Policy Analyst

Location
Raleigh, Wake County
Posted
Apr 03, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Public Policy
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Number: 00103901

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The North Carolina Solar Center, at NC State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. The NC Solar Center serves as a resource for innovative, clean energy technologies through demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. It also administers the Database of Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a resource providing financial incentives and policies. More information about the Solar Center is available at http://ncsc.ncsu.edu/.

Essential Job Duties: The Policy Analyst will assist the performance of NC Solar Center activities under the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) project. This position will work directly with the project manager to complete existing project deliverables. Work will include researching and summarizing state, utility, and local government policies and incentives that support the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Minimum Education/Experience: Requires post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience.

Department Required Skills : Working knowledge of state and federal energy policy; state electricity markets and regulations; and local government operation Strong written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational and analytical skills with strong attention to detail Ability to work independently on defined tasks and with others in a team setting, and ability to meet deadlines Willingness to travel out-of-state to attend and/or present at educational workshops, conferences, and meetings.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience working in or around the renewable energy and/or energy efficiency industry, with an emphasis on state/local policy. Master's degree in public policy, economics, or a related field. 5 years of experience working in or around the renewable energy and/or energy efficiency industry, with an emphasis on state/local policy.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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