Legislative Affairs Liaison
Are you interested in representing Arlington County at the state level as a registered lobbyist? We are seeking a talented professional to manage our Legislative Affairs program by representing Arlington County’s interests and developing strong relationships and coalitions with state, local, and federal legislators and other public officials, advocacy groups, commissions, committees, lobbyists and stakeholders especially the Arlington delegation. You will spend considerable time in Richmond during the legislative session to negotiate for and to provide input on current and pending legislation. You will also monitor, track and evaluate the impacts of the yearly legislative package, advise County leadership of legislative actions and changes, and develop and execute strategies and approaches to coordinate the County’s response to pending and new legislation.
The successful candidate is familiar with local government challenges, opportunities and interests, and has experience effectively assessing operational and fiscal impacts of public policy issues and legislation and exercising considerable independent judgment in the achievement of the County’s legislative goals. This Liaison will have working knowledge of state, regional and local legislative processes and the ability to successfully advocate the County’s public policy interests with legislative and executive officials and may also advocate at the federal level.
This employee reports directly to a member of the County Manager’s executive team, makes judgments and decisions independently while representing the County on critical legislative issues, handles a large volume of work in a high pace environment while working remotely, and reacts quickly to changes in priorities and new information.
For more information please refer to the full job posting for minimum and desirable requirements.