Executive Director, Public Lands Council & NCBA Natural Resources
National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Posted November 15, 2019

Employment Type Full-time

Compensation Depends upon Skills and Experience

Company National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Location 1275 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 801
Washington DC, DC 20004



Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers.  With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry.  NCBA works to achieve the vision; "A dynamic and profitable beef industry, which concentrates resources around a unified plan, consistently meets global consumer needs and increases demand." 

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Reports To:    NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs & PLC Officers

General Responsibilities:

This person serves as the chief lobbyist representing cattle and sheep producers in western states on resource issues affecting their operations.  The primary focus will be protecting the permits issued by the federal land managing agencies to graze public lands.  Other issues include clean water act, tax policy, endangered species act, property rights, and other matters that affect livestock production in the west as reflected in policy enacted by PLC and NCBA


  • Leads public lands and natural resource lobbying efforts by working daily with Congressional and Administration contacts to advocate on behalf of the members of both NCBA and PLC in regard to the policy from both organizations on federal lands, natural resources, and conservation policy.
  • Leads and manages litigation efforts for PLC. Provides advice and input on NCBA litigation efforts pertaining to federal lands, environmental, and conservation matters.
  • Oversees staffing for the NCBA Federal Lands Committee and Property Rights & Environment Management Committee and is responsible for coordinating, planning, and executing the committee meetings with the respective Chairmen and Vice Chairmen.
  • Serves as the executive staffer of the Public Lands Council managing the day-to-day operations of PLC. Works with the PLC officers and board to make management decisions and then executes those decisions.
  • Serves as the public face of PLC in radio, television and print media.
  • Coordinates and manages officer and board calls for PLC.
  • Plans and executes annual PLC meetings.
  • Travel to NCBA and PLC state affiliate meetings to provide updates and information to members.
  • Develops, implements, and manages PLC budget and NCBA federal lands budget.
  • Builds and leverages coalitions of groups to implement policy priorities of both NCBA and PLC.
  • Supervises, trains, and mentors all PLC staff and such NCBA staff as may be appropriate.
  • Manage the Public Lands Endowment Trust, including organizing and maintaining year-to-year proposals and projects funded through the Trust.

  • Five + years lobbying experience or work on the hill involving resource issues and preferably public lands issues.
  • Experience managing staff is required.
  • Law degree is preferred.
  • A strong commitment to working issues in a bipartisan manner.
  • Experience in working directly with a Board of Directors and in preparing and managing budgets.
  • Trade association experience a plus.
  • Ability to work within a dynamic team.

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick Time