State Government Affairs Analyst

  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Feb 25, 2019
Full time Analyst / Researcher Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description


In consultation with the State Government Affairs Southeast Manager, the position The State Government Affairs (SGA) analyst will assist in the development and execution of advocacy, government affairs and stakeholder / community engagement strategies toward local, state and federal policymakers in a nine (9) state region. Broadly, the analyst will assist in working to burnish Chevron's industry-leading reputation and mitigate legislative, regulatory and political risks facing its five businesses in the region. Position will strive to achieve excellence in working with the government affairs team to grow pro-energy advocacy and establish policies that will protect Chevron's existing and future business plans in the region.


Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Support development and execution of government affairs strategies designed to influence policymakers throughout the multi-state region in support of the businesses; including development of messaging, presentations and other materials that communicate key issues to internal and external audiences, and legislative and regulatory plans.
  • Support development of relationships with new stakeholders, and enhancement of relations with existing stakeholders (e.g. public officials, trades, coalitions); including assist in engagement to advance desired legislative and regulatory outcomes; and developing and implementing strategies to counter opposition to oil & gas development.
  • Conduct political, legislative and regulatory research, as well as monitoring, tracking and preparing for hearings to address legislation and regulation of importance to the businesses.
  • Support development of messaging, presentations and other materials that communicate key issues to internal and external audiences.
  • Support development of initiatives to build a stronger social investment program designed to leverage company’s reputation as a leader of the industry and preferred corporate partner across the region.
  • Support development and execution of political contributions to support advocacy goals, with focus on maintaining and establishing new relationships with local and state elected officials.
  • Collaborates with corporate Political Programs staff to ensure training in, and compliance with, all applicable laws regarding lobbying, political contributions, political gifts, etc.
  • Some travel across the region may be necessary to continue to build relationships and enhance Chevron's reputation as a respected corporate partner.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Political Science and Communications degree preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of relevant experience in supporting complex government & public affairs
  • Demonstrated experience in critical thinking, communication, analytical and collaboration skills to understand the political and operating landscape, to directly and indirectly engage with key stakeholders (e.g. government, NGOs, business trade associations) as warranted to advance company's interest and enhance reputation and achieve measurable results.
  • Proven skillset and political acumen in coordination of advocacy and issue management plans that achieve defined objectives and deliver business value.
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate issues impacting business and advocacy plans in a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting and meeting goals, initiating work product and deciding what actions need to be taken.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in development and writing report briefs (i.e. issue management plans, election campaign updates) and PowerPoint presentations for management.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team setting is imperative.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in work schedule and hours to achieve goals.
  • Clearly reflect High Performance cultural values (business driven, direct, disciplined, collaborative).
  • Proven record of compliance and ethical behavior. 

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.


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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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