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Renewable Northwest seeks a smart, committed energy professional to support its renewable energy policy and advocacy agenda at state utility commissions and other administrative and regulatory agencies in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

About Renewable Northwest
Renewable Northwest is an effective and visible 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization based in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to expand environmentally responsible renewable energy resources across the Northwest. Our members are a diverse combination of non-profit organizations and energy-related businesses unified by a single vision: to make clean, affordable renewable energy a reality to support our economy, climate and quality of life. We have built a reputation as the preeminent renewable energy advocacy organization in the Northwest, and remain central in advancing the major policy and regulatory changes needed to transform our region’s electricity sector. Check us out at www.renewablenw.org.

Renewable Northwest is a tight-knit, dynamic, and motivated organization. Our work environment is supportive and staff is given significant autonomy within their issue areas. We offer excellent vacation and benefits policies.


Job Responsibilities

The Regulatory Policy Analyst/Staff Counsel is a full-time position based in Portland, Oregon, with some travel to other Northwest states, and is responsible for collaborating with other Renewable Northwest staff, allies and members to:

  • Actively participate in state utility commission and administrative agency proceedings to present detailed analysis and advocate for new renewable resources; 
  • Research, write, and deliver comments before commissions on utility resource planning, solar and distributed generation policies, renewable portfolio standard, Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act proceedings, and other policy implementation; 
  • Prioritize strategically in order to deliver analytical and advocacy work to meet multiple deadlines; 
  • Support Renewable Northwest’s regulatory advocacy and legislative policy development with policy, regulatory, and economic analysis; and 
  • Speak on behalf of Renewable Northwest at member meetings, conferences and work groups.


Qualifications

Ideal candidates will demonstrate that they:

  • Have an understanding of, and experience in, analyzing energy system policies and economic, technical and regulatory concepts—or demonstrate the ability to quickly become proficient in these areas; 
  • Can write clear and persuasive comments and testimony, and articulate advocacy positions in utility commission and agency workshops and hearings; 
  • Can exercise political judgment and build effective working relationships with utilities, utility commission staff, and Renewable Northwest’s members and allies in order to negotiate multiparty deals; 
  • Have a high level of quantitative reasoning and experience developing and utilizing spreadsheets to analyze policy impacts, or have the skills to do so; 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. J.D. preferred and/or an advanced degree (e.g. economics, policy).


How to Apply

Compensation range $50,000-$65,000 DOE plus generous medical, dental, retirement and vacation benefits. Renewable Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Admin@RenewableNW.org.
Cover letter should be addressed to David Wolf, Administrative Director. Position is open until filled, with preference for applications submitted before October 24, 2017.

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