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Government Affairs Policy Analyst (Sacramento)
Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) is seeking a Government Affairs Policy Analyst to assist its members in monitoring, advising, and engaging in policy matters pending before state regulatory agencies and the state legislature.

Position will be based in Sacramento, CA.

The Government Affairs Policy Analyst is a professional level classification that reports to the Director of Government Affairs and works in the SCPPA office in Sacramento, California; however, travel to the Glendora, California headquarters office may be required as necessary. The position principally assists SCPPA’s Director of Government Affairs and Manager of Government Affairs in monitoring, advising, and engaging in policy matters pending before the state legislature and state regulatory agencies including the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (OEIS). Coverage of pending federal policy matters may also be necessary as needed.

The duties listed below represent the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is related or a logical assignment to this class.

 
  • Monitoring, summarizing and providing input on energy-related matters before the CEC, CARB, CAISO, SCAQMD, CPUC, and OEIS. Energy-related matters before these agencies include, but are not limited to the following:
    • CEC activities regarding or related to implementation of California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS), including enforcement procedures; Integrated Resource Plans, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction initiatives; the Power Source Disclosure program; natural gas supply and storage issues; the Integrated Energy Policy Report; grant funding programs; and energy storage, electrification, transmission, and other matters affecting California’s utilities.
    • CARB rulemakings regarding or related to implementation of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and related Mandatory Reporting Regulation; the Scoping Plan; Integrated Resource Plans, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets; Low Carbon Fuel Standard; RPS enforcement; Advanced Clean Fleets; and other matters affecting California’s utilities.
    • CAISO initiatives surrounding grid regionalization; the Extended Day Ahead Market; enhanced market design issues; the Energy Imbalance Market; transmission, reliability, and renewables policies; and other matters affecting California’s utilities.
    • CPUC rulemakings regarding or related to implementation of California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard; natural gas supply and storage issues; rate reform; Net Energy Metering; energy storage; reliability issues; physical security plan issues; and pertinent General Order matters for the utility sector.
    • SCAQMD rulemakings related to air quality and clean transportation.
    • OEIS activities, including wildfire mitigation plan review, comments, and advisory opinions by the Wildfire Safety Advisory Board.
  • Monitoring, summarizing, and providing input on energy-related matters pending in the state legislature.
  • Monitoring, summarizing, and providing input on energy-related matters pending at the federal government may be needed.
To view the complete job description, information on benefits, and more about SCPPA, click here or visit their website at www.scppa.org 
Position: Government Affairs Policy Analyst (Sacramento)
Organization: Southern California Public Power Authority
Location: Glendora,  CA 
United States
Salary: $88,082 - $120,897 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 11/9/2021
Date Posted: 11/9/2021
Requirements Knowledge of Federal, state, and local agency regulatory processes and procedures, Federal and state legislative processes and procedures. The operations of a municipal electric utility. How the political, regulatory, and legislative processes can impact SCPPA Members and the electric utility industry. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations that cover municipal utility agencies. Key members of state and federal policy and fiscal legislative committees and regulatory agencies. Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and modern information systems.

The Ability to Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individual SCPPA Members, state, and federal regulatory agency staff (including policy staff in the Governor’s Office), and state and federal legislative staff. Develop and maintain a general working knowledge of SCPPA Member needs to quickly identify the Members affected by each issue. Effectively contribute to discussions across SCPPA working groups and with other utility trade associations towards developing consensus positions. Become a point of contact for stakeholders regarding the technical impacts of proposed regulatory and legislative changes to Members. Assist with drafting persuasive comment letters, summaries, and issue papers based upon Member input and built around consensus. Draft summaries of meetings, workshops, reports, and/or other public documents. Draft short articles for SCPPA’s weekly newsletters on regulatory and legislative matters. Participate in stakeholder processes to promote SCPPA positions.

Minimum qualifications for this position:
Applicants must have a four-year college degree in a policy-related field and at least three years of professional regulatory and/or legislative policy experience with demonstrably strong writing and speaking skills. Ideally, the candidate will have had direct experience in interfacing with California’s energy-related regulatory agencies and/or the state legislature.

To view the complete job description, information on benefits, and more about SCPPA, click here or visit their website at www.scppa.org 
Status: This listing expires on: 12/9/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
Southern California Public Power Authority
Address:
1160 Nicole Court

Glendora,  CA 91740
United States
Email:
sortiz@scppa.org
Phone:
(626) 793-9364
Fax:
Contact:
Salpi Ortiz