The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement. We encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, sexual orientations, gender identities, and all other identities protected by law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
⚡ Location: Nevada, in either the Reno/Carson City or Las Vegas areas, but the position will work remotely.
⚡ Work schedule: Non-exempt, full-time
⚡ Deadline for applications: June 18, 2023
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) seeks an experienced clean energy and/or climate policy expert to develop and advocate for policies and programs to accelerate decarbonization in the transportation, buildings, and industry sectors in Nevada through greater investments in energy efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy. This position will work to influence outcomes at the Nevada state legislature and the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN), and with state agencies and local governments. While this is a remote work position, applicants must live in Nevada and be able to travel periodically for work within the state. The position will report to SWEEP’s Executive Director (who is based in Colorado), while working closely with other SWEEP staff in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
Specific responsibilities will include, in partnership with other SWEEP staff:
- Representing SWEEP at the state legislature (which meets in Carson City every other year), including developing legislative policy proposals, educating lawmakers, giving committee testimony, and coordinating with coalition partners.
- Assisting SWEEP’s program staff in engaging in utility proceedings before the PUCN such as energy efficiency and beneficial electrification plans, rate cases, and integrated resource plans; including helping analyze utility proposals, develop policy recommendations and proposals, attend and speak at meetings and hearings, and develop testimony and comments.
- Assisting SWEEP’s program staff in conducting outreach and presenting to local governments around Nevada to advocate for clean energy measures, such as building code updates and clean transportation policies.
- Collaborating with and supporting state-based coalitions and partners, including other conservation groups, community-based organizations, utilities, local governments, labor unions, businesses, agency staff, and other stakeholders to develop and implement policy proposals and strategies.
- Designing and implementing policy and communication campaigns, including drafting campaign plans, and developing and distributing communication materials, such as press releases, talking points and social media posts, and representing SWEEP as a public spokesperson in the media.
In addition to their specific job responsibilities, all SWEEP employees are expected to participate in staff calls, annual retreats, and other organizational meetings.
Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:
- 4+ years of experience with clean energy policy and advocacy.
- Familiarity with Nevada’s political and policy landscape and policymakers.
- Knowledge of clean energy and energy efficiency policy, such as utility programs, building codes, clean transportation, beneficial electrification, and related topics.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Solid policy analysis skills.
- Experience and comfort with conducting outreach to policymakers, agency staff, and other stakeholders.
- Ability to work well with others and also to be self-sufficient and take initiative.
- Commitment to collaboration and working with a diversity of coalition partners.
- Passion for energy efficiency, electrification, and other climate solutions.
- Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity.
Additional skills desired
In addition to the minimum qualifications, exceptional candidates will also have some or all of the following skills:
- Experience testifying before elected officials at the state or local level.
- Prior involvement in utility proceedings before a public utilities commission.
- Experience with earned and social media outreach and other communication strategies.
- Prior work with Nevada policymakers.
- Legal knowledge or background a plus.
Compensation and benefits
The full-time starting salary range for this role is between $80,000 to $90,000, depending on experience. SWEEP’s excellent benefits package includes health and dental coverage, a retirement plan with a match, and 26 days of vacation and holidays, as well as paid sick leave and parental leave and life insurance.
We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement. We encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, sexual orientations, gender identities, and all other identities protected by law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
⚡ To apply: If you are interested in this job, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the position, you may contact Elise Jones at email@example.com.