To interface with members of Congress and their staff regarding legislative actions affecting the furtherance and growth of the wireless industry in order to promote and protect the interests of CTIA member companies, and to provide analytical and technical analysis on pending legislation and policy matters.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following:
Support the SVP Government Affairs in the development and advocacy of Association legislative priorities.
Present the Association’s federal legislative policy positions to members of Congress and other constituencies, as appropriate.
Stay abreast of and inform SVP Government Affairs of intelligence about political and policy issues through industry and Congressional contacts.
Establish and maintain a network of telecommunications-related contacts on Capitol Hill.
Work with Association membership, consultants, and outside counsel to plan and conduct lobbying activities.
Represent Association at industry events and fundraisers; manage portion of CTIA PAC to support Association priorities.
Respond to requests for information from members of the Association and Congressional offices.
Liaison with member companies and other outside parties to provide planning and logistical support for CTIA sponsored events.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Not Applicable
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Subject Matter Expertise – Comprehensive knowledge of Federal regulation of wireless communications.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
Project Management - Coordinates projects effectively; uses time efficiently.
Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or experience:
Bachelor’s degree and some advanced degree preferred. Legislative or Capitol Hill background required.
Word processing skills including a working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of products required.
Strong writing and communications skills are required. Detail-oriented with knowledge of grammar and punctuation with a proficiency in proofreading skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; and use of motor skills.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This position may require overtime. Candidate must be flexible to work overtime if needed.
Proficient knowledge of grammar and punctuation. Excellent proofreading and strong communications skills are required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
This list describes general duties and responsibilities. It is not a complete list of duties. Incumbents may be required to perform additional tasks related to these duties.
CTIA does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, pregnancy or related conditions, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
CTIA (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.