Mgr Public Affairs

24 Oct, 2019


Mgr Public Affairs

Atmos Energy
Metairie, LA

Atmos Energy has an opening for a Manager of Public Affairs in its Metairie location. This position will be responsible for public and local governmental affairs within a 15 parish region in Southeast Louisiana. The position requires occasional overnight travel in and outside of the state of Louisiana.

The following is a list of preferred experience in addition to the job description below:

– Experience in building broad-based partnerships in and between government, business, and community.

– Experience in the successful development and implementation of face to face and digital campaigns.

-Experience with handling media interviews, public speaking, and the creation of effective communication plans.

Walk in applications and mailed or faxed resumes are not accepted.  Qualified candidates should apply before Wednesday  October 30, 2019 at  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin disabled or veteran status. 


1.Develops positive working relationships with municipal and state elected officials and staff business and community leaders and other key community stakeholders in order to shape the external environment by promoting the division’s public image products and services.

2.Administers the division’s community relations program. Serves as the local point of contact for charitable and civic contributions. Holds community board positions and participates in economic development groups and associations as needed to further the company’s objectives in that community.

3.Leads the franchise renewal process to ensure that the division maintains an effective operational relationship with communities and is perceived as a respected corporate citizen by franchising authority.

4.Provides operational support such as responding to emergency situations town outages right of way issues and system integrity issues.

5.Delivers regulatory and governmental support as necessary in the division for regulatory filings legislative support or other governmental activity.

6.Serves as a point of contact and coordinates response for escalated customer service issues to key community regulatory or elected stakeholders.

7.Counsels executive(s) on public policy/public affairs. Develops and recommends a public relations work plan for the assigned territory and serves as company ombudsman.

8.Keeps abreast of events and issues relevant to the division’s service area through monitoring various media communications newspapers etc.

9.Develops and monitors functional and contributions budget to ensure efficient utilization of resources.

10.Assists corporate communications in developing implementing and monitoring communication strategies for corporate initiatives media relations and messaging initiatives that impact the division its employees or customers.


 Educational/Experience Level:Bachelor’s degree in Communications Journalism Business Administration Marketing or a closely related field and four years of related experience in the natural gas or related industry; or equivalent.Communication Skills:Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers in order to obtain and/or provide explanations and/or modifications on technical or other complex concepts to individuals with little or no background in the area under discussion.Numeric Skills:Requires the ability to perform analyses involving ratios percentages and simple statistical methods.Computer Skills:Requires basic computer skills for data entry reference and/or retrieval tasks.Work Conditions:Primary job responsibilities require work outside the office. Travel required.Requires occasionally performing activities including but not limited to driving bending stooping grasping reaching twisting turning and/or lifting.Atmos Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion gender national origin age disability or veteran status.


: Corporate/Governmental Affairs


: Full-time

Primary Location

: Louisiana-Metairie

Work Locations



101 Airline Drive

Metairie 70001

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Job posted: 2019-10-24