California Energy Commission


$5,054.00 - $9,781.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Are you interested in a career that makes a positive impact on California and the world? Would you like to be part of a talented and passionate team committed to developing innovative strategies and recommending public policy solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote energy efficiency and reduce our dependence on petroleum? Are you prepared for an exciting challenge? If so, the California Energy Commission, a special funded agency, is seeking exceptional people to build upon California’s transportation energy and energy efficiency successes, and shaping our energy future.

Under general supervision of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) in the Freight & Transit Unit of the Fuels and Transportation Division, the incumbent will serve as a team lead in the development and deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, fueling infrastructure, and alternative fuel production in California by performing complex technical and analytical tasks. The incumbent will work independently and participate in a team and use scientific principles to evaluate vehicle, infrastructure, and fuel production issues and assist private and public partners to introduce improved vehicles, engines, fueling stations, other related infrastructure, and alternative fuels through joint funding of projects, technical assistance, and education and outreach activities. 

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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:
$5,054.00 - $6,028.00 A
$6,053.00 - $7,576.00 B
$7,821.00 - $9,781.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (the formal name for the California Energy Commission) was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address the energy challenges facing the state. The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

If mailing or dropping off Application Packages in-person, you must clearly indicate the following: 1) eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, SROA/Surplus, etc.), 2) JC #183759, and 3) RPA #610-148 in the “Explanation Section” of the State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678). Applications submitted by mail or in-person must include an original signature.Please remove any confidential information (e.g. social security number, date of birth, etc.) as well as any information regarding LEAP eligibility and/or exam scores from your documents prior to submission.

The California Energy Commission, Personnel Services Office is currently closed. We are not accepting applications at our drop off location due to the COVID-19. We will continue receiving hard copy applications sent by mail. Thank you for your understanding.

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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:

California Energy Commission
Attn: RPA 610-148
Personnel Services Office
1516 9th Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

RPA 610-148
Personnel Services Office
1516 9th Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814
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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications - See the Statement of Qualifications section below for details
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.

Desirable 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:
• Technical knowledge of alternative fuel pathways and advanced vehicle technologies, especially electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. • Research, analytical, and problem solving skills. • Data collection and analysis, and information mining. • Programming, data analysis, visualization, and technical computation software. • Manipulating, managing, evaluating, and reporting data through spreadsheet and database management tools (for example, Excel and Access, at a minimum). • Coordinating activities and consulting with other state and local agencies. • Communicating policy ideas and technical concepts to policymakers, stakeholders, and others in both oral and written formats. • Incorporating relevant policy and planning documents, data from existing projects, and expected activities into analytical work. • Project management skills, including the ability to maintain a schedule, develop and refine a project’s scope, and identify necessary resources. • Thinking logically and creatively to develop processes for data collection and management. • Coordinating with technical staff in different units, divisions, and agencies. • Knowledge of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and energy.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Personnel Services Office
(916) 654-4309

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:
Carousel Gore
(916) 654-5067
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.


When completing the statement, please title the page “Statement of Qualifications” and include all relevant experience, education, and training for each question below and explain your answers thoroughly. Please include relevant places of employment, pertinent dates, duties performed, etc. when responding to each question. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.

A notation or reference to other materials such as resumes or application will not be considered. Incomplete or missing responses to the information requested may negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications. Use 12-point Arial font for the document, which should be a maximum of two pages.

The responses must address the following:

  1. Describe your experience with technical research and projects. Discuss the type of technical analyses you have performed, and if the analyses resulted in a technical report and/or a public presentation.

  2. Describe your leadership experience. Provide specific examples of your leadership role, challenges you encountered, and your ability to achieve results.

  3. Describe your experience working on time-sensitive projects. Include how you handled conflicting priority assignments to meet deadlines. If applicable, identify how you motivated other team members to meet deadlines.

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