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Federal Government Affairs Program Manager

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

$118,000 - $171,000

As the Federal Government Affairs Program Manager, you will oversee federal lobbying strategies for the Airports Authority.

Serves in the Office of Communications and Government Affairs in the Office of Revenue at the Headquarters Office in Arlington, VA.

Conceives, gains approval of, and oversees the execution of federal lobbying strategies for the Aviation and Dulles Corridor Enterprises. Acts as liaison between the Airports Authority and all levels of federal governmental and non-governmental support organizations (such as industry association) on matters of critical importance to the Airports Authority. Performs related functions.



  • Maintains awareness of politically sensitive issues, critical needs, and areas of special concern or urgent/vital interest to the Airports Authority.
  • Develops and executes lobbying strategies to present the Airports Authority's position and represent its interests on legislative initiatives at the federal level.
  • Analyzes federal legislative proposals, rules/regulations or other issues/actions to assess the impact on key Airports Authority policies, programs, and funding sources.
  • Develops or approves briefing papers, testimony and similar communications material to present to federal officials, legislators, and key staff.
  • Attends federal legislative sessions and events to personally communicate with officials and staff regarding the Airports Authority's position and testifies at hearings, as needed.
  • Researches issues and prepares official responses to inquired from federal governmental entities such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the National Park Service (NPS); elected officials; and the general public.



  • A bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in government affairs that includes: successfully developing and implementing strategic efforts to represent and promote an organization’s interests; and maintaining liaisons with senior level governmental officials.
  • Knowledge of federal governmental organization/operations and legislative processes.
  • Knowledge of, and skill in, representing an organization’s interest to federal legislators and departments/agencies.
  • Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.
  • Well-developed ability to speak and write effectively with an emphasis on persuasive communication techniques.
  • Ability to interact with contacts in a businesslike, customer service-oriented manner; maintain a strong presence in, and participate with, governmental officials.
  • Ability to use computer hardware and modern office suite software.


Posted: 2022-01-13 Expires: 2022-02-12

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