Federal Relations Representative

  • by Association of California Water Agencies
  • Apr 2, 2024

Job Location

Washington D.C.

Application Deadline


How to Apply

Apply online

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) invites applications for Federal Relations Representative. This is an exciting opportunity to join our organization, advocating on the federal front in Washington, D.C. for over 470 member agencies. ACWA is the largest statewide association of public water agencies in the nation. Since its inception in 1910, ACWA has served as a leader in California water policy, advancing comprehensive statewide strategies to meet the state’s future water needs, and a respected voice for its members in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. ACWA is headquartered in the heart of Sacramento, just a few blocks from the State Capitol. ACWA’s Washington, D.C. office is in the Hall of States Building, a prime location by the U.S. Capitol.

ACWA’s member agencies deliver approximately 90% of the water distributed to California communities, farms, and businesses. Together, members play an active role in managing the State’s water resources and creating progress in groundwater management, safe drinking water, water recycling and desalination and water use efficiency.

The Position:

The Federal Relations Representative reports to ACWA’s Director of Federal Relations and works within ACWA’s Federal Relations Team in Washington, D.C. The position will provide critical advocacy on issues impacting ACWA members including water quality and supply, endangered species, watershed management, water management and other related regulations. Federal Relations Representative will interpret and communicate potential impacts of federal legislation and/or regulations to member agencies and advocate on behalf of ACWA with Congress and federal agencies.

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with Capitol Hill or the Executive Branch, knowledge of procedures, operations and functions of federal regulatory agencies, legislative and regulatory research experience, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of California water policy is highly desirable. Desired candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of two years of federal legislative and regulatory relations experience, or an advanced degree.

Compensation and Benefits:

The annual salary range for this position is $105,613-$ 151,369 with placement within the range dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. This full-time exempt position has excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement and employer paid medical, dental, and vision. This position provides hybrid telework opportunities, with employees required to work in-person at least two days per week from 400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 357 Washington, D.C. 20001.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, please apply online and upload your cover letter and resume. Please include email addresses for three work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place). This posting will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received but may close at any time without any notice after 4/30/2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.