Job Details

State Government Relations Manager

Company name

Verizon Communications Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Sep 24,2019

Posted on

Jun 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Omaha, NE, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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State Government Relations Manager
The candidate will be responsible to manage legislative review process by conducting preliminary legislative analysis and obtaining feedback from internal firm subject matter experts. Review thousands of diverse bills to assess impact on firm. Serve as subject matter expert and primary contact for lobbyists and business units on a wide range of issues as well as questions regarding legislative procedure, calendar, bill status and bill volume statistics. Conduct research on a diverse array of legislative, public policy, corporate and other topics using online resources. Distill research results into clear and concise reports of findings for use by lobbyists and the business. Develop partnerships with firm experts. Create and update subject matter expert list for use by state lobbyists. Monitor state/local legislative activity on a daily basis, report on selected issues as needed and identify trends and emerging issues. Prepare issue overviews, tutorials and webinars for the state lobbying teams and other business units. Manage the online information resources for the State Government Affairs and state lobbyists (Statenet and Lexis/Nexis, MultiState Local Tracking Service) to cost-effectively cover key issues for firm. Manage relationship with vendors (including contract negotiation and administration), firm Sourcing and state lobbyists. Perform daily quality control to maintain accuracy of online bill files by reviewing categorization of all bills. Ensure new and emerging issues are included in contracts at minimal cost. Create issue specific-files as needed to track bills important to firm.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree. 6+ years of experience in state and municipal government relations within state/local government or at a law firm, corporation or association is critical. High level of expertise in legislative and legal research, analyzing legislation, redlining legislation & preparing 50-state surveys of state/local legislation is necessary. Must be skilled in searching Lexis/Nexis, Statenet and local legislative tracking systems. In-depth understanding of state and local legislative procedure is needed. Masters in Library Science with concentration in legal research and research experience in a law firm or corporate library is preferred. ABA approved paralegal studies certificate is a plus. Highest level of personal integrity is an asset. Broad knowledge of firm operations and business functions is desired.

Additional info

Job # 513115

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Verizon Communications Inc.
3001 S 144th St
Omaha, NE

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