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Government Relations Associate

Geli

Geli

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024
We are looking for an experienced Government Relations Associate to support efforts engaging with local, state, and federal government entities and advocating for domestic solar manufacturing policies. The ideal candidate will have at least six years of relevant policy or legislative experience, with a preference for individuals with prior experience working on Capitol Hill and/or experience with trade or tax issues. Strong writing and organizational skills are essential for this role as the Associate will be responsible for research, writing, and potentially participating in government meetings. Working in person at the Washington DC office is a requirement.

Responsibilities

  • Support efforts to implement local, state, and federal government relations strategies for Qcells, a leading solar manufacturer, solar financier, and developer.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments relevant to the clean energy industry.
  • Draft persuasive written materials, including policy briefs, position papers, and correspondence.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating government meetings, including arranging appointments, preparing agendas, and gathering relevant materials.
  • Summarize and track legislation of interest, providing written updates on critical developments.
  • Watch and provide summaries of relevant congressional hearings.
  • Stay informed on industry trends, policy changes, and political landscapes affecting solar energy.
  • Participate in regular calls and meetings of trade associations Qcells is a member of and provide written summaries of meetings to relevant Qcells staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of experience in government relations, preferably in the clean energy sector.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with legislative processes and regulatory environments.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. Proactive, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Candidates must be willing to work in person in Washington, DC.
  • Good writing skills are a critical requirement for this role.
Hanwha Q CELLS America Inc. (“HQCA”) is headquartered in Irvine, CA, and handles sales for the North American region. It is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ), Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ), and San Francisco, USA (Energy Storage/Inverter & Software HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm, and a Top 8 business enterprise in South Korea. HQCA recently acquired Geli, a leading developer of Energy Management System software for energy storage, solar, and other renewable resources.
Benefits*
· Medical, Dental, Vision
· Paid Time Off
· Tuition Reimbursement
· 401K
· Paid Holidays
* All benefits dependent on role and eligibility
PHYSICAL, MENTAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Mobility
Standing
20% of time
Sitting
70% of time
Walking
10% of time
Strength
Pulling
up to 10 Pounds
Pushing
up to 10 Pounds
Carrying
up to 10 Pounds
Lifting
up to 10 Pounds
Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Typing
F
Handling
F
Reaching
F
Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Turning
F
Twisting
F
Bending
O
Crouching
O
Balancing
N
Climbing
N
Crawling
N
Kneeling
N
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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