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Dir, Federal Government Relations

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Who we areFor more than 40 years, Covanta has been at the forefront of sustainable materials management, providing companies and communities world-class waste and resource solutions.Through our diverse and scalable full-service capabilities, we're leading the charge to a carbon-negative future-reducing, reusing, recycling and reimagining waste for the benefit of both people and planet.Our differentiator comes from our vast ecosystem of technology, facilities, and partnerships, trusted by the world's largest organizations to solve their most pressing environmental challenges, and achieve their most ambitious environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.All that we're missing is you. Join us today!!Our valuesDiversity, inclusivity, engagement-these are the values that help us foster a strong sense of community within Covanta. By embracing the unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our employees, we cultivate an environment that embraces teamwork, encourages open dialogue, and provides opportunities for growth.About the roleReporting to the Vice President of Government Relations, the Director of Federal Government Relations, will lead Covanta's legislative and regulatory initiatives, in Congress and at Federal Regulatory agencies. The role is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and effectively communicating policy risks and opportunities to relevant stakeholders, including policy makers, local government clients and senior management. Position would be primarily based in Washington D.C. or a remote location. Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and guiding the execution of policy strategies across various federal jurisdictions to promote sustainable waste management, energy, and climate policies.
  • Lead Covanta's educational and introductory outreach to a broad range of legislative offices and staff, effectively articulating policy positions to multiple issue-specific staff; interfacing with outside consultants.
  • Monitor legislation and regulatory proceedings and prepare written analyses, recommendations, and draft comments for senior management.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on the activity of relevant Congressional committees, caucuses, regulatory agencies, and trade associations.
  • Partner with Covanta's outside consultants to effectively communicate Covanta's messaging and build relationships.
  • Draft briefings, legislative testimony, and regulatory filings based on analysis and input from multiple internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Covanta's asset and facility managers, state government relations, communications, environmental and sustainability specialists, in preparing client-specific briefing documents, advocacy letters, data, and other materials to facilitate advocacy and client grassroots engagement.
  • Participate and build relationships through political fundraisers, and trade association meetings.
  • Strengthen Covanta's presence in Washington, DC with Congress, and the Administration.
  • Organize and conduct tours for legislators, legislative staff, regulators, and NGOs.Minimum Requirements
    • BA/BS degree required.
    • 8+ years of political, policy, or regulatory experience; clean energy, climate change, or sustainability sector experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of policies related to sustainability, energy, greenhouse gases, and the environment.
    • Significant experience engaging with Congressional offices and Federal agencies.
    • Proficient with legislative and regulatory processes.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, thinking, and moving quickly, with a proven ability to prioritize and juggle many different projects at once.Our DEI CommitmentCovanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer, has developed an Affirmative Action Program (AAP), and will not discriminate against any qualified applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), veteran status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or any other characteristic protected by law. Know Your Rights ()Please note that Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site because of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by emailing

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Washington DC , Dir, Federal Government Relations, Government & Protective Services , Washington, DC

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