Monday, February 6, 2012

Manager of Government Relations--SECURITY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

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Position Title: Manager of Government Relations
Reports To: Director of Government Relations


I. General Statement of Duties:

Assist in the development and implementation of Security Industry Association’s (SIA) legislative and regulatory programs. Provides public policy and administrative support to the Director of Government Relations. Serve as an additional liaison to SIA government relations committees and external organizations.

II. Responsibilities:

a. Proactively track, research, and analyze state legislation impacting SIA members; draft and coordinate production of the SIA State Policy Digest
b. Interact with state legislators, staff, and stakeholders through coalitions, state agencies, and outside groups.
c. Manage the agendas and activities of the SIA Personal Identity Variation (PIV) and State and Local Policy Working Groups, while providing support to all working groups and the Government Relations Committee
d. Draft letters, issue papers, memos, presentations and talking points.
e. Deliver presentations government relations initiatives to SIA members and outside groups.
f. Monitoring and attend legislative hearings; prepare and report with written summaries for SIA publications and member working groups
g. Develop and maintain content for the government relations portion of the website.
h. Provide input for the creation of the annual department budget and financial analysis.
i. Maintain all Government Relations Committee lists and participation in the database.

Level of Education/ Training/ Knowledge Required:
Candidate must have a four-year degree in Political Science, Public Policy or related field and have 3-5 years of government relations experience or a graduate degree in a related field. State government experience or experience with state public policy issues for an association or corporation is preferred. Ability to present information to diverse audiences confidently, strong research skills, database experience and event planning is a strong plus.

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