Manager, Government Affairs

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
Department Name: Government Affairs
Location: Washington, D.C.


The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 92 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The Association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment. For more information, visit

Position Summary

The Manager is a key PCA government affairs representative and has responsibility for researching, and analyzing the association’s federal legislative and regulatory advocacy priorities on infrastructure, transportation, and energy and environmental issues and for promoting the cement industry in general.  In this capacity, the Manager will attend Congressional hearings, regulatory proceedings and coalition meetings, Congressional fundraisers and other activities that further the interests of the cement industry.  The Manager also helps coordinate the activities of the industry’s Government Affairs Council, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Environment and Energy Committee, and Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and Political Action Committee. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Draft and review letters, memos and other communications as necessary
  • Assists Directors in developing and submitting comments on legislative and regulatory proposals
  • Research, track, analyze and report on legislation, regulations or other issues
  • Assist with preparation for scheduling, attending PCA meetings and events
  • Attend and report on Congressional hearings, regulatory proceedings, coalition meetings
  • Record, file, document issues/information as directed
  • In addition to regularly scheduled government assessment reports, perform several special studies based on individual needs of the committees, government affairs office
Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the Vice President of Government Affairs, working closely with the Vice President of Government Affairs, Counsel and Directors as may be appropriate.

Essential Skills and Experience

Education:  Undergraduate degree, advanced degree in public policy or law preferred. 

Experience:   Two or more years of federal legislative and/or regulatory experience is preferred.  Prior association experience is helpful.

Skills / Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of the federal legislative and/or regulatory process
  • Excellent communication skills.  The ability to create clear, cogent presentations and reports to audiences internal and external to the association
  • Positive attitude and an ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations
  • Ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion
  • Ability to work under pressure, and to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • Ability to prioritize personal workload in order to accommodate project deadlines
Working Conditions

Working conditions are a typical office setting in Washington, DC.  Significant local travel in the Washington, DC metro area is expected.  The position requires frequent attendance at events schedules in the evening or on weekends.  Travel is required though it will not exceed 25 percent.

Additional Information

This position description describes the general nature of the position.  The above information is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities and cover every aspect of the position.  Additional responsibilities and elements of the description may be added, changed or deleted by management at any time either in writing or verbally.

Equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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