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Job Posting: Special Advisor to Commissioner Vaccaro

California Energy Commission

JC-312412
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Special Advisor to Commissioner Vaccaro
C. E. A.

$7,781.00 - $11,183.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/5/2022

Job Description and Duties

Under the administrative direction of Commissioner Vaccaro, the Special Advisor provides legal support and advice to Commissioner Vaccaro on matters affecting the Commission and to Commissioner Vaccaro and the Chair on audit reviews, findings, and finalization; and provides support for the adjudicative function in compliance and enforcement activities. The Special Advisor also advises, coordinates, consults, reviews and recommends appropriate action to Commissioner Vaccaro on decisions before the California Energy Commission. The Advisor also represents the Commissioner at meetings and public functions; travels within the state; develops public presentations and speeches; liaisons with staff and stakeholders; writes and reviews technical and non-technical documents; organizes and facilitates meetings; and performs other related duties as required.

The Special Advisor works closely with other Commissioners’ Offices, Chief Counsel’s Office, and the Executive Office. A law degree and active membership in the California State Bar is desired for this position.

Commissioner Vaccaro fills the attorney position on the five-member Commission. She is the lead commissioner for siting, transmission, environment protection, audits, renewable energy, offshore wind energy planning, administrative and technical support for the Lithium Valley Commission, and the 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 100, De León, Chapter 312, Statutes of 2018) resource build land use planning.

This position is open to interested applicants both within state service and not in state service.

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

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-312412
    Position #(s):
    535-102-7500-002
    Working Title:
    Special Advisor to Commissioner Vaccaro
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $7,781.00 - $11,183.00 A
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Energy Commission (formally the Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission) was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address the energy challenges facing the state. The Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Be part of the action and join our team today!

    As a state agency serving all Californians, the Energy Commission is committed to being an organization that embodies diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Energy Commission plays an active and meaningful role in creating an environment that enables each employee to thrive.

    The Energy Commission, headquartered in Sacramento, California, encourages a hybrid workplace model designed to support a distributed workforce of both office-based and remote-centric workers.

    Department Website: https://www.energy.ca.gov

    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: 7/5/2022

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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: Brittany Magallanes
    715 P Street, MS-52
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    California Energy Commission
    Brittany Magallanes
    715 P Street, MS-52
    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 -
      • Please submit your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) responding to the listing of Desirable Qualifications, with your STD. 678 State Application. Your responses must be numbered to coincide with the numbered statements listed on the Desirable Qualifications and be no more than a total of two pages using a 12-point font. Please reference the number of years of experience and the position(s) held where you have acquired the experience for each question. Applications received without an SOQ will not be considered. Both the STD. 678 State Application and the SOQ are required.
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    1. Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    2. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:

    Please submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) responding to the statements below. Your responses must be numbered to coincide with the statements below and be no more than a total of two pages using a 12-point font. Please reference the number of years of experience and the position(s) held where you have acquired the experience for each question. Applications received without a SOQ will not be considered.

     

    1. Law degree and active membership in the California State Bar.
    2. Demonstrated professional and technical experience related to energy planning and policy.
    3. Knowledge of the Energy Commission's mission and programs.
    4. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executive leadership, top-level managers, staff, private and public sector representatives, the Legislature, Governor's Office, and state, federal and local governmental agencies.
    5. Demonstrated experience with independently making decisions.
    6. Ability to analyze complex issues and prepare recommendations under tight deadlines.
    7. Strong written and oral communication skills.

    Examination Information

    THIS EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF AN APPLICATION AND STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) WEIGHTED 100%.

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Benefits

    Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website: https://www.energy.ca.gov
    Human Resources Contact:
    Brittany Magallanes
    (916) 891-8557
    brittany.magallanes@energy.ca.gov

    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) 661-8122
    Carousel.Gore@energy.ca.gov
    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
    Drop-off