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Government Affairs Manager

Company: Altice USA
Location: Plano
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MANAGER

Job ID: 2020-25995
Location: 2500 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million Residential and Business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

From high-speed broadband and ultra-HD video, to digital advertising solutions, local news and voice offerings, we are making connections possible around the country -- to businesses, to consumers, to communities, to schools, to hospitals, and everyone in between.

The Government Affairs Manager-West is responsible for supporting state legislative and regulatory affairs, as well as engagement with local and state government officials on business matters throughout Suddenlink s footprint, with a focus on [Louisiana, Arkansas, and east Texas]. In coordination with the Senior Director of Government Affairs, this position must develop and execute political, legislative and regulatory strategies and initiatives that support and enhance the company s business objectives.

Responsibilities

* Government Affairs: Support Government Affairs relationships with Governors offices, Attorneys General, state utility commissions, state legislators (including leadership and key committee chairs) and legislative staff members. The Government Affairs Manager will also occasionally attend political functions.

* Legislative & Regulatory Affairs: Support all state-level legislative advocacy, and regulatory advocacy and compliance. This includes strategic planning and direct day-to-day engagement in all aspects of legislative and regulatory proceedings and the coordination, both direct and indirect, (through industry allies and business associations) of company involvement to achieve positive outcomes for the Company.

* Business Initiatives: Responsible for assisting in the development and execution of government strategies to garner support for business initiatives including new build.

* Franchising: Work with Government Affairs Director in managing assigned local government relationships and franchise management, including securing approvals on franchise agreements. Also supports expansion in communities outside company s franchise areas through the negotiation and management of telecommunications right-of-way agreements as needed.

* Community Affairs: Responsible for developing strategic targets for execution of community affairs initiatives to advance the company s support for the communities we serve.

Desired Qualifications

* 4+ years experience in the telecommunications industry, government sector or other relevant areas.

* 4-year degree is required.

* Knowledge of telecommunications business, laws and regulation.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability present effectively to a wide range of audiences.

* Team building skills, including ability to work effectively with colleagues that are not in a direct reporting relationship.

* Ability to advance company interests in venues that require consensus building.

* Flexibility and creativity in problem solving, particularly in negotiations with local government officials.

* Ability to build and maintain relationships with state and local government officials.

* Ability to analyze and understand business impact of proposed legislation and regulations at the state and local level.

* Strong working knowledge of state regulatory, legislative and municipal processes.

* Ability to plan and execute community affairs activities including events involving public officials.

* Travel 50% - *company approved

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Altice USA, Inc. collects personal information about its applicants for employment that may include personal identifiers, professional or employment related information, photos, education information and/or protected classifications under federal and state law. This information is collected for employment purposes, including identification, work authorization, FCRA-compliant background screening, human resource administration and compliance with federal, state and local law.

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