Sr. Energy Analyst (AFSCME)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research

Job Description


Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Conditions of Employment

All San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. You will be required to show proof of your completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving a final offer, unless you receive a COVID-19 Vaccination reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a religious exemption due to an approved sincerely held religious belief that prohibits you from receiving a vaccine. BART will review requests for a reasonable accommodation or religious exemption on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be required. For questions, please contact BART Human Resources, Leave Management at HRDP@bart.gov .

Department

Energy Division, Planning & Development

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2022 current employee cost $157.35 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$111,432.59 - $144,863.64 Annually (AFSCME Payband F)
Note: Initial salary will be between $111,432.59 - 128,148.12 annually (commensurate with experience).

Posted Date

January 21, 2022

Closing Date

Open until filled

*First review of applications is tentatively set for the last week of February 2022*
Oral interviews tentatively scheduled for March 2022

Reports To

P. Bostrom, Energy Division Manager

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is one of the largest and cleanest rapid transit systems in the country with a fleet of 669 electric rail cars. The Senior Energy Analyst plays a critical role in managing the District's energy supply, including its wholesale electric planning and procurement, and the evaluation of investments in on-site solar, storage, and other advanced energy technologies.

This position leads the routine processing of invoices and vouchers supporting Energy Division operations; directly supports the District's wholesale electric planning and procurement; performs tasks related to annual budget planning, management, and reconciliation; oversees counterparty performance and obligations under existing commercial agreements; participates in regulatory engagement and rulemaking processes relating to the District's wholesale electric procurement; produces quantitative analysis to inform wholesale electric planning activities and other energy-related project evaluation; and may perform other related duties as assigned.

This is the advanced journey level class in the Energy Analyst series. Positions at this level possess a specialized, technical or functional expertise within the area of assignment, and may exercise lead supervision over external consultants and/or other supporting staff. Employees at this level are frequently assigned responsibilities above the journey level and are often required to exercise sound independent judgment in the performance of all duties.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate familiarity with, and/or proficiency in, the following areas in addition to the minimum qualifications:
  • Various electric sector regulatory agencies and other entities including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), California Independent System Operator (CAISO), and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)/Peak Reliability.
  • Electric sector concepts and practices such as utility ratemaking and tariffs, California Public Utilities Code, CPUC Rules of Practice and Procedure, CAISO wholesale market rules and operations, wholesale electric planning and procurement, and electric load forecasting.
  • Wholesale electric products and attributes including energy, Resource Adequacy (RA), renewable energy credits (RECs), congestion revenue rights (CRRs) and ancillary services.
  • Problem-solving skills, including the ability to frame issues and provide quantitative analysis to support recommendations to BART leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and manipulate large datasets with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Familiarity with basic financial accounting concepts including budgeting, capital expenditures, operating expenses, depreciation and accruals.
  • Strong communication skills in various mediums and forums.
  • Ability to quickly develop subject matter expertise and contextual understanding of complex topics related to transit, energy, and sustainability.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across business functions and with external parties.
  • Ability to lead, collaborate, support and secure buy-in across business functions on high priority, time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement and effectively develop, communicate and implement recommended solutions.

Essential Job Functions

1. Participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the procurement,

pricing, and delivery of electricity and natural gas to the District; may exercise lead supervision
over energy analyst staff.

2. Manages and administers electricity and gas supply contracts; audits and approves all energy
supplier billings; resolves energy cost issues with local suppliers.

3. Negotiates new contracts, services, and contract conditions; coordinates activities between
District and local utilities for energy services to future District extensions; manages and supports
contract issues related to the acquisition of power.

4. Prepares annual operating budgets for electricity and natural gas including development of cost
estimates for electricity and transmission/distribution costs; prepares and analyzes energy
budget variances; forecasts future energy costs.

5. Participates in workshops and hearings regarding District energy costs; evaluates proposed tariff
changes; responds to requests for energy data; writes formal commentary; presents expert
testimony.

6. Proposes, plans, and develops draft legislation on energy issues; submits to higher level staff for
comment and approval.

7. Prepares economic evaluations for the acquisition of energy facilities, implementation of energy
efficiency programs, and alternative energy sources; prepares energy cost benefit analyses,
reports, and statistics; presents documentation and materials to a variety of committees.

8. Coordinates the work of outside consultants, experts, and attorneys; coordinates projects and
activities; reviews work progress.

9. Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including energy analysis methods, procedures
and techniques; acts as an internal consultant and expert to other departments on understanding
the applicability of electric and natural gas tariffs.

10. Ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

11. Attends a variety of professional meetings associated with energy procurement and planning;
stays current on new technologies related to energy utilization and conservation.

Knowledge of:

- Operations, services and activities of an energy utilization and conservation program

- Principles of lead supervision and training

- Methods and techniques of analyzing and projecting energy needs and costs

- Advanced methods and techniques of quantitative, statistical, and financial analysis

- Principles and practices of contract administration

- Practices and procedures of the energy industry

- Principles of negotiation towards settlement of disputed issues

- Advanced principles and practices of energy conservation and utilization

- Methods and techniques of financial and managerial accounting

- Business computer applications and financial software packages

- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices

- Related Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations

Skill/ Ability in:

- Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of staff

- Independently performing the most difficult energy usage and cost analysis

- Interpreting, explaining and enforcing department policies and procedures

- Interpreting complex rules and regulations of energy regulatory agencies

- Planning complex feasibility studies on energy costs and alternatives

- Developing computer programs to develop energy program models

- Performing complex data analyses; interpreting results and making presentations

- Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications

- Working independently in the absence of supervision

- Understanding and following oral and written instructions

- Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

- Providing service and working with external customers, stakeholders, and representatives

- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work


Minimum Qualifications

Education:
A Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, economics, or a closely related field from an
accredited college or university.

