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Government and Legislative Affairs Coordinator
Government and Legislative Affairs Coordinator

Government and Legislative Affairs Coordinator

Company : Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa
Salary : Details not provided
Location : California

Full Description


Under the direction of ACBCI General Counsel, the Government Affairs Coordinator will: (1) act as a liaison for the ACBCI Government and Legislative Affairs Department, serving as the primary contact between local, state, and federal jurisdictions and ACBCI; (2) coordinate administration of all political contributions; and (3) perform necessary administrative/clerical support for the Department as needed. The successful applicant will be highly motivated and be able to independently provide to Tribal Council: (1) recommendations regarding strategic direction in government and legislative affairs working in collaboration with the Tribal Council, General Counsel, and existing state and federal lobbyists, (2) local, state, and federal policy analysis as it relates to short and long-term Tribal policy objectives.


This list is not all-inclusive and other tasks or duties may be assigned by the General Counsel and/or the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (ACBCI) Tribal Council.

Government and Legislative Affairs:

  • Provide updates and recommendations on legislation and policies to further Tribal strategic objectives.
  • Meets with key personnel working through issues and developing dialogue.
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs the Government and Legislative Affairs work of the ACBCI Tribal Council, which includes, but not limited to, administration, lobbying, overseeing meetings, and logistics.
  • Appropriately resolves Government and Legislative Affairs questions or directs them to an appropriate source for accurate and prompt resolution.
  • Primary contact for the Tribe’s political lobbyists to advance recommended political contributions for review and consideration by the ACBCI Tribal Council.
  • Possesses working understanding of federal and state lobbying requirements, and specifically the California Political Reform Act and its implementing regulations (PRA) as they relate to lobbying and conflict of interests, and the role of the FPPC in enforcing the PRA.
  • Primary contact for the Tribe’s political compliance attorneys in managing and maintaining ACBCI compliance with applicable laws pertaining to political contributions and activity.
  • Coordinates and administers the Tribe’s political contribution process.
  • Oversees preparation of California’s Major Donor and Lobbyist Employer reports in coordination with political compliance attorneys.
  • Monitors issues, current events, and the state of the law regarding the potential impacts to the Tribe and its overall political strategy and objectives.
  • Conducts policy research.
  • Prepares clear and comprehensive reports and provides broader perspective analysis to staff and Tribal Council as needed.
  • Regularly attend meetings of intertribal interest groups/organizations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and independently or with minimal direction and oversight. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Language Skills

Skill reading, analyzing, and interpreting general related periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Skill in writing reports and business correspondence. Skill in effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of individuals, tribal staff, Tribal Council, and tribal members. Must have the highest skill level to speak effectively in public.

Reasoning Skills

Skills in solving practical problems and deal with multiple variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Skills in dealing with troubled individual’s and/or groups in an objective, honest, unemotional, empathetic, and appropriate manner at all times. Skill in working with several varied situations concurrently, meeting deadlines, and working independently with little supervision.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and proportions. Ability to apply concepts of basic mathematics, budgeting, algebra, and geometry.


Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Public Relations/Communication, or similar discipline and four (4) years of specialized experience; or six (6) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialized experience is defined as working directly for or with private or public organizations with a focus on tribal governments, preferably within the State of California.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to stand, move, and work throughout the office area and properties, including walking up to 1 ½ mile, climbing stairs and sitting at a desk/work station for the duration of the shift.

Typically, the individual will be housed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Must be able to grasp, bend, lift, and/or carry or otherwise move goods weighing a minimum of 25 lbs. on an intermittent basis, and sufficient dexterity of hand in order to use office equipment including, but not limited to, a computer keyboard, calculator, general office equipment, and multi-line telephone.

Must be able to travel Up to 30% of the time in and out of Palm Springs, California area.

Willing to relocate to a residence within a reasonable commute to the ACBCI Tribal Administration Plaza.

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