The Senior Manager advocates and communicates SRP policy positions on legislative issues pending before the U.S. Congress and at federal agencies; serves as the primary lobbyist for approximately half of the SRP federal issue portfolio; collaborates with SRP Business Units and executive management to identify and assess emerging federal legislative and regulatory issues that may impact Salt River Project’s electric customers, water shareholders, employees and elected officials; develop and manage governmental affairs strategies and activities to achieve corporate goals and objectives.
- Manage multiple aspects of Federal Affairs’ issue portfolio and strategy which requires effectively articulating and communicating SRP’s position on federal legislative issues to members of Congress, their staff and other key decision makers in the public policy process; developing and maintaining a large network of contacts on Capitol Hill and within the administration; and remaining current on industry issues and communicate relevant developments to management in a timely manner.
- Inform and advise General Manager Staff and executive management of identified priority issues and develop positions on issues influenced by the federal government; work with SRP business units to determine the potential impacts/benefits and develop arguments; communicate status and outlook for issues identified.
- Seek and hold meetings with congressional offices and members of the Administration to advocate for SRP positions.
- Directly respond to inquiries from Capitol Hill, the Administration, and industry allies regarding SRP positions, requests for information, and input on legislation; represent SRP interests with a variety of trade groups.
- Draft weekly Federal Affairs report and provide reports on activities and developments to SRP management on key issues.
- Develop and implement legislative strategies on designated issues. Must be able to interpret political and policy developments on Capitol Hill and work to help SRP maximize corporate objectives.
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.
Minimum of 8 years of relevant Capitol Hill, federal agency, trade association or similar experience required.
Legislative aide on Capitol Hill or equivalent position within the executive branch is preferred. Previous advocacy experience and background in energy, water, tax, or environmental issues is a plus. Must possess network of contacts on Capitol Hill and a working understanding of the legislative process.
- Job will require registering as a federal lobbyist.
- Must be able to work independently and possess strong self‐initiative in carrying out job responsibilities.
- Must have superb writing skills and political acumen.
- With a headquarters that is 2 time zones away, must be able to adjust schedule to meet job demands.
- Some travel is required as is attending some evening events.
Job Posted: March 12, 2017