The Maine Municipal Association is accepting resumes from qualified individuals for the position of Legislative Advocate. This position is responsible for representing municipal government interests before the Maine Legislature and various state and federal agencies. Responsibilities include staffing MMA's 70 member Legislative Policy Committee, testifying before legislative committees and working extensively with legislators, drafting legislation, writing/editing weekly Legislative Bulletin and informational materials, and monitoring and analyzing municipal issues. The successful candidate will possess strong advocacy, research, and written and oral communication skills. Applicants should be familiar with local, state and federal government, and possess knowledge of Maine's legislative process.
MMA is seeking a hard-working candidate who appreciates the important role of municipal government, enjoys working with municipal leaders and legislators, and is extremely skilled in the art of expressing ideas. Advanced knowledge or experience in one or more areas of municipal function, including but not limited to taxation, federal environmental mandates, utility regulation, labor-management relations, land use planning or economic development, would be of interest, but not mandatory. Important consideration will be given to relevant work experience, including writing for publication and working within and among municipal, regional and state agencies. Consideration will also be given to additional educational attainments, such as a degree in law, public administration, political science, environmental science or a related field.
MMA offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
Resume with cover letter and salary requirement may be submitted by fax to (207) 624-0118, by e-mail to HumanResource@memun.org or by US Mail. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
Direct all correspondence to:
Human Resources Manager
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, Maine 04330
MMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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