Deputy Director - Regulatory Affairs, Community Energy Department, City of San Jose
City of San Jose, Community Energy Department
Location: San Jose, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $140,154.56 - $226,257.20
4 Year Degree
Annual salary range: $140,154.56 - $226,257.20.
San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is San José’s local, not-for-profit electricity supplier operated by the City of San José’s Community Energy Department. Since 2019, our dedicated and motivated team has provided clean energy for residents and businesses at competitive rates, while also offering community programs, local benefits, and increased transparency and accessibility.
San José Clean Energy serves more than 350,000 customers and has a peak load of almost 1 GW. SJCE is responsible for purchasing over 4,500 GWh of electricity annually and has an annual operating budget of over $300 million. Serving our community with respect and integrity is at the core of what we do. Joining our team means that you will be making a big impact and in the forefront in the fight against climate change. SJCE plays an important role in meeting San José’s ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 and in implementing Climate Smart San José, the City’s climate action plan.
SJCE centers equity in its drive to provide clean, renewable energy at competitive rates and provide local benefits. Since inception, SJCE has sprinted ahead to now provide 60% renewable and 95% carbon-free energy in our base product and has contracted to add over 550 MW of new solar, wind, and battery storage to the grid. SJCE’s low carbon energy supply is foundational as we work to meet the electrification goals outlined in Climate Smart San José. For more information about San José Clean Energy, please visit: www.sanjosecleanenergy.org.
The Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs is responsible for serving as the head of all regulatory matters for SJCE and working closely with statewide representatives and decision-makers at various regulatory bodies, the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA), lobbyists and other stakeholders. This position works to promote and represent the interests of SJCE and advocates for statewide policies that impact SJCE and their programs. This position also leads regulatory compliance for SJCE and oversees all regulatory compliance filings for SJCE. The selected candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:
• Lead SJCE’s regulatory operations and supervise the team to ensure SJCE’s regulatory and compliance needs are effectively managed. • Work directly with the SJCE’s management team, CalCCA, the City Attorney’s office and consultants regarding a variety of regulatory issues affecting SJCE. • Direct, represent, and oversee representation of SJCE in energy-related administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies including the CPUC, CAISO, and the CEC. • Oversee, prepare, and manage all of SJCE’s regulatory compliance filings in energy-related administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies such as the CPUC, CAISO, and CEC. • Prepare and/or oversee SJCE’s regulatory advocacy filings in energy-related administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies such as the CPUC, CAISO, and CEC. • Review, analyze, and report out on filings of other agencies in energy-related administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies. • Build and lead coalitions amongst CCAs in support of SJCE’s position on various policy positions. • Build coalitions with key statewide decision-makers, stakeholders, and advocates and create partnerships beneficial to SJCE’s and CalCCA’s regulatory policy outcomes. • Regularly update SJCE’s management team, elected officials, advisory committee, and other stakeholders on regulatory developments. • Develop, negotiate, and manage contracts with external entities performing regulatory duties on behalf of SJCE. • Monitor and track budgets related to regulatory matters. • Prepare and/or review content for talking points, press releases, and informational handouts related to regulatory matters. • Represent SJCE publicly at events and speak on panels/present as needed. • Work closely with the City Manager’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations to promote City support and advocacy on regulatory matters impacting SJCE. • Manage contracted external consultants and experts.
To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please submit a cover letter with current organization chart, resume (with months/years of employment and size of staff and budgets managed) via e-mail to: Zoë McChesney (Email: email@example.com)
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Law, Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Statistics, or related field to utility business. Experience: Six (6) years of progressive experience and leadership in regulatory matters specifically in the field of energy and utilities. Successful candidates should have at least three (3) years of management experience. Licenses: Possession of a valid State of California driver’s license may be required. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in the US. Please be informed the City of San José will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/ transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.