Job Posting: Utilities Engineer

California Energy Commission

Utilities Engineer

$5,540.00 - $10,377.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The incumbent performs mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering work in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the electricity system or natural gas system while considering climate change and other environmental impacts; conducts investigations and prepares reports involving engineering economic work, which includes studies of capital costs, financial structure, depreciation, physical plant inspections, valuations, revenues, and expenses.; conducts technical analyses and provides direction in the development of research engineering projects funded by the Energy Commission on energy related environmental areas, including climate change. Contributes engineering skills when reviewing and/or preparing engineering and environmental studies or evaluations and assists the management with program planning and implementation of projects addressing energy policy. Energy related climate change research requires a broad expertise on power generation, the electric grid, and the energy system in general. For this reason, the incumbent is knowledgeable of multiple aspects of engineering such as energy/mass balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, combustion, strength/properties of materials, statistical analyses, testing of equipment, and interpretation of technical codes/standards.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Utilities Engineer
$5,540.00 - $6,606.00 A
$6,344.00 - $7,937.00 B
$7,337.00 - $9,180.00 C
$8,293.00 - $10,377.00 D
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (the formal name for the California Energy Commission) was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address the energy challenges facing the state. The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency.
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Special Requirements

Interested applicants must submit a completed Standard State Application (Form STD. 678) with an original signature and required application documents, to the contact/address listed below. Electronic applications will be accepted. You must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility (i.e., list, transfer, SROA/Surplus, reinstatement, etc.), RPA #310-272 and Position #535-310-3518-002 in the “Explanation Section” of the STD 678. A separate application is required for each position. Resumes do not take the place of the completed State Application STD 678. NOTE: Failure to comply with the filing instructions and incomplete applications received will not be considered. Please Note: Possession of the minimum qualifications will be verified prior to the interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the application may be forwarded to the State Personnel Board for review and the applicant’s name may be removed from the eligibility list. Please remove any confidential information (e.g. social security number, date of birth, etc.) as well as any information regarding LEAP eligibility and/or exam scores from your documents prior to submission.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Energy Commission
Attn: RPA 310-272
Personnel Services Office
1516 9th Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

RPA 310-272
Personnel Services Office
1516 9th Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct engineering, economic, and policy research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend effective courses of action.

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing data and developing conclusions, including the use of spreadsheets and other quantitative tools for data analysis and graphical representation of results.

  • Excellent oral skills and ability to effectively communicate in written form (i.e., technical reports, memos, letters, and comments).

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments with accuracy, to prioritize and meet deadlines, and to work well in a team environment with the ability to coordinate interdisciplinary projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships with others, both inside and outside the agency.

  • Ability to communicate complicated information in a simple, consumer-friendly manner.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
RPA 310-272
(916) 654-4309

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Carousel Gore
(916) 654-5067
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail