Government Relations Regional Manager

Website International Code Council

About the job

The International Code Council (ICC) is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building community and the construction industry provide safe, resilient, and sustainable construction through the development and use of model codes (I-Codes) and standards used in the design, construction, and compliance processes. Most U.S. states and communities, federal agencies, and many global markets choose the I-Codes to set the standards for regulating construction, plumbing and sanitation, fire prevention, and energy conservation in the built environment. In addition to its codes and standards activities, the Code Council provides product testing and evaluation, accreditation, software and technology, professional development and training, and consulting services solutions for governments and businesses. The Code Council has roughly 60,000 members across nearly 400 state, local, and regional chapters.

Reporting to the Regional Director of Government Relations (GR), the GR Regional Manager develops, manages, and directs ICC’s state and local priorities within their assigned geographic region, which is expected to focus on states within the American Northwest. This position is charged with creating and advancing regulatory and legislative policies and business opportunities at the state and local level across the assigned region that impact the building codes ICC develops and the broader Code Council Family of Solutions (FoS).

In the assigned region (northwest US), the GR Regional Manager acts as primary liaison for state and local governmental entities, stakeholders, and ICC Chapters, working on activities that impact the building codes ICC develops and the broader ICC FoS. Within this region, the GR Regional Manager will be responsible for developing and fostering relationships with elected officials and policy makers in all branches of government as well as in the private sector and using those relationships and opportunities to shape and guide policies that impact or are of relevance to ICC’s members and the ICC FoS.

A successful candidate will demonstrate strong written and oral communication, time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills; an in-depth understanding of state and local legislative and regulatory processes and member organization activities and interests; the ability to collaborate and work effectively on a team, be proactive, and to work under deadline to achieve established goals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships and serve as a liaison with ICC members and chapters;
  • Represent ICC at member meetings, conferences and trade shows;
  • Draft legislative proposals and strategies; responses to rulemakings and other administrative actions; and fact sheets, bill summaries, and other materials for decision-makers, ICC members, and the public;
  • Testify and prepare testimony for legislative and administrative bodies;
  • Develop, manage and leverage relationships with coalitions of stakeholders including state agencies, county and municipal organizations, ICC members, and other interested parties;
  • Monitor and report on state and local legislation and administrative actions, and analyze political climates and trends, including state and local elections;
  • Prepare lobbying disclosures and filings for assigned territory;
  • Prepare annual cost center budget, manage cost center budget and track expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget;
  • Prepare and make presentations to state and local government officials, design professionals, contractors, and other interested parties on all aspects of the ICC FoS;
  • Assist with special projects as assigned and maintain data on pursuit of departmental goals in assigned territory;
  • Work with ICC’s federal relations staff to capture federal opportunities at the state and local levels;
  • Develop and execute team and individual state and local plans, pivoting as necessary, to further the goals of ICC and FoS, national strategy, and other organizational priorities including code adoption, implementation, and usage of FoS products and services;
  • Other duties as assigned.

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