Regulatory Advocate

  • by Association of California Water Agencies
  • Mar 26, 2021

Job Location


Application Deadline

April 26, 2021

How to Apply

See filing instructions below

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) invites applications for Regulatory Advocate. ACWA is located in the heart of Sacramento, just a few blocks from the State Capitol and the CalEPA building. ACWA is the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the country, a leader on California water issues, and a respected voice for its members in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C.  This is an exciting opportunity for an established professional to join a successful association, advocating on the regulatory front, for over 440 member agencies.

About the Position

This Regulatory Advocate position is a full-time, exempt position responsible for reaching out to and maintaining state agency contacts, analyzing regulatory proposals, testifying on behalf of the Association at state agency hearings, writing formal comment letters regarding regulatory proposals, serving as a liaison to internal policy issue committees, and creating and executing multiple Fall and Spring ACWA Conference programs, among other duties.  Issue portfolio will cover a broad range of water management, energy policy, and water quality issues.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be familiar with agency processes for promulgating regulations; has excellent communication skills; and enjoys working with teams to shape policy issue outcomes on the regulatory front. The selected candidate will implement programs associated with water quality, safe drinking water, surface and groundwater management. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in political science or a scientific/technical field that is related to water resources or natural resources management and least one year of advocacy and/or public policy experience.  A law degree is not required but is desirable.

Compensation and Benefits

The annual salary range is $86,006 – $123,269, with placement dependent on qualifications. The benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and CalPERS retirement.

Filing Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a completed ACWA application, resume, and cover letter to Shellie Anderson at 980 9th Street, Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail to by April 26th.