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Senior Electrical Engineer

Company: California Energy Commission
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

$10,559.00 - $13,214.00 per Month
Final Filing Date: 4/3/2023
Job Description and Duties
Under the general direction of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Managerial) of the Appliances Branch of the Efficiency Division, the incumbent will perform the more difficult electrical engineering assignments involved in the field of appliance efficiency, demand flexibility, and performance features. The Appliances Branch has primary responsibility of reducing the wasteful, uneconomic, inefficient, or unnecessary consumption of energy, including the energy associated with the use of water, and managing energy loads to help maintain electrical grid reliability via the adoption of minimum standards and other regulations applicable to consumer and commercial/industrial appliances. In addition, the incumbent represents the division and the California Energy Commission (CEC) before various state, federal, and local energy agencies and regional, national, professional, and governmental bodies which significantly influence the state's energy policies with respect to Appliance Branch activities. The incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert on policy, technology, market, and strategic issues as directed; and plays a primary role in coordination and collaboration with other state, federal, and local agencies, as well as other interested stakeholders and the public. Minimum Qualifications (MQs): The MQs for this classification can be found at The documents you submit in your application package must highlight how you meet the MQs. If the MQs are not met, you will not be considered for this position.
Please let us know how you heard about this position by taking a brief survey at
CEC Recruitment Survey (
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement ( .
Working Conditions
The CEC supports a hybrid workplace model with office-based and remote-centered workers. Limited in-person attendance and occasional travel may be required based on the needs of the division. Regular and consistent attendance is essential to successful performance. This position is remote-centered, which means the incumbent works 50 percent or more of their time from an alternate work location.
Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


    Additional Documents

    • Job Application Package Checklist (

    • Duty Statement

      Position Details
      Job Code #:
      Position #(s):
      Working Title:
      Senior Electrical Engineer
      $10,559.00 - $13,214.00
      of Positions:
      Work Location:
      Sacramento County
      Job Type:
      Permanent, Full Time
      Department Information
      The CEC was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address energy challenges facing the state. Today, the CEC is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency and is leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Serving all Californians, the CEC embodies diversity, equity, and inclusion, and has taken an active and meaningful role in creating an environment that enables each employee to thrive. The CEC supports a hybrid workplace model with a workforce of office-based and remote-centered workers. The CEC operates under the umbrella of the California Natural Resources Agency and shares offices with the agency in a LEED Platinum Certified Building ( in downtown Sacramento. The California Energy Commission seeks a Senior Electrical Engineer in the Efficiency Division's Appliances Branch. If you are interested in a challenging and exciting career in clean energy and are passionate about renewable, efficient, and reliable energy that addresses climate change, join our diverse team of global energy leaders! The California Energy Commission plays a lead role in creating the energy system of the future, not just in California, but globally. This position is open to interested applicants both inside and outside of state service. To be eligible to apply and be hired as a new-to-state-service employee, you must: 1) Create an online
      CalCareers ( account. For a tutorial on the state application process, visit
      California State Hiring Process Instructional Video Series - YouTube or contact .

    • Complete an

      assessment ( and score in the top ranks. Your assessment score determines your rank.

    • Submit an application package through your CalCareers account. An application package must include all items under the "Required Application Package Documents" section. Resumes will not be accepted in place of a State Examination and Employment Application (STD. 678). Applications must include "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year), time base (full-time/part-time/number of hours per week/month), and applicable civil service classifications.

      Department Website:
      Special Requirements
      You must include the following if you are applying by mail or in person:

    • How you are eligible (list eligibility, transfer within state service, reinstatement, SROA/surplus, etc.) in the Explanations box on the first page of the STD. 678.

    • The Job Control number JC-358657 and the title of the position you are applying for in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) box on the first page of the STD. 678.

    • Request for Personnel Action Number RPA 410-308 in the Explanations box of the STD. 678.

    • Your original signature at the bottom of the first page of the STD. 678.

    • Include unofficial school transcripts with your application package if the position you are applying for has an educational requirement. You may be required to provide official transcripts if hired.

      Application Instructions
      Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
      Final Filing Date: 4/3/2023
      Who May Apply
      Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.
      Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
      How To Apply
      Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
      Address for Mailing Application Packages
      You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
      California Energy Commission
      Attn: RPA 410-308 - JC-358657
      715 P Street, MS-3
      Sacramento , CA 95814
      Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
      You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
      California Energy Commission
      RPA 410-308 - JC-358657
      1516 9th Street, MS-3
      Sacramento , CA 95814
      08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      Required Application Package Documents
      The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

      • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

      • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

      • Other -

        Cover Letter - Include a cover letter of no more than one page in length describing why you are the best candidate for this position.
        Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
        Desirable Qualifications
        In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

      • Ability to evaluate appliance engineering design, including control technologies, communications/signaling protocols and cybersecurity features. 2. Experience working in a group and leading the work of others. 3. Strong written and visual presentation skills, and experience with public speaking. 4. Experience mentoring and/or formally training others. 5. Ability to represent the CEC as a subject matter expert in meetings and/or workshops, public meetings, and conferences, and to work with a wide array of interested and affected parties (stakeholders). 6. Strong critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and experience using or creating data analysis tools.

        Benefit information can be found on the CalHR ( website and the CalPERS ( website.
        Contact Information
        The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
        Department Website:
        Human Resources Contact: Personnel Office (916) 654-4309
        Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
        EEO Contact: Carousel Gore (916) 661-8122
        California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
        Equal Opportunity Employer
        The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
        It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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