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Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator - City of Woodinville ( Job # 19-0010)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $79,977.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $102,073.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Executive
Closes: August 05, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Monday, August 5, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Woodinville is a city of 12,000 residents and 1,200 businesses located in the Sammamish Valley about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, Washington.  Scenic landscapes, wineries, craft brewers, and distillers make Woodinville a tourist destination.  Recreation opportunities and open space contribute to Woodinville's unique quality of life.

The Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator is part of the Management team and directly assists the City Manager, Assistant(s) to the City Manager, and staff in coordinating and developing the City’s federal, state, and local government affairs.  The position is responsible for coordinating, advising on, and serving as the City’s liaison to many of the intergovernmental agencies, partners, and service providers with which the City maintains relationships.

Develops strategies and recommendations on a wide variety of issues, policies, and programs to ensure regular, comprehensive City participation, either directly or through direct support to other staff or elected officials representing the City on a broad range of intergovernmental and regional issues, task groups, boards, committees, etc.  Maintains constant vigilance on how the plans and activities of the City may intersect with other regional/stakeholder interests, and how regional initiatives may impact Woodinville.  Advises City Manager and key staff on possible strategies for effectively managing intergovernmental and interjurisdictional relationships for the benefit of the City’s interests.  The incumbent for this position will be energetic, positive, and possess excellent communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills.



Essential Functions

Maintain broad knowledge of general government processes and City issues and goals; analyze how they may impact or be impacted by local, regional, or state initiatives.

           Establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships between the City and various relevant jurisdiction and organizational representatives.

Serve as intergovernmental and interjurisdictional relations liaison for the City, as directed, with other public entities at the local, regional, and state levels covering a broad range of topics.  Requires ability to track, synthesize, manage, and comprehensively brief pertinent parties on each topic, often on short notice.

Under direction of the City Manager or designee, administers assigned programs and contracts; negotiates, drafts, implements, and oversees various municipal contracts, interlocal agreements, Memorandum’s of Understanding, and similar documents; coordinates and interacts with representatives of the contracted providers as the City's liaison or representative when directed.

Brief and present information to the City Manager, Council, and/or key staff members on policy issues, emerging issues, and upcoming regional meetings in all formats, including written, verbal, and visual.

Collaboratively develop an annual legislative agenda with City Manager and staff for recommendation to City Council; develop strategy, approaches, and materials to implement legislative agenda and from time to time in conjunction with contract lobbyist(s).  Monitor legislative issues that may impact the City during the legislative session.

Act as technical advisor to City Manager on intergovernmental and interjurisdictional issues; develop recommendations including strategy, approaches, and policies for Staff/Elected officials to advance City interests in the regional arena; present written or verbal reports and recommendations to City Manager and occasionally City Council; confers with City Manager on administrative matters, legislation and policies.

 Develop messaging and one-page information sheets to educate external stakeholders, lawmakers, staff, etc. 

 Responsible for special projects and performs other duties as required or assigned.

Please refer to the Position Description for additional details.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Science, Policy, Communications or related field and two years of relevant experience in the public sector is required.  A combination of relevant education and at least four years of directly relevant experience in a similar position may be considered for this position. Master’s Degree in related field and municipal, state, and/or federal government experience preferred.

The applicant must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.  The City may require an applicant to submit a Driving Record Release Form to review driving history.  Additionally, the applicant must be able to pass a background check.



*Note: The City of Woodinville does not participate in Social Security, which means employees do not contribute to or earn Social Security credit while employed with the City. Further, the Social Security Administration applies a formula containing an offset to take into account employment with a nonparticipating employer. However, as a City of Woodinville employee, you may be eligible to participate in the Municipal Employee Benefit Trust (MEBT) plan; depending on eligibility.  There is also mandatory participation in the State Retirement Plan (PERS).

The City of Woodinville values diversity in its workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran's status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws.



Woodinville City Hall
17301 133rd Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA