San Francisco, California, United States
8 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
1-2 Years
$90,264.00 - $113,040.00
Min Experience
2-3 Years
Min Education
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary


Energy Division/CEQA-FERC/Infrastructure Planning and CEQA

Would you like to help California combat global warming and help improve the states aging infrastructure? Do you have a strong interest in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or energy planning issues? If so, the Infrastructure Permitting and Planning Branch in the Energy Division is looking for you!

Significant new investments are required in order to support the State’s transition to a low-carbon energy infrastructure. To realize these goals, new transmission lines have been planned and are being built throughout the State to integrate renewable energy. At the same time, significant investments to improve distribution level infrastructure are required to improve the safety, delivery and reliability of electricity and gas.

The CEQA and FERC Branch plays an important role in permitting transmission and substation facilities throughout the State and is responsible for the development of environmental documents in accordance with CEQA and overseeing projects in construction.

Although this position primarily supports telecommunications infrastructure, the CEQA unit provides permitting services to the whole CPUC and supports energy and rail projects as well. This provides staff the opportunity to diversify their professional portfolios by having a variety of projects and permitting challenges.

The CEQA Project Manager will review and recommend action on “advice letter” requests from utilities in compliance with prior Commission orders. The CEQA Project Manager reviews and disposes of advice letter filings. Advises and consults with Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) regarding rulings and proposed decisions, provides technical support for ALJs in formal proceedings before the Commission, prepares briefings, performs policy research, and prepares alternate decision drafts for Commissioners and their advisors. The CEQA Project Manager is responsible for writing and issuing Requests for Proposals for Consultant services, manages the selection process and acts as contract manager overseeing the development of CEQA/ other environmental documents and construction monitoring of infrastructure projects. The CEQA Project Manager will facilitates workshops and/or stakeholder meetings as needed.

The CEQA Project Manager will also perform original research, analysis, and makes recommendations on findings and determining the broad policy or analytical framework for the future programs, procedures, and processes. This may involve providing support to multidisciplinary teams, acting as a leader on a project requiring substantial expertise.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Qualifications: Please review the minimum qualifications for the Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst III position here

Application To-Dos: 

  1. Create a CalCareers account if you haven't already
  2. Take the exam for the classification you're applying for - CalCareers - PURA III. (Click “Apply Now” and it will take you to the exam). This will allow you to become “list eligible” to apply for the role
  3. Fill out the STD 678 form within your CalCareers application. This is the legal document we will use to review your application
  4. Attach your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) within your CalCareers application.
    • Prepare and submit a narrative description of how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position. The SOQ should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications. Refer to the job description and duties, and duty statement to prepare your response.
    • NOTE: Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ and writing that exceeds the page limit will not be considered or scored. All information in the SOQ is subject to verification.
  5. Ensure your SOQ is formatted with the following requirements:
    • Use 11-point Arial font
    • Single-spaced
    • 2 page limit
    • Submit your application by July 26, 2024 @ 11:59 PM PT

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please reach out to EnergyDivisionRecruiting@cpuc.ca.gov.


For the Minimum Qualifications for the Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst III classification, please visit: https://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/pages/4592.aspx

Job ID: 74259408

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