Job Posting: Zero-Carbon Electricity Lead, EAD

California Energy Commission

Zero-Carbon Electricity Lead, EAD

$9,130.00 - $11,422.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The California Energy Commission seeks an Electric Generation System Program Specialist I in the Energy Assessments Division’s Supply Analysis Branch.

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 Energy Reliability Unit analyzes issues related to the electricity system operations to support improvements to reliability of the system. Specifically, the unit works closely with the Division’s modeling unit and other state agencies to understand potential issues with meeting the state’s energy reliability goals and the zero-carbon technologies that can support those goals. The scope of the analysis includes looking at the balance between supply and demand for the near-term and long-term.

On the distribution side, the unit looks at how distributed energy resources, such as supply-side demand response, impact system reliability. One specific area of interest is to assess how the state can improve the supply-side demand response program to better account for the resource in the supply stack for the state and measure its performance after deployment. This resource has been and will continue to be a critical component of the state’s clean energy supply and increasing supply-side demand response as evolving the program will further support the state’s goals under the 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 100).

The incumbent serves as the SAB’s lead for the CEC’s role in assisting the state in the analysis of strategies and options for transitioning California’s electricity generation, transmission, and distribution system from fossil fuels (natural gas) to clean energy for to achieve the goals of SB 100. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the development of analytical work plans for a large group of technical subject matter experts, overall project management, and primary authorship of the SAB’s contribution to SB 100 related reports. This position will require working with an interdivisional and interagency team on the SB 100 report and supporting efforts. The incumbent will need to form and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, utilities, and balancing authorities.

The Energy Reliability Unit has grown to 10 team members in the 2022/23 Fiscal Year. An important reason for this growth is to expand expertise in distributed energy resources, including demand response. The unit evaluates policy options for ensuring energy resources provide value to customers while ensuring reliability for the grid. The work of this position evaluates near-term program improvements and different deployment scenarios to assess which ones can provide the greatest value to meeting SB100 goals.

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.

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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. Regular and consistent attendance - whether office-based or remote-centric - is essential to the successful performance in this position. Work hours beyond the eight-hour workday or forty-hour workweek may be required. 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:
Zero-Carbon Electricity Lead, EAD
$9,130.00 - $11,422.00

(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-327483
3) RPA 810-074 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

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. 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 810-074|JC-327483
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 810-074|JC-327483
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:
• A broad understanding of electric generation technologies and electricity system operations.
• Experience developing strategies for analyze analyzing electricity system plans.
• Knowledge of and experience using different analytical methods to assess policy options.
• Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to develop and present oral and written testimony in resource planning and environmental impacts proceedings.
• The ability to communicate technical information in a simple consumer-friendly manner.
• Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to coordinate the work of others and act as a team and conference leader.
• 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 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) 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