American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
Department: Legislative Department
Location: National Office
FSLA Classification: Exempt
Position Title: Director Legislative & Political
CLASSIFICATION: Director of Legislative & Political, ELS
AFGE is the largest union representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government employees. The union represents employees in over 65 agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the Department of Defense (civilians), the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, Justice, Labor, HUD, HHS, Transportation, Energy, Education, Commerce, Treasury, Interior, State, and Agriculture. AFGE has been growing for 25 consecutive years.
AFGE's Legislative Department is responsible for the continued development, maintenance and strengthening of the Federation's ability to promote and achieve its legislative and policy objectives in Congress and through the federal Executive Branch. The department works to achieve these goals through AFGE's government affairs and political programs. Major responsibilities of this position include strategic planning, lobbying, development of issue mobilization and training programs.
This position is a key senior staff position that reports to the National President of AFGE. The person holding this position works with other senior staff in a team environment to carry out the goals of AFGE under the direction of the National President.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This job operates in a professional environment working to establish Federation and Departmental goals. The incumbent will routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, fax machines, scanners, and phones. Travel is required and position may require long periods of travel. Long hours are periodically required. The employee will periodically be required to do some lifting and/or move items over 10 pounds.
Works under the day-to-day supervision of the National President who makes specific assignments. The incumbent is called upon to make judgments as to approaches, techniques, and methods for pursuing established Federation and Department goals. The incumbent is encouraged to point out areas of activity or interest where revised goals and techniques might be considered to facilitate achievement of the Legislative Department’s goals and mission. The results of the incumbent's completed work are reviewed for extent of fulfillment of Department objectives as delineated.
involved in legislative and political action activities.
Ability to travel regularly, a minimum of 4-5 weeks per year. During election years incumbent
may travel 6-8 weeks per year, including extended periods away from home.
Work is generally in an office setting. Periodically long hours are required.
Writing sample and/or writing test demonstrating skills in developing grassroots educational
materials may be required.
AFGE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity and/or gender expression. In additional to federal law requirements, AFGE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.