What you'll be doing...
Responsible for developing and implementing Verizon's local and state legislative strategy, external affairs and community engagement programs in support of company goals and positions across all business units enterprise-wide with a focus on issues involving technology deployment.
Responsible for representing Verizon and influencing policy makers at the local level in California.
Accountable for strengthening Verizon's political impact, brand and reputation using extensive government and advocacy experience and network.
Supports Verizon state legal, regulatory and government affairs team to influence decisions that may impact local initiatives.
Responsibilities relate to identifying and influencing proposed local and state legislative activities.
Plans and executes strategies to ensure that any local legislation has a positive or neutral impact on the company.
Interacts with local community organizations and other third-party community influencers.
Keeps management informed of pending local legislation.
Serves as primary strategic liaison accountable for outreach to company affiliations, special business and third-party groups.
Provides team direction on communicating key messages and strategic initiatives to stakeholders.
Plans and develops strategic messaging.
Represents Verizon in a variety of forums including providing testimony at committee meetings/hearings that address legislation impacting Verizon.
Compiles competitive intelligence.
What we're looking for...
You'll need to have:
Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience in advocacy/issues management and coalition-building.
Knowledge of regulatory and legislative processes at the local and state level.
Willingness to travel within territory.
Willingness to work both during normal business hours, as well as, evenings and weekends should the circumstances require availability.
Even better if you have:
Four or more years of external experience in public affairs, public policy, lobbying, external affairs or other local/community focused disciplines.
Demonstrated communications skills, both verbal and written and capability to communicate effectively with business units across the company as well as with third parties.
Demonstrated skills in negotiating issues in support of corporate goals and objectives.
Current, strong network of California contacts with local government officials and community organizations.
Capability to be a self-starter with intellectual curiosity.
Organizational and planning skills.
Ability to work with all levels of management.
Knowledge concerning economic regulation in the communications, cable, or utilities industries.
Broad knowledge of Verizon operations and business functions or extensive positioning already established in territory.
Experience in the development, management and advocacy of telecommunications policies and positions.
Experience working for a lobbying or law firm with a lobbying practice.
When you join Verizon...
You'll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America's fastest and most reliable network, we're leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we're about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
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