Job Posting: Senior Energy Analyst

Public Utilities Commission

Senior Energy Analyst

$7,947.00 - $9,946.00

Final Filing Date: 2/25/2019

Job Description and Duties

With a third of California’s population qualifying as low-income, and a climate crisis that requires evolution of our electric grid, Commission policy must be designed to simultaneously reduce the hardships of a large population of customers and support a reliable, affordable, and safe transformation of the electric grid to carbon-free in California.

In 2016 the Commission approved approximately $500M annually for Energy Savings Assistance program years 2017-2020 to reduce energy consumption; improve health, comfort, and safety; and ensure opportunity for all willing and eligible customers to participate by program year 2020. These Energy Savings Assistance programs are reaching their initial statutory targets to treat homes of all eligible and willing to participate income qualified customers with energy efficiency technologies. The Commission’s work is not done, and is right now shaping the next set of policy goals that reduce hardships for customers.

The Energy Division is seeking a Senior Energy Analyst to develop policy and oversee implementation of efficiency programs for low-income residents. Under the general direction of the Program and Project Supervisor, the Senior Energy Analyst will lead complex and quantitative analysis critical to setting policy for Energy Savings Assistance and California Alternative Rates for Energy programs over the next program cycle starting in 2021.

Specifically, the Senior Energy Analyst’s role in new policy development includes:
     • developing original and impartial policy options,
     • soliciting, reviewing, summarizing, and incorporating stakeholder input or proposals,
     • compiling and presenting analytical evidence in support or rebuttal of options or

In overseeing implementation of current Energy Saving Assistance policy and programs, the Senior Energy Analyst will work to proactively anticipate challenges and help ensure successful implementation of policy and programs. The analyst will also evaluate the efficacy of the decision directed activities to identify gaps and inconsistencies in performance and data needed to inform future policies.

In policy development and implementation oversight, the analyst will take a broad and strategic view, and collaborate with other divisions across the Commission, to add value through considering the bigger picture state and commission goals. Specifically, we will work together to meet California’s goal of a carbon-free electric system by 2045 and through the Commission’s integrated resource planning effort, do so affordably, reliably, and safely.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Senior Energy Analyst
$7,947.00 - $9,946.00

* Position may be filled in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Sacramento.

** Staff based in Sacramento or Los Angeles will travel to San Francisco up to twice a month.

*** Some travel may be required within California and to other jurisdictions (e.g., for conferences, public participation hearings, or training). Such travel is expected to be infrequent.
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Energy, Residential Programs and Portfolio Approval Section / Unit 324 / Energy Efficiency Branch:

The Energy Division’s Residential Programs and Portfolio Approval section provides technical expertise to inform future policy and oversee implementation of residential energy efficiency and income qualified assistance program portfolios administered by the Utilities. Specific to this job opportunity, this section is responsible for programs that bring low-income customers technologies and services to improve home performance in energy efficiency, health, comfort, and safety.
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Special Requirements

If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma.  An official transcript will be required prior to appointment. 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 2/25/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Public Utilities Commission
Attn: Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday to Friday Except Holidays
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Please submit a cover letter of not more than one typewritten page which describes how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


There are many benefits to joining the California Public Utilities Commission! The State of California offers a generous benefits package that includes: 


  • Health, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Paid Sick & Vacation
  • Retirement
  • Basic Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) & 457 plans
  • Telecommute Program
  • Alternate Work Schedule
  • Military Leave
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Long Term Care
  • Group Legal Services
  • Reimbursement Accounts

and many more! Visit  for a full list of available benefits!

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(855) 663-0222
Hiring Unit Contact:
Alison LaBonte
(415) 703-1226

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Mark Ferrara
(415) 703-5886
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Required and Desirable Experience/Qualifications

Required Experience/Qualifications:

The candidate selected for the position should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities related to: 

  • Conducting independent research and analysis, and delivering original results
  • Experience effectively presenting analytical results on complex issues in a clear and concise manner in public settings, in briefings to decision-makers, and/or in workshops with multiple stakeholders
  • Managing projects requiring coordination with individuals across multiple organizations
  • On time delivery of high-quality written products such as position papers, issue papers, statement of work, program plans and/or proposals
  • Proficiency in standard business analytical and communication software platforms

Desirable Experience/Qualifications:

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Proven expertise in using tools to collect information and perform quantitative, and/or statistical analysis relevant to assessing reduced energy usage and/or hardship
  • Experience in identifying fundamental challenges and developing and making recommendations for adjustments to policy, programs, and/or processes to ensure goals of project, organization, and/or government are met
  • Demonstrated ability to make clear and compelling arguments resulting in obtaining approval and/or influencing decision makers
  • Proven record of meeting project deadlines through effective team leadership
  • Experience engaging with stakeholders to solicit input, develop consensus, and provide transparency to build awareness and trust

Additional Application Information

To become 'list eligible' for consideration, interested candidates must successfully pass a civil service exam.

**The Department of Human Resources currently administers the Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst (PURA) V online examination on a continuous basis. You may apply and take the PURA V exam on line at: 
PURA V Exam Link -

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail