What you’ll be doing...

  • Serve as chief strategist and counsel to SGA senior vice president on all public policy issues.
  • Support the SGA regions on all legislative and regulatory issues. Both proactively identify trends, and reactively run issues down as they emerge in real time. Research issues, develop strategies, implementation plans, and key messaging to communicate with and influence stakeholders. Develop and implement regular programs to educate Verizon lobbyists and advocates on policy issues.
  • Maintain a holistic and strategic view for both legislative and regulatory matters across the 50 states, assessing state impacts on one another, and prioritizing actions and resources towards that holistic view.
  • Monitor state and federal regulatory developments to identify and influence issues affecting the company’s operations. Coordinate with federal teams on identifying, developing, supporting, and amplifying Verizon’s policy positions.
  • Manage and deploy nationwide consultants and other resources to maximize their impact in the states.

What we’re looking for...

Required Skills and Experience

  • Law Degree
  • Extensive experience in state government relations, state legislative affairs, and state regulatory environment.
  • Detailed experience and knowledge of the public policy activities relative to telecommunications or related areas
  • High level of knowledge concerning economic regulation in the communications, cable, or utilities industries.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written. Ability to serve as a credible and persuasive voice.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills. Ability to serve as an action-oriented leader.
  • Ability to operate in unstructured environment and collaborate with other teams.
  • Strong supervisory skills either in current position or leadership of cross functional management teams
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Travel required on as needed basis

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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