The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Government and Regional Affairs Representative

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2340
Posted Date
1 week ago(3/15/2023 2:58 PM)
Application Filing Period
March 15, 2023 – April 14, 2023 @ 4:30PM. (PST)
# of Openings
USD $109,533.00/Yr.
USD $143,499.00/Yr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

As a Government and Regional Affairs representative reporting to the Legislative Services Section Manager, you will be responsible for a wide range of activities including but not limited to: ongoing and special government relations or community relations projects; analyzing legislation and policy issues; negotiating and resolving difficult and sensitive Metropolitan policy and legal issues and concerns; delivering clear and concise presentations; and working with diverse interest groups to reach a consensus.


This position will need to balance working independently with limited supervision and working as part of a team, in either lead or support roles; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; and establish and maintain collaborative working relationships. As a trusted partner and essential team member, employees in this classification perform work that requires maintaining confidentiality and are routinely privy to matters that either involve confidential information, or exposure to confidential and sensitive strategic information.


The Government and Regional Affairs representative will be predominately focused on the northwest portions of Metropolitan’s service area, in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including the City of San Fernando. In addition, will have a variety of assignments that can range throughout the entirety of Metropolitan's six-county service area.


This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.


To view the full job description click here: Government and Regional Affairs Representative


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years relevant experience. 


Relevant Experience is defined as: work experience with government affairs, community relations, or communications/public information officer.


License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• On-site fitness center


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).


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