Do you have a strong government relations or public affairs background? Are you well versed in public policy with an aptitude for building relationships and effectively communicating your organizations point of view? If so, then CapMetro wants to hear from you!

The Vice President, Governmental Affairs reports directly to the Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff.  This position is responsible for developing and delivering the organization’s strategic approach to federal, state, regional and local government relations, including a comprehensive legislative, federal grant, and communications strategy to support CapMetro initiatives. Serves as the chief liaison to public officials and entities, representing CapMetro’s interests at public/government meetings and with stakeholders throughout the region.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Relations, Public Administration or Policy, Government Affairs, Law, Political Science or related field. Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years.
  • Ten (10) years progressively responsible experience directing a program of government relations, public sector public affairs or as a management-level staff member for an elected official, legislative committee or public affairs office, or similar executive-level experience in government relations or public affairs.
  • Five (5) years supervisory experience in government relations or public sector public affairs.
  • Experience in the areas of planning, research, or program development required.
  • Experience with federal transportation regulations and grants preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of government relations principles and laws, regulations and legislative processes governing transportation policies and funding sources.
  • Ability and experience in establishing relationships with elected officials and respective staff at all levels.
  • Skill in verbal communications such as making public presentations or speaking to the public or media and to represent the Authority before elected officials, at hearings and among business leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive, confidential and complex government and community relations issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work at a very high executive level with confidence to effectively lead superiors and peers and to enlist the contributions of those who are not direct reports in accomplishing Authority wide goals.
  • Excellent strategic and organizational skills and ability to exercise sound judgment and creativity in making decisions.
  • Ability to work quickly under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to research and quickly synthesize information, present it creatively, and in a variety of formats and mediums to target audiences.
  • Ability to work after hours and on call.
  • Technical proficiency with computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Word Suite and Microsoft PowerPoint.


  • Work with a diverse, collaborative and energetic workforce whose focus is to bring innovation into the industry and how we serve our customers and team members.
  • Utilize our free and reduced fare transit service to get to the office and then plan to hit the gym (for free) and work with our onsite trainers, before heading back home.
  • If you have children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old, enroll them in the onsite award-winning Child Care and Learning Center.
  • …and much more!


Capital Metro is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. Capital Metro makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.


For more information and to apply, visit: https://capmetro.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/479?c=capmetro