Job Opportunities at the
California Energy Commission

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We are in search of talented and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to join a dynamic and steadfast team that works with public and private partners to continually improve California's energy systems.

Your professional contribution to our organization will make a significant difference as you help us strive to meet our state's energy needs while also enhancing environmental stewardship.

If you are intelligent, creative and intrigued with 21st century energy challenges and eager to solve them, we are looking for you.

Our work teams are composed of energy analysts, Energy Commission specialists, planners, engineers, electric generation system specialists, electric transmission system specialists, health and safety specialists, and administrative and support staff.

The positions below are open to people who have successfully passed a competitive Energy Commission open civil service examination and are eligible on a list; are current and former State employees eligible for the vacant positions under transfer or reinstatement rules.

Open Positions by Division

 

Efficiency Division

The division lets all Californians know that wise energy use is a great investment both for the economy and the environment. The division makes the state's businesses, homes and appliances more energy efficient by developing and implementing the nation's most stringent building and appliance standards. The division helps streamline energy use in farms, factories, water systems and processing plants.

Office Technician (Typing) - RPA# 420-403
Existing Buildings and Compliance Office
Issued 5/13/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Energy Commission Specialist II (Efficiency) - RPA# 410-373
Will Consider Energy Commission Specialist I (Efficiency)
Appliances and Outreach and Education Office
Issued 4/17/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Energy Commission Specialist II
Energy Commission Specialist I

Senior Electrical Engineer - RPA# 410-350
Appliances and Outreach and Education Office
Issued 4/11/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Associate Energy Specialist (EFF) - RPA# 410-367
Will Consider Energy Analyst
Appliances and Outreach and Education Office
Issued 4/8/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Associate Energy Specialist Duty Statement
Energy Analyst Duty Statement

Energy Commission Specialist III (Efficiency) - RPA# 410-264
Appliances and Existing Buildings Office
Issued 1/26/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Energy Commission Specialist III - RPA# 410-198
Appliances and Existing Buildings Office
Issued 11/19/2015. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Energy Commission Specialist I - RPA# 420-197
Standards Implementation Office
Issued 11/19/2015. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Energy Commission Specialist III (Efficiency) - RPA# 420-538
Standards Implementation Office
Issued 7/14/2015. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement


Energy Assessments Division

The Energy Assessments Division assesses California's energy systems, including electricity, natural gas and transportation energy. Its goal is to give policy makers accurate information in making decisions that result in ample and affordable energy supplies.

Energy Commission Supervisor II (FO) - RPA #620-387
Will consider Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory)
Will consider a Training and Development Assignment
Demand Analysis Office
Revised 5/20/16. Final filing date: Until Filled.
Energy Commission Supervisor II Duty Statement
Energy Resources Specialist III Duty Statement

Energy Commission Specialist II (FO) - RPA #820-314
Up to 3 months Limited Term/Full Time
May become permanent
Issued 3/14/16. Final filing date: Until Filled.
Duty Statement

Associate Energy Specialist (FO) - RPA #820-309
Demand Analysis Office
Issued 3/8/2016. Final filing date: Until Filled.
Associate Energy Specialist (FO) - Duty Statement
Energy Analyst - Duty Statement

Associate Energy Specialist (FO) - RPA #820-293
Will consider Energy Analyst
Demand Analysis Office
Issued 2/19/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Associate Energy Specialist (FO) - Duty Statement
Energy Analyst (FO) - Duty Statement


Energy Research and Development Division

The division supports electricity demand side management and the research, development and demonstration of new technologies to ensure an ample and affordable supply of electricity. The division provides grants and contracts to institutions and individuals involved in research and development of energy technologies and related scientific work.

