Coordinator, Government Affairs

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, TX

Are you a community-minded individual interested in public service? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships with elected officials and government agency staff? CapMetro is looking for a highly-motivated, well-organized person to assist with local and regional government affairs projects.

The Government Affairs Coordinator reports directly to the Director, Interlocal Government Affairs. The Government Affairs Coordinator provides administrative and logistical support for the Government Affairs team, including maintaining processes, systems, communications, and information tailored to the needs of the team. In addition to the specific requirements, the coordinator should process a high work standard, the ability to learn quickly, and be adept at setting priorities and anticipating needs to develop greater regional consensus for issues to increase support for transit.

•Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Government, Planning, Public Relations or related field. Related experience may substitute for educational requirements on a year for year basis up to four (4) years.
•Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in legislative research, planning, and/or analysis.
•Experience using Microsoft Office Applications, database, and other software.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Advanced skills in research, evaluate and interpret complex information.
•Advanced interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees, media representatives, the CapMetro Board of Directors, the public and all parties, both inside and outside of CapMetro in a diverse, socio-economic, and cultural environment.
•Analytical and creative experience to find solutions to complex problems.
•Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, able to present images and ideas in a clear, concise, organized, and interesting manner to optimize audience understanding and keep the group focused.
•Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, work calmly under tight deadlines, organize time effectively, and identify resources for projects.
•Pay attention to detail, focus on strategic priorities, and be proactive.
•Excellent ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a diverse population.
•Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
•Knowledge of policy development, methodologies, and procedures.
•Knowledge of customer service, customer relations, problem solving, and utilize tools for use in conflict management.
•Working knowledge of transportation principles and methods for moving people and goods.
•Ability to collaborate and cooperate with others; build effective working relationships with internal and external members to accomplish organizational goals.
•Effective planning and strategic management skills.
•Ability to produce professional documents.
•Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, and weekends when necessary.

•Work with a diverse, collaborative and energetic workforce whose focus is to bring innovation into the industry and how we serve our customers and team members.
•Utilize our free and reduced fare transit service to get to the office and then plan to hit the gym (for free) and work with our onsite trainers, before heading back home.
•If you have children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old, enroll them in the onsite award-winning Child Care and Learning Center.
…and much more!

Capital Metro is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. Capital Metro makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.


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Job Details

Job Function
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type
Full Time

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority


2910 E 5Th St
Austin, TX 78702-4817
United States