Maintains liaison with the US Congress and various Federal executive branch agencies (e.g. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration) and the Commonwealth of Virginia and other local and regional oversight entities that have direct impact on the Airports Authority’s enterprises, as assigned;
Maintains regular communications with officials to exchange routine and non-routine information; develops contacts that will serve the Airports Authority’s key interests.
Represents the Airports Authority at meetings and conferences with governmental organizations and supporting non-governmental organizations; participates in periodic meetings with federal, state, local government officials and Congressional staff to explain the Airports Authority’s status, actions and initiatives.
Analyzes Federal, state, and county legislative proposals, regulations and other issues/actions to assess the impact on the Airports Authority’s policies and programs.
Researches issues and prepares official responses to inquiries from Congress and Federal agencies; reviews responses prepared by other Airports Authority offices. Identifies and recommends strategies to present the Airports Authority’s position on legislative initiatives.
Develops draft briefing papers for legislators and key staff in response to formal and informal requests for information from officials, the private sector and the public.
Attends legislative sessions to personally communicate the Airports Authority’s position; assists in preparing Airports Authority officials to testify, as appropriate.
Coordinates annual outreach program for elected and appointed Federal, state, and county officials and their staff to inform and engage them concerning the Airports Authority; may arrange and coordinate other special events including meetings and tours for officials.
A Bachelor’s Degree in any field or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that totals four years.
Five years of progressively responsible experience in government/government affairs to include:
identifying, developing, recommending and implementing strategies to represent an organization's interests; and
maintaining liaisons with legislators and executive branch departments/agencies to represent the organization's key interests.
Comprehensive knowledge of Federal, state/regional/local governmental organization/ operations and legislative processes.
Ability to identify, develop, recommend and implement government affairs strategies and outreach efforts.
Ability to research and develop position papers and official response statements strategies.
Well-developed written and oral communication skills, with emphasis on persuasive communication techniques.
Ability to work under pressure and maintain poise.
Ability to analyze data and information and make recommendations.
The Airports Authority operates a two-airport system Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which provides domestic and international air service for the mid-Atlantic region. The Airports Authority consists of more than 1,600 employees in a structure that includes central administration, airports management and operations, and police and fire departments. In addition to operating Reag...an National and Dulles, the Airports Authority is responsible for the daily operation, maintenance and control of the Dulles Toll Road, along with the management of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project to extend Metrorail service to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County.