State Relations Analyst

  • by Association of California Water Agencies
  • Apr 15, 2019

Job Location: Sacramento, CA
Application Deadline: First Screening on April 26
How to Apply: See filing instructions below


This is a dynamic opportunity to be part of the premier water industry association in the United States. The new State Relations Analyst will join a team of professionals who work in a collaborative environment with respected water leaders across the state to develop and advance critical water management policy priorities on behalf of California’s agricultural and urban water agencies and water users. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and proactive individual to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding the California water industry by providing critical support and being an integral part of ACWA’s State Legislative Relations Department team

Located just steps away from the State Capitol and agencies, 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.

About the Position

The State Relations Analyst is responsible for researching and analyzing state legislation, regulatory issues, and public policy in relation to their potential impact on ACWA’s water district members. The State Relations Analyst writes policy analyses, performs research, tracks legislation, and responds to member requests and inquiries.  The State Relations Analyst also edits and drafts key documents such as legislative position letters and regulatory comment letters, and updates on policy issues and programs.

The ideal candidate will be a strong writer who pays close attention to details, enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues, and who demonstrates initiative in a challenging and rewarding environment. Candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in a job related field and, at a minimum, one year of state legislative or public policy experience in California.

Compensation and Benefits

The annual salary range begins at $57,465 – $82,362. Salary placement is based on qualifications. ACWA offers a competitive benefits package that includes CalPERS retirement, medical insurance, and dental insurance.

Filing Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a completed ACWA application, resume, and cover letter to Shellie Anderson at 910 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail to ShellieA@acwa.com.The position is open until filled with the first screening on April 26th.