State Government Affairs Manager

100 Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
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Job Summary

This position has the  responsibility for effectively managing and influencing the relationships with governmental officials and bodies to support the interests of Duke Energy. This position serves as one of the company’s registered lobbyists in the state and is responsible for lobbying activities and influencing the legislative and state’s executive branch to advance the strategic objectives of the company and its business units.  The position manages state legislative strategy and relationships and coordinates with other companies, statewide businesses, industry organizations, coalitions, and special interest groups to foster and promote the interests of Duke Energy.  This position reports to the Managing Director- Government Affairs.


  • Communicate on complex policy issues with executive management and with members of the state legislature and their staffs
  • Represent the company effectively in influential public forums
  • Be an advocate for the company position on particular legislative activities
  • Complete political and policy analysis
  • Monitor legislation
  • Build relationships with people effectively
  • Work with business groups and grassroots initiatives
  • Consult/advise employee political action committee

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, political science or other related degree

Specific Requirements

  • Eligible to register as a lobbyist

Desired Qualifications

  • An extensive understanding of the state legislative process and the state political arena
  • Ability to communicate effectively on complex policy issues and with executive management and with members of the state legislature and their staffs
  • Ability to represent the company effectively in influential public forums
  • Ability to build relationships with people effectively
  • Strong initiative
  • Sound judgment to operate in fluid situations
  • Experience as a registered lobbyist or legislative liaison
  • Experience working with business groups and grassroots initiatives
  • A working knowledge of the electric, natural gas, or telecommunications industry, Utility franchise, and municipalization concepts and strategies
  • Effective negotiation skills, Strategic planning development, implementation and tracking
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Highly effective interpersonal and influencing skills

Working Conditions

  • Ability to attend early morning, night, and weekend governmental/community meetings
  • Ability to travel throughout the state and spend occasional evenings away from home
  • Ability to work extended days, particularly during the legislative session
  • Requires availability 24/7
  • Onsite mobility classification – work will be performed at a company facility.

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    Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)


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    Posting Expiration Date

    Thursday, November 16, 2023

    All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

    Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.


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