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Government Affairs Manager

By January 13, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Lincoln, NE
  • January 27, 2023

Nebraska Department of Transportation

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to serve as the Government Affairs Manager within our Communications and Public Policy Division. As Government Affairs Manager, you’ll be responsible for the comprehensive government affairs and regulatory strategy of the State’s third largest agency.

At the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), we enhance the quality of life for all Nebraskans by creating innovative, convenient, and safe transportation systems that connect people and communities. Our culture is vibrant, and teammates feel valued as individuals and as part of our team. We hire good people who share our sense of pride and are excited to make a difference in the lives of fellow Nebraskans.

Job Duties:

• Manage the government affairs strategy and corresponding functions of the NDOT and assist with building a long-term government affairs strategy that supports the future infrastructure needs of Nebraska.
• Research, strategize, plan, and execute a complex government affairs strategy to assist the agency with legislation, regulatory management, and relationship building.
• Oversee and manage staff assigned to or working under the direction of government affairs.
• Identify, review, and monitor legislation, including but not limited to, bill status, amendment recommendations, and strategy options.
• Advise agency management on potential legislation, both state and federal, and assess possible impact on the agency.
• Draft information to include testimony and fact sheets to advise stakeholders on the impact of legislation.
• Review and interpret legislation, rules, regulation, promulgation guidance, and policy and program statements to determine the impact on the agency.
• Provide direction and coordinate constituent correspondence and information requests with the Public Relations Manager.
• Collaborate actively with Policy Research Office partners and policy/government affairs stakeholders.
• Serve as custodian of records and revisions for agency rules and regulations.
• Finalize bill proposal drafts and submit proposed legislation to the Policy Research Office.
• Manage implementation of promulgation with agency leadership and divisions/districts when legislation has been passed.
• Coordinate legislative briefings on agency issues or constituent inquires.

Qualifications / Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS:   Post high school coursework or training in public relations/public affairs, communications, political science, or public administration and experience in policy development and implementation or assisting in drafting bills, researching statutes, and revision of rules/regulations.

PREFERRED:   Eight years of experience interacting with the legislative branch of the government.   Five years of experience in state or federal government.   Two years of experience in the infrastructure market to include transportation, broadband and/or water policy.   Two years of experience in developing and implementing agency related policies, rules, and regulations; or in researching and drafting legislation and promoting bills or similar governmental initiatives.   Experience with the administration of public meetings.   Working knowledge of agency rules and regulations process.

OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of: the legislative process; state and federal transportation policy; interrelationship of various statutes; principles of administrations such as planning, organization, evaluation, analysis, evaluation, communication theory, and techniques of public relations.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Google Earth and agency data warehouse – OnBase.
• Strong communication skills.

To apply for this job email your details to todd.ludwig@nebraska.gov

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