Job Opportunity – Tribal Relations & Strategic Initiatives Analyst

Job Title: Tribal Relations & Strategic Initiatives Analyst

Salary: $67,912 – $84,905 Annually Job Type: Full-Time Location: Headquarters – Phoenix 85024, Arizona

Tribal Relations / Public Policy / Government Relations / Legislative Affairs

Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the largest supplier of renewable water in the state of Arizona. We operate and maintain a 335 mile long aqueduct and pumping plant system that stretches from our source at the Colorado River to the communities of central and southern Arizona. On a yearly basis, we pump and deliver over 1.5 million acre-feet (over 521 billion gallons) of water to enhance the state’s economy and quality of life and ensure sustainable growth for current and future populations of Arizonans. CAP is highly respected and takes great pride in providing the people of Arizona this service reliably, cost effectively and in an environmentally sound manner with the highest regard for employee safety and health, evolving public needs and customer satisfaction.

We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy the close community of a small company while helping to fulfill our extremely valuable mission. We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, partial employer matching of 401(k) contributions, medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, and significant investment in employee training and development. Employees are eligible for benefits on their first day of employment. (Benefits are subject to change at any time). CAP is truly a great place to work!

The Strategic Initiatives and Public Policy (SIPP) group provides a consistent and unified voice for Central Arizona Project (CAP) in matters of public policy, state and federal legislation and strategic positioning of the organization with our customers and throughout legislative or regulatory processes. In addition, the group coordinates strategic activities across the organization to ensure that Board of Directors’ 2011 Integrated Internal Strategic Plan and other priorities and CAP’s business objectives are met. The Tribal Relations & Strategic Initiatives Analyst:

  • Executes comprehensive outreach and serves as a liaison to enhance communications and relationships with customers and stakeholders, including tribal and agricultural stakeholders. • Makes recommendations and updates related outreach plans, proposals, and/or initiatives. • Determines information needs and tracks emerging issues potentially affecting CAP and its tribal and agricultural stakeholders, including federal, state, regional, tribal or business policies and regulatory directives. • Performs technical, financial, regulatory and legislative research and analysis associated with state and federal water, energy and environmental issues as they relate primarily to tribal and agricultural stakeholders. • Establishes strategic partnerships with outside agencies as directed by the Stakeholder Relations & Strategic Development Manager. • Acquires and analyzes information and technical data from internal and external sources. • Assists with all development, maintenance, updates and revisions associated with strategic planning. Collaborates with inter-departmental and cross-functional teams related to issue areas as needed. • Attends numerous meetings and community events and represents CAP before local, state, tribal and other organizations.

The successful candidate for this position will have a Bachelor’s degree, at least five years of related experience, experience with tribal relations, and a valid driver’s license. You should possess excellent interpersonal, negotiation, customer service, and conflict management skills. Also public speaking and professional writing experience is essential. For more details about the position and CAP, visit our website at

Please note: The salary listed for this opening represents our “starting” range, which includes our entry salary rate up to midpoint of the official range.

If you are looking for a challenging role with the opportunity to make a difference in Arizona while enjoying a great work/life balance, APPLY ONLINE today at Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).