Election Systems & Software

  • Director of Government Relations

    Job Location US-NE-Omaha
    Posted Date 2 days ago(2 days ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1303
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Public Relations
  • Job Description

    A Director, Government Relations is responsible for adhering to and promoting the company values by performing duties in a manner that is consistent with being a team leader who supports the continued growth of the company.  They will monitor all political correspondence relating to the organization.  The position will represent and develop relationships with local governments and other sanctioning bodies to enhance the company’s image.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Company liaison for federal agencies including but not limited to DHS, EAC, NIST, FVAP
    2. Work with Congressional Committees that oversee legislation which is pertinent to the Elections Industry. Congressional inquiries. Evaluate the impact of pending legislation to the organization.
    3. Company liaison for State and local Election Authorities
    4. Be an expert for all compliance matters and direct any submissions to federal bodies.
    5. Assist with security measures and strategies for risk aversion.
    6. Remain current with respect to regulations affecting the elections among state & local jurisdictions.
    7. Assist with public relations that will generate positive publicity while developing relationships with media outlets.
    8. Identify potential legal and cultural barriers to the company’s goals and create solutions.
    9. Assist with marketing endeavors for the company to create and maintain a favorable public image.
    10. Be proficient at navigating legislation so they can strategize how to align with company’s goal and vision.
    11. Assist in directing and maintaining lobbyist relationships
    12. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Qualifications:

     

    Education: Must have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or computer technology field; political science degree is valuable.

    Experience:       

    At least 8- 10 years’ experience including:

    Experience in working with state and local governments

    Media and public Relations

    Legislative policy

    Government grants

     

    Competencies:

    Strong public speaking skills

    Expertise in relationship building

    Strategy development and implementation

    Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills

    Proficiency in MS Office Suite

     

    Licenses/Certifications Required:  None

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position currently has no direct internal reports. It does require the ability to supervise contractors, lobbying firms, and other external partners. 

     

    Work Environment:  This job operates in a professional office environment which routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, and photocopiers.

     

    Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

     

    Travel:  Approximately 75% travel is expected.

     

    Security:  Required to consistently demonstrate adherence to all security requirements and accepted practices as contained in the current ES&S Security Policy.  Incumbents must proactively read, comprehend and adhere to all ES&S security policies, practices and procedures regarding the safety and safekeeping of co-workers, products, services and other intellectual property as defined in the ES&S New Business and Non-disclosure, or Proprietary matters, Confidential matters and Non-Competition agreements, and the current ES&S Security Policy Manual.

     

    EEO Statement:  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at ES&S will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  ES&S does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or because of past, current, or future military obligations or any other characteristics protected by law.

    This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

     

    E-Verify: ES&S shall electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees and shall submit a query to E-Verify for any newly-hired employee after completion of the I-9 process and no later than the end of the third business day after the employee’s actual start date.

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