California Energy Commission

As the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, the California Energy Commission is committed to reducing energy costs and environmental impacts of energy use - such as greenhouse gas emissions - while ensuring a safe, resilient, and reliable supply of energy.

California Energy Commission Sacramento, CA, USA
Aug 08, 2018
Full time
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES : Under general supervision of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) in the Advanced Fuel Production Technology and Planning Unit of the Fuels and Transportation Division, the incumbent may serve as a team lead in the development and deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, fueling infrastructure, and alternative fuel production in California by performing complex technical and analytical tasks. The incumbent will work independently and participate in a team and use scientific principles to evaluate vehicle, infrastructure, and fuel production issues and assist private and public partners to introduce improved vehicles, engines, fueling stations, other related infrastructure, and alternative fuels through joint funding of projects, technical assistance, and education and outreach activities. The primary responsibilities of this position are to identify, assess and prioritize innovative, cost-effective strategies that reduce toxic air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions to provide incentives for cost-effective approaches that achieve the goals of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (GGRF) Programs. The incumbent will establish working relationships with other government agencies and industry stakeholders to ensure that the Energy Commission and the ARFVTP have access to current technology information, in order to recommend policy options to maintain and increase the development of incentive programs to meet the policies and regulations associated with alternative and renewable fuels and vehicle technologies. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION(S) : The successful applicant should have: Technical knowledge of multiple alternative fuel pathways and advanced vehicle technologies, including electricity and plug-in electric vehicles; hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles; compressed and liquefied natural gas; biofuels, including biodiesel, renewable diesel, ethanol, and renewable natural gas; and other advanced vehicle technologies. Technical and scientific knowledge of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and energy. Gathering, managing, evaluating, and reporting data through Microsoft Excel (at a minimum), Microsoft Access, and/or other database management tools. Succinctly and accurately communicating policy ideas and technical concepts to policymakers, stakeholders, and others in both oral and written formats. Project management skills, including the ability to maintain a schedule, develop and refine a project’s scope, and identify necessary resources. Thinking logically and creatively to develop processes for data collection and management. Coordinating with technical staff in different units, divisions, and agencies.
California Energy Commission Sacramento, CA, USA
Aug 08, 2018
Full time
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES : The Energy Commission Specialist II (ECSII), (TED), is under the direct supervision of the Energy Resources Specialist III (S) in the Renewable Energy Division. The ECSII position is characterized by incumbents independently performing the most complex, sensitive and responsible work which requires, on a regular basis, a high level of knowledge, skill and ability. The incumbent will be the lead staff and technical specialist responsible for technical, policy and fiscal/administrative work in distributed energy generation programs in the Renewable Energy Division. Duties include implementation of legislation and policy to support the growth of renewable energy technologies in the marketplace. The incumbent will act as the program lead for the New Solar Homes Partnership and support other renewable energy related program activities. This position requires an understanding of a broad range of analytic, policy, and functional program issues. The incumbent will: Prioritize work to ensure that work products are complete, timely, and of high quality. Balance ongoing workload with unplanned and high-priority requests to ensure that critical work is completed. Represent the Energy Commission before federal, state, and local agencies as needed. Appropriately manage sensitive and confidential information. DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS : The successful applicant should have: Strong leadership skills Ability to analyze technical and complex situations accurately and take effective action. Advanced written and oral communication skills. Excellent attention to detail. Knowledge of renewable energy technologies. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Experience with grant and incentive programs Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com