Job Posting: Legislative Analyst

California Energy Commission

Legislative Analyst

$5,518.00 - $7,116.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/5/2023

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Legislative Manager, the analyst will be responsible for independently preparing analyses of legislation affecting the Commission, researching, and responding to requests for information from Commission and legislative staff, and preparing testimony and correspondence related to the Commission at the full journeyperson level.

    Minimum Qualifications (MQs): The MQs for this classification can be found at  Associate Governmental Program Analyst & Staff Services Analyst. The documents you submit in your application package must highlight how you meet the MQs. If the MQs are not met, you will not be considered for this position.

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

    Working Conditions

    The California Energy Commission offers a hybrid workplace model that is designed to support a distributed workforce of both office-based and remote-centric workers that relies on a high level of telework. Occasional travel may be required based on the needs of the division. Regular and consistent attendance - whether office-based or remote-centric - is essential to successful performance in this position. This position is remote centered which means the incumbent works 50 percent or more of their time monthly from an alternate work location (i.e., teleworking). 

    This position will require occasional evening and weekend work to accommodate workload and the legislative calendar.

    Minimum Requirements

    You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Legislative Analyst
    $5,518.00 - $7,116.00
    $3,534.00 - $5,916.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Permanent, Full Time

    Department Information

    The CEC was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address energy challenges facing the state. Today, the CEC is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency and is leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Serving all Californians, the CEC embodies diversity, equity, and inclusion, and has taken an active and meaningful role in creating an environment that enables each employee to thrive. The CEC supports a hybrid workplace model with a workforce of office-based and remote-centered workers. The CEC operates under the umbrella of the California Natural Resources Agency and shares offices with the agency in a LEED Platinum Certified Building in downtown Sacramento.

    The California Energy Commission seeks two Associate Governmental Program Analysts in the Office of Governmental and International Affairs. If you are interested in a challenging and exciting career in clean energy and are passionate about renewable, efficient, and reliable energy that addresses climate change, join our diverse team of global energy leaders! The California Energy Commission plays a lead role in creating the energy system of the future, not just in California, but globally.

    This position is open to interested applicants both inside and outside of state service. To be eligible to apply and be hired as a new-to-state-service employee, you must:

    1) Create an online CalCareers account. For a tutorial on the state application process, vist California State Hiring Process Instructional Video Series – YouTube or or contact

    2) Complete an assessment and score in the top ranks. Your assessment score determines your rank.   

    3) Submit an application package through your CalCareers account. An application package must include all items under the “Required Application Package Documents” section. Resumes will not be accepted in place of a State Examination and Employment Application (STD. 678). Applications must include “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year), time base (full-time/part-time/number of hours per week/month), and applicable civil service classifications.

    Department Website:

    Special Requirements

    You must include the following if you are applying by mail or in person:

    1) How you are eligible (list eligibility, transfer within state service, reinstatement, SROA/surplus, etc.) in the Explanations box on the first page of the STD. 678.

    2) The Job Control number JC-393120 and the title of the position you are applying for in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) box on the first page of the STD. 678.

    3) Request for Personnel Action Number RPA 160-171 in the Explanations box of the STD. 678.

    4) Your original signature at the bottom of the first page of the STD. 678.

    5) Include unofficial school transcripts with your application package if the position you are applying for has an educational requirement. You may be required to provide official transcripts if hired.

    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: 10/5/2023

    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 160-171 | JC-393120
    715 P 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 160-171 | JC-393120
    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 at least five complete paragraphs in length describing why you are interested in California energy and environmental policy and what about this position intrigues you.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Include an SOQ that answers the questions below. Your SOQ should be no longer than one page, single-spaced, with no smaller than 12-point font. Please provide clear and concise answers with enough context to be understood. Applications received without an SOQ will not be considered. Visit How to Write a Statement of Qualifications for instructions.
      1. What experience related to the CA State Legislative Process do you have?
      2. What is your experience as part of a hybrid or remote work team?
      3. What experience do you have with electronic systems such as Outlook, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint and any others you feel are relevant?
    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:
    1. Excellent verbal, writing and critical thinking skills
    2.  Ability to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision and within specified timeframes
    3. Skill in clearly and concisely communicating sensitive and complex information to a lay audience 
    4. Ability to coordinate disparate information from multiple sources into a cohesive whole
    5. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of and interest in the States’ energy policies and goals, the legislative process, and legislative analysis.


    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.

    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.

    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