ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Metro Washington chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Government Affairs
Location:             Beltsville, MD
Accountable To:  Chapter President 

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume to Debbie Livingston, dlivingston@abcmetrowashington.org

SCOPE:

  • • Directs and manages the Association’s government affairs activities at the local, state and national levels.

STAFF LIAISON TO: 

  • • DC Legislative Committee
  • • Montgomery County Legislative Committee
  • • Prince George’s County Legislative Committee
  • • Maryland Joint Legislative Committee

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • • Direct legislative activity for the Chapter through the actions of the two county legislative committees.
  • • Oversee legislative activity statewide for the Maryland Joint Legislative Committee.
  • • Lobby at local and state levels of government.
  • • Oversee and supervise the activities of the Associate Director of Government Affairs for DC.
  • • Develop and evaluate the Associate Director of Government Affairs.
  • • Oversee the activities of the DC Legislative Committee.
  • • Through the various Legislative Committees, review all legislative proposals to determine those of interest to the Chapter and the ABC membership.
  • • Through the various Legislative Committees, oversee the lobbying effort.
  • • associated with those pieces of legislation identified to be important to the industry.
  • • Analyze regulatory and legislative initiatives to determine impact on ABC members and recommend and direct appropriate actions.
  • • Draft testimony and arrange for ABC representatives to appear at public hearings and worksessions.
  • • Working with the appropriate Legislative Committees, oversee the activities of the Maryland and DC Political Action Committees (PACs).
  • • File the appropriate (PAC) reports with the Maryland State Board of Elections, DC Campaign Finance Office, Montgomery County Board of Elections and the Prince George’s County Board of Elections.
  • • Establish relationships with other business organizations in Maryland and serve as a liaison between ABC and those groups.
  • • Coordinate the ABC National and local PAC fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Chapter leadership.
  • • Coordinate the ABC National Free Enterprise Alliance (FEA) fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Chapter leadership.
  • • Manage the work of all contract lobbyists.
  • • Serve as a resource to members on legislative and political issues of importance to ABC.
  • • Work with staff to generate communications materials related to Government Affairs activities.
  • • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

  • • Operates under supervision of President and is expected to perform all tasks related to the position’s basic functions and work performed with minimal direct supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • • Ability to research and analyze issues, track and analyze legislation and impart information to stakeholders in understandable terms.
  • • Able to handle relationships and communications with diplomacy.
  • • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management.
  • • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • • Exceptional organizational skills and detail-orientation.
  • • Exceptional member service outlook and capability.
  • • Strong team player.