State Relations Assistant

  • by ACWA
  • Sep 9, 2022

Job Location

Sacramento, CA

Application Deadline

September 30

How to Apply

See filing instructions below

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) invites applications for State Relations Assistant.  ACWA is located in the heart of Sacramento, just a few blocks from the State Capitol. 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 to join a successful association, assist on legislative issues, and work with over 460 member agencies.

About the Position

The 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 hourly salary range is $29.94$38.92 with salary placement based on qualifications. Benefits package includes CalPERS retirement, medical, vision and dental insurance. ACWA offers telecommuting up to three days per week and requires COVID vaccination.

Filing Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a completed ACWA application, resume, and cover letter to Jane Odhiambo at 980 9thStreet, Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail to by September 30, 2022 11:59 PM Pacific.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACWA prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.