Regional Government Affairs Manager - Northwest

Pullman, WA 99163

Powered by our employees, SEL seeks an energized advocate for our Regional Government Affairs Manager located in Washington State (Pullman or Olympia). Join our team today!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Educate and inform Washington state policy makers, Washington state agency officials, and Washington state organizations regarding SEL impacts of regulation, laws, and policy.
  • Identify, analyze, and make strategic recommendations on public policy issues primarily impacting SEL operations in the region.
  • Build and manage relationships, and act as a liaison with state officials, staff and local and regional policymakers and government entities.
  • Manage relationships with various regional trade associations, state chambers, and other industry stakeholders; drive policy development with these groups to work cooperatively with SEL's legislative and regulatory policies.
  • Identify speaking/testimony opportunities for SEL executives and subject matter experts to share company experience and knowledge for key policy development.
  • Regularly update SEL employees/leaders regarding possible, imminent, and current applicable government impacts on company business.
  • Serve as an integral and participative member of SEL government affairs team.
  • Always advocate for free, flat, fair, and open business environments.
  • Model and teach SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World-Class Manufacturing principles.
  • Understand. Create. Simplify.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in related field
  • Extensive experience in government relations, public affairs or similar field or related industry
  • Willingness to travel approximately 35% of the time
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire and proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Background check results satisfactory to SEL
  • Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Corporate or association lobbying experience
  • Strong public affairs experience in Washington state

Location Information

This role is flexible to work either in the Pullman, Washington office (SEL's headquarters office) or in Olympia, Washington.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of rsum or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.


SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

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