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Job Posting: Resource Adequacy and Rates Principal

California Energy Commission

Resource Adequacy and Rates Principal

$9,862.00 - $12,342.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/2/2022

Job Description and Duties

The Energy Commission seeks an Electric Generation System Program Specialist II in the Energy Assessments Division’s Administration.

The Energy Assessments Division (EAD) is responsible for a diverse set of analysis-related work products, such as supply and demand forecasts of natural gas and electricity, that are used for multiple applications in the state. EAD oversees various data-related tasks and technical assessments that support statewide energy planning. EAD work products are intended to meet state energy strategies and/or policies, including clean energy goals established in legislation such as Assembly Bill 3232, Senate Bill 350, and Senate Bill 100. EAD relies on a broad variety of methodologies (econometric, engineering, statistical, end-use models etc.) and datasets (economic, demographic, GIS, etc.) in preparing these products.

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director of the Electricity Assessments Division, the EGSPS II is the technical advisor and most highly skilled practitioner, prime resource person, and innovator for the Deputy Director and Energy Commission (CEC) management for the assessment and analysis of California’s Resource Adequacy (RA) to support electricity generation and system reliability. The incumbent serves as Energy Commission’s the prime subject-matter expert on analytical issues associated with natural gas rates, electricity system costs, retail rates, and rate forecasting. The EGSPS II independently plans, organizes, and conducts the most complicated studies and leads informational proceedings related to regulatory and market changes needed to ensure adequate supply and support grid reliability, electricity system costs, and time-varying rate analysis. The incumbent provides expert witness testimony as well as technical and policy recommendations at Energy Commission and legislative hearings; interacts with high-level policy-makers, scientists, and technical experts; and represent the Energy Commission before other agencies. The incumbent also serves as a project lead over other technical and analytic staff.

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

Working Conditions

The California Energy Commission offers a hybrid workplace model that is designed to support a distributed workforce of both office-based and remote-centric workers that relies on a high level of telework. Limited-in person attendance and occasional travel may be required based on the needs of the division. Additional hours beyond an eight-hour workday or forty-hour workweek may be required. Regular and consistent attendance - whether office-based or remote-centric - is essential to the successful performance in this position. This position is remote centered which means the incumbent works 50 percent or more of their time monthly from an alternate work location (i.e., teleworking).

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Resource Adequacy and Rates Principal
$9,862.00 - $12,342.00

(plus an additional recruitment and retention pay of $300 per month) 

# 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, and leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Come be a part of the action and join our team today!

As a State agency serving all Californians, the California 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 encourages a hybrid workplace model that is designed to support a distributed workforce of both office-based and remote-centric workers. The California Energy Commission headquarters are located in Sacramento, California.
Department Website:

Special Requirements

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-314052
3) RPA 800-081 in the “Explanation Section” of the State Examination / Employment Application (STD. 678)
4) An original signature

Electronic submittal of application package through CalCareers ( is preferred.

Do not include any confidential information within your application package i.e. Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, age, exam results/scores, Limited Examination Appointment Program (LEAP) status, disability information, etc. 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 as this will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment.

Include unofficial transcripts and/or degrees within your application package if you are applying for a classification with an educational requirement on which you are basing your eligibility on. If hired, you may be required to provide official transcripts and/or original degree.

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: 7/2/2022

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 800-081|JC-314052
715 P 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:

California Energy Commission
RPA 800-081|JC-314052
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.
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:
• A thorough understanding of electricity generation resource adequacy and system reliability, as well as multiple rate analytic systems • Ability to lead projects with varying priorities and lead staff assigned to those projects toward the production of timely, quality work products. • Familiarity with techniques of project management, team building, and a demonstrated ability to get along with individuals whose analysis may represent difficult conclusions or contrary opinion. • Ability to represent the Division in meetings and/or workshops with agencies, interest groups/public as well as public meetings, conferences and hearings sponsored by assigned Committees/Commission. • Experience?with programing/coding in Python, R, SAS, NLOGIT or similar programs, and?experience with spreadsheet and/or database software, such as Microsoft Excel.? • Knowledge of, and experience applying, statistical and research methods, such as linear and multiple regression, time series analysis, and charting and graphing data.? • Experience with?building, maintaining, and/or using computational models in analysis.? • Excellent?interpersonal?and?organizational?skills, and at times dealing with competing work priorities and deadlines.?? • Excellent written and oral communication?skills.? Ability?to?effectively?communicate?with others. Ability to effectively write, review, and edit technical program information. Ability to gather, compile, analyze,?interpret?and communicate written and numerical research data.


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:
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) 661-8122
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