Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Regulatory Affairs

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
New York, NY
United States

Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Regulatory Affairs

NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS), 253 Broadway New York, NY

Salary:$78,630 - $91,000

 

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS) coordinates with all other City agencies to develop, implement, and track the progress of OneNYC and other issues of infrastructure and the environment, which cut across multiple City agencies.  In addition to producing OneNYC, MOS promotes the integration of sustainability goals and practices into the work of City agencies and the lives of New Yorkers. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/sustainability.

The MOS seeks to hire a Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Regulatory Affairs to manage and guide all energy regulatory affairs for the City of New York related to state and federal agencies, as well as local energy utilities.  The selected candidate will provide analysis and advocacy in a wide range of New York State and federal government regulatory; legislative matters related to energy, with priorities spanning sustainability, resiliency, equity, and affordability.  Duties will include, but are not limited to managing City participation in all regulatory proceedings that are relevant to New York City at the state and federal level, including rate cases and rate-case ordered processes such as utility collaboratives, including coordination with outside counsel, and MOS/ORR energy team staff and directors; review, analysis of state and federal energy related legislative proposals; support advancement/advocacy of the City’s energy initiatives, including coordination with MOS/ORR External Affairs and Legislative Affairs teams.

The candidate will also perform related duties as requested; collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability on energy-related matters as needed, including support to the Deputy Director, Infrastructure + Energy on all energy-related subjects; work as needed with other City agencies such as Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Environmental Protection (DEP) on energy sustainability and resiliency topics, with Consumer Affairs (DCA), Human Resources Administration (HRA) on energy consumer protection and affordability topics.  Candidate will also work on issues that intersect regulatory and permitting matters, including infrastructure siting issues, community relations for energy infrastructure projects, and other tasks as assigned; assist in managing work of outside energy regulatory counsel and associated experts; strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrated background in legal/regulatory writing, ability to work in a team environment and to work on projects with minimal oversight are required.

Qualification Requirements  

A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization.

 

Preferred Skills 

A master’s degree from an accredited college in in Energy Policy, Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Political Science, Urban Planning, or a closely related field.

Minimum of five to seven (5-7) years in energy-related matters including regulatory experience.

Familiarity with New York City sustainability and resiliency issues and strategic plans.

Knowledge /familiarity of the processes and organizations that govern NYC energy regulatory affairs, including the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC), New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other agencies such as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and others.

 

NOTE:This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.  This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.  55A candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

To Apply and view full job Description and Qualifications:

Non-city Employees:Log on to nyc.gov/jobs and Search for Job ID # 341025.

City Employees:Log on to Employee Self Service (ESS) and search for Job ID #341025.

DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

 

Published on:
June 20, 2018 - 10:31am
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