State Relations Assistant

  • by Association of California Water Agencies
  • Jun 6, 2019

Job Location: Sacramento, CA
Application Deadline: June 28, 2019
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 Assistant 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 policy priorities on behalf of California’s agricultural and urban water agencies. 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 new State Relations Assistant is responsible for performing in a key support capacity for the State Legislative Relations Department, State Legislative and Regulatory Advocates and Analysts, and other members of the Government Relations team. The position will be responsible for tracking bills, submitting position and regulatory letters and comments, responding to member and committee questions, as well as general administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings and logistics, maintaining files and records, performing research, and assisting Analysts.

The ideal candidate will be able to shift gears quickly and enjoy working as part of a team.  They will also possess strong written and verbal communication skills, strong software skills, and have a general understanding of state legislative and regulatory processes. Candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in a job related field and have previous experience leading to knowledge of State Legislative Branch of government.

Compensation and Benefits

The annual salary range begins at $47,277 – $61,460. 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 The position is open until filled with the first screening on June 28th.