Policy Analyst (Energy) Job at NGA, Washington DC

  • NGA
  • Washington DC

Job Description

TITLE: Policy Analyst (Energy)
ORGANIZATION: National Governors Association
LOCATION: Washington, DC (onsite)
REPORTS TO: Program Director (Energy)

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association is the bipartisan organization of Governors from the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. NGA’s mission is to share best practices, address issues of national and state interest, and drive innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.

NGA’s Center for Best Practices is the policy and research arm that helps Governors develop and implement solutions to public policy challenges. NGA’s Government Relations group assists in ensuring the voice of Governors are heard in Congress, and the Executive Branch and NGA’s Communications team collaborates with Governors’ offices to amplify bipartisan messaging and strategy.

Throughout the year, NGA convenes Governors and senior advisors for meaningful discourse, problem-solving and thought leadership.

The Center for Best Practices Policy Analyst’s primary responsibilities will be to support Governors on a range of energy and environmental policy issues that may include energy planning and system modernization to meet clean energy, storage, and electrification goals, energy resilience planning and funding, federal energy regulation and energy markets, state and federal nuclear energy priorities, some environmental work primarily focused on water and air policies and conservation, and other issues that may evolve over time. This position will report to a Program Director overseeing energy policy issues.

Other important responsibilities of the Policy Analyst include:

  • Organize and facilitate state learning opportunities, including virtual, in-person, and hybrid events such as workshops, seminars, meetings, and presentations;
  • Facilitate panel discussions, state strategy sessions, and other events for Governors, senior state policy staff, and key stakeholders on state program and policy issues;
  • Provide state technical assistance for multiple program and policy issues;
  • Provide ‘best practice’ information and consultative support to Governors and their senior advisors in response to requests for assistance;
  • Develop blog posts, white papers, issue briefs, presentations, and memos on policy issues and best practices of relevance to Governors and senior state policymakers;
  • Build and maintain relationships with high-level policymakers and key stakeholders;
  • Be committed to NGA’s mission and goals to constructively serve the needs of all Governors;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to NGA’s mission and goals to constructively serve the needs of all Governors; and
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor, Deputy Director or Director, Center for Best Practices.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in public policy or a related field. One to three years working in policies and programs within the energy or environmental policy portfolio, including substantive knowledge and experience working on a wide range of state policy approaches to addressing energy and environmental policy areas. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of state environmental protection policies and programs in the air, land, and water space; familiarity with U.S. EPA, DOE, and other federal agency environmental initiatives; some knowledge of state energy planning, grid modernization and energy infrastructure development/new technology deployment; state clean energy and decarbonization strategies, including support of certain generation technologies such as solar, wind, and nuclear; and general knowledge of U.S. energy markets and how they are regulated at the state level.

Knowledge and expertise could include helping Governors, their staff and their executive branch appointees design and implement evidence-based policies focused on achieving specific outcomes. Experience working with Governors, working in federal or state agencies or in non-profit organizations is preferred. Candidates with commensurate lived experience will also be considered.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to:

  • Have foundational content knowledge in federal and state policy in the issue area;
  • Support multiple technical assistance projects;
  • Manage competing project deadlines and responsibilities
  • Execute written communication and synthesize complex issues into audience-appropriate policy considerations and recommendations;
  • Work independently, set priorities and problem-solve multiple issues at the same time;
  • Support and organize events with the support of the Events team;
  • Support multiple projects, work with high-level state policymakers in a variety of settings, and respond effectively to their needs for information and technical assistance;
  • Have strong customer-service orientation and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively work with colleagues, partner organizations and a variety of high-ranking state policymakers;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting and re-purposing research and best practices for policymakers in a timely and effective manner;
  • Communicate effectively in verbal forms, with emphasis on ability to communicate with policy-making audiences;
  • Be flexible and adaptable to working in multiple programs and policy issues;
  • Have knowledge and understanding of MS Office suite; and
  • Travel, as necessary.

Interested candidates should apply online through NGA’s career site. NGA uses Clear Company, and all information is kept strictly confidential. An application is considered when all required fields are completed. Please include:

  • Your resume highlighting your education, experience, and direct transferable skills
  • A portfolio of your best work (attach to your candidate profile via Clear Company)

Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000 annually. This salary range represents a good faith estimate of the lowest to the highest salary for this position. The final salary offered will be based on qualifications and experience.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. NGA is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background and reference check investigations for all final applicants considered for employment.

NGA staff proudly serve our nation’s Governors daily, and it’s our mission to ensure we offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package designed to support the needs of NGA employees. Benefits include a choice of three comprehensive healthcare plans; vision and dental insurance; tuition assistance; 401(k) match and employer contribution; group life insurance; short/long term disability coverage; and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

NGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/D/F/V). NGA is committed to fostering an energetic, collaborative, diverse and inclusive workforce. We promote diversity and provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, or any other legally protected factor. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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