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Climate Policy Analyst or Senior Climate Policy Analyst

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Western Resource Advocates


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Published 20 days ago

December 1, 2020
$50,000 - $110,000

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks an experienced Climate Policy Analyst or Senior Climate Policy Analyst to develop and advocate for policies and mechanisms that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Interior West. WRA’s Clean Energy Program works to reduce GHG emissions and other environmental impacts of electricity production in the Interior West by accelerating the region’s transition to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other cleaner energy technologies. This position will focus on developing policies and mechanisms that link our electricity sector work with other economic sectors to enable GHG reductions across the economy. This position provides an exciting opportunity to shape state-level climate policy and build a clean, sustainable future for the region. The Climate Policy Analyst or Senior Climate Analyst will report to WRA’s Climate Policy Manager and will work closely with our Clean Energy team.  

LOCATION

This position can be based in any of WRA’s offices, which are located in Boulder, CO; Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Phoenix, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; and Carson City, NV. WRA employees are strongly encouraged to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY

  • Develop and advocate for policies and mechanisms that reduce GHG emissions in the Interior West.
  • Analyze climate policies in order to understand their potential impacts on emissions, overall effectiveness, and ability to achieve science-based emission reductions.
  • Represent WRA in regulatory, legislative, and other policy forums, including through written and oral testimony.
  • Provide counsel and strategic advice regarding state and federal climate policies and regulations.
  • Negotiate and draft complex settlement agreements.
  • Assist with guidance of outside technical and legal consultants.
  • Monitor and track relevant state and federal policy developments.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

  • Work directly with the region’s electric utilities, other industries, the business community, consumer groups, the environmental community, and other stakeholders to reduce GHG emissions.
  • Identify and manage effective coalitions of diverse partners to achieve results.

INTERNAL COORDINATION

  • Collaborate with WRA program and Communications staff to produce and disseminate materials that effectively communicate our mission, goals and the results of our work to external audiences.

TRAVEL

  • Occasional travel to meetings and events, generally within the Interior West (post COVID-19)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY

  • Proven experience working on climate policy issues; 2+ years (Analyst) or 5+ years (Senior Analyst).
  • Background in economics, business, public policy, environmental policy, or related disciplines.
  • Excellent analytical skills.

COMMUNICATON SKILLS

  • Strong written and oral communication abilities.
  • Comfort and skill in communicating with a variety of policymakers, constituencies and audiences.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

This section is made up of skills that a candidate may come in with, and if not, may be trained on the job. They are not required and candidates who do not possess these skills yet, should not be discouraged from applying.

  • Experience testifying as an expert witness before administrative and regulatory agencies.

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks an experienced Climate Policy Analyst or Senior Climate Policy Analyst to develop and advocate for policies and mechanisms that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Interior West. WRA’s Clean…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Salary range for this position is $50,000-$75,000 for Climate Policy Analyst or $75,000-110,000 for Senior Climate Policy Analyst; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range – most start close to the midpoint of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes health, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan, life & disability insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation leave, sick leave, parental leave, sabbatical leave after five years; and an RTD EcoPass for staff in the Denver/Boulder metro area. Position is full-time exempt.

Salary range for this position is $50,000-$75,000 for Climate Policy Analyst or $75,000-110,000 for Senior Climate Policy Analyst; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff…

Location

Boulder, CO

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