Federal Governmental Affairs Researcher
Federal Government Affairs
• Provide substantive backup in all major areas of public policy related to manufacturing, including international trade, tax, energy, environment, occupational health & safety, employee benefits, and funding of R&D and capital improvements.
• Monitor publications, and other new sources including Federal Register, Congressional Record, public statements, industry and lay press covering related policy developments, online sources, etc.
• Expand office coverage of significant events, including hearings, symposia, press conferences, etc. and prepare reports on same,
• Conduct specific research into legislative and regulatory proposals, including underlying law and regulations.
• Assist in preparation of office documents (letters, statements, PPT presentations, "one page" summaries of lobbying positions).
• Assist in reviewing external documents that could be attributed to USS (e.g. association and coalition papers) for consistency with company positions and policies.
• Otherwise assist in substantive work of the office as directed.
• College degree (concentration or post-graduate degree in relevant area (government, economics, communications) a plus).
• Excellent communication skills; with special emphasis on clear, concise and quick writing.
• Demonstrated knowledge of governmental process (Hill experience of at least 2 years greatly preferred; more, a plus)
• Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public policy.
• Reliable attendance record; ability to work early or late.