The Virginia Association of Counties seeks a dynamic individual with experience in government relations. Knowledge and experience in local, state and federal government public policy process including legislative, executive and regulatory desired. Strong analytical, oral advocacy and writing skills and a willingness to cover various aspects of government relations required. Problem‑solving skills to define problems, collect relevant information and to recommend policy solutions important.
Preference for local or state government experience, particularly within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Demonstrated understanding of local government operations and policies. Public policy experience and knowledge of environmental, human services, education, tax, labor and industry, land-use, tax finance and transportation helpful. Flexibility and ability to work under time constraints and deadlines, and to perform multiple tasks important.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work that includes public administration, political science, communications, policy analysis or a related field required. Please provide resume, writing sample, references and salary requirements to the Virginia Association of Counties, 1207 E. Main St., Suite 300 Richmond, VA 23219. firstname.lastname@example.org