Job Details

Lobbyist fed State Manager

Company name

Verizon Communications Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 22,2019

Valid Through

Oct 05,2019

Posted on

May 08,2019

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Schaumburg, IL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Telecommunications >> Telecommunications
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Lobbyist (Fed & State) Manager
Duties: Developing and implementing legislative strategy, community engagement tactics and content in support of company goals and positions across all business units enterprise-wide with a focus on issues including technology deployment. Representing and influencing policy makers at the municipal and state government level in the Great Lakes states and Central region. Accountable for strengthening political impact using extensive government experience and network. Supporting state regulatory team to influence decisions in key regulatory initiatives. Planning and executing strategies to ensure that any state legislation has a positive or neutral impact on the company. Interacting with members of the state’s executive branch and with members of state and municipal legislative bodies. Keeping management informed of pending legislation. Serving as a primary strategic liaison to company affiliations, special business and third party groups. Providing team direction on communicating key messages and strategic initiatives to stakeholders. Planning and developing strategic messaging. Representing in a variety of forums including providing testimony at committee meetings/hearings that address legislation impacting. Compiling competitive intelligence. Handling responsibilities related to identifying and influencing proposed state and local legislative activities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or 4+ years of work experience. 6+ years of relevant work experience. 6+ years of experience in state and municipal government relations. Experience in advocacy/issues management, community organizing, and coalition-building. Knowledge of regulatory and legislative processes at the municipal and state level. Experience in the development, management and advocacy of telecommunications policies and positions. Willingness to travel up to 50% within territory in personally owned vehicle. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as necessary. Valid driver’s license. Even better if you have: Law degree. Network of contacts at the municipal level in the Great Lakes and Central region. Knowledge concerning economic regulation in the communications, cable, or utilities industries. Knowledge of Verizon operations and business functions or extensive positioning already established in territory. Public policy, community engagement, advocacy experience on behalf of a technology, communications, cable TV or public utilities business/industry. Demonstrated skills in negotiating issues in support of corporate goals and objectives. Leadership skills. Ability to be a self-starter with intellectual curiosity. Organizational and planning skills. Ability to work with all levels of management. Demonstrated communications skills, both verbal and written.

Additional info

Job # 515342

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Verizon Communications Inc.
60 Dundee Circle
New York City, NY 10941-1438

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