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State Affairs Director - Texas

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior Level
  • Sustainability
  • £115K - £125K
  • Austin
    Remote

AI generated summary

  • You need 5-8 years of clean energy experience, preferably in Texas, with strong communication skills, ability to manage tasks and diverse views, and work independently and as part of a team.
  • You will oversee regulatory & legislative activity in Texas, manage SEIA Texas Committee, collaborate with stakeholders, participate in lobbying initiatives, and travel for SEIA meetings/events.

Requirements

  • Professional Experience, Education & Other Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum 5 – 8 years experience with clean energy research, energy policy, utility program/policy development, or related fields
  • Regulatory experience in Texas is preferred, and legislative, PUCT, and/or ERCOT experience is a plus.
  • Preference is given to candidates with demonstrated experience in electricity/utility/renewables/generation sectors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage challenging and diverse views of members.
  • Self-starter – can work independently and remotely.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and is able to perceive when to lead and when to build consensus.

Responsibilities

  • Candidates will have experience with the regulatory and legislative processes in the region, in the traditional or renewable energy sector.
  • Oversees regulatory & legislative activity in Texas.
  • Manage SEIA Texas Committee, and day-to-day activities in collaboration with company leads. This includes facilitating regular calls/meetings with SEIA members.
  • Participates in legislative/lobbying initiatives.
  • Works with outside counsel, contract lobbyists and technical consultants as needed.
  • Collaborates with other associations, SEIA state affiliates, other stakeholders and parties, consultants, etc.
  • Participates as available/necessary in other states and overall SEIA activities as time permits.
  • Travel will be necessary, primarily in-region, but additionally to Washington DC for SEIA meetings and various events throughout the US.

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the State Affairs Director position in Texas?

A bachelor's degree is required. Minimum 5-8 years experience in clean energy research, energy policy, utility program/policy development, or related fields is preferred. Regulatory experience in Texas is preferred, and legislative, PUCT, and/or ERCOT experience is a plus. Preference is given to candidates with demonstrated experience in electricity/utility/renewables/generation sectors.

What are the core duties and responsibilities of the State Affairs Director in Texas?

The Director will oversee regulatory and legislative activity in Texas, manage the SEIA Texas Committee, participate in legislative/lobbying initiatives, collaborate with various stakeholders, participate in SEIA activities as needed, and travel as necessary, primarily in-region but also to Washington DC for meetings and events throughout the US.

Where will the State Affairs Director be located?

The successful candidate will be located in Texas, with a preference for the greater Austin area.

What is the compensation range for the State Affairs Director position in Texas?

The compensation range is $115,000 - $125,000 annually, based on experience, and includes an excellent benefits package.

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