, accomplishments, or points of view; and performs related work as required. Essential FunctionsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Creates and maintains a legislative platform based on the District's prioritiesMonitors legislation and provides relevant, timely analysis to District leadership; supports project managers and subject matter experts in making recommendations of support, opposition, or watch based on thorough analysis and understanding.Writes letters of support or opposition, as needed; provides relevant written or verbal feedback to legislators and staff; travels to Sacramento to provide testimony before legislative committees, as neededCoordinates the District's legislative efforts with state and federal lobbyists. Establish and maintain effective relationships with legislators and staff, as well as representatives from other governmental agencies and stakeholder groups; educates legislators, staff, and others on the District's interests and needsProvides professional representation of the District at meetings with other governmental agencies, stakeholder groups and various business, water industry and legislative organizations. Actively participates in a variety of relevant committees devoted to legislative and intergovernmental affairs.Attends Board of Directors meetings and provides regular legislative updates, as scheduled. Attends various industry meetings and conferences to stay abreast of current, proposed and anticipated legislation and other relevant information.Promotes the understanding of water-related matters to the District's various audiences, ranging from its employees to community leaders and customers, through presentations to community groups, attendance at public events, tours, event participation, and creation of informational materials, such as newsletters, brochures, fliers and the District's social media platforms.Researches, writes and distributes fact sheets, news releases, media packets and other informational materials; responds to media inquiries in a timely manner, as directed. Recommends policy and procedures required to advance District public outreach and education efforts.Plans. develops, implements and leads special projects as required.MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS:Education: A bachelor's degree in political science, public administration, mass communication, journalism or related field from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in these fields is desirable.Experience:Five years of increasingly responsible experience providing the required knowledge and abilities required of the Government and Regional Affairs Coordinator.Highly desirable qualifications include:Experience as a field representative or other staff support for an elected official;Development and coordination of public affairs or community outreach programs for a public agency; and/orExperience in some legislative capacity with drafting, monitoring and/or analyzing legislation.MinimumQualificationsKnowledge of:Legislative process and activity, specifically in California.Applicable federal, state and local water laws, regulations and legislation. Principles and practices of public affairs, public relations and marketing.Federal, State and/or Local policy makers and their roles.Agriculture and environmental water interests.Public Agency (especially water agency) interests and needs.Preparing and editing publications.English grammar, spelling and vocabulary. Principles and practices of public speaking.Desktop publishing and graphics programs.Abilities:Monitors and analyzes proposed and passed legislation, legislative reports and other complex documents; analyzes for any potential impacts to the District; communicates concerns and makes sound recommendations.Effectively communicates with, and acts as the District representative in contacts with, governmental agencies, community groups and various business, water industry and legislative organizations.Establishes and maintains effective relationships with legislators and staff, as well as representatives from other governmental agencies, industry representatives and stakeholder groups.Accurately researches, interprets, and organizes District-related facts, procedures, and polices to other agencies, media and public; presents material utilizing effective communication skills both verbally and in writing. Performs work on multiple concurrent tasks under changing deadlines; be able to prioritize tasks and use initiative and sound judgement to work independently with minimum supervision. Writes clear and concise copy that requires little to no editing. Utilizes exceptional customer service skills with individuals and groups seeking information about District activities and functions.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external resources.Certificates, Licenses, Registration and OtherRequirementsCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONSREQUIREMENTSEmployees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:Licenses - Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification. Ability to maintain insurance under the District's Vehicle Insurance Policy.PHYSICALREQUIREMENTS:Light driving.See Human Resources for Physical Assessment Form.Job DetailsSalary$7,557.00 - $10,428.00 MonthlyLocation 75515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert, CAPalm Desert, CAJob TypeFull TimeDepartmentCommunications and ConservationJob Number2020-00062Closing date and time4/30/2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); TijuanaAgency infoAgencyCoachella Valley Water DistrictWebsiteAddress 75515 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert, California, 92211SDL2017

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