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 experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ability to coordinate 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.
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