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Senior Clean Energy Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 4) – Hybrid Remote Work Opportunity

Oregon Department of Energy
$6,318 - $9,710/month
https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/Pages/index.aspx
United States, Oregon, Salem
March 15, 2024

This recruitment is open until filled, and the first review of applications will occur on April 15, 2024. At that point, the job posting may be closed or extended.

 

WORKING AT THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

At the Oregon Department of Energy, we're helping shape the state's energy future. Our team is dedicated to keeping Oregon on the leading edge of renewable energy and efficiency while supporting energy innovation, investment, equity, and resilience. From helping Oregonians save energy at home; to overseeing the state's interests in the world's largest environmental cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington, our work is challenging, rewarding, and diverse. We work with developers and communities on proposed energy facilities, with schools and manufacturers looking to save energy and money, and with other agencies and stakeholders on meeting the challenges of climate change. Oregon is one of the most energy-efficient states in the country, routinely landing near the top of annual national rankings. ODOE is committed to helping Oregon remain an energy leader, and that starts with hiring engaged team members ready to deliver for all Oregonians.

The Energy Planning & Innovation (P&I) Division supports the agency mission by pursuing programs and policies that help Oregonians conserve energy, use energy more efficiently, and produce energy using renewable sources. The Division’s two sections: Energy Efficiency & Conservation and Energy Technology & Policy collaborate with the Department’s other divisions and stakeholders to help support the development of clean energy resources and integrate those resources into the State’s transmission and distribution system. The division offers energy expertise across sectors, including efficiency in buildings and manufacturing as well as alternative fuels and infrastructure, while helping Oregon build a more resilient energy system – one that is well prepared to respond to issues such as climate change and natural disasters. The division also helps the State pursue strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable transportation.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

The purpose of this position is to serve as the agency’s policy, technical, and market expert on assigned energy sectors, resources, and technologies. This position functions within the program by developing relationships with external organizations and providing advice to the director and program managers on strategic planning, policies, initiatives, and operations. The position will help inform the development of energy and climate policy discussions and activities relevant to Oregon and its goals.

 

This position is eligible for a hybrid remote work schedule. The incumbent will be expected to work at the central workplace located at 550 Capitol St. NE in Salem, Oregon, at least eight times per year. This generally includes attendance at pre-scheduled in-person all-staff meetings. The position may also be required to work at the central workplace on a more frequent basis with advance notice, as needed.

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position, please review the position description by clicking here.

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

You will be a member of a diverse team built on collaboration and support. 

We offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 11 paid holidays a year.

This is a full-time, permanent position that is not represented by a union.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science, or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work.

-OR-

  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

The most successful candidate will also have the following skills, experience, and background:

  • Experience tracking, analyzing, and reporting on how the following will affect the ability of states to achieve climate and energy goals, energy costs, energy reliability and resilience, workforce development, and customer energy burden:

o   federal and state clean electricity policies and programs.

o   wholesale electricity markets.

o   electric utility clean electricity planning and activities.

o   renewable portfolio standards and compliance mechanisms.

o   electric utility regulatory policies and rules.

  • Experience creating studies, reports, and assessments about technical information for general audiences.
  • Experience leading large stakeholder workgroups, including establishing team objectives, building consensus, and achieving actionable outcomes.

 

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color are less likely to apply for positions unless they believe they meet all the desired attributes. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the position. We strongly encourage candidates to apply, even those who might not believe they possess every one of the desired attributes. Applicants who most closely exhibit the desired attributes will be invited to continue in the application process.

 

HOW TO APPLY

·        Visit the State of Oregon Career Site by clicking this link: Senior Energy Policy Analyst

·        A resume and cover letter are required for this job posting. Please attach both documents to the “My Experience” section under Resume/CV in the application.

·        Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please visit the following website:  Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

·        Answer all the supplemental questions.

 

GET NOTICED

Help your application rise to the top! Don’t forget to showcase your amazing skills and experience in your application package that makes you the best candidate for the position. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

The Oregon Department of Energy does not offer VISA sponsorships. On your first day you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

 

QUESTIONS/NEED HELP?

If you have questions about the recruitment and selection process or need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Karlene Ashby, at karlene.ashby@energy.oregon.gov or call (971) 209-6209.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNICITY, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE, OR DISABILITY AND IS COMMITTED TO WORKPLACE DIVERSITY.

 

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