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Job Posting: Associate Electricity System Analyst

California Energy Commission

Associate Electricity System Analyst

$8,099.00 - $10,020.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/18/2022

Job Description and Duties

The California Energy Commission seeks two Electric Generation System Specialist Is (may consider Energy Analyst) in the Energy Assessments Division’s Planning and Modeling Unit in its Supply Analysis Office.

The Energy Assessments Division assesses California’s electricity, natural gas, petroleum, and transportation systems and trends to provide information to the state’s decision makers and the public. These assessments inform the development, and implementation, of energy policies that balance the need for adequate resources with economic, public health, safety, and environmental goals.

The Planning and Modeling Unit analyzes electricity system operations under different demand, operation, and policy scenarios. We use a combination of commercial software, specifically PLEXOS production cost modeling software, opensource models, and analytical tools built in house. We are rebuilding and expanding our modeling environment to include capacity expansion analysis and probabilistic modeling in a systematic and coordinated environment, supported by robust analytical methods. These efforts will support system reliability, policy development, and California’s policy goal of reaching 100 percent carbon free grid by 2045.

These positions will have two core responsibilities. The first core responsibility is collecting, analyzing, and documenting electricity system data for use in electricity system models and analyses. The second core responsibility is analyzing results from studies that use electricity system models and developing, developing, maintaining, and improving the analytical tools and methodologies used for the analysis.

The Planning and Modeling Unit has 6 active team members and is anticipated to grow substantially in the next year. An important part of this growth will be to expand expertise in electricity system policy, technology development, and data analytics. Team members perform much of their work independently or in small teams before sharing findings and recommendations to the entire unit. As a result, members of the team regularly work together to evaluate inputs and assumptions, assess modeling methods, evaluate results, and assess policy implications.

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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:
Associate Electricity System Analyst
$8,099.00 - $10,020.00
$3,796.00 - $4,649.00 A
$4,110.00 - $5,078.00 B
$4,929.00 - $6,106.00 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, 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-318307
3) RPA 810-134/810-001 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: 8/18/2022

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. 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 810-134/800-001|JC-318307
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 810-134/810-001|JC-318307
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:
• Experience with programing/coding in Python, R, SAS, MATLAB, STATA, VBA or similar programs, and experience with spreadsheet and/or database software, such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. • Knowledge of, and experience applying, statistical methods, such as linear and multiple regression, time series analysis, and charting and graphing data. • Ability to perform quantitative and qualitative research on a wide variety of electricity related topics, and synthesize finding for to inform and be used by other staff • Ability to rapidly learn independently and under direction. • Experience with building, maintaining, and/or using computational models in analysis. • An understanding of electric generation technologies and electricity system operations. • Strong written communication, oral communication, and interpersonal skills. • Ability to work well as part of a team and perform independent tasks that contributed towards a shared goal.


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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Personnel Services Office
(916) 654-4309
Hiring Unit Contact:
Energy Assessments Contact for information regarding job: Mark Kootstra
(916) 931-8984

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