The Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers
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Available Positions

Manager, Government Relations

Manager, Government Relations will focus on energy policy, energy efficiency, innovation, and related technology issues at the federal and state levels. Involves working closely with association member executives to evaluate implications of legislative/regulatory initiatives, develop industry positions, and advocacy of positions. Activities include interacting with legislative/regulatory staff and elected officials; preparing position papers & comments, etc.; representing NEMA at hearings and consultations, industry events, and conferences; and developing and implementing strategies to achieve member objectives.

Reports to NEMA Vice President, Government Relations


  • Minimum 4 years legislative and/or regulatory experience
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills - ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously
  •  Experience managing group activities and working in a team environment
  • Familiarity with MS Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Some travel required
  • BA/BS in related discipline
  • Solid knowledge of legislative & regulatory processes
  • Prior congressional or regulatory experience preferred

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including 12 paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401k plan, a defined benefit plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to

EOE/M/F/V/D Grade 8

Field Representative - Southern Region

NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, is seeking a Field Representative for the Southern area of the U.S. (the states in the Southern Section of the IAEI). The individual will serve as an advocate for NEMA’s member companies and will work with industry, public and private groups, and individuals to provide assistance and feedback on a wide variety of issues facing the electrical industry including existing and proposed laws, regulations and ordinances, as well as probable future legislative and regulatory trends.

The Field Representative is responsible for providing NEMA with a presence in local and regional affairs in specified areas of the country. The Field Representative reports to the Senior Technical Director, Codes and Standards. The position supports the Technical Services Department.

Duties include:

  1. Meeting attendance: Attend and participate in meetings of code enforcement officials (electrical and building), public utility organizations and other organizations to establish communications regarding the installation and use of the products of NEMA member companies. Present NEMA positions where the position does not involve conflict between Sections. Immediately respond, to questions, comments, or misstatements concerning NEMA member companies' products. Present a NEMA Report at appropriate meetings. The field representatives do not represent individual companies, and they rarely attend meetings on behalf of a specific Section.
  2. Develop and maintain external contacts and liaisons: Establish and maintain working relationships with senior electrical and building code enforcement officials and utility representatives and others concerned with the safe and efficient use of electricity. Meet with officials as needed to present and promote NEMA positions and communicate accurate information. Establish and maintain liaisons with key representatives of NEMA member companies to provide a conduit for accurate information transfer.
  3. Develop and maintain internal communications: Establish and maintain liaisons with NEMA staff for the exchange of information. Keep NEMA Divisions and Sections informed on matters of importance and interest to them on a timely basis. Notify member companies regarding confidential information about that company. Keep abreast of NEMA industry and sector positions.
  4. Maintain detailed knowledge of electrical installation requirements in codes: Maintain a detailed knowledge of the National Electrical Code® and of state and local requirements where they differ from the NEC requirements. Encourage local and state enforcement authorities to adopt the NEC without local amendments. Maintain a knowledge of the electrical requirements in building codes and other related codes and publications. Develop and maintain a database of local requirements in your territory. Advise Sections when local hearings affecting their products are being held. Also, maintain a detailed knowledge of the energy codes adopted and enforced in your territory.
  5. Participate in electrical code development processes: Participate in the National Electrical Code and building code processes and encourage participation by appropriate MENA member companies. Support established NEMA positions relative to the Codes, but take no position on controversial issues where NEMA has not established a position. Recommend proposals to change the Codes to appropriate NEMA Subdivisions based on field learning of field problems. Assist NEMA member companies in the Code making process as appropriate.
  6. Other duties: Prepare and submit required reports, e.g., Trip, Expense, NEC Adoption, etc. Respond to questions and requests from NEMA member companies, staff and others concerning matters relating to NEMA activities and the installation and use of the products of NEMA member companies. Serve as Secretary of NEMA meetings as required. Write meeting minutes when serving as meeting Secretary and develop meeting agendas as appropriate.
  7. Performs other general assignments as required

Specific responsibilities of the incumbent:

  • Areas of coverage: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
  • Serve as the NEMA Representative on the Texas Electrical Advisory Board.

