Pogo Mine is seeking candidates to fill our External Affairs Manager position. To be considered an applicant, please apply online here, provide a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, of three professional references (which must be supervisors) along with their correct and current email address.

JOB PURPOSE

Provide leadership to Management and represent the company in external affairs. Keep informed on legislative and public developments that could impact Pogo Operations and participate in industry trade organizations and commissions to advance Pogo Mine interests. Act as liaison to communicate Pogo Mine views to local, state, and federal agencies, political entities, local press and NGOs. Work closely with operational leaders to understand business needs, apply best practices, and advise for legislative and regulatory compliance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop working relationships with local legislators, local community, and stakeholders.
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies to interpret policies and regulations as they apply to Pogo Mine. Review legislative developments relative to their potential impact on Pogo Operations. Advise the President and General Manager on legislative developments. Communicate the company’s position to appropriate government representatives and interest groups.
  • Coordinate with President, General Manager, and SMM Limited to lobby on political issues and interact with elected officials.
  • Assist the Environmental Department as a liaison with regulatory agencies.
  • Promote the company’s values on safety and environment.
  • Develop communication strategies that support Pogo Mine.
  • Represent the company in industry organizations, professional associations, and community organizations.
  • Act as the official spokes person and media contact. Coordinate with Pogo Sr. Staff messages and responses to requests of information on Pogo.
  • Identify sponsorship or participation of events and programs to build positive community relationships.
  • Develop and manage communication media for informational purposes.
  • Participate in the formulation of the department annual operating budget.
  • Advise on developing policy, strategic plans, and long-term goals for the company.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or communications or other related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Certificates & licenses:

Valid Driver’s License.

Experience:

Five years relevant public relations experience.

Skills:

Critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. Strong planning and organizational skills. Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company. Advanced computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Abilities:

Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision, ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing priorities. Ability to assume increasing levels of responsibility. Proven ability to read, comprehend, and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials. Ability to work in a team with a high regard for Quality and Environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to Safety and Safe Production. Ability to motivate and lead others in area of expertise. Ability to effectively speak to small and large audiences, and to adapt content and level of detail to the audience. Ability to work independently. Ability to prepare comprehensive public information and outreach programs utilizing multiple media. Ability to research, analyze, and implement new trends as they relate to public relations. Ability to advise management on best practices. Ability to analyze complex situations, and make and implement sound decisions. Ability to travel frequently.

Knowledge:

Knowledge of techniques and industry standards of public relations as it relates to the mining industry. Knowledge of external affairs and the legislative environment related to the mining industry. Knowledge of maintaining and setting departmental budgets.

EQUIPMENT USED

Personal computer, copier, fax machine, camera.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS

A rotation schedule consisting of four days on/three days off at a remote campsite. Extreme conditions, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise from low to high decibels, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

TOTAL COMPENSATION

Accommodations:

Requires staying at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, game room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and dorm room having phone, internet & cable TV.

Transportation:

The company provides bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction or Tok.

Benefits:

Competitive wages with pay progression (may be achieved with demonstrated proficiency, work and training requirements, in the various tasks associated with the department’s progression.), Gold Bonus, Safety Bonus, Medical, Dental, Vacation, Long Term Disability, 401(k), sick & vacation leave including paid holidays.