(Attorney) TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY ATTORNEY
The Utility Reform Network
The Utility Reform Network (TURN) is a California nonprofit organization that promotes racial and economic equity advancement and accessibility through regulatory and legislative work to achieve affordable and reliable communication services that meet the needs of today and beyond. At several levels of government, either directly or through coalitions, TURN advocates for policies that support the widespread deployment of reliable and high-quality communications services. A respected consumer voice for over 40 years in the California State Legislature and the California Public Utility Commission, and other forums, TURN is successful through its combined talent of attorneys, policy analysts, economists, and community organizing professionals.
TURN seeks an attorney committed to racial and economic justice and accessibility to join TURN’s Telecom Team of high-impact regulatory policy advocates. A strong applicant communicates effectively (written and verbal) with all levels throughout the organization and the public, is a proactive and creative problem solver, and collaborates with the team to submit timely regulatory agency filings or complete other work. This is a full-time position that may require occasional after-business hours work to meet legislative or regulatory agency filing deadlines. Remote work is welcomed with a commitment to travel at TURN’s expense and prior approval, to Sacramento, CA or San Francisco, CA in order to participate in occasional California government or TURN events.
Top Reasons to Join TURN:
- 100% employer-paid premium for employee health, dental, and vision and additional benefits for all members of employee family.
- Generous annual leave and retirement contributions
- Competitive salary for nonprofit organizations, commensurate with experience (starting at $115,000).
- TURN qualifies as a nonprofit employer for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
- Top notch, dedicated, racially and ably diverse team.
- Influence fast-moving telecommunication related issues at the state and federal levels.
- Work with multiple disciplines of TURN professionals and external experts.
- Potential for work on a broad range of telecommunications and broadband policy issues.
Key Job Duties:
- Focus on telecommunications and broadband policy and fast-developing issues, and work with other TURN professionals to develop TURN positions of critical importance to California’s residential and small business consumers, especially the digitally disenfranchised or who otherwise face communications service gaps.
- Advocate on behalf of all California consumers, with a focus on creating legislative or regulatory changes to ensure affordable access to essential communications services for low-income households, communities of color, immigrant communities, people with disabilities, and rural communities.
- Plan legislative or regulatory approaches to advance TURN positions before the California Public Utilities Commission, the state legislature, and in other forums.
- Proactively follow telecommunications and broadband policy issues in federal and California forums related to TURN positions to bolster TURN’s understanding and refine TURN’s positions as needed.
- Prepare filings or written testimony on behalf of TURN in CPUC or federal government proceedings.
Key Attributes of a Winning Candidate:
- Excellent Communicator: Communicate effectively (written and verbal) with all levels throughout the organization and the public.
- Socially Aware: Commitment to economic and racial justice and accessibility.
- Technical Familiarity: Understanding in computer-based applications email, and standard applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe.
- Active Teamwork: Demonstrates problem solving, conflict resolution, and positive communication through teamwork and through working independently.
- Education: Graduate of an accredited school of law.
- Experience: Minimum three years of experience in telecommunications policy and regulatory matters at the CPUC or an equivalent state or federal agency; additional experience is welcomed, such as working in multiracial and multilingual organizations.
- Licensure: Licensed to practice law in California or in another state.
To Apply: submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample of original work to
All TURN employees are required to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations in accordance with CDC recommendation guidelines and must provide proof of vaccination unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the TURN COVID Vaccination Committee.
TURN actively encourages applications from people who would add to our staff diversity, as well as to the diversity of the telecommunications policy field. This includes applications from people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, Asian, non-gender conforming, LGBTQ, as having a disability, and/or as a member of other underrepresented communities. Please contact Bvillanueva@turn.org to request an accommodation for the application process if necessary.
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