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National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO

National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO


Legislative Representative
and/or a Senior Political and Legislative Representative

Based in Washington, DC

 

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO ("NATCA"), the labor union representing federal-sector and private-sector air traffic controllers and other aviation safety professionals, has an immediate opening for a Political and Legislative Representative and/or a Senior Political and Legislative Representative in its Washington, D.C. headquarters office.

The Political and Legislative Representative and/or a Senior Political and Legislative Representative is primarily responsible for: (1) assisting with the planning and determination of NATCA’s legislative strategy and policy development; (2) educating members of Congress, their staff, and others on NATCA’s position on legislative issues, responding to congressional inquiries concerning NATCA’s position on issues, and working with coalitions and other groups to advance NATCA’s legislative agenda; (3) drafting congressional testimony, issue papers, talking points, letters, and other information; (4) monitoring congressional activity and updating NATCA officers and members with updates on legislative activities; (5) maintaining an online grassroots program for NATCA members and drafting issue alerts and letters for use by members; (6) attending hearings, mark-ups, briefings, and confirmations; and (7) assisting with the operation of the NATCA Political Action Committee (PAC), in compliance with FEC regulations, and coordinating and representing NATCA at fundraisers and in PAC solicitations. 

Qualified applicants for the Political and Legislative Representative position must possess a Bachelor’s degree, federal legislative experience on Capitol Hill, and relevant lobbying experience.  Qualified applicants for the Senior Political and Legislative Representative position must possess a Bachelor’s degree, extensive federal legislative experience on Capitol Hill, and additional relevant lobbying experience.  Applicants should have substantial experience in hands-on management of legislative activities, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, and strong ability to work closely with others and under tight deadlines.  Knowledge of or experience with aviation issues is preferred. 

NATCA offers competitive salaries, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and transit benefits. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Magen V. Stevens, Assistant General Counsel (mstevens@natcadc.org).

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