Job Posting: Energy Commission Specialist I (TED)

California Energy Commission

Energy Commission Specialist I (TED)

$6,050.00 - $7,519.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/13/2021

Job Description and Duties

California Energy Commission’s Fuels and Transportation Division seeks an Energy Commission Specialist I in the Transportation Policy and Analysis Office.  

Under the supervision of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) in the Transportation Planning and Analysis Unit, the incumbent may serve as a lead technical staff person for clean transportation infrastructure analysis and related activities by performing complex technical and analytical tasks. The incumbent will work independently and in teams. They will use scientific principles to evaluate transportation infrastructure issues in support of tasks called for under Assembly Bill 2127 (Ting, Statutes of 2018) and Executive Order N-79-20. The incumbent will support the responsibilities of the Energy Commission and its partners via workshops and other outreach, technical analysis, quantitative modeling, managing funding agreements, and creating technical reports and issue papers. The incumbent will help identify, assess, and prioritize cost-effective strategies and key performance indicators for achieving the goals of the Clean Transportation Program. The incumbent will establish working relationships with other government agencies and industry stakeholders to ensure that the California Energy Commission and its Clean Transportation Program have access to the most current market and technology information as a basis for its analyses and policy decisions.

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):
Working Title:
Energy Commission Specialist I (TED)
$6,050.00 - $7,519.00
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Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Are you interested in a career that makes a positive impact on California and the world? Would you like to be part of a talented, passionate team committed to developing innovative strategies and policy recommendations to realize the full benefits of 21st-century transportation while helping reduce air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and dependence on petroleum? If you are prepared to take on this exciting and important challenge, the California Energy Commission’s Fuels and Transportation Division is seeking exceptional people to build on California’s clean transportation successes and help shape our energy future.

The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, and leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Come be a part of the action and join our team today!

Department Website:

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 245409, 3) RPA 610-239 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: 4/13/2021

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 610-239
California Energy Commission
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:

California Energy Commission
RPA 610-239
California Energy Commission
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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Other - Cover Letter -  Include a cover letter of no more than half a page in length describing why you are the best candidate for this position.
  • Statement of Qualifications - See below for Statement of Qualifications information.
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:
  • Knowledge of zero-emission and alternative fuels, including both vehicle and fueling infrastructure technologies.
  • Knowledge of transportation market evaluation factors and methods.
  • Knowledge of private sector, public policy, and environmental issues related to alternative transportation fuels, technologies, and infrastructure development.
  • Knowledge of economic cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and quantitative analysis methods.
  • Familiarity with quantitative modeling methods and tools, such as the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projections Tool (EVI-Pro).
  • Skill in making presentations and effectively interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to interact will all levels of technical staff, management, and Commissioners.
  • Ability to assume a lead position in a team environment.


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.


General State Employment Benefits and Protections

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Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Personnel Services 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) 661-8122
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

Please provide a statement of qualifications (SOQ). The hiring manager and team will review your SOQ to ensure you meet the job-related criteria.

When completing the SOQ, label the top of the first page “Statement of Qualifications.” For each prompt below, include your key relevant experience, education, and training, and provide complete and self-contained answers. Include e.g. relevant places of employment, dates, and duties performed. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several prompts, address the relevant functions of the job to provide concise answers.

Other materials such as your resume or other application materials will not be considered as substitutes for the SOQ. Incomplete or missing responses to the prompts below will negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications.

Your SOQ must be a maximum of two pages and use 12-point Arial font, single-spaced, with normal 1-inch margins.

Please address the following prompts:

  1. Describe your experience with technical research and projects, including the type of analyses you performed, presentations you gave, and/or technical reports or papers you wrote individually or as part of a team.
  2. Describe your knowledge and experience related to electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, electricity grid impacts, and associated transportation topics.
  3. Describe your experience in contract administration, e.g. analyzing scopes of work, developing and approving documents, managing projects, and troubleshooting problems.
  4. Describe your leadership experience. Provide examples of your roles, challenges, and ability to lead using tact and persuasiveness to achieve results.

Applications received without an SOQ will not be considered. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered in place 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, 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