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Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit public agency, which is the default electricity provider for Sonoma County. SCP offers Sonoma County local control, choice, cleaner electricity, lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower prices. 

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Compliance Analyst Job Flier

COMPLIANCE ANALYST

Salary Range $90,000 – $120,000 (annual)

For a complete description and to apply, please visit www.sonomacleanpower.org   Applications will be accepted until the position is filed.

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the locally controlled electricity provider in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.   SCP is a non-profit agency, independently run by member cities and the Counties of Sonoma and Mendocino, representing the unincorporated communities.  SCP needs extraordinary committed individuals to join the team and help us transform our communities into a renewable energy hub.  Please visit our web page to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

This position will work closely with Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) leadership and staff in some or all functions related to market monitoring, compliance and regulatory planning and advocacy. The individual in this position will develop significant subject matter expertise in SCP’s compliance obligations, with particular emphasis on filings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), and the CAISO.  In addition, this position will work closely with the Power Services Team to analyze and organize data used for filings, surveys, and public requests.

Qualified candidates must be able to autonomously and creatively explore and develop novel solutions to issues facing SCP as a new load-serving entity (LSE), to allow SCP to meet its core mandates of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while maintaining competitive and stable electric rates, supporting local Sonoma County economic development and meeting SCP’s obligations under various legislative and regulatory mandates (including RPS and the CPUC Decision 13-10-040 on Energy Storage, among others).

THE SONOMA CLEAN POWER AUTHORITY IS AN EEO/ADA EMPLOYER

Compliance Analyst Job Desciption

Compliance Analyst

Salary Range:  $90,000 – $ 120,000 (annual)

This class specification indicates, in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the responsibilities of employees in this classification. The job functions described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

This position will work closely with Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) leadership and staff in some or all functions related to market monitoring, compliance and regulatory planning and advocacy. The individual in this position will develop significant subject matter expertise in SCP’s compliance obligations, with particular emphasis on filings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), and the CAISO.  In addition, this position will work closely with the Power Services Team to analyze and organize data used for filings, surveys, and public requests.

Qualified candidates must be able to autonomously and creatively explore and develop novel solutions to issues facing SCP as a new load-serving entity (LSE), to allow SCP to meet its core mandates of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while maintaining competitive and stable electric rates, supporting local Sonoma County economic development and meeting SCP’s obligations under various legislative and regulatory mandates (including RPS and the CPUC Decision 13-10-040 on Energy Storage, among others).

REPORTING AND SUPERVISION

This position will report to the Regulatory Affairs Manager but also must work closely with General Counsel and the Director of Power Services.  This position may exercise functional and technical supervision over assigned administrative staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of their jobs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may change over time as SCP grows and develops as an organization. Management reserves the right to add, modify or rescind assignments and work responsibilities. The Compliance Analyst will:

  • Manage and ensure the accuracy and timely completion and filing of all mandatory compliance obligations with organizations such as the CAISO, CPUC, CEC, FERC, DOE, CARB, WREGIS, EPA and others.
  • Evaluate regulatory proposals as they relate to compliance to assess the impact on SCP, help develop positions on regulatory issues, and develop analyses, written reports, and presentation materials to support SCP’s positions.
  • Work closely with Director of Power Services on compliance activities for regulatory filings.
  • Analyze and interpret proposed legislation that may have an impact on SCP’s compliance activities, reporting, procurement autonomy or other similar topics.
  • As requested, monitor compliance of SCP and SCP staff with other legal requirements internal SCP policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for improving SCP’s internal processes for meeting regulatory and legal compliance obligations.
  • Develop deep understanding of California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, Power Content Label, and Power Source Disclosure Program filings.
  • Be responsible for leading the third party GHG Inventory verification

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • An understanding of the mission, goals, policies and purposes of SCP.
  • Established relationships with compliance and regulatory staff, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively with regulatory agencies and legislative representatives and staff.
  • Understanding of the California energy industry and electric power markets, including organizations such as the CAISO, CPUC, CEC and CARB.
  • Judgment on when it is appropriate to engage outside counsel or other experts to aid in interpreting rules or as part of the compliance process.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large amounts of information quickly and accurately, and make sound policy recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to synthesize and communicate complex topics to technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to deliver clear and persuasive oral arguments.
  • Understanding of California’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) model.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects with limited input and oversight.
  • Ability to think critically and strategically; properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with applicable SCP goals, policies, and strategic plans.
  • Passion for sustainability, collaboration, transparency, and excellence.
  • Understanding contracts management best practices.
  • Strong quantitative skills, including expertise with Microsoft Office and data analytics tools.
  • The ability to read/write/speak Spanish is a plus.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Education Guidelines

Any combination of experience, education and training evidencing the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to carry out essential job functions and responsibilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the requisite knowledge and skills would be:

Education:  

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university.  AND,

Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible, relevant compliance and energy work experience.

License:  Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record at the time of hire.

PHYSICAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

ENVIRONMENT

Normal office environment with exposure to computer screens.  Employees will interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing the Authority’s policies and procedures.  Some travel is required.

PHYSICAL

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; reach with hands and arms. Employees are occasionally required to walk, and stand for prolonged periods; stoop, bend, kneel and twist; and may lift up to 20 pounds.  Employees must be able to communicate in person, in writing, and by telephone with Board members, management, coworkers, vendors, consultants, and with the public in face-to-face, one-to-one, and group settings.  Position requires the ability to frequently travel to relevant California locations to meet with state agencies and law makers.

MENTAL

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; interact with Authority managers, Board, staff, vendors, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

VISION

See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and operate assigned equipment.

HEARING

Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.