Director, State Government Affairs

Job Description

Date posted 07/15/2020

Requisition Number: BR

Location: United States - Washington - Vancouver

Area of Interest: Government and Corporate Affairs

Position Type: Full Time
The Director of Government Affairs will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government affairs strategies and activities that advance the company's interests primarily at the state and local level in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The job may include representing the company before state and local governments and administrative agencies, franchising and procurement, community affairs, as well as strategically planning, managing and executing other activities and events that advance the company's overall objectives. The following offers more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.


- Contributes to and support Charter's government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics

- Develops, builds and expands relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the federal, state and local level

- Works collaboratively with supervisors, peers and outside consultants to develop and grow grass roots and third-party support for the benefit of the company and its interests

- Develops budgets and effectively plan and execute initiatives to grow the company's image within the communities managed

- Assists in the development and management of the company's political contribution strategies, where permitted under applicable law

- Represents the company before external constituencies, including elected officials and other state and local government agencies, commissions and authorities, and organize and represent the company at community events and other external functions

- Drafts, analyzes and/or presents legislation, franchise/contract language, amendments, and testimony as necessary and perform legislative and regulatory advocacy

- Manages outside counsel, consultants or lobbyists as necessary

- Manages interactions with local governments on permitting, right-of-way and other local concerns

- Reviews, interprets, and communicates terms and conditions of franchises, franchise-related agreements, and other contracts for implementation to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations

- Responds to and monitors resolution of escalated complaints from local, state or federal government authorities

- Manages franchise renewal and franchise transfer efforts for assigned franchises consistent with the strategies and policies for the company

- Prepares franchise renewal applications and supporting data for renewal negotiations, develops renewal strategy and participates in franchise renewal negotiations with municipalities

- Helps identify government-related business opportunities and facilitate discussions with business and assist them in developing responses for government procurement

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

- Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner

- Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks

- Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure

- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legislation, regulation, contracts, franchises and legal documents

- Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, etc.)

- Ability to work independently, but also collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers and other internal and external constituencies

- Ability to exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance and operate with integrity and within company values; maintain high standards for ethical practice

- Knowledge of cable, telecommunications and broadband products, services and regulation preferred

- Background in law or public policy required

- Understanding of state and local government

Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation experience 8 - 10
Political/government relations experience 8 - 10
Related experience in the cable industry, government,
public policy or legislative arenas 8 - 10

Valid driver's license
Satisfactory driving record within company standards
Auto insurance

Normal office conditions
Frequent travel required
Able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary
Vision ability close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to virtually meeting you.

The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

FCC Unit: 13547

Business Unit: Corporate -CCL - CORPL

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