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Waste Management

Manager of Government Affairs

Waste Management




Kirkland, Washington, United States

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

I. Job Summary

The role leads a comprehensive and effective state and local best practice government affairs program to advance and support the Company’s overall business plan and state-specific objectives at the area level.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Provide information related to current legislative, regulatory and other government activities to senior staff as appropriate and communicate effectively with appropriate line-of-business managers.

  • Perform legislative advocacy activities including direct lobbying for the weaknesses or merits of specific bills to influence passage, defeat, or amendment of measure, or introduction of legislation more favorable to WM.

  • Represent WM at area fundraising events.

  • Provide support for local area key expansion projects.

  • Evaluate emerging policy issues and the impact on WM. Participate on teams formed to develop the WM response to these policy proposals, and communicate with sales, public sector services, operations, etc.

  • Call upon state agency officials and staff, state legislators, congressional delegation and industry trade associations, periodically to discuss current issues involving the company and the industry.

  • Ensure the company complies with all campaign finance and lobbying/ethics laws.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of managerial employees. This includes:

Direct supervision of _ full-time employees, including:

Indirect supervision of _ full-time employees.

V. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) in Political Science, Public Affairs/Relations, Business Administration or similar area of study or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience: Five years of prior work experience in government affairs (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Employee management and development.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting and/or landfill/outdoor.

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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