Director, Public Policy

26 Apr, 2022


Director, Public Policy

Sacramento, CA

About Us

With electric vehicles (EVs) expected to be nearly 30% of new vehicle sales by 2025 and more than 50% by 2040, electric mobility is becoming a reality. ChargePoint is at the center of this revolution, powering one of the world’s leading EV charging networks and a comprehensive set of hardware, software and mobile solutions for every charging need. We bring together drivers, businesses, automakers, policymakers, utilities and other stakeholders to make e-mobility a global reality.

Since our founding in 2007, ChargePoint has focused solely on EV charging and established a business model that’s been validated by more than a decade in business and thousands of customers. As now a public company, we remain focused on broadening our market leadership and building on years of innovation. ChargePoint offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build our all-electric future and dominate a trillion-dollar market.

Join the team that is building the EV charging industry and make your mark on how people and goods will get everywhere they need to go, in any context, for generations to come.

Discover what it’s like to help build the fueling network of the future – check out our Engineering Blog.

Reporting to:  Senior Director, Public Policy – North America

Position Summary

The Director of Public Policy is responsible for developing and executing legislative and state government engagement strategies to promote ChargePoint’s network and products and advance policy objectives at state and local levels. Must be goal-motivated, adaptable in a fast-paced, rapid-growth technology company environment, a strategic thinker, and detail-oriented. Successful candidates will have deep experience with developing strategies for and driving outcomes in legislative initiatives, state agency rulemakings, and public policy campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage critical relationships with government stakeholders, including state and local elected officials, key public agencies such as the California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, and key external stakeholders such as environmental organizations, auto companies, utilities and industry associations.
  • Track, monitor, and analyze state legislation, state agency rulemakings, and other EV policy to develop ChargePoint policy positions and strategy for response.
  • Develop written and oral regulatory comments, testimony, and presentations.
  • Coordinate with internal teams on messaging, policy development, and strategy.
  • Manage resources effectively to oversee multiple campaigns, policy development, and regulatory proceedings across several states.
  • Represent ChargePoint in local and state government forums including hearings and stakeholder meetings.
  • Represent ChargePoint in trade associations and membership organization meetings.


  • In depth understanding of energy or transportation policy, rulemaking processes, legislative processes, and local government. This includes knowledge of electric utilities and their business models, ability to read and process information on building code changes, demonstrated knowledge of electric vehicle charging or a similar distributed generation technology (such as solar). Previous experience in legislative advocacy is required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in government relations, regulatory affairs, or public affairs.
  • Track record of successfully passing legislation and navigating regulatory proceedings.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven ability to converse with and persuade stakeholders at all levels of management, including sales directors and C-suite executives.
  • Established relationships with policy makers preferred.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly, accurately and persuasively.
  • Experience addressing large and diverse audiences in public forums.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently.
  • Resourcefulness in solving problems with limited resources.
  • Excellent people skills and an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to “manage up” and keen attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel as needed.


Sacramento, CA

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse team. ChargePoint is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

If there is a match between your experiences/skills and the Company needs, we will contact you directly.

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Job posted: 2022-04-26