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This is a full-time, temporary, benefit based position with an assignment end date of December 31, 2020.
The purpose of this position will be to assist EPIC’s Senior Policy Analyst in climate and energy research and analysis for projects, presentations, information papers, articles, and reports on the topic related to energy and climate change. Hired staff will also assist the Director as requested and needed.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop greenhouse gas emissions inventories from all sectors for local jurisdictions and the San Diego region and possibly other regions
- Maintain and update existing quantitative inventory tool.
- Become familiar with and learn to apply all relevant greenhouse gas inventory protocols and methods.
Develop estimates of the greenhouse gas reductions resulting from a range of policy measures included in local and regional climate action plans.
- Maintain and update existing greenhouse gas mitigation tool.
- Become familiar with and learn to apply all relevant regional, state and federal models related to transportation, water and energy, electricity and natural gas and related to climate change mitigation policies.
- Prepare tables, charts and graphs and reports related to climate action mitigation measures and plans based on the calculations as requested and needed.
- Conduct cost effectiveness analysis on greenhouse gas reduction policies.
Support development of climate action plans
- Meet with local government staff.
- Compile inventory and mitigation tool results into concise reports.
Obtain and update all relevant data and information necessary to complete regular inventories, assess mitigation measures, and monitor progress of climate action plans.
- Develop methods and protocols to collect and maintain relevant data, including compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, and verifying information and data.
Support development of a process and method to monitor progress of adopted climate action plans, including
- Identification of relevant data.
- Developing methods and tools to estimate greenhouse gas reductions resulting from implementing climate action plans.
- Develop method to communicate results.
- Develop and maintain understanding of methodological and other technical advances related to climate action planning and incorporate into existing methods and tools.
- Collaborate with city staff, agency staff at the local, regional and state level as needed to facilitate the climate planning process.
- Participate in local, regional and state level meetings, workshops, conference related to the climate planning process.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical field such as environmental science, engineering, systems engineering, physics/mathematics/modeling or economics.
- Minimum of 1-3 years experience doing similar quantitative and policy work.
- Demonstrated quantitative and modeling skills.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong planning and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated familiarity with office software (eg, Microsoft Office suite)
- Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
- Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
- Strong problem solving skills.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (e.g., macros, dashboards, conditional formulas, etc.)
- Demonstrated ability to use Geographical Information System software.
- Familiarity and use of software for statistical analysis (e.g, Excel statistical package, SASS, etc.)
- Experience conducting cost-effectiveness calculations.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
Hours: 37.5 per week
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
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