Federal Public Policy Lead – Electrify America

22 Jan, 2023


Federal Public Policy Lead – Electrify America

Volkswagen Group of America
Chattanooga, TN

Role Summary:

Assure that Electrify America and VW AG units are informed about Federal government actions that affect the Electrify America’s business.
Affect the outcome of public policy processes before the Federal legislative & executive branches of government.
Foresee Federal public policy opportunities that advance the interests of Electrify America and develop strategies to develop those activities.
Build positive relations with governmental officials & institutions as well as outside organizations involved in the formation of public policy.
Role Responsibilities:

Engage federal policy makers on key legislative and regulatory issues and proceedings – 50%

Draft statements of corporate positions on policy issues including memoranda, fact sheets & comments for legislative hearing & administrative proceedings.
Support the presentation of company positions in meetings with federal government officials, and support the drafting of proposed legislative & regulatory language.
Support communication efforts with government representatives, industry representatives & representatives of other entities involved in development of policy.
Manage external consultants.
Advise internal stakeholders on key federal developments – 30%

Analyze & explain impact of Federal Regulatory developments as they relate to Volkswagen Group America’s obligations outlined in appendix C of the partial consent decree
Draft & disseminate internal analyses & reports regarding policy developments.
External stakeholder engagement – 20%

Participate in the Electric Vehicle committees, national associations, think tank dialogues, etc. related to the above matters.
Maintain Electrify America’s thought leadership on federal policy issues.

Years of relevant experience:

7 – 10 years of experience
Education (Required):

Bachelor’s Degree
Education (Desired):

Master’s degree in Public Affairs, Public Policy or Law Degree

Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic
Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written
Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software
Integration – joining people, processes or systems
Influencing and negotiation skills
Problem solving
Resource management
Specialized Skills (Required):

7 – 10 years of experience in federal government affairs or public policy
3-5 years of proven success developing or influencing Federal legislation, regulation or public policy
Capable of becoming registered as a lobbyist & if an attorney, must be a member in good standing of a State Bar Association
Specialized Skills (Desired):

Established relationship with Governmental Agencies (EPA, DOJ, DOE, DOT, DOC, Congress, EOP) Associations, academia, and other organizations involved in formulating public policy
Federal congressional experience
Policy analysis and impact analysis skills and experience
Electrify America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, color, gender identity/expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.



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Job posted: 2023-01-22