A high school diploma or GED is required. A comprehensive knowledge of the National Electrical Code is also required. Experience as a licensed electrician and a background with the IAEI and an understanding of the codes and standards development process of organizations such as NFPA, UL and the ICC is desirable. Knowledge of the regulatory environment in the Southern states is a plus.

This position requires working independently from an office set-up in the employee’s residence. Excellent writing, presentation and communications skills are necessary. Diplomacy and tact are important as well as an ability to understand the subtleties of issues. The ability to budget resources (funding, time, etc.) is critical. Personal computer use, i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc., is required.  The individual must reside in one of the states in the Southern region. Extensive travel (50%) can be expected.

Interested individuals should supply a resume, writing sample, salary requirements and a list of references to

EOE/M/F/D/V Grade 8

Director, Regulatory and Markets Strategy

The MITA Director, Regulatory and Markets Strategy will be responsible for developing and executing a formal standards and regulatory strategy for the medical imaging and radiation therapy industries. This strategy will be comprehensive in its scope, and address use the use of standards for marketing, policy and strategic purposes.

Position Responsibilities

  • Identify imaging and radiation therapy business and market opportunities for standards; conceptualize performance, quality and safety standards and related applications to drive their adoption.
  • In support of MITA’s strategic standards goals, identify gaps in modality-specific and multi-modality standards, and develop creative means and applications by which member companies can benefit from the development of and compliance with standards.
  • Promote NEMA/MITA standards among a variety of stakeholders, including regulators, industry, international bodies and national standards development organizations.
  • Work with member companies’ marketing staff to create effective messaging and promotional strategies to drive adoption of MITA-endorsed standards and technologies.
  • Draft and maintain a comprehensive environmental analysis; map the eco-system of standards making in the imaging and RT industries and identify other organizations who develop standards in the medical device industry.
  • Surveil and inform interactions with other standards making bodies, including AAMI, ANSI, NIST and IEC. Identify risks and opportunities among relevant standards development organizations (SDOs) and make recommendations on how MITA member companies’ interests can be advanced through interaction with these organizations.
  • Provide oversight on the review, revise and retain process for existing MITA/NEMA standards.
  • Manage the MITA Technical and Regulatory Committee (TRC); elevate its stature to reflect the entire management of the standards process.
  • Identify and lead industry responses to key regulatory issues facing the imaging and radiation therapy communities. Analyze regulatory actions, build member consensus on reactive and proactive regulatory priorities, and write effective public comments and other formal communications.
  • Advance MITA’s relationships with key regulators, e.g., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), facilitating regular meetings on both modality-specific and non-modality-specific topics. Communicate professionally with government agencies while adhering to NEMA/MITA’s high standards for interacting with government representatives.
  • International: Expedite the assumption of national and NEMA standards into IEC and ISO, when appropriate, recognizing and promoting global appreciation for and adoption of standards through international regulatory bodies such as the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF). Assist in the promotion of 60601 3rd ed adoption in Brazil and China.
  • Manage company meetings according to association management best practices. Effectively drive committee performance by developing strategy, and setting and achievement of objectives.

Experience and Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrated leadership expertise and experience; ability to create powerful strategies, identify and lead teams to successful and resorts-oriented execution
  • Familiarity with standards processes and value to industry a plus Regulatory expertise and background preferred, preferably in imaging and/or radiation therapy.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong time management skills, ability to juggle multiple projects and meet challenging deadlines Ability to
    • Learn quickly and work at a fast pace with minimal need for supervision
    • Write and execute strong strategic plans Partner with industry leadership and committee members to drive team performance
    • Work within a strong MITA team to drive organizational goals
    • Take on new challenges while maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience drafting formal comments a plus.
  • Some travel is required (approximately 20%)

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including 11 paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to or by fax to (703) 841-3372.

EOE/M/F/V/D Grade: 10