Federal Policy Specialist, Sr

  • Washington, DC, USA
  • May 16, 2018
Full time Government Affairs / Relations Public Policy

Job Description

Plays an active role in Federal Affairs to help define and establish the ideal political, community and public policy context to enable achievement of strategic business objectives. Develops and aids in implementation of the company’s advocacy strategies at the federal level for both federal legislation and regulations. Supports a broad range of activities to ensure policy coordination between Federal Affairs and Regulatory Affairs on FERC matters and communication to external and internal stakeholders.  Provides business analysis support on various regulatory topics, including transmission policy development, tariffs, ratemaking, regulatory compliance and economic analysis.  Researches, analyzes, interprets and distributes information on regulatory and legislative matters.  Supports company advocacy efforts and business plan objectives. Registered as a lobbyist for the company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interfaces with FERC staff, utility representatives and EEI on company specific and generic regulatory matters.
  • Provides research, analysis and drafts responses to a range of policy issues impacting the company.
  • Policy, political and business research, and analysis in support of company’s policy positions.
  • Develops briefing materials and reports including policy papers, talking points, one-page handouts and presentations.
  • Works with internal stakeholders to develop talking points, policy documents and other briefing materials to help implement advocacy strategies.
  • Drafts comments, white papers, briefing materials, background memos and other documents in response to key federal policy issues.
  • Participates in advocacy and education coalitions, external taskforces and internal workgroups to coordinate development of issue papers and policy documents.
  • Drafts and coordinates Congressional testimony, comments to federal agencies and regulatory filings to ensure proper advocacy strategy and messaging.
  • Provides and updates content on key policy and regulatory issues for intranet and external website.
  • Provides regulatory business analysis support by interfacing with all levels of management to discuss and clarify regulatory issues; develops reports to meet management requests for regulatory related information.
  • Assists in Political Action Committee (PAC) strategy and coordination with PAC staff.
  • Provides other project support functions and assigned to special projects as needed.
  • Represents the company at external functions as directed, including PAC events
  • Develops tracking mechanisms and performance metrics in support of Federal Affairs coordination and continuous improvement goals.
  • Prepares presentations and performs analytical work in support of senior management decision making on governmental and regulatory matters.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, political science, economics or other relevant discipline;Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with federal legislative and/or regulatory processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with broad range of stakeholders; possesses strong written and verbal communication skills with proven abilities to cohesively defend or justify recommendations across all levels of the organization, internally and externally.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to establish and maintain confidential and effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management and the general public.
  • Work requires performing complex analysis involving a high level of independent judgment, initiative and discretion; willingness to learn and analyze new and/or complex issues.
  • Experience researching, analyzing and debriefing complex issues.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to complete projects efficiently and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills and ability to work independently within a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent work ethic, resourcefulness and strong self-direction.
  • Compliant with all lobbying disclosure requirements, congressional ethics rules and other federal lobbying requirements.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Ability to travel overnight on a regular basis.
  • Position is based in Washington, D.C.

 

ITC Holdings is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment

to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Organization

ITC Holdings Corp.