LOC Job Opening


Department: Intergovernmental Relations

Location: Salem, Oregon

Salary: $7,892.75 to $9,742.17 monthly ($94,713 to $116,906 annually), depending on qualifications

Deadline Date: 06/06/22

Posted Date: 05/16/22

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The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) is the trusted, go-to resource to help Oregon city staff members and elected officials serve their cities well and speak with one voice.  We support Oregon’s cities by connecting city leaders and state legislators, advocating for cities’ needs, sharing vital information, and helping build vibrant, resilient communities that Oregonians are proud to call home.

The LOC currently has a Lobbyist position open.  The Lobbyist is fully trained on all the job duties listed below and regularly performs or assists with these job duties as directed by the Legislative Director.  Any person meeting the minimum qualifications is strongly encouraged to apply, especially those persons with expertise related to telecommunications, broadband, energy, environment and/or solid waste.

Essential Job Duties include:

  • Represents the LOC before the state and federal government legislatures and administrative bodies, wherein they advocate LOC policy positions.
  • Builds coalitions with stakeholder partners to effectively lobby LOC policy positions at the state and federal level.  Coordinates city official testimony and participation in the state legislative process. 
  • Collaborates with the Legislative Director and other LOC staff to develop and implement legislative strategies and tactical plans including media and messaging strategies. Participates in planning and coordinating the development and representation of the LOC’s state and federal intergovernmental program.
  • Prepares and makes presentations to present LOC’s research findings, provide trainings, and present up-to-date information.  Participates in interviews, including LOC podcast, as assigned.
  • Writes memoranda, action alerts, bill summaries, and articles of general interest for bulletins, publications, and on-line media platforms.
  • Staffs policy committees, plans and implements the work schedule in consultation with the Legislative Director, committee chairs and prepares background materials. Identifies, researches and assists in the development of LOC policy and drafts policy materials for committees.
  • Develops a substantive knowledge and expertise in a subject matter of primary importance to the LOC with the concurrence of the Legislative Director. Stays informed and participates in the development of legislative platforms.
  • Responds to inquiries from city officials dealing with recently enacted legislation and emerging issues in which policy is being developed and serves as a resource on legislative issues to the media and to the communications staff.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with staff, clients, other organizations, and the public. 

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, exempt status position reporting to the Legislative Director.  Depending on a person’s qualifications, the salary range is between $7,892.75 to $9,742.17 monthly ($94,713 to $116,906 annually), depending on qualifications.

If you enjoy working for Oregon cities and want to work with a team dedicated to the same, now is your chance to join our team.

To be considered, applicants must submit:

To be considered, all required application materials must be submitted via email to jhafner@orcities.org no later than 5 p.m. on June 6, 2022.

Email subject: Lobbyist Position

Questions may be addressed to Jayme Hafner, General Counsel, at jhafner@orcities.org.

Per Oregon Revised Statutes 408.225-237, the LOC grants a preference in hiring to veterans and disabled veterans as defined by state law.  If you are eligible and wish to claim Veterans' preference points, you must include supporting documents along with the LOC’s veterans preference claim form no later than 5 p.m. on June 6, 2022. 

Assuming qualified applications are received, LOC intends to conduct its first round of interview the week of June 27.  A final round of interviews will be conducted the week of July 11.