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Government Affairs Representative - Portland, Oregon - 105188

Date: Apr 16, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Promotes Company goals and objectives by developing effective working relationships with federal, state, and local government officials, interest groups, and government affairs opinion leaders. Develops and implements strategies for promoting Company positions before governmental agencies. Represents the Company at legislative hearings, state agency hearings and other public meetings as requested.


  • Support execution of the Company’s legislative agenda.
  • Develop and communicate through verbal and written form PacifiCorp’s response to political and policy issues.
  • Interact with and support the Company’s lobby team.
  • Contribute to the development of Company strategies related to public policy.
  • Monitor activity and prepare reviews for internal Company subject-matter experts and managers on proposed legislative changes and the status of pending legislation that may have an impact on Company operations.
  • Develop issue and tactical strategies with internal colleagues, lobby team and external associations and coalitions.
  • Assist in developing and presenting information on legislative and political developments for internal groups such as Company senior management, internal subject matter experts the political action committee.
  • Contribute to the company’s interaction with external stakeholder groups.
  • Promote company goals and objectives by developing effective working relationships with federal, state, and local officials, interest groups, and government affairs opinion leaders.
  • Develop and implement strategies for promoting company positions before governmental agencies and other external stakeholders.
  • Influence public opinion and the relationship between the Company and government officials or interest groups.
  • Support coordination and communications with congressional members and their staff in PacifiCorp’s service territory.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in political science, communications or related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years experience in a public policy, legislative, state agency or lobbying capacity.
  • Assessment skills to determine needs and develop strategies to strengthen relationships with government officials and interest groups.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, understand and influence behavior in diverse social and business situations, negotiate acceptable solutions, provide leadership for company positions, and influence outcomes through relationships.
  • Demonstrated oral presentation, listening, and communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of external business environment, laws, political climate, the company’s strategies, policies, practices, and procedures, and the social climates where the company operates.
  • Knowledge of company policy, procedures, practices, and in depth familiarity with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


  • Juris Doctor preferred

Additional Information

Req ID: 105188 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 81,800.00 - 96,200.00 


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Career Segment: Equity, Customer Service Representative, Public Policy, Finance, Customer Service, Legal