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Job - Government

Close Date: 12/23/2019

The successful candidate will manage a team of professional staff conducting innovative, highly complex policy research, long-term planning, and program development that focuses on clean energy programs interacting with the distribution system and with end-use customers.

These programs will cover topics such as more traditional renewable resources and energy efficiency to more cutting-edge topics such as transportation electrification, community solar, energy storage programs, distribution system planning, demand response programs, renewable natural gas, and the harnessing of data to improve utility outcomes and customer experience. Specifically this job will:

• Supervise a team of six (6) professional staff (utility, energy, policy analysts).
• As part of a management team, assist in policy and procedure formulation, development, and implementation as it pertains to electric and natural gas utilities, particularly in relation to the distribution system level initiatives and customer-facing utility programs.
• Conducts or directs research and studies on emerging energy pilots, programs, and initiatives related to Distributed Energy Resources (DER’s), the utility-customer data interface, or distribution system planning. On the basis of such studies, recommends policy positions to Utility Program Management.
• Establishes short- and long-term goals and administrative policies.
• Evaluates program needs, priorities, and allocate resources.
• Reviews draft technical reports and formal testimony written by utility analyst staff and provides feedback to ensure coherence with Oregon Statues, Oregon Administrative Rules, and agency policy.
• Liaison with other state and federal agencies and industry organizations.

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:

Management Experience –

• Responsible for management duties, such as but not limited to, planning, organizing, directing, staffing, coordinating day-to-day activities of professional staff, performance management, etc.
• Lead professional staff interacting with electric and natural gas utilities and/or closely associated stakeholders.
• Assess agency operations, processes and controls; identifies, documents and presents recommendations for improvement and suggestions for management consideration.
• Effective team development skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong communication skills (verbal and written) are required.
• Experience leading professional staff through organizational change.
• Strong time-management skills and ability to balance delivery of on-going operational services with the accomplishment of work that supports attainment of short- and long-range goals.

Technical Expertise –

• Proficient in the energy industry, such as, energy policy, environmental policy, regulatory economics, energy economics, and environmental economics.
• Clean energy or distributed energy resource program design, oversight, and evaluation.
• An understanding of regulatory affairs pertaining to utility regulatory practices as demonstrated through involvement in such things as filings related to technical research, economic analysis, legal opinions, or compliance reports.
• Collaborative and able to work with a variety of stakeholders with varying interests.
• 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 Log into 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:

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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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