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Government Relations Director

This position will be based in Reno, Nevada.

Position Summary

The successful Government Relations Director serves as a company leader and liaison with various external stakeholders (local, regional, state and federal legislators and government administrators, industry regulators at the local, regional, state and federal level, industry trade associations, indigenous groups, media etc.) to ensure strong reputation is developed and maintained in support of and in alignment with company business objectives including timely permitting actions.  Duties include but are not limited to:

General Responsibilities

• Collaborate with operational leaders to contribute to business direction and strategy through the effective development and deployment of Government Relations strategy and initiatives.

• Work closely with company leadership team to develop, manage and implement government relations strategies.

• Engage with local, regional, state and federal law and policy-makers to educate and inform about industry and company strategy; influence positive outcomes regarding policy where possible.

• Represent company, in partnership with environmental teams, in regulatory outreach meetings in support of permit actions such as with Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Nevada Division of Minerals, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management etc.

• Develop and execute written Stakeholder Management Plan and related lobbying strategy.

• Keep abreast of emerging policy and trends impacting company and industry.

• Participate in industry events such as Nevada Mining Association, National Mining Association etc.

• Develop and consider support for various political campaign efforts as appropriate.

• Support and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment.

• Other duties as assigned.



• Higher education degree in public policy, public administration or related discipline required.

• Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in government policy or government relations field preferred, Mining industry is highly desired.

• Has developed strong relationships with elected officials and regulators on the state level – reaching into federal.  Established relationships in the Goldfield / Tonopah area would be a plus.

• Track record coalescing support from the appropriate offices, stakeholders, etc. that facilitates successfully moving a project, venture, initiative forward in the Mining industry.

• Has experience working in an environment involving environmental objectives (permitting, remediation, etc.), such that s/he understands the interests and approaches of environmental advocates.  A plus would be a working knowledge of environmental advocacy groups/individuals in the region.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing (including public speaking) with solid proficiency in the English language.  Understands the interests of various audiences and tailors messages appropriately.

• Ability to develop lobbying strategy including ability to work with outside lobbying counsel as appropriate.

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

• Works with employees and other stakeholders, including government relations staff within similar extractive companies, in a professional manner.

• Handles multiple assignments while prioritizing workflow and remaining organized.

• Builds rapport and works well in a small organization, working across organizational boundaries.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule in response to needs of role including occasional travel for work assignments.

To apply for this job email your details to blundblad@minestaffing.com