San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is San José’s new electricity supplier, providing residents, businesses, and public agencies with clean, renewable energy at competitive rates. Operated by the City of San José’s Community Energy Department, we’re dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for our community and future generations. SJCE plays a crucial role in Climate Smart San José, the city’s climate action plan, by increasing affordable clean energy, reducing carbon emissions, and building energy resilience.
The Clean Energy Policy Fellow will support the SJCE policy team and gain experience in and understanding of the electricity industry, renewable energy and climate policy, and work within the City of San José. The Clean Energy Policy Fellow will aid San José Clean Energy’s Regulatory and Legislative Policy team by supporting initiatives to:
• Support the preparation of comments, data requests, and position papers related to a variety of regulatory proceedings
• Improve systems to track, review, and analyze regulatory filings that could impact SJCE and its customers, and update the calendar of key regulatory issues affecting SJCE.
• Support regular reporting and targeted research projects as needed.
• Attend trainings and webinars to build the knowledge base of the policy team
• Assist with note taking, scheduling, and strategic planning efforts.
The Policy Fellow will learn about SJCE’s policy initiatives by working with staff but will also work independently to help research and provide support on several policy issues such as energy affordability, microgrids at critical facilities, Net Energy Metering (NEM), long duration storage, and distributed energy resources. Our ideal candidate is a creative thinker and an enthusiastic learner; independent and well- organized; and proficient in writing, Excel, and the MS Office Suite.
Ideal candidates will be self-starters with an ability to work independently while meeting deadlines. Candidates should be comfortable working with diverse stakeholders and have a general understanding of renewable energy, climate change and sustainability. Candidates should also have strong written and verbal communications, analytical thinking, and research skills. Fellows will be required to learn about SJCE and be able to communicate SJCE’s benefits, vision and programs when necessary. The fellowship position will have no supervisory responsibilities. Due to COVID-19 the Fellow will be working remotely.
SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.