Specialist Governmental Affairs

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 5606 
Location: 2101 6th Avenue North,Birmingham, Alabama, 35203
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

 

Spire is seeking a Specialist, Governmental Affairs.

 Primary duties:

  • Serve as a local liaison for Governmental Affairs to support Company needs and interactions by areas such as Operations, Legal, Regulatory and Organic Growth with public officials.
  • Provide relevant information to other functional areas, and as necessary, work with them to coordinate timely Company responses to constituent issues raised by elected officials.
  • Work with elected officials and administrators in our various franchise areas to ensure our franchise agreements are up to date and help facilitate the resolution of any governmental issues with our operations therein.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with government relations employees from the utility industry and other entities with an interest in utility issues.
  • Interact with executive branch officials involved in state/local activities and initiatives impacting the Company’s interests.
  • Coordinate and assist in the preparation of the Company’s legislative strategy before the General Assembly and other legislative bodies in which the Company’s interests may be affected.
  • Support the execution of the Company’s legislative strategy before the General Assembly and other legislative bodies in which the Company’s interests may be affected, under the direction of the Director, Governmental Affairs.
  • Work with outside lobbyists engaged by the Company to further its legislative strategy.
  • Provide administrative support for the Company’s political contribution strategy, including preparing contribution recommendations and coordinating attendance at key events.
  • Provide periodic update reports to management on items of significance.
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Ability to work well with others, develop professional relationships, and can not only be a good advocate for the Company, but also be an effective liaison between elected officials and the Company
  • Moderate computer background in Microsoft Office required, especially Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent analytical skills including a thorough understanding of political and financial concepts
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to “multi-task”
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to be creative in developing solutions to challenging tasks

Supervisory responsibilities:

  • None

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with preferred degree in political science, business administration, marketing, or a related discipline field.
  • 3 years of related experience preferred

Certificates, licenses, registrations:

  • None

Work environment:

  • Normal Work Environment – Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.
  • Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Overtime and/or travel may be required when legislature is in session. During peak periods, especially during legislative session, extensive overtime may be required to meet externally set deadlines.
  • Frequent travel, principally for day trips within the service territory
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.


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