Manager of Government Relations

SANDAG

Annual Salary Range: $94,375.28 – $146,281.68
First Review of Applications: December 2, 2022 – Opened until filled
Expected Start Date: December 2022/January 2023

Role
The Manager of Government Relations will lead a dynamic team that actively works to pass legislation, find funding, and create partnerships that help implement SANDAG’s highest priorities for the San Diego region. By working directly with elected officials and staff, stakeholders, and the community at the binational, federal, state, and regional levels, the Government Relations team ensures SANDAG is at the forefront of policy discussions and continues to serve as a model for regional planning and project delivery through its legislative and partnership programs.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in political science, regional planning, public or business administration, International relations, or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.  A combination of education and recent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • At least seven years of increasingly responsible, professional legislative analysis or governmental relations experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working directly for a legislative or elected office is encouraged.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting a comprehensive Legislative Affairs program; solid understanding of the functions of federal, state, and regional government agencies, departments, and the relationships between the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government; experience working with state and/or federal administrative and/or legislative office, department, or government agencies.

Benefits
SANDAG offers comprehensive benefits, to include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Additionally, SANDAG offers the following:

  • Hybrid work options
  • 9/80 flexible work schedule
  • Pay-for-performance merit increases
  • CalPERS pension plan with employer and employee contributions
  • Excellent health insurance options for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Free dental and vision insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Education Assistance of up to $5,250 a year for regular employees
  • Free transit pass for use throughout the San Diego region, bus, Rapid Express, Trolley, and COASTER
  • Paid time off including 12 paid holidays, 2 floating holiday days, generous paid time off (PTO) per year, depending on length of service
  • Manager and Principal level positions are offered a three-year At-Will employment contract, which provides an annual $5,000 contribution to their defined contribution plan.

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