Nebraska Cattlemen is Now Hiring a Director of Government Affairs

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LINCOLN, NE (September 26, 2022) – Last week, Nebraska Cattlemen announced they are seeking a Director of Government Affairs to join their team. Job details are as follows.


Nebraska Cattlemen began with Nebraska Stockgrowers in 1888 and merged with Nebraska Livestock Feeders Association and Nebraska Feedlot Council to form Nebraska Cattlemen in 1988. We are organized to protect members’ financial interests. Proactive in nature, Nebraska Cattlemen works through public policy to develop a favorable business climate for beef cattle producers and develop educational opportunities for members. Governed by a Board of Directors whose members are selected by nine regions of the state – by the four segment councils and the six policy areas with local affiliates across the state representing the grassroots members.

Job Description

The Director of Government Affairs will lead efforts to advance Nebraska Cattlemen policy at local, state, and federal governments. This position reports to the Executive Vice President. Specific duties may include the following:

  • Represent Nebraska Cattlemen policy on various legislative, regulatory, and governmental affairs.
  • Coordinate research concerning the impact of existing and proposed legislation or regulations on beef cattle producers.
  • Develop and disseminate timely legislative and regulatory reports to leadership and membership.
  • File necessary lobbying reports per Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission requirements and deadlines.
  • Assist and support members in developing policy.
  • Coordinate with membership to attend and testify at hearings when appropriate.
  • Draft legislation, hearing testimony, and interpret existing statutes and policy for Nebraska Cattlemen members.
  • Serve as staff representative for a Nebraska Cattlemen Committee and/or Council as assigned by the Executive Vice President.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate with local, state, and federal candidates for elected office to achieve the goals of the Nebraska Cattlemen State PAC.
  • Be an integral part of the Nebraska Cattlemen Communications team, including contributing articles and updates to bi-weekly Nebraska Cattlemen Insider and monthly Nebraska Cattleman publications.
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of Nebraska Cattlemen and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association members.

Requirements and Qualifications

The position includes travel to local, state, and potentially national industry meetings, as well as other relevant programs. Strong deference will be given to candidates with experience in government relations and/or regulatory work and excellent writing skills. Salary commensurate with experience.

Compensation: Salaried position

Position Timeline: The deadline for applications is COB Friday, October 14.

Location: This position will be housed in the Lincoln office.

How to Apply: Applicants may submit two examples of written communication related to legislative, regulatory, or governmental affairs, a resume, and cover letter to Pete McClymont at

For questions, please call (402) 475-2333.

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