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Under general direction of the Deputy Director of Regulatory Compliance and Policy Division, the Power Resources Specialist I/II (Regulatory Policy Specialist) will be responsible for supporting the division’s engagement in electric regulatory and programmatic proceedings primarily at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to protect and advance San José policy, business and community interests.
Positions & Duties
Typical duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:
- Monitor, review, and interpret state regulatory agency proceedings and materials with an eye toward impacts on SJCE and its customers.
- Work independently and with stakeholders to influence state policy.
- Digest policy proposals, utility tariffs, comment letters, and similar materials to provide analysis of compliance needs and any department impacts
- Identify and flag regulatory issues for awareness and discussion with the Policy Team.
- Work closely with technical experts and external regulatory counsel to develop effective technical and non-technical communications before the CPUC, CEC, California Legislature, and any other regulatory body as required.
- Represent SJCE in work with other CCAs and at CalCCA
- Perform other related duties as required.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/ citycareers.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
· Job Expertise –Knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, energy policies, and federal and state rules and regulations.
· Analytical Thinking – Approaches a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. Understands quantitative analysis and planning for decarbonized goals, can apply results in support goals of the organization.
· Initiative - Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead.
· Collaboration – Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.
· Multi-Tasking - Can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).
· Political Skill - In taking action, demonstrates an understanding and consideration of how it will impact stakeholders and affected areas in the organization.
· Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing to audiences with different levels of knowledge; listens well; and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
Power Resources Specialist I - A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or an analytical degree related field to utility business.
Power Resources Specialist II - A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or an analytical degree related field to utility business AND one (1) year of experience in energy resources operations, planning, purchasing, scheduling, or contract negotiations.
Licenses or Certificates: Valid California Driver’s License may be required.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.
Please attach an updated resume that highlights how your background and experience qualify you for the Regulatory Policy Specialist position.
You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Submission of a resume is optional. However, submission of a resume in lieu of completing the education and work experience sections on the application and failing to answer all the questions will constitute an incomplete application and it will be withheld from further consideration.
To apply, please complete an application via the City of San José’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. This position is open until filled, please apply as soon as possible. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, Please contact Human.Resources sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.
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