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Energy and Climate Technical Policy Analyst

Society for Conservation Biology
San Diego, California, US
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

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Academic / Research, Nonprofit
Policy / Legal
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The Technical Policy Analyst I or [II] position is an entry-level [mid-level] position that supports [leads some of] EPIC's quantitative energy and climate policy activities. This position, which reports to the Assistant Director, supports climate and energy research and analysis for projects, presentations, information papers, articles, and reports on topics related to energy and climate change.

Candidates that have the minimum qualifications outlined below and enjoy working with numbers and data for public policy purposes is suitable for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Policy Analyst I or [II]

  • Support [Lead] quantitative GHG analysis, including but not limited to conducting GHG inventories, estimating GHG impacts of related policies, and estimating financial impacts through benefit-cost analysis.
  • Support [Lead] efforts to develop and maintain quantitative tools and models.
  • Support [Lead] quality assurance and quality control activities to ensure high quality results and work products, [including reviewing all work and work products of the Technical Policy I and student interns.]
  • Develop [Lead efforts to develop] Climate Action Plans, Climate Resilience Plans, and other related plans and documents.
  • Collect [Lead efforts to collect] and update all relevant data, methods, and information necessary to conduct related quantitative analysis.
  • Develop [Lead efforts to develop] and maintain understanding of methodological and other technical advances related to ongoing projects and incorporate into existing methods and tools.
  • Conduct [Lead efforts to conduct] necessary research related to policy, legislation, and other related topics to support ongoing projects.

  • Assist writing [Lead development] of technical documents, policy briefs, and blogs to summarize findings.
  • Support development of [Develop and conduct] presentations to summarize results of analysis, as needed.
  • Collaborate with city staff, agency staff at the local, regional and state level as needed to facilitate ongoing projects.
  • Support presentations [Present] at and participate in local, regional and state level meetings, workshops, conference related to the climate planning process, as needed.

Project Development
  • Support development of [Lead] new projects [or project tasks] related to EPIC's technical energy and climate policy work, including developing scopes of work and project timelines.
  • Support development of [Develop] funding proposals, as needed, related to EPIC's technical energy and climate policy work.

Minimum Qualifications: Technical Policy Analyst I [II ]
  • Bachelor's [Master's] Degree in a related technical field such as environmental science, engineering, systems engineering, physics/mathematics/modeling, economics or similar.
  • 1-3 [3-5] years of experience doing similar quantitative and policy work.
  • [Demonstrated] Quantitative and modeling skills.
  • Familiarity [Demonstrated understanding] of California energy and climate policy.
  • Familiarity with [Demonstrated skills using] office software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite).
  • Intermediate [Advanced] Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts in a simple and effective manner.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment but maintain quality with attention to detail.
  • [Demonstrated] Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Strong problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a related field of study.
  • [Experience leading projects and directing activities of other staff members.]
  • Familiarity with [Experience conducting] benefit-cost or similar analysis of energy and climate related policies.
  • Familiarity with Climate Resilience and Adaptation.
  • Advanced knowledge advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (e.g., macros, dashboards, conditional formulas, etc.)
  • [Demonstrated] ability to use Geographical Information System software.
  • Familiarity with [Understanding and ability to use] software for statistical analysis (e.g, Excel statistical package, SASS, etc.)
  • Experience supporting [developing] project and proposal development.

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