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Director, State Government Affairs

Company: Spectrum
Location: National City
Posted on: October 10, 2020

Job Description:

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 local level in the San Diego and Imperial Counties, California as well as Yuma County, Arizona. 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. The following offers more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.

Contributes to and support Charter s government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics

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

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
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
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 Number of Years
Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation experience 8-10
Political/government relations experience 8-10
Related experience in the cable industry, government, public policy or legislative arenas 8-10

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

Associated topics: emergency management, government affairs, media, public, public affairs, public records, public works, regulatory affairs, social media

Keywords: Spectrum, National City , Director, State Government Affairs, Executive , National City, California

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