Job Title:          Government Affairs Representative III

Company:        Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

FLSA / Type:    Exempt / Full-time – Permanent

Location:         Crystal City, VA

Salary:             $76,579 - $111,039

As the Government Affairs Representative III, you maintain effective working relationships with governmental agencies and organizations that have direct impact on the Airports Authority.


• Government Affairs Representative III
• This is the full performance level job in the Government Affairs Representative series.
• Works under the general supervision of the Vice President for Communications and Government Affairs.
• Serves in the Office of Communications and Government Affairs at the Corporate Office Building.

Performs the full range of governmental affairs activities. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with government agencies and offices and non-governmental support organizations that have direct impact on the Airports Authority. Performs related functions.


• Maintains liaison with the US Congress and various Federal executive branch agencies (e.g. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration) and the Commonwealth of Virginia and other local and regional oversight entities that have direct impact on the Airports Authority’s enterprises, as assigned;
• Maintains regular communications with officials to exchange routine and non-routine information; develops contacts that will serve the Airports Authority’s key interests.
• Represents the Airports Authority at meetings and conferences with governmental organizations and supporting non-governmental organizations; participates in periodic meetings with federal, state, local government officials and Congressional staff to explain the Airports Authority’s status, actions and initiatives.
• Analyzes Federal, state, and county legislative proposals, regulations and other issues/actions to assess the impact on the Airports Authority’s policies and programs.
• Researches issues and prepares official responses to inquiries from Congress and Federal agencies; reviews responses prepared by other Airports Authority offices. Identifies and recommends strategies to present the Airports Authority’s position on legislative initiatives.
• Develops draft briefing papers for legislators and key staff in response to formal and informal requests for information from officials, the private sector and the public.
• Attends legislative sessions to personally communicate the Airports Authority’s position; assists in preparing Airports Authority officials to testify, as appropriate.
• Coordinates annual outreach program for elected and appointed Federal, state, and county officials and their staff to inform and engage them concerning the Airports Authority; may arrange and coordinate other special events including meetings and tours for officials.
• Coordinates communication efforts with the Office’s Media Relations Department.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


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