Job Posting: Supervisor

California Energy Commission


$8,675.00 - $10,862.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/28/2020

Job Description and Duties

California Energy Commission seeks an Electric Generation Systems Specialist III (Supervisor) in the Renewable Procurement and Disclosure Unit of the Renewable Energy Division’s Clean Energy Office.  

Are you interested in working on programs that will help the state achieve its clean energy and environmental goals? The California Energy Commission’s Renewable Energy Division is in search of qualified candidate(s) to assist in programs that will shape California's clean energy future. We are looking for dynamic, creative team members from a wide range of disciplines, including environmental science, engineering, data analytics, economics, international relations, public policy, geology, and physics. We value strong communication skills and seek individuals that perform well in team environments. If energy or environmental sustainability is your passion, and you endeavor to contribute to California’s clean energy future, we encourage you to apply for our positions.

Under the general supervision of the Energy Resources Specialist III (M), the Electric Generation Systems Specialist III (EGSS III) supervises a team of technical staff responsible for complex data and policy analysis and electric generation systems research in support of division and agency programs. The EGSS III directs and supervises a team of professional technical staff and subject-matter experts engaged in advancing renewable electric generation in California through activities including: designing and implementing complex data collection and analytical systems; planning and collaborating with other staff to develop new ways of presenting data for program stakeholders, other agencies and the general public; regularly updating generation and capacity data; assisting in regulatory proceedings, and overseeing a geothermal research program. The EGSS III is responsible for the management, support, and supervision of unit staff, preparation of activity status reports, preparation and monitoring work plans, ensuring quality products through detailed review and editing, and facilitating coordination with stakeholders and other state agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Air Resources Board. The EGSS III works closely with the other division units to help ensure program activities are integrated. The incumbent also recruits and trains staff, performs periodic employee evaluations, as well as other supervisorial responsibilities.

This position requires an understanding of a broad range of analytic, policy and functional program issues.

 *Position is limited term for up to 18 months, may become permanent

Please review the Minimum Requirements (or minimum qualifications) within the Class Specification and ensure that your application package clearly indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications as this will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
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$8,675.00 - $10,862.00

(plus an additional recruitment and retention pay of $300 per month)

# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (the formal name for the California Energy Commission) was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address the energy challenges facing the state. The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency and is helping lead the state to a 100 percent clean energy future. Come be a part of the action and join our team today!

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Special Requirements

If submitting your completed application packages by mail or in-person, you must include the following: 1) eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, SROA/Surplus, etc.), 2) JC-219310, 3) RPA 570-104 in the “Explanation Section” of the State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678), and 4) an original signature. Electronic submittal of application package through CalCareers ( is preferred.

Do not include any confidential information within your application package i.e. Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, age, exam results/scores, Limited Examination Appointment Program (LEAP) status, disability information, etc.

Include unofficial transcripts and/or degrees within your application package if you are applying for a classification with an educational requirement on which you are basing your eligibility on. If hired, you may be required to provide official transcripts and/or original degree.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a STD. 678. All applications must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year); time base (full-time/part-time/number of hours per week/month); and civil service class titles where applicable.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 10/28/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Energy Commission
Attn: RPA 570-104
Personnel Services Office
1516 9th Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

RPA 570-104
Personnel Services Office
1516 9th Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other -

    Cover Letter - Include a cover letter of no more than one page in length describing why you are the best candidate for this position.

  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Refer to the Statement of Qualifications Requirements section for instructions.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Experience leading staff teams and projects that involve data analyses.
  • Ability and proven experience analyzing data, preparing technical reports, and completing complex policy documents.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Advanced writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of electric generation systems and markets.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy generation technologies.
  • Knowledge of California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard, Power Source Disclosure, Greenhouse Gas Emissions data and reporting, and other clean energy mandates and programs.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to apply strategic planning principles.


New hires to state civil service will be hired at the minimum of the applicable salary range. For more details about employee benefits, visit CalHR’s website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Personnel Office
(916) 654-4309

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Carousel Gore
(916) 654-5067
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications Requirements

When completing the SOQ, be sure to title the page “Statement of Qualifications” and include responses for each question listed below. Responses should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced with no smaller than 12 point font.  

The responses must address the following:


  1. Describe your experience planning, organizing, leading and inspiring multi-disciplinary teams on challenging and controversial projects.
  2. Describe your experience analyzing complex technical and/or policy information and developing recommendations for consideration by agency leadership. Please include specific examples related to energy generation and technologies, electric transmission and distribution, electricity and markets or environmental sustainability efforts.
  3. Describe your experience producing written work products such as technical reports, testimony, presentations, and comments on regulatory issues that clearly demonstrate your ability to communicate to decision makers on complex and controversial issues.
  4. Describe your experience managing staff members in the public sector. Include information that demonstrates your ability to manage, mentor and motivate subordinate support and address performance issues.

Applications received without the SOQ will not be considered. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered in place of responses to the SOQ.

Salary Reduction Notice

Salaries do not reflect the reduction of pay. Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) implemented the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020). For Fiscal Years 2020-21 through 2021-22, employees will participate in the PLP 2020 and be credited (16) hours per month of PLP hours in return for reduction of pay equal to 9.23%. Part time employees shall be subject to the same conditions as stated above, on a pro-rated basis.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail