Public Affairs Specialist / Coordinator / Analyst

Aera Energy   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Engineering Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 348 days ago

Job Description

Implement comprehensive public affairs and local government relations program throughout Aera’s Fresno County operating region; ensure positive relationships with local elected officials and key community stakeholders; develop and implement public affairs strategies to advance Aera’s goals, programs, policies and operations; provide leadership and public affairs oversight for Aera’s community investment initiatives and emergency response programs.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key community leaders and elected officials
  • Monitor local government proceedings and identify issues important to Aera and the oil industry
  • Develop plans and strategy to manage issues that impact the industry
  • Manage community engagement and stakeholder outreach for the Fresno region
  • Serve as “day to day” Aera representative in the county at key community functions
  • Provide updates to key officials and organizations, as appropriate
  • Position Aera as an integral part of ongoing county activities and business
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities for Aera to engage with key community stakeholders
  • Coordinate site visits and host tours of local and county officials and other key stakeholders
  • Recommend and coordinate local donations and community investments
  • Serve as Aera’s media spokesperson for region
  • Serve as member of Aera’s emergency response team
  • With communications staff, write, update key messages, collateral materials
  • Participate in regular field and department meetings, conference calls and face to face meetings as appropriate


The following skills are strongly desired:

  • Demonstrated superior verbal, interpersonal, presentation, creative problem-solving, and written skills (writing samples required). 
  • Demonstrated leadership, direction setting, and strategy development skills.
  • Outstanding analytic skills; ability to assimilate, assess, and articulate complex technical, community and/or political issues.
  • Strong project management skills.  Ability to see the big picture while managing component parts.  Expertise in planning and budgeting.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse interests, points of view, and backgrounds.
  • Ability to direct and support employee programs.
  • Demonstrated success in detail-intensive work.
  • Desire to thrive in a team and collaborative environment that fosters the company’s values and culture.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize issues, manage diversity and develop creative solutions to achieve results.


  • Bachelor's degreerequired. Prefer degrees in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism or Political Science.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant and progressive experience in public or government affairs, encompassing a broad base of public affairs functions.  Experience extends to stakeholder engagement; internal and external communications and publications; media relations, and crisis communications; issues management; donations management; brand management; employee programs; and industry relations.

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