Open Position at Building Industry Association


June 27, 2017

Job Title:

Government Affairs Director


Building Industry Association

Job Description:


• Monitors policy issues and operations of all local governments within Clark County.
• Analyze proposed ordinances and policies for impacts on building industry and member businesses.
• Develops lobbying strategies collaboratively with BIA subcommittees to address public policy issues that impact the building industry.
• Represent the positions and interests of the BIA at relevant government or community meetings.
• Establishes and maintains relationships with and effective lines of communication with local elected officials and key community leaders
• Primary staff for the Government Affairs Committee and Building Clark County Roundtable sessions.

Political Action

• Serves as staff liaison for the Building Industry Group (BIG), the BIA’s Political Action Committee
• Monitors local political activity and campaigns.
• Analyzes candidate philosophies and voting record to make endorsement recommendations to BIG trustees and PAC Coordinator.
• Assists PAC Coordinator with message development, direct mail, media buys, and strategic consulting for B.I.G. supported candidates
• Coordinates with BIAW to conduct analysis and research on voting trends and demographics to enhance BIG political activities.


• Communicate BIA positions to media on assigned public policy issues.
• Provide members with consistent information updates on current policy issues.
• Develop and implement strategic communications plan to achieve BIA political and public relations goals.


• Solid understanding of land use and development process
• Knowledge of local and state political environment/structure
• Proven record of good judgment and fiscal responsibility
• Established relationships with local elected officials, building industry coalition partners and BIA members.
• Ability to work with elected officials from all political parties
• Ability to read and understand proposed and adopted legislation and ordinances with impacts on the industry and the public
• Ability to work with coalition partners, other BIA departments, and members
• Ability to develop and articulate industry positions on legislation
• Ability to write clearly and effectively
• Ability to manage staff
• Ability to meet deadlines and work with peers


Minimum BA/BS in land use planning, construction management, political science or related field required.

Working Conditions:

• Salaried, Exempt position
• Minimum 40 hours per week
• Required attendance at evening meetings (after 5pm)
• Limited local travel


Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401k retirement plan and 8 paid holidays per year.

To Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to Avaly Scarpelli, Executive Director, at