Energy Policy Analyst

Oregon Department of Energy Published: January 10, 2023
Location
Salem, OR
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Analyst / Research / Energy / Policy
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Description

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 Development Services Division (EDS) is responsible for administering energy programs to advance the energy-related objectives established by Oregon’s elected state leadership. The work of EDS promotes the statewide adoption of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy resources.

EDS currently manages the Community Renewable Energy Grant Program which provides planning and project grants for large renewable energy projects proposed by local and tribal governments and community groups; the Oregon Solar Plus Storage Rebate Program which provides grants for solar electric systems and paired solar and solar storage systems, installed for residential customers and low-income service providers on real property in Oregon; the Wildfire Grant Program which encourages energy efficiency in residences and business being rebuilt after being destroyed in the Labor Day 2020 wildfires; it also manages two new Heat Pump Programs – the Heat Pump Deployment Program and the Residential Heat Pump Program. Finally, EDS also manages the wind-down of legacy energy incentive programs.

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 Energy Policy Analyst will conduct policy, technical, and financial analysis of energy issues related to the Heat Pump Deployment Program and the Residential Heat Pump Program, as well as conduct operational research and outreach for the division. You will directly engage with community organizations, landlords, and contractors in the development and implementation of agency incentive programs. Additionally, this position will review and participate in energy-related regulatory processes of multiple state agencies and in regional and federal energy-related organizations.

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 four years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work.

-OR-

  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven 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 designing new business processes to implement changes in legislation and collaborating with other stakeholders of diverse backgrounds and interests to inform business processes.
  • Skill in public speaking to make presentations on technical or other subjects and to conduct a variety of forums, such as meetings and hearings.
  • Experience researching and analyzing statutes, rules, ordinances, policies, or operations to prepare reports or similar documents which provide policy options for decision-makers.
  • Knowledge of or experience in conducting administrative rulemaking.
  • Experience making data-driven decisions and recommendations for process improvement.
  • Experience engaging with and building relationships with diverse communities and organizations.

Preference may be given to those with the following experience and skills:

  • Knowledgeable about energy efficiency equipment and techniques, building codes, etc.
  • Bilingual skills – while this position does not require bilingual language skills, there is a need in the communities that we serve. If bilingual skills are utilized for this position, the incumbent will receive a 5% pay differential.

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