Government Affairs & Relations

Government Affairs Relations representatives communicates between government officials and an organization. They represent their organization in government affairs such as legislative, regulatory, and lobbying issues.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Government Affairs & Relations representative works for an electric utility and is often in contact with government officials to discuss policies, regulations, and laws about power distribution to customers. The state is aiming to be run on 80% renewable energy in five years which will affect infrastructure, distribution, and transmission of power for the utility company. The representative stays current on policies and is able to discuss the utility company’s viewpoints and give suggestions to state officials.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Direct the preparation and submission of regulatory agency applications, reports, or correspondence.
  • Review all regulatory agency submission materials to ensure timeliness, accuracy, comprehensiveness, or compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Provide regulatory guidance to departments or development project teams regarding design, development, evaluation, or marketing of products.
  • Formulate or implement regulatory affairs policies and procedures to ensure that regulatory compliance is maintained or enhanced.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant regulations, including proposed and final rules.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Regulatory Affairs Director, Regulatory Consultant, Director of Government Affairs

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$104,970

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree (recommended)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Writing Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Research Skills, Analytical Skills, Decision Making Skills, Management Skills, Time Management, Negotiation Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Lobbyist, Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs