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Energy Innovation Analyst - JC-424380

Energy Division/ Climate Initiatives, Renewables, and Administration Branch/ Climate and Equity Initiatives:

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Would you like to contribute to achieving the state’s ambitious and internationally recognized clean energy and environmental goals? The California Public Utilities Commission has a lead role in achieving the State's Net Zero Carbon goals. The Climate & Equity Initiatives section is in search of a dynamic, creative team member to assist in implementing critical innovation policies including the EPIC and Gas RD&D programs, climate adaptation, coordination of federal grants, and implementation of equity initiatives. If energy or environmental sustainability is your passion, and you would to contribute to California’s clean energy future, we encourage you to apply. The Climate & Equity Initiatives section values strong communication skills and seeks individuals that perform well in team environments. 


Under the general direction of the section Program and Project Supervisor, the analyst will consider issues around innovation in achieving California's climate goals to achieve zero net energy in California by 2045, including federal initiatives. The analyst will work to facilitate innovation policies related to electric and gas research development and demonstration (RD&D), climate adaptation, implementation of equity policies, and coordination of federal grants. The analyst will coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, including at other state and federal agencies to support the state's SB 100 mandates. The analyst will also support CPUC’s efforts to implement its Social Justice (ESJ) Action Plan. The analyst will generally perform policy research and analysis, undertake project management including facilitating meetings and workshops, and generally advise decision-makers. The analyst will consider diversity, equity, and inclusion in policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, and internal processes. Authority for this Limited-term Position was granted in FY 2022 BCP to implement AB 843, Aguiar-Curry, 2021.


Please note: this is a limited-term position where funding expires on 06/30/25. This position may become permanent based upon funding.


You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Application To-Dos:

  1. Create a CalCareers account if you haven't already
  2. Take the exam for the classification you're applying for - PURA IV
  3. Fill out the STD 678 form within your CalCareers application. Please note - simply submitting your resume will not count. The STD 678 is the legal document we will use to review your application.
  4. Attach your resume and Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) within your CalCareers application:
    • Answer the following prompts:
      1. What is your experience conducting policy research and analysis using technical data and identifying issues? This should include your experience making suitable recommendation.
      2. What is your experience managing energy programs or implementing and developing energy policies and programs? This should include project management skills demonstrating the ability to prioritize in managing several tasks simultaneously 
      3. What is your experience preparing high quality written documents and presenting to an audience? This should include your experience using Excel, Tableau, and/or software used to present analyses and conclusions.
    • Ensure your SOQ is formatted with the following requirements:
      • 11-point Arial font
      • Single-spaced
      • No more than two pages
  5. Submit your application by the final filing date: April 6, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT