Federal Government Affairs and Member Programs Manager
Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)
Location: Roseville , California
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Telecommuting is allowed.
NCPA is hiring an experienced Federal Government Affairs and Member Programs Manager at our Headquarters office in Roseville, CA. Responsibilities of this position include proactively advocating before Congress and federal agencies to advance NCPA’s federal policy priorities and educating Members of Congress and legislative staff about key energy, tax, federal power, environmental, wildfire, and other policy issues impacting NCPA and its member systems. This role involves the development of advocacy materials and preparation of regular updates and analysis of federal issues for NCPA’s Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee to support position development and member involvement. It also includes coordinating closely with NCPA’s partner organizations in the public power arena and other industry organizations to advance shared policy objectives related to federal issues.
This position also includes a focus on member programs—working to actively engage our membership in support of the agency’s advocacy and creating forums where NCPA members can interact directly with policymakers and stakeholders on the agency’s priority policy issues. This position is based out of NCPA’s headquarters offices in Roseville, California, and entails periodic travel to Washington, DC.
About Northern California Power Agency
NCPA is a Joint Action Agency located in Roseville, California. NCPA owns and operates geothermal, hydropower, and natural gas-fired power generation facilities on behalf of its members, which are community-owned electric utility systems and special districts located in Northern and Central California. The agency’s Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Program provides support for NCPA members with regard to state and federal advocacy, utility customer programs, and compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements. The L&R team actively manages policy issues on the state and federal levels and in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and plays a very proactive role in policy proceedings. We also administer an effective and robust grassroots advocacy program that actively engages the locally elected officials that serve on NCPA’s Commission in efforts to educate policymakers on behalf of the agency, and we plan and manage conferences designed to bring local decision-makers together with state and federal officials to help address issues of importance to Northern California public power systems and the communities they serve.
Experience with federal legislative and regulatory processes and familiarity with energy policy issues is desired. Strong writing and verbal presentation skills and related experience are essential. The Federal Government Affairs and Member Programs Manager position is based out of NCPA's Roseville, California office, and travel to Washington, DC, and regionally throughout the West will be required.
LEVEL III EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and a master's degree is desirable but not required. Requires a minimum of three years of demonstrated professional level experience performing the responsibilities of the position with limited direction. Or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training.
LEVEL IV EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and a master's degree is desirable. Requires a minimum of five years of demonstrated professional experience as a legislative advocate performing the responsibilities of the position with limited direction.
Knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory processes; Knowledge of energy policy issues.
Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listen and get clarification; Respond well to questions; Demonstrate group presentation skills; Participate in meetings and effectively anticipate questions and interests of others in the discussion; Strong meeting management skills to support legislative advocacy and ability to function as a spokesperson in meetings; Ability to think strategically and proactively, work well in a team environment, and maintain a strong focus on member service will be important in this role; Organize and prioritize work, manage time and diverse responsibilities, and meet deadlines via self-directed project management; Ability to problem solve by quickly assessing issues and opportunities at hand and using sound judgment to determine the appropriate course(s) of action.
The Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), a California Joint Action Agency, was established in 1968 by a consortium of locally owned electric utilities to make joint investments in energy resources that would ensure an affordable, reliable, and clean supply of electricity for customers in its member communities. NCPA members include municipalities, a rural electric cooperative, and other publicly owned entities for which the not-for-profit agency provides such services as the purchase, aggregation, scheduling, and management of electrical energy.
Most critically for its 16 members, NCPA over the past four decades has constructed and today operates and maintains a fleet of power plants that is among the cleanest in the nation, and that provides reliable and affordable electricity to more than 600,000 Californians. NCPA made a major investment in renewable energy in the early 1980s when it developed two geothermal power plants and financed and built a 250 megawatt hydroelectric facility. Thirty years later, these resources continue to generate reliable, emission-free electricity for its member communities.
NCPA’s 775 megawatt portfolio of power plants is approximately 50% ...greenhouse gas emission-free. NCPA’s mix of geothermal, hydroelectric, and natural gas resources is well positioned to help its members achieve California’s goal of a 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2030. NCPA member utilities also have invested heavily in the most environmentally friendly form of electricity—the megawatts that you don’t use.
NCPA’s commitment to the environment reflects its status as a not-for-profit public entity whose policies and values are set not by investors, but by locally elected or appointed officials who serve as the energy regulators in the cities, towns, and districts that are members of the Agency.