Regional Director (Senior Government Relations Advisor)
Midwest ISO - Saint Paul, MN

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Promote the interests of MISO by representing the company before state public service commissions. Interact with government agencies at the state and local level, industry trade groups such as NARUC, MARC, and the Organization of MISO States. Interact, coordinate, communicate, and promote the interests of MISO with internal divisions, members and stakeholders.

  • Primary contact and liaison to Public Service Commission staff in states.
  • Liaison to commissioners at Public Service Commissions in states.
  • Effectively communicate MISO positions to staff and commissioners, MISO members and stakeholders.
  • Assist in coordinating interaction between MISO internal divisions, public service commissions, state agencies, and MISO members and stakeholders.
  • Identify market opportunities and threats from analysis of regulatory filings, and legislative proposals in states.
  • Track and report on key filings and energy legislation before state commissions and state legislatures of interest to MISO. Develop MISO positions related to filings and legislation.
  • Strengthen membership by working with potential companies, presenting technical benefits of MISO.
  • Support and serve on internal and external committees, task forces, and working groups.
  • Make decisions which impact the direction and strategy of division and other departments.
  • Utilize unique skills to help others solve complex problems outside area of expertise.
  • Prepare department budgets and forecasts ensuring effective and efficient use of resources
  • Provide innovative solutions to the most difficult problems and apply expert knowledge in the area of specialty
  • Solve the most complex problems across the division.
  • Compliance with all processes, procedures, and standards applicable to the position including (but not limited to): SSAE16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16), CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection), Change Management, Tariff (Open Access Transmission, Energy and Operating Reserve Markets Tariff), FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and NAESB (North American Energy Standards Board).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Government Relations, or related technical field required
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration preferred
  • Twelve years in government relations or public affairs required
  • Five years public utility commission required
  • Three years supervisory, project team, or project management
  • Energy sector public service commission experience preferred
  • Principles, practices, and administration of technical issues
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Transmission system operations
  • Utility operations, commercial trading, marketing and origination
  • Government procedures in the utility industry
  • Market operations, Midwest ISO tariff, FERC and state filing requirements
  • Commitment to customer service excellence and teamwork
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Utilizing company policies appropriately
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to self-start, handle and delegate multiple priorities and assignments across multiple divisions
  • Apply and adapt practices and techniques to a variety of projects
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees and the general public
  • Present facts and recommendations effectively in superior verbal and written form
  • Communication
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Teaming
  • Value Focused
  • Work Ethic

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