Staff Services Analyst - RPA #500-392
(Limited term, up to 8 months, may be extended or become permanent)
Issued 5/19/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Energy Analyst - RPA #310-377
Energy Efficiency Research Office
Issued 5/12/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Electric Generation System Specialist I - RPA #330-363
Energy Systems Research Office
Issued 4/22/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Mechanical Engineer - RPA #330-347
Energy Systems Research Office
Issued 4/4/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Energy Commission Supervisor II (TED) - RPA #330-352
Energy Systems Research Office
Issued 4/1/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Electric Generation System Specialist I - RPA #320-220
Energy Generation Research Office
Re-issued: 4/1/2016 Issued 3/30/2016. Final filing date: Until Filled.
Duty Statement


Fuels and Transportation Division

The Fuels and Transportation Division is responsible for implementing the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The Division is focused on the development and deployment of alternatives to conventional fuels that will be our fuels in the future, in addition to the infrastructure to support advanced transportation fuels and technologies. The Division is organized into two offices: Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Office and Emerging Fuels and Technologies Office.

Energy Commission Supervisor II (TED) - RPA #610-400
Issued 5/9/2016. Final filing date: May 23, 2016.
Duty Statement

Associate Energy Specialist (TED) - RPA #610-380
May consider downgrading to an Energy Analyst
Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Office
Issued 4/25/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Associate Energy Specialist (TED) - Duty Statement
Energy Analyst - Duty Statement

Executive Assistant - RPA #600-375
Issued 4/20/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Associate Energy Specialist (TED) - RPA #610-348
May consider downgrading to an Energy Analyst
Emerging Fuels and Technologies Office
Issued 4/5/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Associate Energy Specialist (TED) - Duty Statement
Energy Analyst - Duty Statement

Air Resources Engineer - RPA #610-270
Emerging Fuels and Technologies Office
Issued 3/14/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Associate Energy Specialist (TED) - RPA #610-251 & #610-255
Will consider Energy Analyst
Two Positions Available
Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Office
Issued 12/30/2015. Final filing date: Until filled.
Associate Energy Specialist (TED) - Duty Statement
Energy Analyst - Duty Statement


Renewable Energy Division

This division supports the expansion of utility scale power generated by renewable resources, and oversees an aggressive program to make new homes both energy efficient and powered by solar PV.

Energy Commission Specialist II (TED) - RPA #520-386
Issued 4/27/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Energy Commission Specialist II (TED) - RPA #590-273
Issued 2/9/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement


Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection Division

The division maintains a team of experts in 20 environment and engineering disciplines to ensure that needed energy facilities are friendly to the environment and are authorized in a safe and timely manner. The division's technical staff prepares all environmental documentation required by the California Environmental Quality Act and performs balanced, totally independent evaluation of complex and controversial projects.

Planner III - Energy Facility Siting (EFS) - RPA #710-417
Issued 5/25/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Planner II-Energy Facility Siting (EFS) - RPA #760-368
(Position may be downgraded to Planner I (EFS) for recruitment purposes)
Technical Emphasis: Land Use, Socio-Economics, Traffic and Transportation &Visual Resources
Environmental Office
Issued 4/12/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Planner II Duty Statement
Planner I Duty Statement

Electric Transmission System Program Specialist I - RPA #770-354
Strategic Transmission Planning & Corridor Designation
Issued 4/7/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Duty Statement

Planner II-Energy Facility Siting (EFS) - RPA #760-345
(Position may be downgraded to Planner I (EFS) for recruitment purposes)
Technical Emphasis: Land Use, Socio-Economics, Traffic and Transportation &Visual Resources
Environmental Office
Issued 4/1/2016. Final filing date: Until filled.
Planner II Duty Statement
Planner I Duty Statement

Planner II - Energy Facility Siting (EFS) - RPA #760-191
Position may be downgraded to Planner I (EFS) for recruitment purposes
Issued 11/17/2015. Final filing date: Until Filled.
Planner II Duty Statement
Planner I Duty Statement

Planner II - Energy Facility Siting (EFS) - RPA #760-136
Position may be downgraded to Planner I (EFS) for recruitment purposes
Issued 9/21/2015. Final filing date: Until Filled.
Planner II Duty Statement
Planner I Duty Statement


Administrative Services Division

Accounting Office

Accounting Officer (Specialist) - RPA #212-326
Issued 4/1/2016. Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Duty Statement

Information Technology Services Branch (ITSB)

Senior Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) - RPA #210-353 & 210-369
(2 Positions Available)
Issued 4/25/2016. Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Senior Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) Duty Statement


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California Energy Commission
Personnel Office
Phone: 916-654-4309

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