NEMA seeks government relations director

The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) will be taking applications until Sept. 25 for a government relations director.

This position will be responsible for the support and coordination for issues of policy and legislation relating to emergency management and homeland security. This position will prepare congressional testimony and commentary regarding federal rule-making or policy development. This person will also be expected to gather and distribute important and timely information on federal activity.

This position will also be expected to supervise policy analyst positions and represent NEMA's positions to legislators and other government officials.

Candidates for this position should be well-versed in processes relating to public policy, legislation and regulations and should possess strong communication skills in written and spoken forms.

This position requires a minimum of four years of experience within emergency management, government relations, state government or on Capitol Hill. Candidates will also need at least two years of managerial experience that includes budget management. A bachelor's degree is required for this position, though preference will be given to those who hold graduate and doctoral degrees.

This position will require occasional travel to NEMA conferences and meetings, with the expectation that longer hours will be required at conferences including the packing, shipping and distribution of necessary supplies.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume on the NEMA application website.

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