Careers in the Energy Field with the State of California

The California Energy Commission employs a staff of about 500 who work as Energy Analysts (entry level), Energy Commission Specialists, Energy Facility Siting Planners, Engineers, Health and Safety Specialists, Electric Generation System Specialists, Electric Transmission System Program Specialists, Supervisors, Office Managers, and Administrative and support staff. Energy related classifications are filled with candidates with education and/or experience in energy, public policy, environmental sciences, economics, statistics, operations research, land use planning, engineering, geology, natural sciences, physical science, or a closely related energy field.

The Commission operates under the civil service system of the State of California. Hiring decisions are based on a person's eligibility on employment lists which are established through examination. For non-State employees, you MUST compete in the examination for the specific classification and be on the hiring list in the first three ranks. For existing State employees, hires can be made from the Commission's promotional lists or transfers from other state departments.

The classifications used by the Commission are described below:

To obtain a detailed copy of these or any other class specification please go to Current examinations and job vacancies are listed on the Commission's website. You may also call the Selection, Training and EEO Office at (916) 653-6532.

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