Mgr, State Government Affairs
Posted on: June 11, 2021
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists in the development and advocacy of company policy
positions for members of the Legislature with a focus on the
energy, natural resources and business committees; develops
relationships with majority and minority leadership in the House
and Senate; identifies key stakeholders on legislation affecting
the company, including proponents and opponents; coordinates
educational meetings, workshops and seminars for members and staff
of relevant House and Senate committees and leadership; gathers
intelligence to inform internal policy formation and strategic
decision-making to promote the company's legislative
- Serves as a company advocate before state agencies on key
policy issues; develops strong working relationships with Executive
Offices and staff and educates on issues affecting the company;
identifies opportunities to participate in Executive work groups,
councils and committees.
- Monitors, tracks, reviews and circulates bills introduced in
the state legislature to company stakeholders to identify impact on
the company's ability to pursue its strategic objectives;
communicates with internal leadership to solicit guidance and
feedback on state legislative issues and activities.
- Hosts internal cross-functional team meetings and calls to
support, coordinate and communicate state legislative
- Assists with state PAC activities including developing a budget
for candidate and member contributions from the company's PAC or
corporate sources as permitted, track expenditures and become
familiar with the contribution and reporting requirements for each
assigned state; works with legal counsel to ensure corporate
- Assists with the annual company PAC solicitation and with
- Interacts with internal and external sources to draft
legislation and amendments; identifies company supporters and
possible coalition/alliance members to support legislative
solutions; prepares for and participates in legislative committee
meetings and work groups.
- Coordinates closely with the company's state regulatory
managers and federal affairs lobbyists and staff to support mutual
state and federal strategies.
- Directs activities for contract lobbyists including lobbying
assignments, approval of communication messages and materials,
collection of political intelligence and feedback.
- Monitor, coordinate and engage with contract lobbyists on
issues impacting ITC in Indiana & Pennsylvania.
- Coordinate with other ITC state government affairs leads on
impactful issues to ITC.
Attends and participates in public policy forums on energy
issues including those sponsored by state chamber of commerce,
manufacturer's associations, the Council of State Governments and
- Bachelor's degree or relevant, equivalent experience and/or
- Minimum of seven (7) years of legislative experience (e.g.
lobbyist, legislative assistant, or legislative director).
- Utility and/or energy background preferred.
- Strong working knowledge of the state legislative
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability
to develop written testimony, power point presentations and
one-page documents succinctly explaining a position or process to
those with minimal background or knowledge on the subject.
- Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and
internal and external stakeholders simultaneously.
- Exceptional networking and relationship-building skills.
- Strong team building skills and ability to work as a team
- Ability to learn, understand and explain complex issues.
- Ability to function independently in a satellite office while
working cooperatively in cross-functional teams within the
- Ability to work outside of normal business hours and
participate in events on behalf of the company.
- Ability to interact professionally and in a bi-partisan manner
with external stakeholder's while being respectful of different
- Must register as a state lobbyist where required; maintain
records related to state lobbying and complete and file required
state reports for the lobbyist and the company; must abide by all
applicable ethics and disclosure rules/laws.
Ability to travel a minimum of three to four times per month
during legislative sessions and two times per month at other times,
locally and regionally, with overnight stays required.
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