California Clean Energy Analyst
To qualify for Level I position you need an undergraduate degree (or higher). No experience needed for Level I Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst Position. Also suitable for grad with Masters or PhD.
Position may be extended to 24 months, may become Permanent. This is a full time job located in California.
Job Description and Duties
The examination is a separate process from applying for this vacancy. Please be sure to follow all instructions for each process.
Virtual interviews via web portals or phone may be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit.
Under the direction of the Project and Program Supervisor, the analyst will advise and assist high-level decision-makers such as Commissioners, Judges, and Energy Division management. The analyst will make recommendations based on independent analysis of regulatory, policy and technical issues. The analyst will develop analysis for and make recommendations regarding the CPUC’s policy-setting rulemakings via a wide range of work products, review and provide feedback on proposed legislative bills, and/or oversee implementation of programs that result from these CPUC and legislative processes.
The IRP section is seeking a clean energy analyst to provide policy/technical analysis to support the state’s resource and infrastructure planning efforts, including providing support to the IRP process. Projects assigned to this position will be subject to close attention from Commissioners, Administrative Law Judges, and executive management; as well as the media, the Legislature, and other agencies due to the complexity, statewide impact, monetary scope, and level of policy development involved.
Specifically, the clean energy analyst’s duties and responsibilities are the following:
- Work to develop and refine parts of a complex regulatory proceeding in a team environment.
- Conduct research and technical analyses on complex energy policy and energy market issues with moderate direction.
- Develop creative solutions to complex analytical problems while taking into consideration the market and policy implications.
- Coordinate with analysts in other Energy Division sections and branches on policy, generation, and transmission-related issues.
- Develop expertise regarding the California energy markets, long-term energy resource planning, and the state’s transmission planning process.
- Organize and facilitate workshops and/or stakeholder meetings.
- Manage parts of a complex consulting contract.
12 months, may be extended to 24 months, may become Permanent Full/Time.
Occasional travel may be required within and outside the state of California to include evenings, weekends, or several days at a time.
This position can be filled in the following locations: San Francisco, Sacramento, or Los Angeles
Positions at the CPUC may be eligible for telework based on the operational needs of the position.
A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your application. A SOQ is a narrative description of how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position. The SOQ must be 11-point Arial font, single-spaced, and no more than two pages. Writing that exceeds this page limit will not be scored. The SOQ should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications. SOQs will be evaluated based on the content and writing ability, using standardized rating criteria. Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ will not be considered. All information in the Statement is subject to verification. Please write your SOQ to address the following five questions:
- Describe your experience gathering data and synthesizing information; and conducting complex economic, regulatory, and financial analyses.
- Describe your experience presenting and writing white papers, reports, and memos.
- Describe your quantitative analysis skills and experience using Excel and/or software for data analysis and developing charts, tables and figures.
- Describe your experience managing projects or providing support to key parts of projects and project teams; establishing schedules and managing production of timely deliverables.
- Describe your understanding of California’s climate change and energy resource planning goals.
Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing.
If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. An official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Applicants who completed their education outside the United States (with foreign degrees/transcripts) must obtain and submit verification of United States course/degree equivalency by the application deadline.
Employment information on the STD 678 state application MUST be complete with dates, duties and responsibilities, and contact names and phone numbers of supervisors. Resumes, or referring to resumes, will not be accepted in place of the completed STD 678. Applicants who fail to submit a completed STD 678 will not be considered.
Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.
Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 6/13/2022
Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
Public Utilities Commission
Attn: Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
Public Utilities Commission
Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday to Friday Except Holidays
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
- Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
- Resume is required and must be included.
- Statement of Qualifications – A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Please see “Special Requirements” for instructions.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
- Technical skills or experience related to electricity resource planning and modeling.
- Experience leading and tracking coordination of projects, consulting contracts, and/or of inter-team and inter-organizational work.
- Experience working on energy policy, electricity markets, or energy technologies.
- Experience gathering data and synthesizing information; and conducting complex economic, regulatory, and financial analyses.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience presenting and writing white papers, reports, and memos.
- Strong quantitative analysis skills and extensive experience using Excel and/or software for data analysis and developing charts, tables and figures.
- Experience managing projects or providing support to key parts of projects and project teams; establishing schedules and managing production of timely deliverables.
- Understanding of California’s climate change and energy resource planning goals.
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=308976
For more information contact hiring manager: