Job Posting: Executive Director, CAEATFA

CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority

Executive Director, CAEATFA
Executive Director, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority

$11,904.00 - $13,264.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/19/2023

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the State Treasurer as Chairperson of the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA). CAEATFA provides policy, program and technical direction to the CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority Board Members. The Executive Director administers a state program to promote the prompt and efficient development of energy sources which are renewable or which more efficiently utilize and conserve scare energy resources; development and commercialization of advanced transportation technologies; financing projects utilizing alternative energy sources and advanced transportation technologies using lease revenue bonds; administers a program to grant sales and use tax exclusion to projects related to alternative energy and advanced transportation through conveyance agreements to qualified manufacturers of advanced transportation and renewable energy component parts; and administers the PACE Reserve Program financing commercial and residential property owners to make energy improvements using bonds and/or loans that can be repaid through assessments added to their property tax bill.

The Authority consists of five members. The State Treasurer who is designated as Chairman, the State Controller, the Director of Finance, the Chairman of the Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and the President of the Public Utilities Commission.

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

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Executive Director, CAEATFA
    Executive Director, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
    $11,904.00 - $13,264.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Advanced Transportation and Alternative Energy Financing Authority (CAEATFA) is a small, and innovative organization, housed in the State Treasurer’s Office, and focused on leveraging private capital to meet the state’s greenhouse gas reduction and economic development goals. We have openings for analysts to work as part of the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF). The CHEEF is a public-private partnership that leverages private capital to help Californians make their homes and businesses more comfortable and energy efficient. We are building energy efficiency financing programs across multiple industry sectors and designing the first open-market, on-bill repayment program in the nation.

    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: 2/19/2023

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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:

    CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
    Attn: Applications Unit
    State Treasurer's Office
    915 Capitol Mall, Room 538
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
    State Treasurer's Office
    915 Capitol Mall, Room 538
    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.
    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 with, or demonstrated knowledge of development and deployment of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and advanced transportation and manufacturing technologies to reduce air pollution, conserve energy, and promote economic development and jobs.
    • Broad administrative experience at the executive or senior level with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present effectively to a wide variety of internal and external audiences such as a public board, state legislators, and stakeholders.
    • Experience at the executive or senior level providing guidance and facilitation in the formulation of strategies, communications and messaging on highly sensitive and controversial issues.
    • Experience that demonstrates the ability to make executive-level decisions and effectively negotiate solutions with control agencies, the Legislature and other governmental entities and departments.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability in motivating and leading a multidisciplinary team and/or managerial experience directing a multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff, including experience in team development, mentoring and strategic planning.
    • Extensive managerial and program administrative experience which has included substantial responsibility for a combination of management functions such as program planning; policy formulation; business services, fiscal and personnel management.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain cooperative and collaborative relationships both within an organization and with outside partners.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the California legislative and budgetary processes, state agencies, and other governmental entities.
    • Demonstrated ability to draft and analyze legislation and provide testimony as necessary.
    • Possession of personal characteristics that include integrity, initiative, leadership, tact, sound judgment, and adaptability, as well as a strong customer service focus.


    Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

    Contact Information

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

    Human Resources Contact:
    Applications Unit
    (916) 653-3100

    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:
    EEO Officer
    (916) 653-3100
    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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification in your application packet. Official sealed transcripts or your original diploma (with embossed seal) will be required prior to appointment. If it is determined that a candidate does not meet all Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the classification. All candidates who are determined to not meet the Minimum Qualifications will be contacted in writing and will have 10 business days to respond with additional information supporting their Minimum Qualifications for the classification. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.


    Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State Application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information listed anywhere on the applications submitted electronically, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

    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