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Job - Government

Close Date: 12/04/2019

The successful candidate of this position will work collaboratively with the Commission Chair, Commissioners, and senior agency leaders in developing agency strategic goals and initiatives, and lead a team of analysts to help inform and support agency decision-making. Major duties of this exciting position include:

Strategic Policy Leadership -

* Coordinates external engagement and directs the use of agency resources for public policy and strategic initiatives.
* Monitors related state and regional activities and ensures that Commissioners and appropriate agency employees are informed of important external policy developments.
* Leads collaborative work efforts utilizing expertise through agency to carry out goals of the agency.

External Affairs and Legislative Engagement -

* Directs the PUC’s external affairs program and represents the agency in various external and inter-jurisdictional forums.
* Tracks policy drivers and proposed policy-level solutions at the state level; responsible for managing the response to legislative requests through the utilization of internal resources.
* Develops and manages agency protocols related to responding to legislative requests and bill analysis.
* Provides testimony to the Legislature on matters relevant to the Commission; interacts and represents the Commission on public policy before the Legislature and local jurisdictions.

Senior Commission Advisor -

* Advises Commissioners and agency leadership on the formulation of positions and presentation of policy papers and presentations, including those in response to legislative requests and proposals.
* Manages and leads Commission advisory staff, including responsibility for hiring, training, coaching/motivating, and performance management.
* Confers and works collaboratively with Commissioners and agency leadership to resolve high-level, agency-wide planning and other strategic issues.

What We Need

Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.

Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.

Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

Requested Skills (Desired Attributes)

The most competitive candidates will possess the following background, skills, and experience:

Professional Expertise -

* Demonstrated experience working with stakeholders on state and regional energy and related regulatory issues.
* Understanding of, and experience working with the Oregon legislative processes.
* Proven ability to establish and maintain excellent interpersonal skills, and strong communication skills (verbal and written) are required.
* Ability to understand complex external factors that may influence agency direction, actions, and priorities.
* Demonstrated ability to work productively with colleagues across agency to achieve organizational goals.
* Excellent time management skills and ability to follow through on multiple initiatives and produce results under short timelines and changing agendas.

Management Experience

* Management experience, such as but not limited to, hiring, training, leading, directing professional staff, and performance management, etc.

Candidates whose experience, as described in their resume and cover letter, and most closely match the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.

How to Apply

To submit a complete application, you must utilize the State of Oregon “Workday” recruitment system. Utilizing the Workday system:

* Create a Workday account OR Login to your Workday account;
* Complete and submit your electronic application; and
* Upload your current resume’ and cover letter as an attachment to your Workday application.
* Current State of Oregon employees: you MUST apply through your internal State of Oregon employee Workday account and attach the required material.
* For more information about applying for positions with the State of Oregon via Workday, you may visit the Oregon job opportunities website:

Veterans: If you are a veteran you may receive preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, a request will be sent to your Workday inbox to submit your veteran’s DD214 form. Please check your Workday inbox regularly to avoid processing delays. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference.

Questions / Need Help?

If you have questions about the recruitment or need an alternate format to apply, please call PUC Human Resources at (503) 378-6265 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Please be prepared to describe the alternate format needed.

The PUC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

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