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Government Relations Representative - Mariposa, Madera, & Fresno

Madera, CA, US, 93637

Requisition ID # 51741 

Job Category : Government and Regulatory Relations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy & Policy

Job Location : Fresno; Madera; Mariposa

Department Overview


The Local Public Affairs organization leads the Company's public affairs, government relations activities and strategies in our operational areas by partnering with cities and counties, local government, 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 the Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno counties.  The candidate will have substantial external contact responsibility and should be experienced in building agreements and partnerships, 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 experience and political engagement experience.


The job requires regular travel within the greater Northern and Central California area and to other locations as workload dictates.  This includes San Francisco and other areas, with some overnight travel required.




  • Government Relations:
    Develop and maintain strong governmental, political and community network. Serve as a primary political contact for assigned cities, counties, and other local governmental agencies. 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. Act as liaison to top government staff and elected officials for wildfire related issues.


  • 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 Project Management:
    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. Be an effective team member by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and positions.


  • Emergency Response/Public Safety Power Shutoff Response (SEMS Training):
    Act as PG&E’s conduit to city leadership, county leadership, local elected officials and other community leaders about emergency situations before, during and after the event. Coordinate and communicate with external contacts in times of crisis. Provide support to Area Emergency Center whenever it opens. Develop and maintain relationship with county OES, as assigned. Provide support for wildfire rebuilding and response activities.





  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 3-years of experience working for an elected official, public or non-profit agency or as a political consultant  
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Computer Skills - Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint



  • Advocacy and Public Speaking experience
  • Coalition Development and Relationship Management experience
  • Political and grassroots experience
  • Experience and training in emergency management / emergency response

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climate change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

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.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Fresno
Nearest Secondary Market: Madera