Dir, State Government Affairs

02 May, 2023


Dir, State Government Affairs

Greer, SC
The Director of Government Affairs will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government affairs strategies and activities that advance the company’s interests primarily at the state and local level, including with regard to the company’s rural digital opportunity fund initiative (RDOF).
The job may include representing the company before state and local governments and administrative agencies, franchising and procurement, community affairs, as well as strategically planning, managing and executing other activities and events that advance the company’s overall objectives with a particular emphasis on facilitating the RDOF deployment, permitting and pole attachment authorizations. The following offers more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Contributes to and supports Charter’s government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics including working closely with regional field operations and other key functional departments to participate in RDOF planning meetings, assists with ensuring company RDOF project plans stay on-track and are not compromised, and develops consistent processes to manage interactions with local governments to assist in identifying and resolving RDOF project permitting, pole attachment, right-of-way access and other local concerns.

Assists with compiling RDOF statistics, track buildout progress, and compile other information as may be necessary to manage workflow and monitor milestones.

Identifies and facilitates state legislative activities that could impact the company including policy initiatives that support RDOF deployments.

Provides budget input in support of furthering RDOF strategies.

Develops, builds and expands relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the federal, state and local level.

Works collaboratively with supervisors, peers and outside consultants to develop and grow grass roots and third-party support for the benefit of the company and its interests including company’s RDOF initiatives.

Develops budgets and effectively plan and execute initiatives to grow the company’s image within the communities managed.

Assists in the development and management of the company’s political contribution strategies, where permitted under applicable law.

Represents the company before external constituencies, including elected officials and other state and local government agencies, commissions and authorities, and organize and represent the company at community events and other external functions.

Drafts, analyzes and/or presents legislation, franchise/contract language, amendments, and testimony as necessary and perform legislative and regulatory advocacy.

Manages outside counsel, consultants or lobbyists as necessary.

Manages interactions with local governments on permitting, right-of-way and other local concerns.

Reviews, interprets, and communicates terms and conditions of franchises, franchise-related agreements, and other contracts for implementation to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations.

Responds to and monitors resolution of escalated complaints from local, state or federal government authorities.

Manages franchise renewal and franchise transfer efforts for assigned franchises consistent with the strategies and policies for the company.

Prepares franchise renewal applications and supporting data for renewal negotiations, develops renewal strategy and participates in franchise renewal negotiations with municipalities.

Helps identify government-related business opportunities and facilitate discussions with business and assist them in developing responses for government procurement.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legislation, regulation, contracts, franchises and legal documents
Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, etc.)
Ability to work independently, but also collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers and other internal and external constituencies
Ability to exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance and operate with integrity and within company values; maintain high standards for ethical practice
Knowledge of cable, telecommunications and broadband products, services and regulation preferred
Background in law or public policy required
Understanding of state and local government

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience
8-10 years of Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation experience
8-10 years of Political/government relations experience
7+ years of Related experience in the cable industry, government, public policy or legislative arenas

Valid driver’s license
Satisfactory driving record within company standards
Auto insurance

Normal office conditions
Frequent travel required
Able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary
Vision ability close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus

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Job posted: 2023-05-02