Senior Climate Policy Analyst - Operations and Policy Analyst 4
Oregon Department of Energy
Location: Salem, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Policy and Planning
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Telecommuting is allowed.
Senior Climate Policy Analyst
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 and Innovation Division prioritizes diversifying Oregon's energy mix, successfully integrating renewable energy resources into our energy systems, developing innovative approaches to saving energy, better managing our use of energy, and supporting statewide efforts to meet Oregon's future energy and climate goals. Through statewide programs and projects, the division provides policy expertise and leadership on topics such as renewable and conventional energy resources, alternative fuel vehicles, demand response, energy storage, energy efficiency, and energy system resiliency. The team supports promising initiatives to advance energy innovation – from providing grants to energy technology demonstration projects, to developing energy policy recommendations, to providing technical expertise on emerging energy issues. In 1999, we were the first state in the nation to adopt carbon dioxide emission standards. Today, the division plays a key role in informing greenhouse gas policy discussions and developing options to meet both the state's energy needs and climate goals.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
You will serve as the agency’s policy, technical, and market expert on climate change. This position functions within the program by developing relationships with external organizations and providing advice to the director, assistant director, and program managers on strategic planning, policies, initiatives, and operations. This position also provides staff support to the Oregon Global Warming Commission, including technical expertise in climate-related studies and policies as well as administrative assistance to the Commission. 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 worksite located at 550 Capitol St. NE in Salem, Oregon, at least eight times per year. This generally includes two days at the central worksite per quarter, including attendance at in-person all-staff meetings. The position may also be required to work at the central worksite 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 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:
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the following energy sectors, resources, or technologies:
decarbonization policies, technologies, and modeling;
impacts of energy systems on climate;
climate adaptation in energy systems;
social cost of carbon.
Excellent 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 facilitating large advisory groups to gather input, deliberate options, and build consensus.
Experience working and collaborating with government agencies and stakeholder groups.
Experience leading large project teams with diverse interests, finding ways to encourage people to share knowledge, leverage strengths, and collaborate.
Preference may be given to an applicant with the following:
An advanced degree or experience in economics, natural resources, energy management, engineering, or experience in developing public policy issues related to energy and climate.
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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.
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Help your application rise to the top! Don’t forget to showcase your amazing skills and experience in your application package that make you the best candidate for the position. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position and attach all necessary documents will be eligible for an interview. 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. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
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 Kate Steele, at [email protected] or call (971) 240-7520.
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.
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
We help homeowners and renters across the state.
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.
We’re ready to serve Oregon in the future.
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.