Long Beach Transit

  • Government Relations Officer

    Public Relations
  • Overview

    This position reports to the Manager, Government Relations, Capital Planning and Grant Programs. This position represents the interests of the Agency while coordinating programs with federal, state, regional and local elected and administrative officials and their offices. This position is also responsible for identifying and developing discretionary grant applications, monitoring legislation and regulations, and obtaining needed revenues for the Agency.




    • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with local, regional, state and federal elected and responds to requests for information or assistance
    • Monitors local, regional, state and federal legislation and regulations that may impact the Agency’s operations and transportation funding and processes, and drafts briefing documents for Manager, DCEO and CEO to respond to public officials on the Company’s positions and funding needs
    • Coordinates with advocacy agencies to identify avenues of funding and appropriation requests, and resolves issues with state or federal administrative agencies
    • Coordinates with the Capital and Grants Planner and Grant Program Specialist in identifying new funding sources for the company, and works to protect existing funding sources through legislative efforts
    • Develops discretionary grant applications in coordination with the Capital and Grants Planner and Grant Program Specialist for federal, state and local discretionary funding.
    • Tracks federal, state and local bills, initiatives and policies that may impact LBT
    • Develops and recommends positions on amendments to proposed legislation and regulations, communicating in writing and verbally with internal executive leadership
    • Researches current MTA funding guidelines and policies and analyzes the impact on the company, coordinates
    • Serves as the alternate representative for local and regional association meetings including BOS, LACMOA and other meetings as requested
    • Coordinates the preparation and development of the Agency’s planning documents including the Short Range Transit Plan and Long Range Transit Plan as well as other required planning documents
    • Identifies and maintains contact with key community, business and government organizations representing Long Beach Transit’s mission, vision and strategic goals
    • Works collaboratively with the Marketing, External Affairs, and other LBT departments to respond to legislative matters
    • Communicates as appropriate, information, plans, input and concerns expressed by groups with which liaison is maintained
    • Functions as point person for air quality issues and other sustainable energy programs
    • Complies with all safety regulations as stated in the company safety program, and reports safety-related accidents, incidents, and unsafe work conditions.  Attends safety-training programs as required. 
    • Other duties as assigned



    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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Bachelor of Arts/Science in Political Science, Public Administration, Communications or related field is required. Masters degree is desired. Must be a self starter, with a minimum of three years experience in government/legislative relations, public relations or a similar field. Experience related to transit is preferred. Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills required. The ability to effectively interface and establish/maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and elected officials is critical. Possession of a current valid Class C driver’s license and good driving record essential. Some travel may be required, as well as a willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.   




    Apply on-line at www.lbtransit.com/jobs.   On-line applications must include past work history and be fully completed to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete on-line application.


    Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. Long Beach Transit does not sponsor H1B or other related work visas.



    WAGE BAND H - Hiring range (Based on Experience): $6,153.00 to $6,836.66 month (DOQ), with excellent fringe benefits. Submit resume. APPLY ONLINE,  (H-6 DMV printout within 30 Days UPON REQUEST).



                                                                                                                                                          Equal Opportunity Employer

                                                                                                                           Successful candidate must pass company physical, drug and alcohol test.

                                                                                                                          Long Beach Transit 1963 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, California  90813



                                          This job description is not intended to be a complete listing of all the job duties required of this position, but to provide information on the general scope of the position.   


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