Senior Energy Policy Analyst

  • Oregon Department of Energy
  • Salem, OR, USA
Full Time Government

Job Description

The Oregon Department of Energy is hiring for a senior energy policy analyst with a focus on clean energy policies and markets.

This position will serve as the state’s expert on clean energy policy in Oregon, relevant clean energy policies in the region, and evolving clean energy markets.  The position will enable the state to achieve its renewable portfolio standard goals, provide analysis on harmonization of western state RPS and climate programs, and evaluate new clean energy policy options as they develop, greenhouse gas reduction goals, and prepare for the impacts of a warming climate.  This will be accomplished by maintaining expertise on clean energy policies in Oregon and within the region, analyzing clean energy and clean electricity policies and strategies, following and providing input where needed on evolving clean energy markets in the West, informing state leadership on clean energy policy and market  issues, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders on developing and evaluating policy options and strategies.

Join a great group of individuals who are passionate about developing options to meet both the state's energy needs and climate goals. Your contributions will make a difference for our state.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.

This is a full-time position that is not represented by a union.


A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

The most successful candidates will also have the following desired attributes:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the following energy sectors, resources, or technologies:
    • renewable portfolio standards
    • renewable energy certifications and other environmental market instruments
    • Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS)
    • utility integrated resource planning approaches and regulation
    • clean energy markets and carbon pricing programs
    • clean energy and clean electricity policies
    • voluntary renewable energy markets including corporate procurement
  • Excellent communication, leadership, public speaking, policy analysis, and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in energy or natural resource related research, modeling, technical and policy analysis, program design and program evaluation in the public or private sector
  • Experience working and collaborating with government agencies and stakeholder groups
  • Understanding of state legislative processes.
  • Familiarity with state legislative and agency rulemaking processes
  • Experience leading large project teams with diverse interests, finding ways to encourage people to share knowledge, leverage strengths and use sophisticated collaboration, communication and coordination techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to take broad conceptual policy ideas and explain them to lay audiences, make recommendations.
  • Preference may be given to an applicant with an advanced degree in economics, natural resources, energy management, engineering or any degree demonstrating the capacity for knowledge and skill in public policy issues related to energy and climate.


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