Pacific Gas & Electric Company Senior Government Relations Representative Integrated Public Affairs in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 14787

Job Category : Government and Regulatory Relations

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : Concord; Sacramento; San Francisco; San Ramon

Company

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 informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Integrated Public (IPA) Affairs organization is tasked with driving business-critical initiatives for PG&E’s core lines of business by developing targeted strategies, providing strategic guidance and serving as a liaison between internal cross-functional teams and municipalities to effectively provide our customers access to essential programs and services.

Position Summary

The candidate will have substantial external contact responsibility and should be experienced in building agreement, especially with coalitions of diverse interests. The candidate will be organized, strategic and have demonstrated knowledge of the workings of first responder agency organizations. The candidate must also have excellent written, 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 extensive public testimony experience.

The work location is San Francisco, Concord, San Ramon, or Sacramento. The job requires regular travel throughout PG&E’s service area as work load dictates. Up to 25% overnight travel required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Government Relations:Develop extensive knowledge of PG&E’s utility operations and wildfire safety plans. Meet with community stakeholders to educate them regarding the program and its impact on local communities. Develop materials and present information to elected leaders and their constituents at City Council and County Board of Supervisor meetings. Act as liaison to top government staff and elected officials for wildfire related issues.

  • Community Relations:Engage as directed with state and local agencies including non-profit fire prevention organizations to develop educational campaigns and workshops for wildfire fuel reduction efforts.

  • Public Affairs Issues and Projects:Support company wildfire projects and issues with public affairs elements. Prepare and implement strategies, assess financial impacts to the company and develop written and verbal communications. Be an effective team member by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and positions.

  • Emergency Response:Provide support for wildfire response activities. Supplement existing CEA staff to serve as liaison to local government entities during times of extreme fire risk or during wildfire response. Provide helpful information to community leaders about crisis situations before, during and after the event. Participate in development and analysis of emergency preparedness exercises related to wildfire safety program. Lead the organization in developing a database of emergency contact information for key agency partners including city and county leadership. Develop expertise with emergency communications platforms and assist in training colleagues on the use of such platforms.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s (BA/BS) degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working for an elected official, public or non-profit agency, as a political consultant, as emergency response professional, or other related experience

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

Desired:

  • Demonstrated public speaking proficiency.

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

  • Emergency response experience and knowledge of the Incident Command System.