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Energy Regulatory and Legislative Analyst



Department: Monterey Bay Community Power
Job Status: Full-Time
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Job Description

Summary 
The Energy Regulatory and Legislative Analyst (Analyst) works under the direction of the Manager of Energy Regulatory and Legislative Affairs and collaborates closely with other Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) teams (Power Services, Communications and External Affairs, and Internal Operations) in representing MBCP in various regulatory and legislative activities. The Analyst evaluates proposed regulatory policies and legislation to assess the impact on MBCP, develops MBCP positions on issues, and develops analyses, written reports, and presentation materials to support MBCP’s position. The Analyst may be assigned to represent MBCP before applicable regulatory agencies, perform outreach to legislators, or participate on behalf of MBCP in California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) working groups or committees developing joint community choice aggregators (CCAs) positions and pleadings. 

The Analyst works independently to perform assignments under the general direction of the Manager of Energy Regulatory and Legislative Affairs and the General Counsel. The Analyst participates as an MBCP representative in numerous forums, including before various regulatory agencies, legislative arenas, and trade associations. The regulatory bodies will include the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Independent System Operator, and California Energy Commission, but may include other agencies, such as the California Air Resources Board or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Analyst may also perform outreach to California or national legislative or executive bodies. These duties will be on matters affecting CCAs and other electric utilities, including in ratemaking proceedings, rulemakings, proposed rules and regulations, as well as proposed legislation and amendments. The Analyst is tasked with reviewing and drafting comments and briefs; providing technical and/or analytic input on regulatory and legislative matters; preparation of data requests, testimony, and hearing exhibits; and participation in administrative hearings.

The Energy Regulatory and Legislative Analyst may be assigned to assist in the work of other MBCP teams and perform related work and other analytic tasks for MBCP, as required. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED 
This position reports directly to the Manager of Energy Regulatory and Legislative Affairs as well as to the General Counsel. Management of consultants and contractors is not required at this time, but may become necessary in the future. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
Develop high-level policy and responses for key regulatory issues affecting MBCP, including strategy and prioritization of regulatory and legislative action for Manager of Energy Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, General Counsel and CEO consideration. 
Develop high-level policy and responses for key legislative issues affecting MBCP, including strategy and prioritization of legislative action for Manager of Energy Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, General Counsel and CEO consideration.
Represent MBCP in regulatory proceedings through preparation of data requests, written responses, position papers, analytical models, testimony, and exhibits. 
Represent MBCP in the legislative process through preparation of education materials for policymakers, attendance at legislative events, organizing meetings with legislators and other relevant stakeholders, and other relevant activities.
Develop and maintain advocacy partnerships with stakeholder groups in MBCP’s territory whose legislative platforms align with MBCP’s.
Track, review, analyze and summarize filings prepared by utilities and other entities that could impact MBCP and its customers.
Track, analyze and interpret regulatory proposals and other policy issues with an eye toward impact on and response from MBCP. 
Track, analyze, interpret, and summarize bills introduced in the California legislature that could impact MBCP and its customers.
Under direction of the Manager of Energy Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, work closely with technical experts and external regulatory counsel to develop effective and persuasive communications before the CPUC, California Energy Commission, California Independent System Operator, other legal or regulatory bodies, and the California Legislature as may be needed.
Write staff reports and presentations for Board and Committee meetings. 
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - Ideally, candidates will have knowledge of the following areas. Candidates with knowledge of some areas and a willingness and ability to learn quickly will be considered at a lower level.

California electric utility regulatory issues, CPUC regulatory practices, protocols, and procedures.
California utility rate design, electric resource planning, demand resource solutions and regulatory relations.
California legislative process and protocols
Communications portals and web-based resources for regulatory and legislative activity.
Principles and practices in the areas of energy efficiency, energy resources and procurement, or other to be determined areas.

Candidates should possess the following abilities:
 
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. 
Manage multiple projects and time efficiently.
Self-directed and comfortable operating in a dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment. 
Ability to work independently or in a team, as needed. 
Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
Orally communicate complex topics in easy to understand presentations before the Board, staff and other audiences.
Be detail oriented. 
Take responsibility and work independently, as well as coordinate team efforts. 
Demonstrate patience, tact, and courtesy in all situations 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - Experience and Training Guidelines:  Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in economics, business administration, environmental science, public policy or a related field.  A Master’s Degree in economics, business administration, environmental science, public policy or a related field can substitute for up to one year of the required experience.

EXPERIENCE:  Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in regulatory affairs at an electric utility, regulatory agency, consulting firm, or legislative office with emphasis on electric procurement issues, energy efficiency, energy market structure, or a closely related field. 
Licenses/Certificates: - Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver’s license or the ability to provide alternate transportation as approved by the CEO and a safe driving record. 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those required for the position. Position requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, and twisting in the performance of daily activities. The position requires hand manipulation and repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The position requires near and far vision in reading reports and use of a computer. Acute hearing is required in supporting meetings and providing phone and in-person customer service. The position occasionally requires lifting and/or moving objects up to 40 pounds. MBCP will make reasonable accommodation of the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified application with a disability upon request. 

Additional Information

Location and Compensation: The job will be located in Monterey, California and is a full-time, in office position. Telecommuting is not allowed at this time. Compensation for this position ranges up to $116,000, commensurate with experience. A full benefits package is also offered as part of salaried employment. 

Equal Opportunity Employment: Monterey Bay Community Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

Application Special Instructions

Application Process: 
The position is open until filled. To be considered for this position, please submit an application, detailed resume, and cover letter.

Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job description. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant qualifications will proceed with the selection process which may include a written examination, oral presentation, oral interview, or a combination. Telephone calls regarding this position will not be accepted.