Job Posting: Supervisor

California Energy Commission


$8,260.00 - $10,264.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/11/2020

Job Description and Duties

California Energy Commission seeks an Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) in the Energy Research & Development Division’s Energy Generation Research Office.

Under the general direction of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Managerial) (ERS Manager) for the Energy Generation Research Office, the Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) (ERS Supervisor) is the first-level supervisor and performs a variety of supervisory, program evaluation and planning, and policy analysis and formulation. The ERS Supervisor will supervise the Environmental research team which is comprised of engineers and scientists. The ERS Supervisor will oversee strategic planning and lead a research portfolio supporting the advancement of technologies and strategies related to climate risk management; energy sector resilience; quantification and mitigation of energy-related impacts to the environment; emissions of methane; the energy system transition to meet decarbonization, affordability, and equity objectives; and developing California’s Climate Change Assessments. The ERS Supervisor will serve as the Division expert and lead the engagement of internal and external partners related environmental research and lead the identification, tracking, and communication of the benefits of that research. The ERS Supervisor will ensure the team is working in a positive environment, support positive recognition or enforce disciplinary actions as warranted.  


The goal of the R&D program is to conduct research, development and demonstration (RD&D) to advance electricity-related science and technologies not adequately provided by the regulated and competitive markets. The incumbent is knowledgeable in advanced energy technologies and/or competitive energy markets; participates in R&D program planning and implementation; supervises and provides leadership to interdisciplinary staff that performs responsible, varied and complex technology, economic and/or market analyses to support energy RD&D that provides ratepayer benefits; and consults with experts in the field.


Please review the Minimum Requirements (or minimum qualifications) within the Class Specification and ensure that your application package clearly indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications.


Training and Development (T&D) assignments may be considered.

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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

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$8,260.00 - $10,264.00
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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, and leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Come be a part of the action and join our team today!

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Special Requirements

Additional Application Instructions

If submitting your completed Application Packages by mail or in-person, you must include the following:  1) eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, SROA/Surplus, etc.), 2) JC # 205303, and 3) RPA # 320-353 in the “Explanation Section” of the State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678), and 4) an original signature.  Electronic submittal of applications and attachments through is preferred.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview/and or appointment.  If you are applying for a classification with an educational requirement on which you are basing your eligibility, you must provide copies of your unofficial transcripts and/or degrees with your application as proof of meeting the education requirement.  If hired, you may be required to provide official sealed transcripts or an original degree.

Do not include any confidential information on any documents (i.e state application, resume, or educational transcripts) you submit for this job vacancy. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents include, but is not limited to: Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate and/or age, student/other ID number, driver’s license number (unless required), exam results/scores, LEAP status, disability information and marital status.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a STD. 678. All applications must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year); time base (full-time/part-time/number of hours per week/month); and civil service class titles where applicable.

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: 7/11/2020

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 #320-353
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 #320-353
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 required and must be included.
  • Other -

    Cover Letter - Include a cover letter of no more than one page in length describing why you are the best candidate for this 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.

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:
  • Experience in supervising a technical program or other analytic functions.
  • Ability to direct, motivate, and earn the respect of staff.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to function within a team environment.
  • Ability to supervise staff to produce timely, quality work products.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to communicate complicated information in a simple, consumer friendly manner.
  • Ability to master new technical concepts.


For more details about employee benefits, visit CalHR’s website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Personnel 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.

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