Policy Analyst

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association Published: July 7, 2021
Raleigh, NC
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Energy / Policy /

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North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) works to enable clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy options for North Carolinians.

NCSEA works with its members and partners to transform our state and region's energy system through market innovation and policy advocacy primarily in ten clean energy technology sectors: alternative fuel vehicles (primarily electric vehicles), biogas, energy efficiency, energy storage, geothermal, hydropower/marine, smart grid, solar, and wind.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the General Counsel and Director of Policy, the Policy Analyst performs research, analysis, and regulatory drafting to expand and deepen NCSEA’s regulatory, legislative, and overall public policy efforts. 

The Policy Analyst will be responsible for assisting the Policy Team in monitoring renewable energy and energy efficiency legislative and regulatory developments and assisting in developing and asserting NCSEA’s policy positions and priorities at the NC Utilities Commission and other government bodies with jurisdiction over clean and renewable energy, and help ensure internal communication as well as external communication of policy developments and trends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help identify topics for which an NCSEA policy position or action may be warranted
  • General and focused research and analysis in coordination with other NCSEA teams
  • Assist in development of legislative and regulatory strategies
  • Produce policy analysis for use in legislative and regulatory advocacy
  • Help produce materials for use in legislative and regulatory advocacy, such as briefs and legislative fact sheets
  • Collaborate as needed with internal staff, external allies, experts, stakeholders, and members
  • Help identify and implement measures to evaluate policy results, progress, and impacts
  • Share data found in research with other NCSEA teams

Experience & Background:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Understanding of the relationship between energy policy and market development
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to take critical data and perform detailed and meaningful analysis
  • Ability to compile and analyze cost and regulatory compliance data and information
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to develop and foster strong stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to establish credibility within the role
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to think strategically and make decisions appropriately
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple changing priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy or related field required
  • Master’s degree in public policy, government affairs or business management preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience preferred, with at least 1 year experience tracking and influencing electric utility policy and/or renewable energy or energy efficiency policy
  • Ability to analyze information and policies for the purpose of proactive policy initiatives

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