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Sr Government Affairs Analyst

Salt River Project

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Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 4, 2022
Reference Code: 965461300

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. 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.

Job Brief

The Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Analyst must be able to assess both technical and public policy issues, assist the General Manager's Staff with federal, state, local and regulatory policy issues, and develop communications channels to support the successful enactment and durability of public policy positions. Responsible for analysis of, and strategic advice on, water, energy, tax, land use, environment and other issues as identified and developed in concert with federal, state, regulatory and local team leaders and members. Support communication and other planning efforts in support of development and deployment of policy enactment. Research, coordinate and write analyses and track progress and strategic efforts to protect durability of public policy that supports SRP customers.

Job Responsibilities
 

  • Assists in the development, planning, and implementation of laws, rules, and ordinances
  • Review analysis of pending federal and state legislation and regulations and collaborate with government relations teams to develop strategies and communications support for successful enactment or defeat
  • Collaborate with other SRP business units to identify and track desired public policy outcomes in the short- and long-term; plan, monitor, and assess major SRP, regional, state, and federal policy issues
  • Coordinate with other business units to identify, plan and prepare for impact of other SRP priority engagement and projects that potentially impact SRP's work in public affairs
  • Researches and analyzes technical reports for policy implications on public power and western water interests
  • Monitor other Arizona and national policy emerging trends for impacts to SRP
  • Prepare and coordinate written materials summarizing multi-faceted issues and strategies for internal and external audiences
  • Coordinate and collaborate with external entities to identify, track, develop, and implement policies to support SRP's mission

 


Education

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.

Experience

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree, with a Master's Degree preferred, from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment . A minimum of 5 years of experience in state and/or federal policy, especially related to water and energy issues; legal, legislative, and policy research; and political strategy or public affairs administration. Must have knowledge of and experience in Arizona policy issues, power and water utilities, Arizona regulatory and legislative procedures, federal or state trade associations and business and community leaders engaged in issues affecting Arizonans. Must have a demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams and knowledge of SRP's objectives, business, operations, and political environment.

Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at Level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of three years experience at Level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.

For Senior Level: Minimum five years utility-related experience in planning, environmental affairs, public affairs or finance preferred. Must be highly specialized in the area of utility regulation, economics and operations, especially as it relates to climate change, reregulation, rate structures and utility financing requirements.

Additional Information

Required:

 

 

  • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Attentive listener
  • Collaborative/team player

 


Preferred:

 

 

  • Self-motivated/self-starter/takes initiative
  • Creative thinker
  • Approachable/personable
  • Knowledge of utility industry

 


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15111

Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

In order 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.

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

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:

• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

 

About this Employer

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. 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.