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Rensselaer, New York
United States
Communications/Public Relations/Lobbyist
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Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Community and Government Affairs Representative


The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) manages the efficient flow of electricity on more than 11,000 circuit-miles of high-voltage transmission lines, dispatching power from hundreds of generating units across the state. The NYISO’s External Affairs department invites applications for a full-time Community and Government Affairs Representative.


The role of the Community and Government Affairs Representative is to support the NYISO’s mission as an authoritative source of bulk electric system information by developing and maintaining positive working relationships with key community and business organizations, trade groups, elected officials, policymakers and opinion leaders throughout New York State. Working with the Vice President of External Affairs & Corporate Communications, the Representative will develop and execute an annual outreach and engagement program to achieve stronger statewide recognition with business, philanthropic, and advocacy groups and support the NYISO’s position as a leader in the energy space. The Representative will also engage with elected officials and monitor state government activities for impacts on the NYISO and the industry.




  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Business or Public Administration, Marketing or Political Science or other related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of legislative and regulatory documents and information.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and facilitation skills.
  • Understanding of the political and policy landscape in New York State.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated and have the ability to act in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization.


  • Five or more years of demonstrated success and creativity in progressively responsible local, state or federal governmental affairs positions.


The NYISO takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and innovative reward programs. 


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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The NYISO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.


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