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Government Relations Rep -Santa Cruz, Monterey & San Benito Counties

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Salinas, CA, US, 93901

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric 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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.


Department Overview

The Local 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 the Central Coast region (primarily Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties).  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 job does require up to 25% overnight travel  within the greater Bay Area and Central Coast as well as other locations as work load dictates 


Job Responsibilities


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
  • Manage issues that arise before assigned political bodies, coordinating Company analysis and response
  • 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 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
  • Be an effective team member by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and positions.


Emergency Response/Fire Rebuild:

  • Coordinate external contact in times of crisis
  • Provide support to Area Emergency Center as needed
  • 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
  • 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 or other relevant experience
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record



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



Nearest Major Market: Salinas