senior government affairs specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

High achieving 20+ year professional with the ability to blend technical and soft skills to deliver results through influential relationship and partnership building, critical thinking and problem solving with internal and external teams.

Work Experience
07/2010 to Current
Senior Government Affairs Specialist The Arnold Group Seattle, WA,
  • Identified and managed community impacts during design phase and construction phase of multi-million dollar projects.
  • Implemented complaints and claims process committee.
  • Worked closely with project managers and construction supervisors to maintain optimum levels of communication to effectively and efficiently complete projects.
  • Developed and supported relationships with local government, community organizations and other key stakeholders.
  • Developed presentations for government officials and community organizations.
  • Coordinated and developed outreach activities to facilitate public awareness and education.
  • Represented District at Civic events.
  • Facilitated curriculum development and training for Good Neighbor Ambassador Program.
  • Managed Central State University Louis Stokes scholarship program and other District sponsored student programs.
08/2008 to 06/2010
Principal Consultant Broadridge Indiana, PA,
  • Oversaw development of proposals and presentations for clients.
  • Conferred with existing and potential customers to assess requirements and propose optimal solutions.
  • Managed revenue models, process flows, operations support and customer engagement strategies.
  • Liaised with customers, management and sales team to better understand customer needs and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Applied business development & engineer expertise to support company sales and service functions.
  • Provided detailed advice to customers regarding Ohio clients.
  • Leveraged on-site observation and personal interviews to identify team and individual strengths.
  • Collaborated with clients from concept through final delivery of product or service.
  • Delivered outstanding service to clients to maintain and extend relationship for future business opportunities.
  • Developed strategic component development plans to support future projects.
  • Updated stakeholders on key milestones for projects.
08/2006 to 06/2010
Government Relations Engineer MWH Global, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Helped create and implement regulatory strategy around expressed development goals.
  • Promoted positive, cooperative communication with employees, contractors and vendors.
  • Supported project teams by providing review and analysis of applicable regulatory guidelines and project regulatory assessments.
  • Managed development of proposals and presentations for clients.
  • Developed opportunities with public and private sectors for expansion of business operations in Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta and New Orleans .
  • Established and managed relationships with public officials in Ohio markets.
  • Directed marketing efforts to support establishment of a new office.
  • Implemented strategic alliances with municipalities and professional organizations nationally.
07/1999 to 08/2006
Client Relationship Manager Malcolm Pirnie Inc. City, STATE,
  • Assessed client needs and developed plans to adequately address current and future objectives.
  • Recommended new products to clients and maintained solutions-oriented problem-solving for long-term client relationships.
  • Worked with clients to address and respond to client and partnership management issues.
  • Created and implemented new business opportunities by utilizing strategic networking strategies.
  • Evaluated resumes, interviewed and presented qualified candidates to hiring managers and solicited feedback to refine recruiting strategy.
  • Developed and maintained strong working relationships with executives, HR team and hiring managers to foster partnerships that produced consistent results.
  • Managed sub-consultants, CADD designers and document controls for large scale municipal projects.
  • Managed construction administration services for several large scale municipal clients.
  • Designed plant hydraulics, chemical storage facilities and associated feed equipment for municipal water treatment plant facilities.
  • Designed and analyzed water filtration systems and flow controls for war and gas metering.
  • Project Management
  • Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Leadership
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Community Engagement
  • Public Speaking
Expected in 05/2022 to to
Master of Science: Public Administration
Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH
Expected in 05/1999 to to
Bachelor of Science: Civil Engineering
Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH,
  • Graduate Certificate in Local and Urban Management, Cleveland State University (2021)
  • Emotional Intelligent Leader Certificate, Case Western Reserve University - Executive Education (2020)
  • Project Management Certificate, Baldwin Wallace University (2016)

  • National Technical Association(NTA) Cleveland Award of Nsoroma Education (2018)
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrator(NFBPA) National Forum 2018, Chairperson (2016-2018)
  • YWCA Women's Leadership Institute (2016)
  • Cleveland Leadership Academy (2013)
  • NEORSD African American Professional Network Employee Resource Group, Chair (2013-2016)
  • Cleveland Bridge Builders (2008)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)(2001- present)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF) (2001-present)
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA)(2001 - present)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)(1999 - present)

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School Attended

  • Cleveland State University
  • Ohio Northern University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Government Affairs Specialist
  • Principal Consultant
  • Government Relations Engineer
  • Client Relationship Manager


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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