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Minnesota Rural Electric Association

http://www.mrea.org/
The Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) is the Minnesota Statewide representing the electric cooperatives in the state of Minnesota. We foster unity among and provide service to all of Minnesota’s 50 electric cooperatives.

Manager of Regulatory Affairs

Description

Provide policy direction input and coordination in energy regulatory policy development and advocacy activities, under broad guidance provided by the Director of Government Affairs & General Counsel.  Attend regulatory hearings. Represent the interests of Minnesota’s rural electric cooperatives, with state executive and regulatory agencies, as well as at Congress and federal agencies.  Promote and influence laws, policies, regulations, rules, and actions favorable to member systems.  Research energy policy topics; develop policy papers, talking points and research summaries. Collaborate with the Manager of Legislative Affairs and Director of Government Affairs & General Counsel, to assist in developing and implementing strategies, establishing policy priorities, and ensuring effective coordination between the Association’s regulatory and legislative activities and priorities. 

JOB CRITERIA

Education and Experience

Four-year degree with at least three years progressively responsible experience researching, developing and influencing energy policy.  Strong writing skills required. Experience working with the Minnesota energy policy is preferred.  Experience working with rural electric cooperatives is preferred.

Job Knowledge

 

Knowledge of regulatory, legislative, and administrative processes.  Knowledge of how these activities affect member-owned cooperatives and the energy industry.  

 

Skills and Abilities

 

Ability to work in a team environment by effectively participating, cooperating and communicating with others.  Ability to work effectively with various levels of employees within member systems and with regulatory agencies, legislative representatives, stakeholder groups and community leaders.  Program development and implementation skills.  Ability to represent the association effectively in a variety of settings and with diverse audiences, including one-on-one conversations and presenting to groups. Ability to analyze and interpret complex legislation, rules, and regulations.  Ability to write news columns and talking points.  Strong listening skills.  Strong oral and written communication skills.   Ability to work well under pressure.  Effective leadership. 

 

Physical/Mental Demands

 

Continual mental and visual concentration requiring attention to detail and accuracy.  Must plan and lay out complex work.  Tasks require constant alertness and considerable mental concentration due to degree of difficulty, irregularity and variety.  Stress associated with working with a great number of different personalities of the membership, work pace, and pressure.

 

Environmental/Working Conditions

Must be able to work outside normal business hours when required to attend meeting and/or interact with legislators, governmental officials, business and policy groups, advocacy groups and related entities.  Some travel required, including travel within Minnesota and to other domestic locations.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities and job criteria may change as needs evolve.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please provide a detailed resume, cover letter, at least two professional references, and a synopsis (500 words or less) of your opinion of the issues that will impact the rural electric utility industry in the next five years.  Please send to melissa@mrea.org no later than January 6.

 

Contact Information:

Contact Person:                Melissa Stachovich

Email address:                   melissa@mrea.org

Apply url:                            http://www.mrea.org

Phone:                                 763-424-1020

Fax:                                      763-424-5820





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