Intergovernmental Relations Manager

City of Georgetown, TX

Under general direction is responsible for assisting in the City’s government relations and legislative programs by reviewing, monitoring, and analyzing proposed legislation that could impact the City and by disseminating legislative information to others including City staff, City Council, and local, State, and Federal legislators. Serving as a liaison to outside entities and other levels of government and representing the City to boards, commissions, the State and Federal Government and other authorities.
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter.

- Researches and reviews key pending legislation that may affect the City; interprets and analyzes potential impacts and prepares and coordinates appropriate responses to City staff, lobbyists, local, State, and Federal legislators, and/or others as appropriate; monitors and tracks pending bills to ensure timely and appropriate responses are sent.
- Researches, prepares and distributes background information on legislative policy issues.
- Makes and facilitates appointments with members of Congress, members of the Texas legislature, legislative staff, and other persons representing legislative and regulatory agencies and maintains strong relationships with them.
- Provides regular updates on meetings with legislative members and staff.
- Participates in meetings to discuss and evaluate proposed legislation; may represent the City’s position on legislation as appropriate in coalition meetings.
- Responds to and resolve inquiries and requests for information involving legislative or franchise utility matters.
- Provides oral and written testimony.
- Directs the filing of legislation.
- Manages legislative task force and the City of Georgetown’s State and Federal legislative program.
- Develops and advocates City-wide legislative programs.
- Maintains effective relationships with franchised utilities.
- Acts as a resource for strategic partners such as TML and NLC.
- Coordinates legislative programs for the City.
- Coordinates with the City's contract lobbyists.
- Prepares items for Council consideration and provides reports and analysis of activities.
- Provides communication, outreach, and community engagement communication.
- Regular and consistent attendance for assigned work schedules is essential.
- Other duties as assigned.


Education, training and Experience Guidelines:

Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration, or related field. Three (3) years of experience in monitoring and responding to proposed legislation and in working with the State legislature or local elected officials regarding legislative issues. Experience in working with franchised utilities is preferred. Any work-related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above-specified education and experience requirements.

Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge of:
- Legislative procedures as they relate to municipal operations; public policy development and analysis; franchised utilities, rights of way management; local and State franchise regulations; accounting principles to track and report franchise revenues and expenditures.
- Current city practices, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of legislative practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of legislation tracking systems.
- Knowledge of contract language, terms, conditions, etc.

Skill in:
- Skill in researching legislative issues.
- Skill in analyzing proposed legislation and determining potential impact.
- Skill in analyzing, interpreting, and compiling research findings to result in accurate conclusions.
- Skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
- Skill in operating personal computers and standard office software including presentation, spreadsheet, word processing, database, and electronic mail.
- Skill in demonstrating highly effective planning and organization skills to track and respond to legislation and franchise issues timely.
- Skill in tracking and reporting franchise revenue and expenditures.
- Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
- Ability to accurately summarize and evaluate factors relating to legislation.
- Ability to negotiate.
- Ability to coordinate with various departments.
- Ability to evaluate political conditions and make appropriate recommendations.
- Ability to give public presentations.
- Ability to recommend procedural changes.
- Ability to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public dealings.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city and government agency employees and the public.

Valid Class C Texas Driver's License

This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds

Hiring Range: $83,382.52 - $104,457.60, annually.

How to Apply

Job Details

Job Function
Division Manager
Position Type
Full Time

City of Georgetown


808 MLK Jr. Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
United States

Form of Government


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