Government Relations Representative, Sr. - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, California
28 Sep 2016
07 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California.

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 Government Relations 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

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.


Minimum requirements:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
Minimum of four years of experience working for an elected official, public or non-profit agency or as a political consultant.

Desired skills:
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.
Coordinates 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.


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.