Telecommunications Policy Analyst

20 Jun, 2022

Jobs

Telecommunications Policy Analyst

The Utility Reform Network (TURN)
San Francisco, CA

About TURN:
The Utility Reform Network (TURN) is a California nonprofit organization that promotes racial
and economic equity advancement and accessibility through regulatory and legislative work to
achieve affordable and reliable communication services that meet the needs of today and
beyond. At several levels of government, either directly or through coalitions, TURN advocates
for policies that support widespread deployment of reliable and high-quality communications
services. A respected consumer voice for over 40 years in the California State Legislature and the
California Public Utility Commission, and other forums, TURN is successful through its combined
talent of attorneys, policy analysts, economists, and community organizing professionals.
Position:
TURN seeks a policy analyst committed to racial and economic justice and accessibility to join
TURN’s Telecom Team of high-impact regulatory policy advocates. A strong
applicant communicates effectively (written and verbal) with all levels throughout the
organization and the public, is a proactive and creative problem solver, and collaborates with the
team to submit timely regulatory agency filings or complete other work. This is a full-time
exempt position that may require occasional after-business hours work to meet legislative or
regulatory agency filing deadlines.
Top Reasons to Join TURN:
• 100% employer-paid premium for employee health, dental, and vision and additional
benefits for all members of employee family.
• Generous annual leave and retirement contributions
• Competitive salary for nonprofit organizations, commensurate with experience (starting
at $100,000).
• TURN qualifies as a nonprofit employer for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Program.
• Top notch, dedicated, racially and ably diverse team.
• Influence fast-moving telecommunication related issues at the state and federal levels.
• Work with multiple disciplines of TURN professionals and external experts.
• Potential for work on a broad range of telecommunications and broadband policy issues.
Key Job Duties:
• Focus on telecommunications and broadband policy of critical importance to California’s
residential and small business consumers, especially the digitally disenfranchised or
who otherwise face communications service gaps.
• Advocate on behalf of all California consumers, with a focus on creating legislative or
regulatory changes to ensure affordable access to essential communications services
for low-income households, communities of color, immigrant communities, people with
disabilities, and rural communities.
• Work with other TURN professional staff to develop TURN positions on emerging and
fast-developing issues in telecommunications and broadband policy.
• Plan legislative or regulatory approaches to advance TURN positions before the California
Public Utilities Commission, the state legislature, and in other forums.
• Proactively follow telecommunications and broadband policy issues related to TURN
positions to bolster TURN’s understanding and refine TURN’s positions as needed.
• Prepare filings or written testimony on behalf of TURN in CPUC or federal government
proceedings.
Key Attributes of a Winning Candidate:
• Excellent Communicator: Communicate effectively (written and verbal) with all levels
throughout the organization and the public.
• Socially Aware: Commitment to economic and racial justice and accessibility.
• Technical Familiarity: Understanding in computer-based applications email, and
standard applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe.
• Active Teamwork: Demonstrates problem solving, conflict resolution, and positive
communication through teamwork and through working independently.
Requirements:
• Education: Graduate degree in public policy, engineering, telecommunications, or
related fields.
• Experience: Minimum three years of experience in telecommunications policy and
regulatory matters at the CPUC or an equivalent state or federal agency; additional
experience would be welcome, such as working in multiracial and multilingual
organizations.
Application Process:
To Apply: submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample of original work to
Bvillanueva@turn.org
TURN actively encourages applications from people who would add to our staff diversity, as well
as to the diversity of the telecommunications policy field. This includes applications from people
who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, Asian, non-gender conforming, LGBTQ, as
having a disability, and/or as a member of other underrepresented communities. Please contact
Bvillanueva@turn.org to request an accommodation for the application process if necessary.

Job posted: 2022-06-20