Job Posting: Lead Technical Specialist (Econ/Demo)

California Energy Commission

Lead Technical Specialist (Econ/Demo)

$7,857.00 - $9,774.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/31/2021

Job Description and Duties

California Energy Commission seeks an Energy Commission Specialist III (TED) in its Energy Assessments Division. The position is located in the Data Integration and Policy Office’s Data Collection Unit.  

The mission of the Energy Assessments Division (EAD) is to conduct assessments of California’s electricity, natural gas, petroleum, and transportation systems and trends and to provide that information to the state’s decision makers and the public. This information assists these and other stakeholders to develop energy policies that balance the need for adequate resources with economic, public health, safety, and environmental goals. The EAD consists of a multi-disciplinary staff of economists, engineers, scientists, responsible for developing methodologies, models, and data for analyzing energy supply and demand. The division’s emphasis is on building staff capabilities in the latest modeling and analytical techniques to assess and forecast California’s energy needs

Under the general direction of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory), the Energy Commission Specialist III (ECS III) performs a variety of sensitive and highly complex technical and analytical tasks and provides expert guidance and technical direction related to economic and demographic analysis, the results of which are fundamental to and used in the preparation of California's Energy Demand Forecast (CEDF). The ECS III also may provide support or advice regarding related policy matters impacting the CEDF when needed.

The incumbent is the highest level specialist who serves as the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) top subject matter expert, resource, and technical lead regarding California's economics and demographics. The ECS III conducts research and analyzes demographic and economic data and trends in the state and provides expert consultative services to CEC management and technical staff regarding California’s economy, demographics, and their impacts on energy demand, supply, and efficiency. The incumbent’s analyses and results are used in the CEC’s modeling of California’s energy sectors, including residential, floor space, commercial, agriculture, transportation, and are also incorporated into the overall CEDF.

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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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Lead Technical Specialist (Econ/Demo)
$7,857.00 - $9,774.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, 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 leading the state to a 100% 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-260724, 3) RPA 840-009 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: 7/31/2021

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: JC-260724 | RPA 840-009
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
JC-260724 | RPA 840-009
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 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.
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:
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills. Ability to coordinate interdisciplinary  projects  and  staff,  at  times  dealing  with  competing  work priorities and deadlines.  
  • Ability to effectively work and lead others within a team environment while under pressure, and maintain positive and constructive work relationships with others. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Ability to effectively communicate with others. Ability to effectively write, review, and edit technical program information. Ability to gather, compile, analyze, interpret and communicate written and numerical research data. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to reason logically and creatively while analyzing a variety of analytical techniques. 
  • A broad understanding of the state’s energy policies, and the state’s economy and demographics and their impacts on energy demand.
  • Proficiency on a personal computer and familiarity with word processing, database management, spreadsheets, models, and graphics. Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and database software programs.


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.

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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 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.

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