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Research and Development Analyst - JC-436923

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

Under general direction of the Project and Program Supervisor, the analyst will assist CPUC decision-makers in developing high-level policy and oversee programs that are developed pursuant to those policies. To help develop CPUC policy, the analyst will conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, coordinate with internal and external subject matter experts and develop work products that are used to advise key decision-makers such as Commissioners, Judges, and Energy Division management; this includes briefing documents and PowerPoint presentations.

The analyst will support oversight and policy development of electric and natural gas research, development, and deployment (RD&D) programs to ensure they benefit ratepayers and aid in achieving California's goals to reduce greenhouse gas, support reliability, and promote equity. The analyst will also support the section related to other climate issues including Cap-and-Trade, climate adaptation, and general equity policies including community engagement. In this regard, the analyst will help to ensure the state's electric and natural gas systems provide safe, reliable, and affordable service to customers while mitigating and adapting to climate change. This involves coordinating with staff subject matter experts throughout the CPUC, other state and federal entities, and diverse stakeholders.

The analyst will also provide general support to the section including assisting with cross-proceeding work, workshops, developing website content, oversight of a consultant contracts and related RD&D database management, and responding to information requests, both internal and external.


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/II 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 - PURA I Exam. Click “Apply Now” and it will take you to the exam.  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.
    1. Describe professional or academic experience conducting policy research and analysis, using supporting data, include an example of conducting analysis, presenting findings, making a recommendation.
    2. Describe professional or academic project management experience that demonstrates managing simultaneous priorities, collaboration with diverse stakeholders, and meeting deadlines.
    3. Describe experience developing analytical reports and making presentations written and/or verbal to targeted stakeholders.
  5. Ensure your SOQ is formatted with the following requirements:
    • Please number your responses in the same order as the questions are listed, 1-3. Do not consolidate your responses.
    • Use 11-point Arial font
    • Single-spaced
    • 2 page limit
    • Submit your application by June 28, 2024 @ 11:59 PM PT


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