PSEG Project - Public Affairs Specialist in South Plainfield, New Jersey

Requisition ID: 53503

Job Function/Category: Public Affairs

Employment Type: Exempt Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

This is a "Project" function designed to support project work for duration of an indeterminate period of time, currently anticipated to be 3 - 5 years based on business needs at the present time. However, this period may be shortened based on business needs in the future. This position has a defined employment start and termination date which carries certain Benefit Limitations (i.e., no separation benefits). Director Level approval and waiver will be required for you to bid on other PSEG opportunities. During the final year of the limited duration assignment, Director level approval and waiver will not be required. If your assignment ends prior to the anticipated timeframe based on business needs, you will be allowed to bid on other PSEG opportunities without Director level approval from the time you are notified your assignment will be ending through the end date of the assignment.

This is a multi-level project position (Public Affairs Specialist /Sr Public Affairs Specialist) in PSEG's State Governmental Affairs department. The title and level assigned to the successful candidate will be determined by assessing skills and related experience, learned through the interview process.

Looking for a professional candidate with excellent communications skills who is a self-starter. Candidate must be well organized, able to multitask on a daily basis, and be able to think quickly on their feet. Customer engagement is a daily function of this job and it is imperative that you have a positive personality and provide diligent customer follow up. The reporting location for this job is South Plainfiend/Hadley Road however, the successful candidate will be expected to travel anywhere in our service territory.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience:

At the Public Affairs Specialist level

• Bachelor’s degree Business/Communications or equivalent experience.

• Minimum 2 years’ experience in governmental affairs/corporate communications, or related experience.

• Strong customer focus.

• Strong analytical, organizational, communication and presentation skills.

• Awareness of social media and its application to business communication.

• General familiarity with creative processes (layout, photography, print production).

• Must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity.

• Must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

• Because the job requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history

At the Senior Public Affairs Level

• Bachelor’s degree Business/Communications or equivalent experience.

• 4+ years’ experience in governmental affairs/corporate communications, or related experience

• Superior customer focus.

• Outstanding organizational, communication and presentation skills.

• Strong strategic thinking, interpersonal and leadership skills.

• Ability to conduct research, provide competitive intelligence reports, executive public affairs assessments.

• General familiarity with creative processes (layout, photography, print production).

• Must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity.

• Must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

• Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

• Because the job requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history

Desired Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience:

• Experience writing and editing.

• Experience producing press releases, talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor and position papers.

• Understanding of business processes and vernacular.

• Knowledge of the Energy or Utility business.

• Strong customer relations skills and ability to work with the public.

• Graduate degree Business, Communications, Public Policy

• Fluency with Spanish language is preferred

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Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.