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Federal Affairs Coordinator

Federal Affairs Coordinator
Organization: SRP
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 01/12/2024

About SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S., providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service, consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona’s best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Why Work at SRP

SRP’s success is rooted in our employees’ happiness, health, and safety. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking


The Federal Affairs Coordinator acts as executive assistant, providing administrative support to the Senior Director and other departmental employees through the coordination of departmental administrative functions. Job responsibilities include communicating and coordinating all office activities ranging from special requests, reports, and correspondence from federal, private sector, and SRP offices. The Coordinator will have the opportunity to represent SRP at meetings as well as assist with event planning. The Coordinator must possess interpersonal savvy and excellent judgment to effectively interface with congressional offices, federal agencies, and SRP executive management.

This position is based at our Washington DC location.

What You’ll Do

Often serving as the first point of contact for SRP’s WDC office, the Federal Affairs Coordinator must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong time management and organizational ability; and attention to detail. The coordinator provides scheduling support for the Senior Director as well as performing a range of general office duties including the following:

  • Assist with on-site logistics for SRP executive management traveling to the Washington, DC office.
  • Assist in event planning for luncheons, forums, and receptions for SRP or external groups that help elevate SRP’s profile on Capitol Hill. The coordinator will help develop/maintain distribution lists, speaker invitations, and assist in venue walkthrough.
  • Assists in managing multiple office projects as well as tracking and meeting project deadlines.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in government or as an executive assistant preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written, with particular emphasis on excellent phone manner and political savvy.
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills by proactively anticipating issues, excellent attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Superb interpersonal skills and excellent judgment are needed to effectively interface with congressional offices, SRP executive management, and federal agencies.
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently, set priorities, and exercise good time-management skills.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and excellent judgment skills.
  • Flexible to adjust schedule to meet job demands with a corporate headquarters that is two time zones away.
  • Ability to initiate, coordinate, and follow through on assigned projects.


At job entry, placement will be determined by a review of college transcripts and related work experience. A minimum of 6 years of related experience is required for the senior level. Once placed into the job family, an employee may become eligible for promotion by demonstrating the ability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by their management and meeting experience requirements.


College-level coursework (100+) from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the skill/level to determine if applicable to the position by management.

Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol-free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees, and community.

Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.

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