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University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 2928481
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Business Law

Energy and Climate Technical Policy Analyst

Posting #: 4081

Department Description:
USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks in the top 20% (36th out of 204) among U.S. law schools in scholarly impact according to a 2018 study. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

University Description:
The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:
The Technical Policy Analyst II position is a mid-level position that leads some of EPIC's quantitative energy and climate policy activities. This position, which reports to the Assistant Director, supports climate and energy research and analysis for projects, presentations, information papers, articles, and reports on topics related to energy and climate change.

Candidates that have the minimum qualifications outlined below and enjoy working with numbers and data for public policy purposes are suitable for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead quantitative GHG analysis, including but not limited to conducting GHG inventories, estimating GHG impacts of related policies, and estimating financial impacts through benefit-cost analysis.
  • Lead efforts to develop and maintain quantitative tools, models, and databases.
  • Lead quality assurance and quality control activities to ensure high-quality results and work products, including reviewing all work and work products of the Technical Policy I and student interns.
  • Lead efforts to develop Climate Action Plans, Climate Resilience Plans, and other related plans and documents.
  • Lead efforts to collect and update all relevant data, methods, and information necessary to conduct related quantitative analysis.
  • Lead efforts to develop and maintain an understanding of methodological and other technical advances related to ongoing projects and incorporate into existing methods and tools.
  • Lead efforts to conduct necessary research related to policy, legislation, and other related topics to support ongoing projects.

  • Lead development and writing of technical documents, policy briefs, and blogs to summarize findings.
  • Develop and conduct presentations to summarize results of analysis, as needed.
  • Collaborate with city staff, agency staff at the local, regional and state level as needed to facilitate ongoing projects.
  • Present at and participate in local, regional and state level meetings, workshops, conferences related to the climate planning process, as needed.

Project Development
  • Lead development of new projects or project tasks related to EPIC's technical energy and climate policy work, including developing scopes of work and project timelines.
  • Develop funding proposals, as needed, related to EPIC's technical energy and climate policy work.

Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Analyst I
  • Bachelors Degree in a related technical field such as environmental science, engineering, systems engineering, physics/mathematics/modeling, economics or similar.
  • 1-3 years of experience doing similar quantitative and policy work.

Analyst II
  • Masters Degree in a related technical field such as environmental science, engineering, systems engineering, physics/mathematics/modeling, economics or similar.
  • 3-5 years of experience doing similar quantitative and policy work.

Analyst I or Analyst II
  • Demonstrated Quantitative and modeling skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of California energy and climate policy.
  • Demonstrated skills using office software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite).
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts in a simple and effective manner.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment but maintain quality with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in a related field of study.
  • Experience leading projects and directing activities of other staff members.
  • Experience conducting benefit-cost or similar analysis of energy and climate-related policies.
  • Familiarity with Climate Resilience and Adaptation.
  • Advanced knowledge advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (e.g., macros, dashboards, conditional formulas, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to use Geographical Information System software.
  • Understanding and ability to use software for statistical analysis (e.g, Excel statistical package, SASS, etc.)
  • Experience developing project and proposal development.

Special Conditions of Employment:

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:
Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

Additional Details:
Note: The position will be hired either at the Analyst I or the Analyst II level depending on the experience of the candidate selected.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: March 30, 2022

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

Advertised: March 03, 2022
Applications close: March 31, 2022

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