Manager, State Government Relations

  • Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Sep 10, 2019
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Position Description:

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit .

Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

This position will be responsible for lobbying state legislators and governors' offices and communicating company positions to other government officials including regulators. Specific duties will include developing and executing government relations strategies and action plans based on overall corporate objectives and individualized regional goals.  Location can be anywhere in California.  Work from home is possible if not close to a Covanta facility in Long Beach or Crows Landing (Stanislaus).

Travel percentage may vary depending on the home/work base location.  West coast region includes our facilities in Hawaii, California and Oregon

Individual shall identify and allocate resources and actively execute a strategy to stop negative, and to pass positive legislation and regulations. The position reports to the SVP, but the individual will be working closely with corporate and regional facility management, business development and environmental divisions to clarify issues and develop strategies to help increase corporate revenues.

Daily responsibilities will include identifying and analyzing proposed legislation or regulations, preparing position papers, testimony and correspondence to promote Covanta's positions on proposed policies. The individual will be directing the activities of state contract lobbyists, representing the company in meetings before legislators, regulators, trade associations, legislative organization (e.g. NCSL and others), building and maintaining a network of legislative support for the industry, and testifying before various state committees.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3years experience in the area of state government relations.
  • Strong analytical, written and oral communications skills.
  • The position requires an individual capable of working in a fast paced diverse environment.
  • The individual must be able to travel and maintain a flexible schedule.


Additional qualifications:

  • Strong ability to interpret information, make decisions and follow through on ideas
  • Multi-task and work independently
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative.

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