Energy Efficiency Policy Analyst
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science Technology and Policy (STP) Opportunities serve as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future.
The purpose of the incumbent’s appointment is to identify policies and best practices in state and local governments, utilities and public utility commissions that can be shared with and adopted by grantees and stakeholders of the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs (OWIP) energy efficiency and renewable initiatives. A substantial component of this role is prioritizing and accelerating the adoption of policies and practices that transform markets targeted by OWIP’s programs. Market transformation encompasses the wide variety of activities that encourage the mass acceptance and adoption of the technologies that are the outcome of DOE research and development activities related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The primary objectives of this opportunity include:
- Documenting the state and local government and utility and public utility commission policies and best practices to enhance OWIP’s market transformation goals.
- Coordinating with marketing and communications staff to communicate the policies and best practices to grantees, policymakers and stakeholders who are positioned to take action on them, or support their adoption.
- Compiling analytical and informational materials, preparing briefings and presentations, and facilitate key stakeholder interactions.
- Providing input to the supervisor in regards to milestones and grant funding requirements.
- Preparing responses to Congressional, executive and intradepartmental requests for information about the program.
- Assessing the cost effectiveness of energy policies and market transformation activities to determine feasibility.
- Coordinating with other DOE offices, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, and public and private interest groups’ that are also conducting work on best practices or policies related to the program
As a result of their participation in this program, participants are expected to:
- Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that affect energy technology development.
- Contribute to the implementation of energy policies by applying their scientific and technical knowledge to the development of solutions for problems in areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
- Continue their education and involvement in areas that support the EERE mission either in a technical or policy-related role.
- Introduce policy-related knowledge and interest into research facilities supporting the EERE mission.
Selected candidates will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by EERE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. Relocation expenses, not to exceed $5,000, incurred in relocating from the participant's current address to Washington, D.C. (if more than 50 miles from the address shown on the application), may be reimbursed. Fellows will receive a travel allowance of $10,000 per Fellowship year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.
This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens.
For more information about the EERE Science and Technology Policy Fellowships, please visit http://energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-and-technology-policy-fellowships.