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Sr. Government Affairs Manager, Texas

SpaceX

SpaceX

Bastrop, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

SR. GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MANAGER, TEXAS

Serve as lead for SpaceX Texas state-wide Government Relations efforts, including developing near- and long-term legislative strategy based on operational needs at SpaceX facilities at Starbase (Boca Chica), McGregor Rocket Development Facility (McGregor), and Starlink (Bastrop). The position requires the energy, initiative and dependability to produce results that reflect SpaceX’s commitment to the rapid and reliable advancement of human spaceflight.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop legislative and state government strategic engagement strategy in support of production, launch, test, and regulatory teams.
  • Lead team of state consultants to draft, advocate, and secure passage of SpaceX legislative agenda in Texas.
  • Serve as SpaceX’s external point of contact for Texas elected officials and members of Texas State Government.
  • Facilitate SpaceX engagements throughout Texas State Government, including Office of the Governor (OOG); Texas Attorney General; General Land Office (GLO); Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT); Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD); Texas Council on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); and others. Maintain strong relationships across Texas Government in furtherance of SpaceX's government relations objectives.
  • Develop, maintain, and build upon a network of relationships with State government officials, lawmakers, and regulatory decision-makers.
  • Oversee and manage consultants and third parties engaged in SpaceX government relations for Texas.
  • Develop specific issue-area expertise for SpaceX-related matters associated with launch vehicle production, test, and launch operations.
  • Identify, manage, and capture state funding opportunities for spaceport-related infrastructure.
  • Shape SpaceX strategic legislative strategies, tactics, and policy development
  • Draft legislative language, attend hearings, draft hearing testimony, and develop policy positions
  • Support SpaceX senior leader participation on Texas Space Commission.
  • Monitor and analyze Texas policy developments
  • Prepare presentations for key audiences for SpaceX leadership
  • Perform research as needed, develop policy and collateral materials
  • Support overall government affairs activities for SpaceX as needed.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years of professional experience working on legislative matters in the private sector or a government organization

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Advanced degree (MA, JD, PhD) in science, policy, political science, international affairs, or other relevant field
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working on issues directly related to environmental regulatory agencies or legislative committees/bodies; and political organizations
  • Knowledge of launch vehicles, satellites, and space technology and policy matters
  • Direct experience in achieving definitive legislative outcomes
  • Passion for SpaceX's mission and goals
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to forge coalitions and partnerships
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to travel (up to 50%)
  • Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends, as needed
  • Must be willing to attend political and industry events on behalf of SpaceX

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Pay Range:

Sr. Government Affairs Manager: $150,000.00 - $205,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.