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Job Posting #: 13-0129
Job Title: Government Relations Specialist
City: Saint John
State/Province: NB
Description: Irving Oil is a regional refining and marketing company serving customers in Eastern Canada and New England. We offer challenging and rewarding employment opportunities throughout our company, and are always seeking committed and talented people to join our team.
We are currently seeking an experienced Government Relations Specialist to join our team. In this position you will support major projects and/or business initiatives where there is a strong government relations aspect.

Duties include:
- Work directly with key elected and non-elected government officials to build relationships, manage issues and advance projects, while maintaining and enhancing the reputation of the company
- Collaborate with and support our executive team, strategy officer, and business development team in the company on a variety of business initiatives requiring government relations assistance
- Support the Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs in managing relationships, including preparing for and attending meetings with senior government officials
- Research issues, develop project-type plans, and execute the required actions in areas requiring complex analytical and problem-solving skills
- Prepare presentations, letters, speaking points, and positions on key issues
- Understand the company plans and issues and identify ways to link company objectives to government agendas
- Manage lobbyist registration process as required under Canadian regulations
Requirements: University degree in a related discipline (BCommerce, Law, LLD)
MBA would be considered an asset
Five to 10 years experience in a similar role
Ability to work in a fast-paced, fluid, multi-tasking environment
Ability to plan as well as respond to unplanned issues and events
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
Strong Oral and written communication
Strong Analytical and research skills
Understanding of business principles and drivers
Number of Openings 1
Position Location: Golden Ball
Bilingual Requested: No
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