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State and Local Policy Lead
Posted on 1/4/2023
San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Business Strategy
Public Policy
  • 8+ years of policy experience working on issues relating to climate, solid waste, and/or agriculture, preferably with first-hand experience working with a private sector company
  • Direct experience working with or in state and/or local government experience in program management or operations related roles
  • Strong political acumen
  • Experience developing and executing multi-state issue advocacy campaigns
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Demonstrated experience effectively engaging a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Multi-state network of elected officials, and state and local agency contacts and staff
  • Ability to integrate public policy with business strategy
  • Experience managing, leading and collaborating with an ability to build and maintain productive internal and external relationships
  • Track record of running and leading operational projects/process improvement implementations
  • Experience working in a high-growth, dynamic environment
  • Collaboratively craft Company's state and local policy strategy, focused on ensuring policymakers and regulators are aware of the benefits of the company's business offerings and are creating appropriate policy/regulatory frameworks to support eliminating waste and the circular economy
  • Monitor and analyze state and local policy issues relevant to solid waste, agriculture, and climate
  • Develop and implement strategies to communicate policy positions to key constituencies across various state and local jurisdictions., including advocating and lobbying before state legislatures and agencies, and at the local level
  • Identify obstacles to delivering Company mission within existing regulatory framework and make recommendations to Company to determine opportunities and strategy to influence positive outcomes
  • Work with trade association, industry groups, non-profits, and other allies to promote and build support for Company's policy positions at the state and local level
  • Review and draft legislative and regulatory language
  • Create vision and develop cross-regulatory strategies to influence key outcomes to drive economic incentives for customers
  • Hire and manage contract lobbyist and other consultants as necessary
  • Successfully balance the relationship building aspect of policy work with substantive policy expertise and advocacy on our mission critical issues
  • Provide insight about the state and local policy and political dynamics to Company HQ
  • Support Company's corporate sustainability work by managing cross functional work stream to align data collection, reporting, and external messaging
Chewie Labs

11-50 employees

Waste reduction engineering company