Expert Government Relations Representative

02 Jul, 2020


Expert Government Relations Representative

Pacific Gas & Electric
San Francisco, CA

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It’s the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.


Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.


Department Overview

The Local Public Affairs organization leads the Company’s public affairs activities and strategies in our operational areas by partnering with cities and counties, community-based organizations, environmental and business organizations to enhance customer loyalty, environmental leadership, community engagement, and enable infrastructure development.


Position Summary

Develop and maintain a strong governmental, political and community network within San Francisco City and County. The candidate will have substantial external contact responsibility and should be experienced in building agreement, especially with coalitions of diverse interests. The candidate must also have excellent written and verbal, and public presentation skills and the ability to produce results working with or leading a cross-functional team. The ideal candidate must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a very dynamic, ambiguous, and fast paced environment. The successful candidate will be a poised public speaker with previous public testimony experience.


The job does require regular travel within San Francisco City and County and to other locations as workload dictates. Up to 25% overnight travel required.


Job Responsibilities

Government Relations:

Develop and maintain strong governmental, political and community network. Serve as a primary political contact for assigned cities, counties, and local officers to State and Federal representatives. Monitor activities of special districts. Skills may also be utilized across service area depending on issues. Manage issues that arise before assigned political bodies, coordinating Company analysis and response. Keep abreast of local political and legislative issues. Provide political and governmental expertise to assigned area. Assist with governmental affairs programs, including key contacts, PAC and grass roots efforts. Maintain high level of knowledge on local governmental political climate, and franchise issues. Effectively respond to customer issues referred by elected representatives.


Community Relations/Special Projects:

Serve as lead community contact in respective area(s). Develop community partnerships that build upon and enhance PG&E programs/services, assisting customers and providing support for company goals. Coordinate local charitable contributions program. Consult with internal clients on implementing community strategies to position the Company. Strengthen relationships with local elected and community organizations (regularly attend events, local community board representation and general representation for the company).


Public Affairs Issues and Projects:

Manage/support company projects and issues with public affairs elements. Prepare and implement strategies, assess financial impacts to the company and develop written and verbal communications. Project management skills are key for both internal and external communications. Be an effective team member by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and positions.


Emergency Response:

Coordinate external contact in times of crisis. Provide support to Area Emergency Center whenever it opens. Provide helpful information to community leaders about crisis situations before, during and after the event. Develop and maintain relationship with county OES officers, as assigned.





•Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

• 6 years of experience working for an elected official, public or non-profit agency, as a political consultant, or other relevant experience

•CA Class C License, or equivalent

•Record of Clean Driving



•Bachelor’s (BA/BS) degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Relations, International Relations, or related field desired

•Experience with City Hall legislative process.

•Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

•Experience developing and implementing strategy in support of goals and metrics. Strong analytical and computer skills.

•Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to work in team environment.

•Ability to coordinate  activities across multiple functional groups and to manage and work collaboratively in taskforce teams.

•Analysis skills with the ability to translate information from disparate sources into program implications and recommendations.

•Consumer savvy with a proven success in creative thinking and problem solving.

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Job posted: 2020-07-02