Position & Duties
The Community Energy Department is seeking to fill one (1) full-time Power Resources Specialist I/II position to the Regulatory and Legislative Compliance Division. This position reports directly to the Division Manager of Regulatory and Legislative Policy and will support a variety of Regulatory and Legislative Policy functions.
Under general direction of the Division Manager of Regulatory and Legislative Policy, the Power Resources Specialist I/II will be responsible for assisting and supporting the division’s engagement in the number of complex electric regulatory proceedings in order to effectively advocate for the business interests of SJCE at the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) to protect and advance San José business and community interests.
Typical duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:
Evaluate regulatory and legislative initiatives to ensure compliance with energy risk management policies.
Perform energy resource planning and electric utility tariff analysis, policy risk assessment, and provide technical analysis to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Support the preparation of comments, data requests, written responses, position papers, analytical models, testimony, and exhibits related to a variety of technical regulatory proceedings.
Maintain and update a short and/ or long-term list and calendar of key regulatory issues affecting SJCE.
Track, review, analyze, regulatory filings, proposals and policy issues that could impact SJCE and its customers.
Other duties as assigned.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
The current salary range for Power Resources Specialist I is: $80,454.40 - $98,030.40
The current salary range for Power Resources Specialist II is: $87,547.20 - $106,641.60
The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.
In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Senior Power Resources Specialist I/II classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing, non-pensionable, compensation pay.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
- Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts. Demonstrates basic knowledge of negotiation skills.
- Analytical Thinking - Approaches a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
- Collaboration - Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.
- Initiative - Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.
- Planning - Acts to align own unit's goals with the strategic direction of the organization; Defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives. Additional Competencies and/or Desirable Qualifications (Competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities that are more position specific and/or likely to contribute to more successful job performance.)
- Political Skill - In taking action, demonstrates an understanding and consideration of how it will impact stakeholders and affected areas in the organization.
- Vision/Strategic Thinking - Supports, promotes, and ensures alignment with the organization’s vision and values.
- Education and Experience
- Power Resources Specialist I: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or an analytical degree related field to utility business.
- Power Resources Specialist II: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or an analytical degree related field to utility business AND one (1) year of experience in energy resources operations, planning, purchasing, scheduling, or contract negotiations.
- Licenses or Certificates: Valid California Driver’s License may be required.
- Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant’s training and experience based on the application, cover letter and resume, and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for applicable text response.
- Please select the option that best describes how you meet the education minimum qualifications:
- I have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or an analytical degree related field to utility business.
- I have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or an analytical degree related field to utility business and at least one (1) year of experience in energy resources operations, planning, purchasing, scheduling, or contract negotiations.
- Please specify your degree, field of study, and the college or university where you obtained your degree. You may also include any additional degrees or applicable certifications that you have achieved.
- How have you gained at least one (1) year of experience in energy resources, operations, planning, purchasing, scheduling, or contract negotiations (if applicable)?
- What is your experience working with legislative initiatives in order to ensure compliance with energy risk management policies?
- Have you been involved in any regulatory proceedings? What were your responsibilities throughout the process?
- Can you share at least one example of a regulatory or policy-related project in which you had to partner with others? How did you collaborate with your team to ensure the project was supported?
You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Michelle Saechao at firstname.lastname@example.org