Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

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Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs | Central Coast Community Energy | Monterey, CA

Summary 

The Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs works under the general direction of the Chief Executive  Officer overseeing regulatory and legislative matters for Central Coast Community Power (3CE). This position  works closely with regulatory agencies, CalCCA, CCAs, local and state representatives, board members,  lobbyists, and legal counsels on key regulatory and legislative matters.  

Supervision Received/Exercised 

This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and exercises direct supervision over staff within the regulatory  and legislative group.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to): 

  • Leads and develops legislative and regulatory policies and strategies related to 3CE, CCAs, and electric  industry in California. 
  • Develops and implements strategies to accomplish 3CE legislative and regulatory goals. Develops written and oral advice for the Chief Executive Officer, COO/General Counsel and CTFO. Advises and consults with all levels of 3CE and its Boards, committees and councils, on key legal and policy  matters related to regulatory and legislative policy developments.  
  • Represents and advocates on behalf of 3CE, its members, and customers before government and  regulatory bodies.  
  • Directs, represents, and oversees the representation of 3CE before various regulatory agencies in matters  affecting community choice aggregators (CCAs) and the electric industry. 
  • Engages in ratemaking proceedings, investigations, rulemakings, compliance matters, and proposed  legislation.  
  • Advances and defends 3CE positions through applications, briefs, legal memoranda, and discovery  requests/responses. 
  • Supervises the preparation of the testimony and exhibits of expert witnesses. 
  • Provides analysis of technical, regulatory and legislative issues.  
  • Works with internal staff and external contractors to implement proposed legislative and regulatory  activities. 
  • Other related duties as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The  requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Knowledge of: 

  • California electric utility regulatory issues.  
  • California regulatory practices, protocols, and procedures. 
  • California utility rate design, electric resource planning, demand resource solutions and regulatory  relations.
  • California legislative process and protocols. 
  • Communications portals and web-based resources for regulatory and legislative activity. Principles and practices in the areas of Power Charge Indifference Adjustment structure and calculations,  energy resources and procurement and other to be determined areas. 
  • Sound supervisory and managerial principles, techniques, and practices including: planning, delegating,  and controlling the work of subordinates. 

Ability to: 

  • Prepare clear and comprehensive correspondence, reports, presentations, proposals, and carry out  independent research and fact-finding assignments. 
  • Determine, develop, and implement objectives, strategies, policies, procedures, work standards, and  internal controls to achieve goals. 
  • Define problem areas and evaluate, recommend, and implement alternative solutions to complex issues  and problems. 
  • Effectively represent 3CE before the Operations and Policy Boards, Citizens Advisory Council, city councils,  and other local, regional, state, and federal agencies, as well as in public meetings with local citizens. Apply sound supervisory and managerial principles and techniques. 
  • Deal tactfully and maintain effective working and diplomatic relations with various levels of staff, the  public, civic organizations, and representatives from governmental, industry, media, and other agencies. Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for the rights of individuals and differences in people’s ethnic and  cultural heritage, attitudes, beliefs, goals, and interests. 
  • Promote teamwork, a positive work environment, and collaborative problem solving. Work effectively under stressful situations involving tight deadlines as well as confrontation and conflict. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal  guidelines. 

Experience/Education 

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and abilities listed. A typical way  to obtain the require qualifications would be:  

Master’s degree or higher in business administration, public administration, environmental science, economics, or  related field.  

AND 

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working on complex regulatory, legislative  or energy matters at an electric utility, public agency/municipality or in a closely related field, with experience in  the California energy regulatory industry. 

Admission to California Bar not required, but desirable. 

Licenses/Certificates: 

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver’s license, automobile insurance and a  safe driving record. 

Working Conditions 

The physical demands described here are representative of those required for the position. Position requires  sitting, walking, standing, bending, and twisting in the performance of daily activities. The position requires hand  manipulation and repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The position 

requires near and far vision in reading reports and use of a computer. Acute hearing is required in supporting  meetings and providing phone and in-person customer service. The position occasionally requires lifting and/or  moving objects up to 40 pounds. 3CE will make reasonable accommodation of the known physical or mental  limitations of a qualified application with a disability upon request. 

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