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: conducting meetings with members of Congress, congressional staff and administration officials to communicate industry positions on federal legislative and regulatory issues; assisting in developing association strategies to  implement federal policies; preparing written materials, such as letters, congressional testimony, issue briefs, etc., to help convey industry positions; analyzing and communicating federal activities to association members; and working with the association’s members to develop consensus on industry positions for legislation and other congressional or administration activities.

Requirements include: a minimum of two years of lobbying experience with a trade association, public transit agency, corporation or consulting lobbying firm, or an equivalent level of experience in a legislative staff position in a congressional office. A Bachelor's degree in Political Science, 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 written and oral communications skills are also required. 

To Apply: 

We offer a convenient Metro location, excellent benefits and competitive salary.  Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resources at aptajobs@apta.comEOE Principals Only