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Local Government Affairs Program Manager (Current City of Austin Employees Only)

Local Government Affairs Program Manager (Current City of Austin Employees Only)

Posting Title Local Government Affairs Program Manager (Current City of Austin Employees Only) Job Requisition Number AE502054 Position Number 109281 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Local Government Issues Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Affairs, Public Administration, Business or related field plus six (6) years of related experience in economic development, urban planning or working with government or elected officials.
  • Masters Degree in Public Affairs, Public Administration, Business or related field may substitute for two (2) years of related experience.

Notes to Applicants

The person in this position will be responsible for representing the interests and positions of Austin Energy as a liaison to the City Council, other governmental entities, citizen commissions and task forces, trade and community organizations, and utility customers. The position requires political savvy and strong customer relationship management skills.

The primary responsibility of this position is to help manage and coordinate City Council and Boards and Commission meetings, including drafting, editing and posting Recommendations for Council Action (RCAs). The position holder must also ensure public notices are submitted in accordance with all governances; provide informational packages to Council Members, Commissioners, and Austin Energy Executive Team members as well as pertinent staff; summarize actions taken at formal meetings (e.g., minutes; recommendations); work with subject matter experts, senior utility and City management staff and stakeholder groups to fulfill responsibilities.

The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference.

Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Pay Range

$27.88 – $36.25


Monday through Friday.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Job Close Date 12/15/2019 Type of Posting Reserved for City Employees Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 721 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704 Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with agenda management systems, software and processes.
  • Experience working with City Council, Boards and Commissions.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Manage City Council's consideration and approval of Austin Energy's purchase requests and tariff and policy changes.
  2. Represents Austin Energy's interests and positions before wide variety of audiences, including governmental entities, citizen commissions, trade and community organizations, businesses and utility customers.
  3. Manages and coordinates Austin Energy's economic development activities with public officials, City departments, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, citizen commissions and other interested groups.
  4. Promotes Austin Energy's mission, policies, and initiatives to the general public, utility customers, community leaders, community groups and other external organizations.
  5. Serves as liaison and provide technical assistance to the City Council and City departments.
  6. Provides leadership, insight, and concepts in public and community relation activities.
  7. Provides effective and timely responses to information requests and calls for action, including researching and preparing documents for presentation and publication.
  8. Coordinates a wide variety of personnel and programs to accomplish overall department objectives.
  9. Prepares status reports and briefings to City management on City Council-related and other assigned projects.
  10. Participates in internal policy teams, workshops, public hearings, and stakeholder processes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of legislative and/or governmental process.
  • Knowledge of economic development principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws..
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of electric utility and energy industry.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related tasks.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to problem solve and conducting policy and issues analysis
  • Ability to research, gathering and analyzing data, assessment and summarize findings
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Ability to work on various products for data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Ability to establish and maintaining good working relationships with city employees and the public.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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