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Under administrative direction, to act as special adviser to a State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commissioner; to coordinate, review, and recommend appropriate action to a commissioner on proposed orders and decisions before the Commission; to consult with the Commissioner on activities, policy and program of the Commission; to represent a Commissioner, upon his direction, at meetings and other public functions; and to do other work as required.
Provides specialized advice on engineering, scientific, economic, legal, or social aspects and implications of proposals before the Commission; consults with and assists a Commissioner in the review of proposed orders and decisions, and analysis of issues appearing on the Commission calendar; personally performs and reviews complex reports and recommendations on facilities siting, forecasting of energy demand, energy conservation measures, environmental and social and economic impacts, and research and development proposals and findings; assists Commissioner in understanding and reconciling conflicting environmental, economic, legal, social, engineering and scientific factors in developing policy and reaching decisions consistent with Commission policy; reads and analyzes reports, memoranda, resolutions, and correspondence submitted to the Commission for consideration, and advises the Commissioner on appropriate courses of action; as a Commissioner's representative, attends conferences, hearings, and board meetings as required by Commission activities and reports to the Commissioner; reviews legislation; and dictates correspondence and prepares reports and position papers.
Two years' experience in a line program in the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
Two years of experience in a government agency, legislative staff, nonprofit foundation, research organization, educational institution, or other organization involved in some or a11 of the following areas: energy supply and demand analysis, energy policy analysis, forecasting, conservation, environmental protection, facility construction and regulation, research and development, or energy program budget analysis. Such experience must have included the preparation of reports and/or recommendations on energy management issues. (Fu1liime graduate study in one of the physical or biological sciences, engineering, economics, public administration, political science, or other such field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)
Knowledge of: California Public Resources Code pertaining to energy conservation and development; general principles of physical sciences, engineering, economics, and environmental considerations involved in energy production, transmission, utilization and conservation; Federal, State, local government and private agencies involved in energy research and regulation; general social and economic implications of energy demand forecasting and facility construction; recent research and development projects in the fields of electrical, nuclear, geothermal, solar and other sources.
Ability to: analyze complex problems and proposals involving engineering, economic and environmental considerations, and recommend logical courses of action; prepare and present complex and comprehensive reports and recommendations orally and in writing; speak effectively.
Possession of a master's degree in one of the physical sciences, engineering, economics, or other field closely related to energy resources conservation and development.