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BLACK HILLS ENERGY State Governmental Affairs Manager in GRIMES, Iowa

Job SpecificationsThis position requires relocation to Grimes, Iowa. Remote work is not available and we offer a comprehensive relocation plan (see below for details).Lead the governmental affairs public policy, political and legislative strategies of Black Hills Energy, a natural gas provider in Iowa; represent companys interests before the state legislature, state officials and industry associations; inform business unit and corporate management and employees of key legislative, political and public policy issues; develop and maintain constructive working relationships with elected and appointed state leaders and key stakeholders in the state.SALARY RANGE: $83,750 - $138,150 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director, Governmental AffairsLOCATION: Grimes, IAA Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to: home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renters lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Serve the governmental affairs needs of the business unit in Iowa and the company as a whole, under the Director of Governmental Affairs.Develop and execute public policy, legislative and political strategies to advance Black Hills Energys business goals and objectives.Monitor and analyze state legislation and public policy impacting Black Hills Energy and its customers; advise and inform Company officials of issues and positions.Develop and propose public policy and legislative solutions to advance access to safe, reliable and cost-effective energy.Inform and influence elected officials to support Company positions, including through oral testimony before legislative committees, written and interpersonal communication.Develop and maintain positive working relationships with state elected and key appointed officials and staff, including Governor, state legislators, congressional delegation and local officials.Act as a company liaison to and build respected working partnerships with state associations and other industry organizations, including to develop and pass legislation in line with Black Hills Energys priorities.Develop and maintain position papers on designated issues impacting Black Hills Energy at the state and enterprise levels.Create and support strategies to optimize Black Hills Energys Political Action Committee, including membership recruitment, promotion and contribution strategies to candidates.Inform, educate, and engage Black Hills Energy employees in the state and across the enterprise on key legislative, political, and public policy issues impacting the company.Participate in business unit operations and Governmental Affairs team functions and projects.Lead, manage and support departmental programs and initiatives as assigned, including enterprise and business unit level internal cross-functional teams focused on public policy and legislative solutions at state and federal levels.Develop advocacy plans, leveraging company leadership, employees, industry allies and external coalitions.Partner with Regulatory, Legal and Operations in planning and implementation of strategies before regulatory bodies.Work collaboratively with internal partners, such as Community Affairs, Business Development and Corporate Communications, to strengthen the Black Hills Energys brand and reputation with customers and other external stakeholders.Manage and support other projects a