Chevron Sacramento, CA, United States
Nov 16, 2017Full time
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of CA Chief Lobbyist located in Sacramento, California through November 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Overview: The most critical function of the position will be to advocate for advancing Chevron business unit plans, operations and interests in California. Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to: • Works directly with the Governor of California’s Administration, state legislative members and regulatory agencies on highly complex business or industry issues. • Provides strategic counsel to – and partners with -- Upstream/Downstream/Midstream business unit management and staff, legislative and regulatory affairs (“legs/regs”) units, and lobbying/trade associations in the development of policy positions, issues management and advocacy strategies and plans. • Leads development and execution of complex issue-specific state advocacy campaigns. Provides counsel and guidance for local/regional level advocacy campaigns. • Leverages reputation as a subject matter expert to develop strategic relations with senior decision makers in the Governor’s Office, the state legislature, state/local regulatory agencies, and trade and business organizations. Represents Chevron on key trade and business organization committees in Sacramento. • Influences energy policy views of peer companies, relevant energy industry associations and key policy stakeholders. • Develops and makes written recommendations and presentations to executive and senior management as required. This may include Chevron’s chairman. • The Chief Lobbyist will be expected to perform lobbying and advocacy work and achieve business goals within a complex and dynamic operating environment. As such, the Chief Lobbyist will need to have an acute understanding of California state political, legislative, regulatory and activism landscape and participants; an extensive and well established relationship network with key decision makers, including state legislators; an exceptional reputation built on trust and ethical behavior; and the proven ability to manage multiple workstreams during rapidly shifting legislative cycles. Required Qualifications: • 7-10 years of legislative lobbying experience. • Experience in strategic and proactive lobbying. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities. • Demonstrated ability to build key stakeholder relationships and optimize a dynamic team performance. • Demonstrated enthusiasm and drive to promote the oil and gas industry and protect Chevron's business operations. • Demonstrated ability to develop and executive issue management, advocacy plans and policy positions that achieve defined objectives and deliver business value. • Demonstrated persuasive verbal, written and presentation skills. Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking. • Adept at providing counsel formed from sound reasoning, data and experience. **Please apply directly through our website, www.chevron.com Relocation Options: Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters. International Considerations: Expatriate assignments will not be considered. Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position. Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions: Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation. Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.