Legislative Representative
 
Washington DC-based trade association has an immediate need for an individual to assist our Government Affairs team in advocating for the public transportation industry's interests on federal legislative issues to members of Congress, the executive branch and others. Duties include: conduct meetings with members of Congress, congressional staff and administration officials to communicate industry positions on federal legislative and regulatory issues; assist in developing association strategies to  implement federal policies; prepare written materials, such as letters, congressional testimony, issue briefs, etc., to help convey industry positions; analyze and communicate federal activities to association members; and work with the association’s members to develop consensus on industry positions for legislation and other congressional or administration activities.
 
Legislative Representative will have a minimum of two years of lobbying experience with a trade association, public transit agency, corporation or consulting firm, or an equivalent level of experience in a legislative staff position in a congressional office. A Bachelor's degree in Transportation, Public Policy, Public Administration or similar field is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is considered a plus. Knowledge of federal transit policies and programs, major issues and priorities in public transportation, and the federal legislative process, including authorization and appropriations issues, is required. Strong writing and communications skills are also required. Excellent benefits/competitive salary. 

To Apply: 

Please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, American Public Transportation Association, 1300 I Street, NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC  20005, email resume to aptajobs@apta.com or fax to 202-496-4326. EOE Principals Only