Policy Associate.

2020-10-18
Full Time

Description

Department Information
The mission of the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer energy costs by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles to benefit all Coloradans. CEO develops and implements policy and programming to support that mission and achieve outcomes within Colorado’s energy sectors. The policy team is responsible for CEO’s research and analysis, regulatory interventions, and activity at the General Assembly.
Description of Job
The Policy Associate will support the development of the policy team’s work products and its advocacy. Primarily, they will conduct research and support CEO’s engagement in regulatory proceedings at the Public Utilities Commission and the Air Quality Control Commission. They will use an analytical skill set to help research, analyze and visualize energy data to inform CEO's policies and strategies.

Responsibilities
  • Support CEO’s engagement in regulatory proceedings at the Public Utilities Commission and the Air Quality Control Commission, including helping to monitor proceedings, reviewing and summarizing filings, conducting research and quantitative analysis, assisting in the preparation of PUC filings, and other PUC-related tasks.
  • Assist in the research and development of program, regulatory, and legislative policies.
  • Manage and analyze data from a variety of internal and external sources to identify and communicate market trends, programmatic impacts, and other relevant findings.
  • Create data visualizations that make complex information easier to understand
  • Promote data-driven decision-making through the collection and application of program data; help evaluate program outcomes and propose improvements to support strategic planning and the achievement of office goals.
  • Support research projects, including the development of strategic work plans, scopes of work, project deliverables, and corresponding state and federal budgets.
  • Participate in utility and other stakeholder group meetings.
General
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies in the planning and execution of activities
  • Maintain positive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders within the market area.
  • Abide by office policies and procedures in a manner that ensures fiscal responsibility and promotes efficient, effective and elegant government
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and scheduling software applications to prepare correspondence, plans, reports, and other documents
  • Assist other CEO departments in carrying out unit and office wide priorities
  • Participate in and travels as necessary to designated events and conferences in support of office programming
  • Other duties as requested and required
Salary Range: $50,000-65,000, anticipated hiring range $50,000-55,000.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions Of Employment & Appeal Rights
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field and 1 year of professional experience.
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, 3 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge about energy issues in Colorado preferred
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented, and persistent
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative as well as the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in stressful and high pressure situations.
  • Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite and Google suite
  • Demonstrated interest in the mission of Colorado Energy Office.
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