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.
Call (619) 699-1900 or visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sandag for information. December 2, 2022 - Opened until filled. EOE.
SANDAG is one of the most recognized regional agencies in the nation with responsibilities that cover a broad range of complex, interrelated program areas connected by a Quality of Life theme. We are best known for our efforts related to transportation and this role continues to expand as we push beyond traditional boundaries to deliver a state-of-the-art transportation system for the region. In recent years SANDAG’s leadership in areas such as comprehensive land use and environmental planning, public safety, and modeling and data systems, also have earned us much acclaim. With an employee group about 300 strong, we work for our Board of Directors - mayors, councilmembers, supervisors, and other leaders representing the jurisdictions within the San Diego region and neighboring areas. They play the important role of making policy decisions that shape the future of the region. Our collaboration with stakeholders, partners, and the community, the precision of our data, the completeness of our reports and studies, and our sound recommendations are essential components of the regional decision-making process.