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Energy Cost Analyst - JC-431928

Energy Division//Electric Costs and Retail Choice Branch / Electric Costs and Accountability

Would you like to contribute to achieving the state's ambitious and internationally recognized clean energy and environmental goals? Established in 1911, the California Public Utilities Commission is leading California's efforts to achieve safe, reliable electric service at just and reasonable rates, and the Electric Costs section is in search of dynamic, creative team members to assist in implementing critical statewide programs. The Electric Costs section values strong communication skills and seek individuals that perform well in team environments. If energy or environmental sustainability is your passion, and you endeavor to contribute to California's clean energy future, we encourage you to apply for our positions.

Under supervision of the Project and Program Supervisor, the analyst will support the Electric Costs section in the development of work products that are used to advise and assist high-level decision-makers such as Commissioners, Judges, and Energy Division management. The analyst will work on cost of service ratemaking projects, which may include general rate cases, wildfire/disaster/COVID cost recovery, and Energy Resource Recovery Account proceedings. The analyst will make recommendations based on analysis of regulatory, policy and 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 work with a team that oversees implementation of programs that result from these CPUC and legislative processes.

The analyst will perform other work as necessary, such as writing and presenting reports, coordinating with other California organizations and agencies (e.g., the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board, California Independent System Operator), and responding to outside inquiries.

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


Minimum Qualifications: Please review the minimum qualifications for the Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst I position here


Application To-Dos: 

  1. Create a CalCareers account if you haven't already
  2. Take the exam for the classification you're applying for - CalCareers - PURA I. This will allow you to become “list eligible” to apply for the role
  3. Fill out the STD 678 form within your CalCareers application. This is the legal document we will use to review your application
  4. Attach your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) within your CalCareers application.
    • Prompt/Instruction: Prepare and submit a narrative description of how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position. This SOQ should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications. Refer to the job description and duties, and duty statement to prepare your response.
  5. Ensure your SOQ is formatted with the following requirements:
    • Use 11-point Arial font
    • Single-spaced
    • 2 page limit
    • Submit your application by May 24, 2024 @ 11:59 PM PT


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