Tuesday, December 16, 2008


An unnamed business services company, Charm City location, is seeking a Vice President, Market Research for their government affairs practice. Successful candidate will be responsible for business development for survey research with the communications/PR firms, and association/professional society clientele.

Ripped from today’s screaming headlines (ok, actually from yesterday’s New York Times), we bring you an opportunity to jump onto the tracks at the Railroad Retirement Board as a Legislative Assistant. Apply by Jan. 9, salary range: $58k-$75k, job ID 09-DEU-04.

This Director of Marketing position with an unknown (but possibly real estate-related) Rockville-based company also appears to have a strong external relations and communications component. Salary range is $100k-$120k. Search conducted by MJ Morgan Group.

MPRI is a 3,000-strong national/homeland security and government contracting company. If you click on their current job listings you’ll find several public affairs, communications & web-related jobs in their Arlington offices – although you’ll have to wade through plenty of other technical and program offerings, as well.

Working as a Public Affairs Specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sounds pretty cool on its own merits – for one thing, you’ll serve as NOAA’s rep on the Communications Working Group of the Climate Change Science Program. Better yet, they’ll put somewhere between $82k-$127k a year in your pockets. Apply by Dec. 22, job ID UNSEC-PCA-2009-0003.

Do you have two to three years experience in a military aviation acquisition environment, communications and writing skills, and a willingness to work 20 to 29 hours a week based out of Patuxent River, MD? If this rather specific skill set fits you, apply to be Senior Communications Specialist with Wyle Labs. A less-senior Communications Specialist position may also be available for those with a shorter resume.

The American Association for Certified Public Accountants seeks a Director of Congressional and Political Affairs. Lobbying, legislative analysis/reporting, PAC fundraising and political event attendance (as in “honey, I’ll be home late – gotta stop in at the Schumer reception”) are all part of the job description. They’re also looking for ambitious, energetic, and driven-to-succeed types.

Perhaps it’s too late to apply for the Jan.-May 2009 Intern/Work Study opportunity at the National Parks Conservation Association – but they don’t cite a deadline – so if you’re interested in researching and reviewing legislation and policies and their impacts on national parks, then this may be for you.

The Alliance for International and Cultural Exchange seeks an Assistant Director to manage advocacy efforts with Congress and the State Dept. in support of international exchange. No word about actual international travel opportunities for the chosen applicant in their ad – but it has to be part of the package, right?

Today’s job-searchers resource is perhaps the most bookmark-worthy we've seen yet – Ned’s Job of the Week – a since-2001 operation that now features communications, defense and hospitality/event-planning opportunities, along with an apparently sizable and devoted readership. Here’s some detail about its eponymous leader. Thanks much to P. for the tip!

Speaking of railroaded ......

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