Website City and County of Denver

Location: Denver, CO

Salary Range: $61,263.00 – $101,084.00


The City and County of Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency (CASR) works to enable a sustainable, resilient, climate-safe future for all of Denver in collaboration with fellow departments, other units of government, and community partners. We lead the development of innovative programs, policy, and community-based services. CASR ensures that our goals are aligned with current climate science, promotes the role that climate action and sustainability play in strengthening Denver’s economic vitality and a prosperous future for all, and embraces equity as a value and practice in all its work. CASR is responsible for managing the Climate Protection Fund, which will disburse approximately $35M annually for climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience initiatives.

CASR has an opening for an Energy Policy Administrator. This is a new position within the office that will support the Policy & Regulatory Affairs functional area of the Energy Team. We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual with expertise working in energy-focused regulatory and legislative matters and with a wide range of stakeholders including utilities, government staff, advocacy organizations, industry associations, and community organizations. This role is a key member of the CASR energy team, reporting to the Renewable Energy Specialist.

The Energy Policy Administrator will provide support across CASR to enable a rapid and equitable transition to a 100% renewable electric system. The role will primarily focus on policy and regulatory affairs and energy systems analysis and integration.

Job Duties

  • Design and implement policies in support of Denver’s goal of 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2030
  • Review, analyze, and report out on relevant Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Air Quality Control Commission, and other regulatory and legislative proceedings
  • Write testimony and appear as an expert witness at regulatory and legislative proceedings, give public presentations, and participate in negotiations with Xcel Energy and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate policy and regulatory involvement with Denver staff as needed to strengthen clean energy, building electrification, demand side management, utility planning, transportation electrification programs, and more
  • Serve as an expert resource across CASR disciplines by performing legislative and/or policy analysis of issues and formulate approaches and plans to address identified issues. Brief management on concerns and issues by providing information required for decision making, such as for PUC proceedings, Xcel Energy programs, and state legislation
  • Coordinate the Renewable Electricity, Regulatory, and Policy technical working group of the Energy Future Collaboration with Xcel Energy
  • Communicate with representatives of various city agencies, community and business groups, the public, and other stakeholders in a professional and clear manner
  • Equity is a strong focus of Denver’s climate program and this position will ensure that the transition to clean power generation is affordable, equitable and inclusive of under-resourced communities, low-income households, and people of color

About You

  • Experience in energy policy with a focus on renewables and utility regulation
  • An ability to work with representatives from a variety of City agencies and external organizations in a collaborative manner
  • Strong project management experience with ability to push through barriers to deliver exceptional results on time
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color and other under-represented communities in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on under resourced communities
  • Willingness to grow professionally and technically, innovate, analyze, and change processes or procedures
  • A proven ability and desire to build and maintain a positive and respectful culture within the division and the office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences
  • Results-oriented, self-driven to contribute to a high performing team
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibilities or volunteer for special projects


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Experience: Three (3) years of technical or administrative experience performing research and evaluation OR three years of experience performing technical and administrative duties within the related functional area
  • Education & Experience Equivalency: One (1) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

To be considered for this position, you must include a cover letter and resume.Upload the attachments to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab.

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