Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is hiring a Senior Transmission Policy Advisor to join our Clean Energy Team. Working under the direction of the Deputy Director, Regional Markets, the Senior Transmission Policy Advisor will provide expertise to independently lead WRA’s participation stakeholder processes and state and federal regulatory proceedings, while also participating in WRA’s legislative advocacy and relationship building efforts to promote effective transmission planning and grid expansion. The Senior Advisor will review grid expansion studies, grid modernization technologies, federal transmission planning reforms, and new transmission proposals. The Senior Advisor will independently provides compelling assessments of technical information that are accessible and actionable to non-technical audiences with the overall aim of rapidly expanding the transmission system to support WRA goals for greater clean energy integration and decarbonization.
About Western Resource Advocates
WRA fights climate change and its impacts to sustain the environment, economy, and people of the West. We respect the different needs of diverse people and partner with them to develop a shared vision for progress—one that advances communities while protecting biodiversity.
Our team of policy experts, scientists, economists, and attorneys has a 30-year history of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decision makers accountable. This on the ground work with policymakers and other advocates advances clean energy, protects air, land, water, and wildlife—and sustains the lives and livelihoods of the West.
This position may work remotely in one WRA’s states, from one of WRA’s six offices; or a hybrid of the two. WRA’s region includes Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. WRA has offices located in Boulder, CO; Carson City, NV; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Santa Fe, NM.
Responsibilities And Activities
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position, will be considered. For example, the requisite expereince, knowledge, skills, and abilities would include:
SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR QUALIFICATIONS
To be considered for the Senior Policy Advisor role, in addition to the above qualifications, a candidate should demonstrate at least two of the following:
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some travel is required.
Salary And Benefits
The salary range is $86,500-$121,000 annually; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes a 401(k) retirement plan with up to 5% matching and health, dental, vision, and life & disability insurance with 100% of premiums paid by WRA. Annually, staff receive three weeks paid vacation leave to start, twelve paid sick days, one paid volunteer day, one paid birthday off, 12 paid holidays, and WRA is closed for Winter Break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for additional paid time off. After one-year employees are eligible for up to twelve weeks of parental leave with the first six weeks paid, and after five years, staff are eligible for up to twelve weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Position is full-time exempt.
Deadline To Apply: Open Until Filled with priority review beginning on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.
Diversity and inclusion are a critical component of our business strategy, mission and vision. We welcome candidates from an array of backgrounds and experiences to join our team. Learn more about our commitment here: https://wraoldsite.wpengine.com/#commitment-to-diversity.
Western Resource Advocates is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.
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