Oregon Department of Energy Salem, OR
Senior Siting Analyst (Utility & Energy Analyst 3) Are you interested in protecting important state resources while simultaneously helping to ensure the availability of affordable and reliable power to Oregonians? Do you want to work with a team of hardworking, dedicated professionals who are committed to ensuring an efficient, cost-effective, inclusive, and transparent environmental review process? At the Oregon Department of Energy, our vision is for a safe, clean, equitable, and sustainable energy future in Oregon. We are driven by a commitment to challenging work that makes a difference in the lives of Oregonians. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about making change through public service. We want people who get excited about new ideas, seeing projects through, and being part of a team. With about seventy-five staff, our agency is made better through strong collaboration and communication. We recognize each other's talents, respect each other's diversity, and count on each other's word. Above all, we have fun working together on behalf of the state. Energy is one of the most important, fastest-moving issues in Oregon today. Come join our team and work on dynamic issues that affect current and future generations of Oregonians. WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING ODOE’s Energy Facility siting Division supports the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC), a governor-appointed citizen committee responsible for siting and regulating energy facilities in Oregon. Siting division staff oversee an inclusive, thorough process in which proposed energy facilities are reviewed and analyzed for the ability to meet all local and state standards. The work is coordinated with local and regional governments, state and federal agencies, projects developers and contractors, tribal governments, and community stakeholders providing public input. With the results of this work, plus additional Division support, the Council considers proposals for and makes decisions on large electricity-generating facilities, high voltage transmission lines, some gas pipelines, and radioactive waste disposal sites. Strong oversight ensures Oregonians can count on an accessible, transparent process that supports an adequate supply of energy for the Division also monitors facilities on EFSC’s behalf, from proposal and pre-construction through to construction completion, ongoing compliance, and decommissioning. The purpose of this position is to ensure that the design, siting, construction, operation and dismantlement of energy facilities are consistent with Oregon’s rules and regulations, while assuring public health, safety and environmental quality standards are met for the development and operation of environmentally compatible energy sources. The position may require frequent overnight travel throughout the state. For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position please review the position description by clicking here. WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU We offer full medical, vision, and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. This is a full-time, unrepresented position. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, engineering, planning, public policy or a closely related field, AND Four years of professional-level work experience in science, engineering, environmental impact analysis, energy regulation, regulatory permitting, planning, or public policy analysis, OR Seven years of work experience in any of the above fields; four of which must have been at the professional level. A Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position will substitute for one year of the professional level work experience. A Doctorate or Juris Doctorate in a field relevant to the position will substitute for two years of the professional level work experience. DESIRED ATTRIBUTES Experience preparing or evaluating an application for an industrial facility under a state or federal permitting process. Experience leading/managing multiple resources to produce an environmental study, permit application or other similar product requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. Excellent verbal and written communication skills HOW TO APPLY Attach a resume. Attach a cover letter. Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please visit the following website: Veterans Resources . You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666. Answer all the supplemental questions. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position will be eligible for an interview. Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check. The Oregon Department of Energy does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Questions/Need Help? If you have questions about the recruitment and selection please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 373-0051. If you need an alternate format to complete the application process, please contact Courtney Baker. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNICITY, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY AND IS COMMITTED TO WORKPLACE DIVERSITY.