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Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience* in the review, analysis, development, or implementation of programs or policies related to one or more specialty program areas, which include renewable energy planning, procurement, and integration; energy efficiency; electrification of transportation or heating; demand response; energy storage; energy market design; advanced rate designs; advanced utility business models, or strategic use of energy related data.
Substitutions: four years of specialized experience, or associate degree and two years of specialized experience, may substitute for bachelor’s degree. J.D. or master’s degree may substitute for one year of general experience; Ph.D. may substitute for two years of general experience.
The Policy Analyst 1 (Energy), Grade 18, will support the work of a specialty energy program area within the Office of Markets and Innovation responsible for a broad range of analytical tasks relevant to the evolution, modernization, decarbonization, regulation, and reimagining of the New York State energy and utility industries. Under the supervision or direction of a higher-level Policy Analyst (Energy) or OMI Management Team, the Policy Analyst 1 (Energy) may perform duties that include, but are not limited to:
Identifying factors relevant to the development of policies, collecting relevant data on the critical factors, developing policy alternatives, and summarizing the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives.
Assisting with drafting, editing, and developing proposals to address new policy initiatives and reassessing existing policies, including Public Service Commission (Commission) Orders.
Reviewing and summarizing parties’ written comments submitted through Commission proceedings.
Engaging with stakeholders to identify, analyze, and understand the impact of their positions and concerns.
Performing data gathering, analysis, evaluation, forecasting, and modeling.
Staying aware of State and national industry trends, as well as performing innovative research in technical areas.
Reviewing and analyzing clean energy industry business models nationally and in-state.
Assisting with or facilitating stakeholder participation in meetings, technical conferences, and seminars and fostering a collaborative atmosphere to enhance awareness and practices in the industry.
Assisting with external oversight and outreach activities to build and maintain credibility at utility companies and federal and state agencies.
Assisting in or evaluating trends in the level of customer participation and performance in relevant programs and assessing the degree to which various market factors may be stimulating or discouraging the development and adaptation of modernization changes.
Assisting in collecting and analyzing data relevant to the assessment of the adequacy of energy systems and/or supplying planning procedures.
Reviewing and preparing reports on trends.
Examining the proposed allocation of costs and the impact of a proposed rate design on competitive services.
Assisting with the development of financial models and market studies that will establish program targets and budgets.
Assisting with the creation of proposed rules and enforcement mechanisms.
The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS or Department) is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, at just and reasonable rates, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.
The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on the Department’s webpage at https://dps.ny.gov.