Director, Government Affairs

SUMMARY: The Director, Southern California Government Affairs is responsible for representing members on policy and industry issues before county and city agencies, advocating on behalf of the construction industry. The Director provides technical assistance and information to a variety of Association committees and District/Regions regarding a variety of public policy issues, local, state, and federal policy legislation throughout Southern California and to AGC Divisions. The Director will be responsible for the overall structure, operations, and strategy for the Southern California territory and will ensure success through seamless team management, program and resource development/management, quality delivery, control, and consistent evaluation.

As part of the Associations senior staff and direct ambassador of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the Director, Southern California Government Affairs will promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning including the development of staff using a supportive and collaborative approach. The Director is also, responsible for establishing and monitoring staff development goals through assigning accountability by setting objectives, establishing priorities and following up accordingly.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives, policy positions and execution of tactics to influence within the Southern California region.
  • Responsible for monitoring and evaluating on a continuous basis pending legislative, regulatory and legal action on federal, state and local and disseminates information in a consistent manner throughout the Southern California region.
  • Responsible for developing & expanding key relationships with decision-makers, policymakers, municipalities, and state, and local elected officials.
  • Attends & presents legislative and regulatory reports & updates at AGC District Board meetings within region as appropriate.
  • Primary staff liaison to the AGC Building Division. Facilitates regular meetings, training/education opportunities, events and appropriate engagement.
  • Manages data and division effectiveness including managing contacts in the AGC database.
  • Develops short and long-term division engagement strategy working with cross functional teams and team members such as; membership, communications & marketing, labor relations and others.
  • Works with other Association teams and cross functional team members such as; Labor Relations and Regional Directors of all regions to represent AGC with membership and all external audience.
  • Responsible for coordinating & staffing agency liaison meetings:
    • Organize working groups for action items
    • Follow up with information to ensure positive partnering with agency staff
  • Primary point of contact with local officials in the Southern California region:
  • Identify, monitor, review, and coordinate engagement/advocacy on local ordinances, measures, and initiatives impacting the construction industry
    • Attend city, county and agency board meetings
      • Provide public comment and support/opposition letters where required
  • Primary point of contact with senior staff of district offices of state and federal officials:
    • Coordinate & staff grassroot meetings with local elected officials
      • Prepare agenda & talking points
      • Schedule and confirm meeting times and attendees
    • Coordinate & staff grassroot meetings with state elected officials
      • Prepare agenda & talking points
      • Schedule and confirm meeting times and attendees
    • Attend Legislative Summit Statewide Event (Spring, 1-2 day event)
      • Coordinate Capitol walks for region’s attendees at event
  • Maintains key contact lists and databases as needed to carry out the government relations function.
  • Attends and represents the Association at Association regional events and other industry events.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory duties.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in business or safety; or equivalent related experience and/or training. Three years of government related, and/or regulatory advocacy experience is required. Public speaking experience required.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: The travel requirement for this position is 35% – 45% local/SoCal based travel.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A current CA driver’s license and proof of auto insurance are required.



Southern California

Base Pay

$100k - $110k/ yr

Employee Type

FT Exempt

Min. Experience

3 years

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