The Oregon Department of Energy is hiring for two senior policy analysts. These policy analysts will serve two separate roles at the agency with different energy areas of expertise.
The Senior Climate Specialist will serve as the state’s expert on the nexus of climate and energy in Oregon. The position will work towards achieving the state's greenhouse gas reduction goals and prepare for the impacts of a warming climate. This will be accomplished by maintaining expertise on climate research and policy, analyzing greenhouse gas reduction strategies, assessing climate mitigation needs and strategies, informing state leadership on climate issues and research, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders on developing and evaluating policy options and strategies.
The Senior Policy Analyst on Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels will serve as the state’s expert on natural gas production, transmission, and consumption, including renewable natural gas and biogas opportunities in Oregon. The position will maintain the state’s renewable natural gas inventory and provide expertise on natural gas system resilience, greenhouse gas reduction strategies, transmission, and power-to-gas opportunities in the thermal energy sector. This role will also provide policy expertise on alternative fuel production, development, distribution, and consumption, particularly in the medium- and heavy-duty transportation sectors.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.ORAny combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.
The most successful candidates will also have the following skills, experience, and background