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Director/Assistant Counsel, Government Affairs

Portland Cement Association


Location:
Washington DC, District of Columbia 20036
Date:
04/18/2017
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
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Job Details

Organization

 

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 92 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment. For more information, visit www.cement.org.

 

PositionSummary

 

The Director/AssistanCounsel, Government Affairs is a key PCA government affairs representative and will help accomplisthe association’s regulatory advocacy effortand promote thcement industry. This position analyzes regulatory proposals, develops public comments,builds relationshipwith Administration officials, Agencstaff,and participates in coalition efforts and other activities thafurther the interests of the cement industry.  The Director/AssistanCounsel, Government Affairs will researclegal and policy issues and assist with regulatory strategy and litigation efforts.

 

This position also helpcoordinate the activities of PCA Committees and affiliated subcommittees.

 

 

KeyPositionResponsibilities

 

 

  • Analyze regulatory proposals from environmental,public health,safety and transportation agencies.

 

  • Preparcomments on proposed federal rules.Write/oversee the drafting of detailed legal,technical,and advisory communications to PCA members on regulatory and litigation issues.

 

  • Develop anmaintain relationshipwith officials at federal agencies;arrange and facilitate meetings between association members and government officials on issues of importance to the industry.

 

  • Actively participate icoalitionthat promote the interests of the industry. 

 

  • Coordinate and direct the advocacy activities oPCCommittees and Task Force groups.

 

  • Conduct legal researcregarding environmental, health, and safety issues.

 

ReportingRelationships

 

This position reports to the Vice President anCounsel of Government Affairs.

 

EssentialSkillsandExperience

 

Education:Undergraduate and graduatdegree,preferably law degree or masters in public policy or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Experience:3 years or more of public policy and/or legal counseling experience, preferably at the federal level. A strong background in environmental law and/or regulatory matters is required.  Background and understanding of Clean Air Act issues is preferable. 

 

Skills/Knowledge:

 

  • Strong knowledge of the federal regulatory process,including advocacy and litigation strategies to achieve a preferred outcome.

 

  • Excellent communication skills. The ability to create clear,cogent presentations and reports to all levels internal and external to thassociation.

 

  • Ability to identify regulatory threats and opportunities anprovide guidance to relevant PCA Committees on strategy and advocacy.

 

  • Ability to persuasively communicatcomplex concepts and programs at the highest levels of government anbusiness organizations.

 

WorkingConditions

 

The Director/AssistanCounsel, Government Affairs works in a typical office in Washington,DC. They will spend roughly a third of workinhours attending meetings,either in the PCA office, elsewhere in the Washington area, or in other cities.

 

AdditionalInformation

 

This position description describes the general nature of the position.  The above information is not intended tbe a complete list of all responsibilities and cover every aspect of thposition. Additional responsibilities and elements of the description may be addedchanged or deleted by managemenaany time either in writing or verbally.

 

 

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