Senior Manager Federal Affairs

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Washington DC, DC, US

Company: SRP

SRP, the nation’s third-largest public power and water utility is currently recruiting for a Federal Affairs Senior Manager in our Washington, D.C. office. The Washington, D.C. office represents SRP at the federal level and advocates on a wide array of issues important to SRP and its customers and shareholders.

Job Brief

The Senior Manager advocates and communicates SRP policy positions on legislative issues pending before the U.S. Congress and at federal agencies. Serves as the primary lobbyist for approximately half of the SRP federal issue portfolio, including water and natural resources policy, energy policy, and tax/finance issues. Collaborates with SRP business units and executive management to identify and assess emerging federal legislative and regulatory issues that may impact Salt River Project's electric customers, water shareholders, employees and elected officials; develop and manage governmental affairs strategies and activities to achieve corporate goals and objectives. Reports to head of SRP’s WDC office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple aspects of Federal Affairs’ issue portfolio and strategy which requires effectively articulating and communicating SRP's position on federal legislative issues to members of Congress, their staff and other key decision makers in the public policy process; developing and maintaining a large network of contacts on Capitol Hill and within the administration; keeps current on industry issues; monitors and reports on relevant legislative developments and trends.
  • Inform and advise SRP executive management on identified priority issues and help develop positions on issues influenced by the federal government. Work with SRP business units to understand the potential impacts/benefits to policies and proposals.
  • Seek and hold meetings with congressional offices and members of the Administration to advocate for SRP positions and shape policy.
  • Effectively respond to inquiries from Capitol Hill, the Administration, and trade associations regarding SRP positions, requests for information, and input on legislation; represent and advocate SRP interests with a variety of trade groups and coalitions.
  • Draft weekly Federal Affairs report and provide reports on activities and developments to SRP management on key issues.  
  • Develop and implement legislative strategies on designated issues. Must be able to interpret political and policy developments on Capitol Hill and align priorities with SRP’s corporate objectives.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Minimum of 10 years of relevant Capitol Hill, federal agency, government relations or similar experience interacting with or influencing legislative and regulatory policy.

Legislative aide on Capitol Hill or equivalent position within the executive branch is preferred. Previous advocacy experience and background in energy, water, tax, or environmental issues is a plus.  Must possess network of contacts on Capitol Hill, a demonstrated understanding of the legislative process, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Information

Job will require registering as a federal lobbyist.

Must be able to work independently and possess high self‐initiative in carrying out job responsibilities.  

Maintains a clear understanding of SRP strategies and business objective by active involvement with key management team members to ensure appropriate linkage of business strategies and governmental issues.

Possess superb writing skills and political acumen.  

Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet job demands with a corporate headquarters that is two time zones away.

Some travel is required as is attending some evening events.

This position will be located in Washington D.C.



Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 9488

EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforce

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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