Director, Aggregates & Cement Safety Policy

Job Title: Director, Aggregates & Cement Safety Policy 

Reports to: NSSGA Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs

PCA Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs

The National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. Our members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – are responsible for the essential raw materials found in every home, building, road, bridge and public works project and represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States.

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 91 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.

With expanding Washington involvement in our industry, forming relationships and engaging with public officials and policymakers is critical to helping our members understand policies and regulations, and provide advice and guidance to help shape them. 


Position Summary

As Director, Aggregates & Cement Safety Policy, you will play an important role in shaping the construction materials industry’s government and regulatory affairs agenda. This position will report to NSSGA’s Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs on issues related to aggregate facilities and to PCA’s Vice President and Counsel for Government Affairs on issues related to cement manufacturing. The position will be shared between the two associations and represent the best interests of both memberships, specifically related to regulatory and legislative advocacy, safety training, compliance assistance, and any other assistance required by the memberships. Working in NSSGA’s offices in Alexandria, VA, and PCA’s offices on Capitol Hill, you will have direct contact with NSSGA and PCA members and various governmental agencies. This position interacts with safety managers and operators from the world’s top aggregate and cement producers; state aggregate, cement, and concrete association executives; NSSGA and PCA staff; and government officials.

In a typical day, you might receive emails from the CEO at a fortune 1000 company or high-ranking elected officials. You might attend meetings at the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), advocate for the industry on Capitol Hill, or gather information to better understand an emerging safety issue. You might monitor legislation pertaining to mine safety and health or take action on regulations.

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Promote and defend the interests of NSSGA and PCA members on all safety related legislative and regulatory issues as well as providing technical assistance to members seeking to understand and comply with Mining, Safety, and Health regulations and policies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with officials at federal agencies and on Capitol Hill, relevant to these issues.
  • Analyze regulatory rules, regulations, guidance documents from relevant federal agencies as well as proposed legislation.
  • Prepare comments, petitions, and position papers on proposed federal rules, guidance, and notices.
  • Write/oversee the drafting of detailed legal, technical, and advisory communications to NSSGA and PCA members on regulatory issues.
  • Oversee the annual NSSGA and PCA safety and health awards programs.
  • Analyze and interpret health and safety performance and compliance data for industry trends.
  • Coordinate training seminars, workshops, forums, and webinars on safety matters.
  • Facilitate NSSGA MSHA Alliance and PCA MSHA Alliance as well as manage all aspects of NSSGA and PCA Safety and Health Committees.

Background/Education Requirements

Education – BA/BS degree in public policy, law, safety, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 5 years or more of aggregates/cement industry experience. Experience with Association member relations and knowledge of occupational health and mine safety issues is highly preferred.  

Technical Skills

  • Robust knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Strong presentation skills for both large and small groups at all levels internal and external to NSSGA and PCA
  • Ability to communicate complex regulatory initiatives in straightforward language at the highest levels of government and business organizations.

 To accomplish the associations’ mission and vision, NSSGA and PCA staff maintain an unyielding focus on our members and a commitment to advocating for those members. The position includes a generous benefits package, including paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; competitive compensation; a supportive work environment; waterfront views in our new office space; and company funded parking or transit. Interested candidates should provide a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

NSSGA and PCA are proud to be equal opportunity employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.



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