senior analyst, state government affairs

26 Jul, 2019


senior analyst, state government affairs

Austin, TX

Chevron is one of the world’s leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Senior Analyst, State Government Affairs located in Austin, Texas through August 06, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).



Requisition ID#402714


Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:


STRATEGY AND EXECUTION – Assist State Government Affairs (SGA) team in the development and execution of political and advocacy strategies designed to influence policymakers and protect upstream, midstream and downstream assets in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. 


  • Provide support to lobbyists in developing and implementing legislative and regulatory initiatives that protect the company’s priorities and business plans.
  • Collaborate with Operating Companies and Business Units to ensure alignment of company policies, positions and advocacy messages on legislative and regulatory proposals, public-policy issues, ballot measures, ordinances, etc. that could significantly impact current and long-term business plans.
  • Lead or support the development of messaging, presentations, briefings, updates and other materials that communicate strategic issues to internal as well as external audiences.
  • Support political research that informs the development of political strategy and partner with other SGA colleagues in the design and development of research.


STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND LOBBYING – Support the development of new relationships with key stakeholders and the enhancement of relations with existing stakeholders such as key state government officials and staff; oil and gas/business trade organizations; industry representatives; and other third-party stakeholders. Efforts will include:


  • Assisting SGA in the direct and indirect engagement of government officials, staff, and other stakeholders to develop long-term, credible relationships to advance desired legislative and regulatory outcomes.
  • Strengthen and build relationships with industry, business and allied trade associations and work to direct those associations in a manner that delivers value to the company.
  • Support State Government Affairs in organizing events and outreach activities with state elected officials and staff to increase Chevrons presence, visibility and reputation.



  • Coordinate with the team to develop and enhance a more integrated Social Investment and Business Membership program designed to leverage Chevron’s reputation as an industry leader and preferred corporate partner across the region.
  • Evaluate current contributions and support development of the annual budgets.



  • Support the SGA team in the development and execution of the annual political contributions budget and strategy with a focus on electing more pro-industry candidates and maintaining and establishing new relationships with state elected officials.
  • Assist in the development and execution of the PAC contributions program that will elect pro-business/industry incumbents. Coordinate with SGA, Operating Companies and Business Units to build a more successful employee engagement program.
  • Support the development and execution of Independent Expenditure Committees (IEC) in several states.



  • 20-25% travel throughout the state of Texas, especially to Houston and Midland. Some travel to New Mexico, Colorado, San Ramon, CA. and Washington, D.C.
  • Requires work outside core business hours as needed.



Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor Degree is required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in government relations/advocacy:  managing complex government affairs issues, such as state and federal legislation, regulations, environmental and tax issues.
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communications, particularly the ability to effectively communicate complex issues in a clear and concise manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and lead team projects and to work collaboratively with diverse groups through an influence model.
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate with and organize various stakeholders.



Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.


Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.




Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:


Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.



Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

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Job posted: 2019-07-26