Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

11 Mar, 2021


Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

Central Coast Community Energy
Monterey, CA

Job Description

The Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel, will oversee regulatory and legislative matters for Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) and its programs and services. This position works closely with regulatory agencies, California Community Choice Association (CalCCA), community choice aggregators (CCAs), local and state representatives, board members, lobbyists, and legal counsels on key regulatory and legislative issues. The ideal candidate will be a strategic and forward thinker who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, inclusive, and diverse work environment.Location: Monterey, CA


Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Duties Responsibilities include:

• Leads and develops legislative and regulatory policies and strategies related to 3CE, CCAs, and electric industry in California.
• Develops and implements strategies to accomplish 3CE legislative and regulatory goals.
• Develops written and oral advice for the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel and Chief Technology and Finance Officer.
• Advises and consults with all levels of 3CE and its Boards, committees and councils, on key legal and policy matters related to regulatory and legislative policy developments.
• Represents and advocates on behalf of 3CE, its members, and customers before government and regulatory bodies.
• Directs, represents, and oversees the representation of 3CE before various regulatory agencies in matters affecting CCAs and the electric industry.
• Engages in ratemaking proceedings, investigations, rulemakings, compliance matters, and proposed legislation.
• Advances and defends 3CE positions through applications, briefs, legal memoranda, and discovery requests/responses.
• Supervise the preparation of the testimony and exhibits of expert witnesses.
• Provides analysis of technical, regulatory and legislative issues.
• Works with internal staff and external contractors to implement proposed legislative and regulatory activities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications: –Master’s degree or higher in business administration, public administration, environmental science, economics, or related field. AND minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working on complex regulatory, legislative or energy matters at an electric utility, public agency/municipality or in a closely related field, with experience in the California energy regulatory industry. Admission to California State Bar not required, but desirable.


Additional Information

Salary and Benefits: The salary is negotiable, depending upon qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. 3CE offers a wide range of employee benefits, including but are not limited to: 401(a) Retirement, Health Premium Contribution, Flexible Spending Account, Short- & Long-Term Disability, Life, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays, Cell Phone Stipend, Paid Family Leave of 12 weeks after one year of employment.

About Us: Central Coast Community Energy is a locally-controlled public agency providing renewable electricity to residents and businesses in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz Counties, as well as the Cities of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. 3CE is based on a local energy model called community choice energy that partners with the local utility (in our case PG&E and Southern California Edison) which continues to provide consolidated billing, power transmission and distribution, customer service and grid maintenance services.

Equal Opportunity Employment: Central Coast Community Energy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Application Special Instructions

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled. Review of applicants will occur upon receipt and applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process.

Selection Process: The most qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following finalist selection. If you require an accommodation during the selection process, please notify Mi Ra Park at

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Job posted: 2021-03-11