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Title:  Energy Policy & Program Analyst II

Application Deadline Date:  12/15/2019
Req ID:  3601
Department:  Public Service Department

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.76

The Vermont Public Service Department is seeking an Energy Analyst. As an arm of the executive branch, the Department is a major driver of energy policy in Vermont, and advocates on behalf of the public in electric, efficiency, gas, and telecommunications utility matters. The Planning Division, where the Analyst will work, conducts analysis, works with stakeholders, and tracks energy sector trends, to develop and implement State energy policy.

The Analyst will:

•    Assemble, analyze, and package utility and other energy-sector data;
•    Perform specialized quantitative modeling and qualitative analyses; 
•    Evaluate plans and proposals related to rates and siting from utilities, developers, or other parties;
•    Write and deliver expert testimony before the Public Utility Commission and the Vermont General Assembly;
•    Work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
•    Conduct planning studies and reports on policy issues and implementation.

The Analyst will work on a wide range of issues including utility integrated resource plans, regional and municipal energy planning, statewide energy planning, rate cases, and generation and distributed energy resource policy development and implementation, as well as drafting and supporting proposed legislation.

The ideal candidate will have excellent quantitative skills including financial and policy modeling using Microsoft Excel, excellent written and oral communication skills, and will possess a high level of analytic expertise necessary to carry out the duties of the position. Our office is located in walkable downtown Montpelier and is accessible by public transit.

The Department of Public Service is housed within the executive branch of Vermont state government and is charged with representing the public interest in energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater utility matters. We work to advance all Vermonters' quality of life, economy and security through implementation of our statewide energy and telecommunications goals, using sound statewide energy and telecommunications planning, strong public advocacy of the public good, and through strong consumer protection advocacy for individuals.

Who May Apply

This position, Energy Policy & Program Analyst II (Job Requisition #3601), is open to all State employees and external applicants. 
This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition:

Energy Policy & Program Analyst II:  Job Requisition #3601
Energy Policy & Program Analyst III:  Job Requisition #3581
Senior Energy Policy & Program Analyst:  Job Requisition #3361

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Anne.Margolis@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Normal office working conditions prevail. Interaction with federal, state, and local officials, private and public service providers, and the general public is present. Some evening and/or overtime work is required. Some private means of transportation is required for occasional travel. Incumbents may be required to attend and complete continuing education courses.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree including or supplemented by twelve college credits in research, mathematics, statistics or data processing AND two (2) years or more technical or professional level work experience in public utility or energy research or planning.


Master's degree in any field which has included twelve graduate credits in research, mathematics, statistics or data processing AND one (1) year or more technical or professional level work experience in public utility or energy research or planning.


Master's degree in public or business administration, economics, planning, environmental studies, or energy or power system engineering, which has included twelve graduate credits in research, mathematics, statistics or data processing.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier