Summary

Develops positive working relationships with municipal and state elected officials and staff, business and community leaders and other key community stakeholders in order to shape the external environment by promoting the division's public image, products and services.

Description

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO LIST ALL OF THE DUTIES THAT ARE OR MAY BE PERFORMED IN THIS POSITION

Primary Duties

1.Develops positive working relationships with municipal and state elected officials and staff, business and community leaders and other key community stakeholders in order to shape the external environment by promoting the division's public image, products and services.

2.Administers the division's community relations program. Serves as the local point of contact for charitable and civic contributions. Holds community board positions and participates in economic development groups and associations as needed to further the company's objectives in that community.

3.Leads the franchise renewal process to ensure that the division maintains an effective operational relationship with communities and is perceived as a respected corporate citizen by franchising authority.

4.Provides operational support such as responding to emergency situations, town outages, right of way issues, and system integrity issues.

5.Delivers regulatory and governmental support as necessary in the division for regulatory filings, legislative support or other governmental activity.

6.Serves as a point of contact and coordinates response for escalated customer service issues to key community, regulatory or elected stakeholders.

7.Counsels executive(s) on public policy/public affairs. Develops and recommends a public relations work plan for the assigned territory and serves as company ombudsman.

8.Keeps abreast of events and issues relevant to the division´┐Żs service area through monitoring various media communications, newspapers, etc.

9.Develops and monitors functional and contributions budget to ensure efficient utilization of resources.

10.Assists corporate communications in developing, implementing and monitoring communication strategies for corporate initiatives, media relations and messaging initiatives that impact the division, its employees or customers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Educational/Experience Level:

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Business Administration, Marketing or a closely related field and four years of related experience in the natural gas or related industry; or equivalent.

Communication Skills:

Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers in order to obtain and/or provide explanations and/or modifications on technical or other complex concepts to individuals with little or no background in the area under discussion.

Numeric Skills:

Requires the ability to perform analysis involving ratios, percentages and simple statistical methods.

Computer Skills:

Requires basic computer skills for data entry, reference and/or retrieval tasks.

Work Conditions:

Primary job responsibilities require work outside the office. Travel required.

Requires occasionally performing activities including, but not limited to, driving, bending, stooping, grasping, reaching, twisting, turning and/or lifting.

At Atmos Energy, we enjoy an employee-focused culture with rewarding work, competitive pay, work-life balance, inclusion and diversity, and excellent benefits.

Benefits Provided at No Cost to you:

Retirement Savings Plan (Matching and Fixed Annual Company Contribution)

Basic Life Insurance

Business Travel Accident Insurance

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans

Holidays and Paid Time Off

Parental Leave

Health Education and Improvement Programs

Employer Contribution to Health Savings Account (when enrolled in High Deductible Health Plan)

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Education Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)

Pregnancy and Parenting Support

Caregiver Support Program

Identity Theft Protection

Benefits You Help Pay for (voluntary):

Retirement Savings Plan – Individual Contribution (including Roth option)

Investment Advice and Management

Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug Coverage

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Telemedicine

Supplemental Term Life Insurance

Employee/Dependent Life Insurance

Employee/Dependent Accidental Death-Dismemberment Insurance

Benefit eligibility on first day of employment

Atmos Energy Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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