Government Relations Staff

PMAA is currently hiring for a Government Relations Staff position. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in local government and public policy.

As a member of our team, you will work directly with the Senior Director of Government Relations to support the Association's advocacy efforts. This includes reviewing legislation and regulations and utilizing Pennsylvania Legislative Services’ research and reporting tools.

Legislative staff or lobbying experience is preferred, and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for this position. Our 12-person Association staff highly values collaboration and teamwork within a pleasant working environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, research, track, and monitor legislation and regulations affecting authorities and maintain a comprehensive legislative database.

  • Assist in reviewing, editing, and drafting amendments to and comments on legislation and regulations.

  • Engage with legislators and staff members to address legislative and regulatory concerns and interests.

  • Interact with state agencies such as DEP and EPA regarding proposed and final regulations.

  • Communicate with members, both in writing and through public speaking, about the impact of legislation and regulations in group meetings and one-on-one settings.

  • Educate and mobilize members on crucial legislative issues.

  • Deliver presentations at PMAA events, including the annual conference, educational workshops, and other meetings.

  • Conduct research, compile information, and assist in writing and editing legislative and regulatory updates for various Association media channels (i.e., bimonthly magazine, e-newsletter, website).

  • Respond to legislative and regulatory inquiries from membership, legislators and staff, state agencies, and other local government associations.

  • Research and respond to member inquiries related to legal, regulatory, legislative, operational, and management matters of municipal authorities.

  • Serve as an Association liaison on governmental agency boards and committees, including the Public Water System Technical Assistance Center Board (TAC), Local Government Conference, and PA Chapter AWWA Water Utility Council.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with state agencies such as DEP, OCA, and the PUC Small Water Company Task Force.

  • Stay up to date with the latest industry news and developments, such as privatization issues and authority news, and share relevant information with members.

  • Organize and maintain a listing of amendments to all laws affecting authorities.

Salary:
The salary range for this position is between $55,000-$70,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Location:
Wormleysburg, PA

If you are passionate about government relations, have a strong understanding of legislative and regulatory processes, and possess excellent research and communication skills, we want you to join our team. This position offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in protecting the interests of municipal authorities and their communities throughout Pennsylvania.

How to apply:
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and outlining how you would contribute to our Association's success.

Submit to:
Jennie Shade
Senior Director of Government Relations
Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (PMAA)
shade@municipalauthorities.org