Republic Services Director Government Affairs in Sacramento, California95816


Job Title:

Director Government Affairs


2000: Republic Services, Inc.

Position Summary:

The Director, Government Affairs, leads the state and local government and regulatory efforts for designated Area(s) with revenues exceeding $1 billion annually and/or a high volume of relevant, and most often complex, bills during legislative sessions. The Director, Government Affairs ensures organizational consistency and visibility with government decision makers at the state level across the geography they support, ensures company compliance with all political and lobbying activities, and assists in maintaining the highest ethical standards through improved training, communications and cooperative efforts. The Director, Government Affairs also provides leadership, support and expertise to the respective EVP of Operations, Area President, General Managers, Business Development Director, Area Municipal Services Director, and all other applicable Municipal Services Managers. This includes the development of relationships and public affairs strategies to improve our effectiveness on new or current municipal sales/retention opportunities as well as business development activities.

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EEO Statement:

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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06224: Sacramento-8642 Elder Creek R

Principal Responsibilities:

• Supports one or more Area Presidents, applicable General Managers, and the Business Development and Municipal Services teams in the preparation and implementation of government and public affairs plans in the respective Area(s) including: o Measures current conditions, identifying the targeted legislative and regulatory opportunities and creating strategies to convert these into law or regulations; and o Assesses the external environment including financial conditions, competitors and political environment; testifies on behalf of the Company at various hearings and serves as the face of the Company at the legislature. • Works closely with Area and Corporate leadership to determine strategic objectives for the Company in relation to legislation and regulations that are conducive to Company growth and profit improvement to include impacts on customer retention, environmental compliance, and business development activities. • Works with and manages outside lobbying and/or consulting teams that are responsible for representing the Company during the legislative or regulatory development process to include reviewing issues and establishing positions and talking points that represent the Company goals and brand, while assessing effectiveness of the lobbying/consulting teams via tangible outcomes that produce a return on our investment. Helps transition political relationships to local teams throughout their efforts. Coordinates public affairs efforts with Corporate Communications team. • Prepares and works with internal resources to prepare white papers or other tools to effectively manage major issues or legislative efforts. • Develops and maintains positive community relations/image through involvement in civic and trade organizations, and calls on City Councils, Boards, County Supervisors and other key contacts in key market areas. • Helps drive new growth by analyzing trends in municipal and state budgets and providing effective feedback to area leadership. • Effectively communicates Company objectives, goals, and plans and relates concerns on legislation and regulations while maintaining relationships with government officials in the targeted markets where business and market opportunities exist. • Creates and maintains effective reporting systems, including communication to and with the Area President and senior management as necessary. Safeguards confidential information. • This position may require travel by air, car and/or other modes of transportation up to 80% of the time. • Performs other job-related duties and functions as required or assigned. The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


• Bachelor’s degree in History, Business, Marketing, Political Science or related field. • Minimum of 10 years of experience in related government affairs, lobbying or public affairs activities (Required). • Minimum of 5 years of direct responsibility working the state legislative or regulatory process managing over 150+ relevant bills during legislative sessions. • Demonstrated experience in municipal and/or government relations or public affairs. • Waste, transportation or service industry experience. • Experience working on legislative or regulatory issues and processes for a governmental entity or private sector company. • Experience working with outside lobbying or consulting firms on projects or legislative efforts. • Ability to train and mentor talent on the nuances of dealing with elected and appointed officials. • Ability to develop strong and trusting relationships and gain support from elected, appointed and volunteer government officials and entities. • Experience managing complex projects, including management of multiple concurrent deadlines and priorities.



About Us:

About Republic Services

Through our subsidiaries, we provide non-hazardous solid waste and recycling services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Our customers come first as we strive to safely and sustainably provide reliable service through our facilities across 41 states and Puerto Rico. At Republic Services, we’re guided by five essential core values – to be Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful, and Relentless in all we do, every day. Our highly passionate, professional team is reminded of these principles every time they see the five R’s joined together to form the Republic Services Star. It’s what makes us who we are, reminding us to keep our customers at the heart of it all.

Our Operations

Republic Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 with a “can do” spirit, driving its dramatic growth and acquisitions through the years, welcoming other organizations that share its values and fiduciary discipline. Today, Republic Services, Inc. is the second largest provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry, as measured by revenue as well as a Fortune 500 company, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RSG).

Why Work with Us

We employ approximately 33,000 full-time employees and work to create and maintain an environment that attracts, develops and retains people who assure our success with customers and differentiate us from our competitors. We want to be an employer of choice for top talent. Recent recognition includes being listed on Forbes Best Large Companies in America, Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies and Business Insider’s Most Meaningful Companies in America.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits:

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).