Experience:
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional energy program analysis experience.

Substitution:
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-
for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions:
Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Minimal to modest exposure to dust, noise,
weather extremes.

Physical Conditions:
May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Selection Process

This position is represented by American Federation of  State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements.  Pre-employment processing will also include a background check.  (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations)

The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.


Other Information

Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.

Note

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.



Essential Job Functions

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is one of the largest and cleanest rapid transit systems in the country with a fleet of 669 electric rail cars. The Senior Energy Analyst plays a critical role in managing the District's energy supply, including its wholesale electric planning and procurement, and the evaluation of investments in on-site solar, storage, and other advanced energy technologies.

This position leads the routine processing of invoices and vouchers supporting Energy Division operations; directly supports the District's wholesale electric planning and procurement; performs tasks related to annual budget planning, management, and reconciliation; oversees counterparty performance and obligations under existing commercial agreements; participates in regulatory engagement and rulemaking processes relating to the District's wholesale electric procurement; produces quantitative analysis to inform wholesale electric planning activities and other energy-related project evaluation; and may perform other related duties as assigned.

This is the advanced journey level class in the Energy Analyst series. Positions at this level possess a specialized, technical or functional expertise within the area of assignment, and may exercise lead supervision over external consultants and/or other supporting staff. Employees at this level are frequently assigned responsibilities above the journey level and are often required to exercise sound independent judgment in the performance of all duties.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate familiarity with, and/or proficiency in, the following areas in addition to the minimum qualifications:
  • Various electric sector regulatory agencies and other entities including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), California Independent System Operator (CAISO), and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)/Peak Reliability.
  • Electric sector concepts and practices such as utility ratemaking and tariffs, California Public Utilities Code, CPUC Rules of Practice and Procedure, CAISO wholesale market rules and operations, wholesale electric planning and procurement, and electric load forecasting.
  • Wholesale electric products and attributes including energy, Resource Adequacy (RA), renewable energy credits (RECs), congestion revenue rights (CRRs) and ancillary services.
  • Problem-solving skills, including the ability to frame issues and provide quantitative analysis to support recommendations to BART leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and manipulate large datasets with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Familiarity with basic financial accounting concepts including budgeting, capital expenditures, operating expenses, depreciation and accruals.
  • Strong communication skills in various mediums and forums.
  • Ability to quickly develop subject matter expertise and contextual understanding of complex topics related to transit, energy, and sustainability.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across business functions and with external parties.
  • Ability to lead, collaborate, support and secure buy-in across business functions on high priority, time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement and effectively develop, communicate and implement recommended solutions.

Essential Job Functions

1. Participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the procurement,

pricing, and delivery of electricity and natural gas to the District; may exercise lead supervision
over energy analyst staff.

2. Manages and administers electricity and gas supply contracts; audits and approves all energy
supplier billings; resolves energy cost issues with local suppliers.

3. Negotiates new contracts, services, and contract conditions; coordinates activities between
District and local utilities for energy services to future District extensions; manages and supports
contract issues related to the acquisition of power.

4. Prepares annual operating budgets for electricity and natural gas including development of cost
estimates for electricity and transmission/distribution costs; prepares and analyzes energy
budget variances; forecasts future energy costs.

5. Participates in workshops and hearings regarding District energy costs; evaluates proposed tariff
changes; responds to requests for energy data; writes formal commentary; presents expert
testimony.

6. Proposes, plans, and develops draft legislation on energy issues; submits to higher level staff for
comment and approval.

7. Prepares economic evaluations for the acquisition of energy facilities, implementation of energy
efficiency programs, and alternative energy sources; prepares energy cost benefit analyses,
reports, and statistics; presents documentation and materials to a variety of committees.

8. Coordinates the work of outside consultants, experts, and attorneys; coordinates projects and
activities; reviews work progress.

9. Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including energy analysis methods, procedures
and techniques; acts as an internal consultant and expert to other departments on understanding
the applicability of electric and natural gas tariffs.

10. Ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

11. Attends a variety of professional meetings associated with energy procurement and planning;
stays current on new technologies related to energy utilization and conservation.

Knowledge of:

- Operations, services and activities of an energy utilization and conservation program

- Principles of lead supervision and training

- Methods and techniques of analyzing and projecting energy needs and costs

- Advanced methods and techniques of quantitative, statistical, and financial analysis

- Principles and practices of contract administration

- Practices and procedures of the energy industry

- Principles of negotiation towards settlement of disputed issues

- Advanced principles and practices of energy conservation and utilization

- Methods and techniques of financial and managerial accounting

- Business computer applications and financial software packages

- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices

- Related Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations

Skill/ Ability in:

- Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of staff

- Independently performing the most difficult energy usage and cost analysis

- Interpreting, explaining and enforcing department policies and procedures

- Interpreting complex rules and regulations of energy regulatory agencies

- Planning complex feasibility studies on energy costs and alternatives

- Developing computer programs to develop energy program models

- Performing complex data analyses; interpreting results and making presentations

- Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications

- Working independently in the absence of supervision

- Understanding and following oral and written instructions

- Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

- Providing service and working with external customers, stakeholders, and representatives

- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work


Minimum Qualifications

Education:
A Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, economics, or a closely related field from an
accredited college or university.

Experience:
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional energy program analysis experience.

Substitution:
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-
for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions:
Office environment; exposure to computer screens. Minimal to modest exposure to dust, noise,
weather extremes.

Physical Conditions:
May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Selection Process

This position is represented by American Federation of  State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements.  Pre-employment processing will also include a background check.  (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations)

The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.


Other Information

Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.

Note

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

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