- 22-Sep-2021 to 21-Nov-2021 (CST)
- Government and Customer Relations
- Georgetown, TX, USA
- $74,451 to $96,787
- Full Time
Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, LTD, Wellness Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Holidays, Paid Time Off
Announcement of Vacancy
Legislative & Governmental Affairs Coordinator
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The purpose of this position is to develop and maintain relationships with customers, elected officials, community organizations, and municipalities for the Brazos River Authority (BRA). Responsibilities include assisting the Legislative & Governmental Affairs (LGA) Manager with government and public affairs by assisting with the development of BRA legislative strategies; developing and maintaining good working relationships with local elected officials and decision makers; and communicating BRA priorities with local and state elected officials to help implement BRA legislative strategies. This is accomplished by creating general correspondences; staying abreast of BRA programs, issues, and state planning efforts; performing customer outreach; attending and speaking at public meetings; corresponding with local, state, and federal agencies; coordinating communication strategies with the LGA Manager and the Public Information Officer; maintaining a positive relationship with media representatives and the public; gathering intelligence about a variety of issues including problems, business opportunities, funding opportunities at the local, state and federal level, and issues of interest and sharing that information with the appropriate individual at the BRA; coordinating with BRA staff on project development strategies and offering local and legislative expertise; acting as a liaison between the BRA and the local basin stakeholders; scheduling, planning, and participating in outside meetings on behalf of the BRA; providing reports to management; working with outside consultants; interacting with other employees and the public; and any other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: State and Federal Government, public relations functions; and customer relations. Skill/Ability to: demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; advanced ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques and establish effective working relationships with other Authority employees, state and federal government offices, and the general public.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus at least three years legislative experience and related experience in public relations sufficient to attain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position. General knowledge of Texas water authority operations desirable.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: A valid Texas Driver's license and a good driving record are required.
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $74,451 to $96,787 Annually (Depending on experience) This is an exempt position.
POSTING DATE: September 22, 2021 – Open until filled.
BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY: The BRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River Basin. Today, BRA's staff develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs. The BRA is looking for dedicated individuals who are team and customer-focused, perform their jobs ethically and with integrity, are adaptable and embrace diversity, seek innovative and creative ways to conduct business, have a desire to grow with a great organization, and are committed to the mission and goals of the BRA.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants, including current employees, must submit an on-line Application for Employment Form to the BRA by way of the Brazos River Authority Web site at www.brazos.org/Careers.