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Governmental Affairs Manager

Company: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Location: Dover
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionPosition: Governmental Affairs Manager
Hybrid Remote, located within Dover, DE or Salisbury, MD
What makes us great:
At the heart of our Company is a dedication to delivering energy that drives progress. We put people first, work to keep them safe and build trusting relationships.
What you'll be working on...


  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with federal, state, and local elected officials in Maryland.
  • Developing governmental relationships with other utility companies, agencies, and associations.
  • Participating in the communication of the natural gas advocacy campaign.
  • Responsibility for maintaining the governmental/political and community outreach strategy playbook plan and assignments.
  • Responsibility for research of political environments ahead of business development.
  • Drafting and monitoring business, energy and regulatory legislation impacting Chesapeake.
  • Providing legislative support for new business and regulatory initiatives, as needed.
  • Attending political and other activities in our service territories.
  • Drafting and making presentations on legislative activities.
  • Performing all other duties as assigned by the Governmental Affairs Director.

    Relationship Building....

    • Internal: In this role you will work will all levels of the Company, acting under the guidance of the Governmental Affairs Director and working closely with Chesapeake's Business Unit personnel.
    • External: You will work with outside vendors such as external lobbyists, legal counsel, and political contacts.

      Who you are...

      • You have a minimum of three to five years of political experience, lobbying, or communications experience. Utility and regulatory experience a plus.
      • You have a four-year degree, preferably in Political Science, Communications or Business related major.
      • You are very comfortable with public speaking.
      • You have a high level of initiative and self-direction.
      • You are able to respond creatively to unique situations.
      • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • You have a high level of analytical skills.
      • You are knowledgeable in Microsoft Office suite software.
      • You have the ability to travel to receive training in relevant fields.
      • You are willing to travel within the states of Maryland, Delaware, Florida or other locations, as warranted.
      • You are willing to attend political and business functions after normal business hours.
      • You have a valid Driver's license and responsible driving record.

        Where you'll be working:

        • Hybrid remote work structure with office location in either Dover, DE or Salisbury, MD

          Benefits/what's in it for you?

          • Flexible work arrangement
          • Competitive base salary
          • Fantastic opportunities for career growth
          • Cooperative, supportive and empowered team atmosphere
          • Annual bonus and salary increase opportunities
          • Monthly recognition events
          • Endless wellness initiatives and community events
          • Robust and customizable benefit packages-choose what works best with your life. Options include generous 401k, medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, compensated volunteer hours and MORE!
          • Paid time off, holidays and a separate bank of sick time!

            Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants with a disability that need assistance applying for a position may email human_resources@chpk.com or Ruth Warner, Director, Human Resources Operations at rwarner@chpk.com.
            Qualifications
            EducationBachelors of Communications (required)
            Experience3 - 5 years: three to five years (required)

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

            The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Wilmington , Governmental Affairs Manager, Executive , Dover, Delaware

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