Head of Government Relations and Public Policy

25 Feb, 2021


Head of Government Relations and Public Policy

San Jose, CA

About the Role

At Plus, we are applying Level 4 autonomous driving technology to trucks today in order to save lives and make our planet greener. Trucking is the backbone of our country, silently moving over 70% of the goods we eat and use every day. Working with us is an opportunity to join the autonomous revolution and make a positive impact on the economy and society.

We are hiring a Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy to shape Plus’s government affairs strategy and lead the execution of the program. You will work with and advise the leadership team on legislative and regulatory policy that can impact our business, at the international, federal, state and local levels.


  • Establish Plus’s government affairs program practice by implementing a global government relations strategic plan for legislative and regulatory issues at the international, federal, state and local levels
  • Design Plus’s plans for government outreach and thought leadership through the gathering of intelligence and preparation of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, and other materials related to government actions
  • Develop legislative and regulatory agendas on a wide range of policy issues that can affect our business, including transportation, autonomous vehicles, and trucking
  • Draft and present Plus’s official response to regulatory updates and rulemakings seeking industry comments
  • Monitor, anticipate, and understand state and federal legislative and regulatory policy activities to develop recommendations and prepare communications for the leadership team to strategically shape our positions, advocacy, and response
  • Support appropriate internal stakeholders to engage government officials and support policy initiatives
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key elected officials, legislative staff, policy groups, trade associations and other related third parties to increase Plus’s visibility, presence and influence in government
  • Advocate before government officials, policy makers and their staff
  • Support, drive, and maximize Plus’s trade association memberships
  • Manage any external consultants and third-party vendors as needed
  • Represent Plus in relevant hearings, meetings, and conferences

Required Skills And Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant experience with government affairs, public policy, or government relations (transportation / autonomous vehicles experience strongly preferred)
  • Experience in building and implementing a government affairs program
  • A comprehensive understanding of the operation of the federal government, U.S. state and local policymaking process (China experience a plus)
  • Extensive network of government contacts in the U.S.
  • Experience working directly with government officials and senior executives, including advocating before Congress and/or the Executive Branch on behalf of corporations, trades associations, or any other interest group
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with government officials and internal stakeholders
  • Bias towards action and working with others to get stuff done
  • Ability to distill complex ideas into simple, but intellectually credible, arguments, and communicate these ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively in verbal and written form to internal and external stakeholders
  • Low ego and impeccable ethics and integrity


  • Work on industry-leading technologies at an energetic, exciting Silicon Valley startup
  • Forge the future of autonomous transportation while collaborating with AI experts from around the world
  • Catered free lunch, unlimited snacks and beverages
  • Competitive salary and outstanding benefits package

Learn more here

Job posted: 2021-02-25