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Sr. Environmental Economist

DC Public Service Commission

Location: Washington, District of Columbia US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: Bachelor's Degree
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 20, 2023
Reference Code: 20353

The Senior Environmental Economist will examine and analyze the electric and gas utilities’ climate policy plans and targets, including reductions in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, energy efficiency objectives, and other demand-side management programs. Electric and gas utility climate policy plans may include multiple sectors: energy supply, building, and the transportation sectors.  The ideal candidate will also provide expert advice which may involve complex regulatory and public policy issues, specifically climate goals and clean energy initiatives.

This senior economist will review, and analyze documents filed in formal proceedings, including testimony, briefs, Commission orders, motions, notices, and report to the Commission via technical memorandum.  The Senior Environmental Economist is expected to perform independent research in the development and drafting of GHG reduction policies, regulations, guidelines, and procedures, and will be actively involved in a variety of clean energy/climate plan stakeholder working groups.  The incumbent will serve as a project manager and periodically serve as assistant case manager or case manager as required.  As an expert on environmental economics, the incumbent will represent the Commission in utility industry working groups and technical conferences.  The incumbent will confer with utility industry executives, staff members of other commissions, federal and District agency members, and research institutions to stay abreast of industry issues.

The Commission is currently deploying a hybrid telework schedule, which includes three days per week of teleworking, and two days each week in our 13th and G Street offices, given present circumstances. We also offer flex time schedules. The Commission also offers a competitive salary range, a generous travel stipend for public transportation, as well as an attractive benefits package. The Commission's benefits package encompasses a flexible menu of comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance options, as well as a strong set of portable retirement benefits and savings options. The Commission also offers attractive vacation and sick leave time, as well as paid holidays, consistent with District government provisions.

As an organization dedicated to professional development and learning, the Commission encourages staff to participate in regulatory and industry association activities, as well as educational and professional training. Tuition reimbursement may also be available.