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Utility and Energy Analyst 3 - Sr Energy Policy Analyst

State of Oregon - Public Utility Commission, Salem, OR

Full Time - Government

Salary Range: $5,554 - $8,536

Close Date: 08/03/2020

The Energy Resources and Planning Division (ERP) focuses on energy policy development and implementation. Broadly, we provide in-depth quantitative, legal, socio-economic, and political analysis on the regulation, practices, and programs of six, investor-owned, monopoly utilities to protect ratepayers and to ensure these utilities’ activities align with the laws and policies of elected officials in the State of Oregon.

This Senior Analyst position will work in the Resource & Programs Development (RPD) section of ERP. Staff in this section serve as technical, program, and policy advisors to PUC executive management in all regulatory matters involving the implementation of energy efficiency, demand response, voluntary renewables, Community Solar, distribution system planning, and other customer-facing pilots and programs. The person in this position will participate in complex energy investigations, conduct workshops, collaborate with other staff and a multitude of stakeholders, write testimony, and make recommendations to senior management and Commissioners on paths forward to meet state statutory and policy requirements. This includes policy matters pertaining to both statewide and regional energy systems. Major duties include:

- Analyze and provide professional recommendations that influence utility plans and compliance reports related to renewables and other customer-facing technology on the distribution system, and assist in the oversight and implementation of cutting-edge, voluntary utility programs and services in such areas as community solar and demand response.

- Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis that will shape utility Integrated Resource Plans, to cost-effectively meet customer demand while balancing state policy goals for renewables and other clean tech.

- Lead staff teams and external parties in the evaluation of utility resource actions, programs, and pilots. Develop positions regarding the alignment of activities with the broad interests of the state, ratepayers, and those least-able to afford energy services.

- Engage stakeholders and lead and engagement processes that broaden stakeholder participation, inclusion and diversity in key policy development efforts.

- Inform PUC Commissioners, agency leadership, elected officials, utility providers, and other important organizations by applying a host of varied skills – from econometric analysis, energy market acumen, teamwork, research, and well-crafted written and oral presentations – to summarize PUC staff analysis and recommendations.

How to Apply:
To submit a complete application, you must utilize the State of Oregon “Workday” recruitment system. Utilizing the Workday system:

1) Create a Workday account OR Login to your Workday account;
2) Complete and submit your electronic application; and
3) As an attachment to your Workday application, upload your current resume, and cover letter, each of no more than two pages, addressing the above requested skills.

**If you are a current employee of the State of Oregon, you MUST apply through your internal State of Oregon employee Workday account and attach the required material.

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