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Salary: $5,064.00 - $6,341.00
Posted: 12/05/2013

Job Description:
How To Apply: Interested applicants should submit an ONLINE JOB APPLICATION along with a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). If you need assistance completing the application, you may email the Human Resources staff at or call (855) 663-0222. Questions concerning this position should be directed to Simon Baker at 415-703-5649 or via email The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) shall be in 12 pt., Times New Roman font and not to exceed two (2) typewritten pages. Beyond the page limit and font size stated above, the format and organization of the information presented in the SOQ is at the discretion of the candidate. The SOQ should include a detailed explanation relating to each of the Required Experience/Qualifications bullets below in order to allow a reviewer to easily discern the candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities. Each candidate’s SOQ will be rated on their written communication skills, as well as the content of the Statement, using standardized rating criteria to select the most qualified candidate for the position. In the event there is more than one highly qualified candidate, hiring interviews may be conducted. Please observe the page limit. If a candidate’s SOQ exceeds the two-page limit, only the first two pages will be evaluated. Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ with their application will not be given further consideration. Please note that all information provided is subject to verification. For each of the topic areas discussed in the SOQ, please include the name(s) and phone number(s) of supervisor(s) and/or manager(s) who are knowledgeable about your work and may be contacted for verification. WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants eligible for lateral transfer (defined in CCR 250 and SPB rules 430-433*), list appointment, voluntary demotion, reinstatement, or other State Civil Service eligibility under SPB rules will be considered. To become “list eligible” for consideration, interested candidates must successfully pass a civil service exam. Applicants currently on an SROA list or employed by a surplus department in a specific classification designated as surplus will be given primary consideration. *Copies of CCR 250 and SPB Rules 430-433 are available in the Human Resources Office. Description: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is the State’s lead agency working to increase the amount of distributed generation in California, and in doing so to decrease the demand for energy and the associated greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change. The Customer Generation Section is responsible for overseeing “customer-side” distributed generation programs (in contrast to utility-side distributed generation programs) that promote the adoption of solar, wind and other distributed generation technologies, including the California Solar Initiative and the Self-Generation Incentive Program. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: The PURA II candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: Policy research and analysis. Ability to summarize complex issues and different perspectives. Ability and/or experience to handle multiple assignments with accuracy, to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, and to work independently. Quantitative analysis, including experience using spreadsheets and spreadsheet models, and the ability to summarize and present statistical information and results in a clear and concise manner. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects including coordination with team-members, multiple parties, and ability to set and meet milestones and deadlines with limited supervision. In addition to the required experience and qualifications identified above, PURA III candidates will be assessed on the following: Understanding of California regulatory and policy environment, particularly Commission orders and policies related to clean energy and climate change. Desirable Experience/Qualifications: In addition to the above requirements, the preferred candidate for this position would also have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: Experience with strategy development, program implementation, and/or program delivery for utility distributed generation programs. Knowledge of market factors and technical issues associated with distributed generation.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 680 - 325 - 4611 - 014
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Energy Division
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco 94102
Simon Baker

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