The Oregon Department of Energy is hiring for a senior energy policy analyst with a focus on clean energy policies and markets.
This position will serve as the state’s expert on clean energy policy in Oregon, relevant clean energy policies in the region, and evolving clean energy markets. The position will enable the state to achieve its renewable portfolio standard goals, provide analysis on harmonization of western state RPS and climate programs, and evaluate new clean energy policy options as they develop, greenhouse gas reduction goals, and prepare for the impacts of a warming climate. This will be accomplished by maintaining expertise on clean energy policies in Oregon and within the region, analyzing clean energy and clean electricity policies and strategies, following and providing input where needed on evolving clean energy markets in the West, informing state leadership on clean energy policy and market issues, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders on developing and evaluating policy options and strategies.
Join a great group of individuals who are passionate about developing options to meet both the state's energy needs and climate goals. Your contributions will make a difference for our state.
We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.
This is a full-time 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 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 candidates will also have the following desired attributes:
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the following energy sectors, resources, or technologies:
renewable portfolio standards
renewable energy certifications and other environmental market instruments
Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS)
utility integrated resource planning approaches and regulation
clean energy markets and carbon pricing programs
clean energy and clean electricity policies
voluntary renewable energy markets including corporate procurement
Excellent communication, leadership, public speaking, policy analysis, and conflict resolution skills
Experience in energy or natural resource related research, modeling, technical and policy analysis, program design and program evaluation in the public or private sector
Experience working and collaborating with government agencies and stakeholder groups
Understanding of state legislative processes.
Familiarity with state legislative and agency rulemaking processes
Experience leading large project teams with diverse interests, finding ways to encourage people to share knowledge, leverage strengths and use sophisticated collaboration, communication and coordination techniques.
Demonstrated ability to take broad conceptual policy ideas and explain them to lay audiences, make recommendations.
Preference may be given to an applicant with an advanced degree in economics, natural resources, energy management, engineering or any degree demonstrating the capacity for knowledge and skill in public policy issues related to energy and climate.
For more information and to apply online, please visit: www.tinyurl.com/WorkAtODOE
Internal Number: REQ-29663
About Oregon Department of Energy
The Oregon Department of Energy is a statewide agency created in 1975.
We have four core agency divisions:
Nuclear Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Energy Planning and Innovation
Energy Facility Siting
Energy Development Services
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ODOE has helped hundreds of thousands of Oregonians heat and cool their homes more efficiently, weatherize their homes, and move to more efficient devices. With our guidance, cutting edge energy efficient options have become commonplace. Since 1978, our residential programs have saved or displaced enough energy in the state to serve about 400,000 households for one year.
We help local, regional, and state public agencies and schools.
We’ve helped state of Oregon agencies reduce energy use and meet efficiency goals ahead of schedule. Programs designed specifically for K-12 schools have helped more than 100 districts implement energy efficiency projects, resulting in more comfortable classrooms and better learning environments for students and educators.
We help businesses, farmers, nonprofits, and tribes.
Our technical expertise and financial programs help support energy conservation, al...ternative fuel vehicles, and renewable energy development for businesses, ranchers, farmers, nonprofits, and others who want to save energy and generate clean power.
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Across the state, we’re advancing energy innovation and accessibility – from energy storage to facility siting and oversight. We prioritize diversifying Oregon’s energy mix, successfully integrating new energy sources into the grid, and overseeing nuclear energy safety. We also support statewide efforts to meet Oregon’s future energy needs and responsibilities, including pressing issues like climate change.
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