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Company: PGE
Location: Portland, OR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Energy, Utilities, Environmental


This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon's largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We're searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world's clean energy future!

At PGE, we are committed to helping our customers and the communities we serve achieve a clean energy future. This vision is embedded in all functions and across all roles. With these ambitious goals in mind and our customers' needs at our core, we are looking for a Local Government Affairs Manager, Clackamas County, who will develop and maintain relationships with local and regional government to ensure the organization's interests are represented. They will educate the local governments and business associations about local policies and regulations impacting the organization. Bringing their project management skills to the forefront, they will work independently to resolve complex problems and take a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.

Key areas of impact:

  • Collaboration and Relationship Building:  Develops overall relationship strategy to further PGE's interests with local and regional governments. Builds and maintains relationships with local government, business, and community leaders. Participates in and represents PGE in committees, boards and commissions and attends community events.

  • Policy analysis: Proactively analyzes and reviews regional or local utility-related issues and develops and implements strategies to minimize risks. Develops, recommends, and implements options for solving problems and advancing PGE's interests. Negotiates franchise renewals. Collaborates with others to ensure right-of-way access. Represents PGE's interests to local and regional government officials to influence policies, taxes and fees. Collaborates with others on team to ensure cohesive approach to regional and local matters.

  • Consultation and Support: Designs, implements, and maintains departmental procedures to ensure timely, accurate and information support to management on public policy issues. Supports and advises other departments on sponsorships and contributions.

  • Other: Recruits, trains, and coordinates employees to engage in community or governmental organizations. Promotes and facilitates adoption of PGE products and services. Serves as a subject matter expert to other departments and executives on local or regional candidates or measures. Serves as a resource and subject matter expert to other employees.

What you will bring to us:

  • Typically eight or more years in public policy, lobbying or related field in area(s) of specialty. Work experience in a legislative environment (e.g., Congress, state legislature) a plus.

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in political science, environmental science, business or other related field (depending on area of specialization) or equivalent experience. Master's degree in public policy preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of local and regional government structure and law-making processes

  • Advanced knowledge of regional utility-related issues and topics

  • Advanced knowledge of utility system regulations

  • Intermediate knowledge of PGE's policies, procedures and plans

  • Advanced knowledge of industry best practices

  • Advanced skills in project management

  • Advanced skills in facilitation and presentations

  • Advanced skills in relationship building and collaboration

  • Advanced skills in advocacy, negotiation and influence without authority

  • Intermediate skills in strategy setting

  • Expert conflict management skills

  • Intermediate skills in customer focus

  • Advanced skills in change leadership

  • Advanced skills in analytical thinking

  • Advanced skills in problem solving

  • Intermediate skills in risk management

  • Expert skills in oral and written communication

  • Advanced interpersonal skills

  • Intermediate skills in decision making

  • Advanced skills in organization and prioritization

  • Advanced business acumen

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.
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This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:


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