Under the general supervision of the vice president of government relations, the director of government relations develops and executes federal advocacy activities in support of the association’s legislative objectives. This position will maintain and encourage grassroots participation; represent ATSSA on and off the Hill, attend hearings and events on behalf of the association; conduct research and write issues briefs related to transportation industry issues; maintain ATSSA-PAC records and manage ATSSA-PAC fundraising events; manage the annual Fly-In; build relationships and lobby on the Hill and with the Department of Transportation promoting ATSSA with new organizations and interface regularly with ATSSA members.
This position has moderate travel outside of the DC area and attends meeting in the Fredericksburg, Virginia office one to four times a month.
Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in political science or related fields and seven or more years lobbying experience with Hill experience preferred. A minimum of three years of PAC experience.
Skills and Knowledge:
Extensive knowledge of legislative process; ability to build relationships; strong public speaking skills and the ability to “teach” on issues; organized; able to work independently and as part of a team; able to adapt to changing priorities under pressure; computer literate with a strong focus on MS Office; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Skills – Infrastructure safety experience or knowledge.
Licenses – Valid motor vehicle operator’s license and the willingness/ability to use personal vehicle during the course of employment.
About American Traffic Safety Services Association
The American Traffic Safety Services Association, an international trade association, is located in Fredericksburg, Va. Since 1969, ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry. Over 1,600 ATSSA members provide the majority of features, services and devices used to make our nation's roadways safer. These include pavement markings, road signs, work zone traffic control devices, guardrail, and other roadside safety features.