Energy Programs Analyst

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Energy Programs Analyst | Central Coast Community Energy | Monterey, CA

Summary 

The Energy Programs Analyst works under the general supervision of the Manager of Energy Programs and  collaborates closely with other Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) teams and external consultants to  assist in the implementation of 3CE’s energy programs. The Energy Programs team is responsible for  managing programs aimed at transportation electrification, building electrification, distributed energy  resources, and community resiliency. The Analyst will perform research, solicit community feedback, and conduct analysis to develop and manage energy program activities. 

Supervision Received/Exercised 

This position reports to the Manager of Energy Programs and no supervision is exercised.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to): 

  • Identifies trends in energy technologies, utility programs, and customer needs to support program  development and design recommendations. 
  • Collaborates with 3CE department teams and outside consultants on energy program development,  design, analysis, marketing and outreach, and implementation. 
  • Identifies, recommends, and develops materials and web-based tools to drive customer program  participation. 
  • Tracks and reports program success through metrics, analytics, customer relationship management  tools, and other program tracking tools. 
  • Manages day-to-day operations of assigned energy programs. 
  • Delivers presentations to various community groups and local organizations. 
  • Participates and interacts with members of the public to distribute information about 3CE programs. Identifies complementary program funding opportunities. 
  • Compiles research, makes recommendations, and drafts staff reports for manager review and  presentations for Board and Committee meetings.  
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.  

Minimum Qualifications 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The  requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Knowledge of: 

  • The organization and operations of a local government agency. 
  • Community Choice Aggregations and programs.  
  • Transportation electrification, building electrification, battery storage systems, distributed energy  resources (DER), demand response and other energy initiatives. 
  • Activities necessary for effective on-the-ground key stakeholder outreach and customer program  participation.
  • Principles of project and project management. 
  • Data analysis and visualization techniques, particularly as applied to energy use in the building and  transportation sectors 
  • Basic science of greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.  
  • Customer Relationship Management, project management, and data analytics software. • 

Ability to: 

  • Prepare and present clear and comprehensive correspondence, reports, presentations, and proposals to a diverse audience.  
  • Research, analyze and interpret complex data; reach conclusions, make recommendations, and  develop staff reports. 
  • Define problem areas and evaluate, recommend, and implement alternative solutions to complex  issues and problems. 
  • Effectively represent 3CE before the Operations and Policy Boards, Citizens Advisory Council, city  councils, and other local, regional, state, and federal agencies, as well as in public meetings with local  citizens. 
  • Be detail oriented and manage multiple projects and programs in a fast-paced environment.  Work well independently and on teams. 
  • Deal tactfully and maintain effective working relations with various levels of staff, the public, civic  organizations, and representatives from governmental, industry, media, and other agencies. Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for the rights of individuals and differences in people’s ethnic  and cultural heritage, attitudes, beliefs, goals, and interests. 
  • Promote teamwork, a positive work environment, and collaborative problem solving. Work effectively under stressful situations involving tight deadlines. 
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal  guidelines. 

Experience/Education 

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and abilities listed. A  typical way to obtain the require qualifications would be:  

Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in,  science, technology, environmental planning, business, or a related field. 

AND 

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible in energy programs or working in electric utility,  Community Choice Aggregation, or closely related field. 

A Master’s degree with project management experience in related field may be substituted for work  experience. 

Licenses/Certificates: 

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver’s license, automobile insurance and  a safe driving record.

Working Conditions 

The physical demands described here are representative of those required for the position. Position requires  sitting, walking, standing, bending, and twisting in the performance of daily activities. The position requires  hand manipulation and repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The  position requires near and far vision in reading reports and use of a computer. Acute hearing is required in  supporting meetings and providing phone and in-person customer service. The position occasionally requires  lifting and/or moving objects up to 40 pounds. 3CE will make reasonable accommodation of the known  physical or mental limitations of a qualified application with a disability upon request. 

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