Energy Security Manager (Program Analyst 4) – Hybrid Remote Work Opportunity

Oregon Department of Energy

Salem, Oregon

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 6,573.00 - 9,677.00/ Month
Deadline Jul 22, 2024
Required Experience 7+ years

This recruitment is open until filled, and the first review of applications will occur on July 22, 2024. At that point, the job posting may be closed or extended.


At the Oregon Department of Energy, we're helping shape the state's energy future. Our team is dedicated to keeping Oregon on the leading edge of renewable energy and efficiency while supporting energy innovation, investment, equity, and resilience. From helping Oregonians save energy at home; to overseeing the state's interests in the world's largest environmental cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington, our work is challenging, rewarding, and diverse. We work with developers and communities on proposed energy facilities, with schools and manufacturers looking to save energy and money, and with other agencies and stakeholders on meeting the challenges of climate change. Oregon is one of the most energy-efficient states in the country, routinely landing near the top of annual national rankings. ODOE is committed to helping Oregon remain an energy leader, and that starts with hiring engaged team members ready to deliver for all Oregonians.

The Nuclear Safety and Emergency Preparedness Division protects the health and safety of Oregonians, protects our environment, and advances and supports secure and resilient communities. This is accomplished through six program areas: Energy Security, Emergency Fuels Preparedness and Response, Nuclear Safety and Radiological Emergency Preparedness, Hanford Nuclear Site Policy, Radioactive Waste Disposal Regulations, and Radioactive Material Transportation Safety. This position leads two primary programs, Energy Security and Emergency Fuels Preparedness and Response.

The Energy Security program is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide energy security plan that analyzes risks and threats to Oregon’s energy systems (electricity, natural gas, liquid fuels, and propane), and considers measures to mitigate those risks. The energy security plan is developed under both state and federal legislation. The energy security team works closely with Oregon Public Utility Commission staff, as well as utilities and energy providers, stakeholders, federal and local governments, and Tribal governments.

The Emergency Fuels Preparedness and Response program is the statewide Emergency Support Function fuels lead: trained ODOE staff respond to local, regional, or statewide emergencies by supporting coordinated response in collaboration with private fuel providers. The program manages and implements the Oregon Fuel Action Plan, which identifies scalable strategies and procedures for responding to all hazards that could trigger supply disruptions and distribution problems with potential impacts on public health and safety.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are.


The primary purpose of the position is to guide, direct, and manage the development and implementation of a statewide Oregon Fuel Action Plan and Oregon Energy Security Plan, as well as represent the Governor’s Office and the agency in a variety of different policy and planning forums.

This position is designated as a critical position and therefore if selected the employee must be within 100 miles or within two hours driving distance of the central workplace during paid work hours.

This position is eligible for a hybrid remote work schedule. The work schedule is Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The incumbent will be expected to work at the central workplace located at 550 Capitol St. NE in Salem, Oregon, at least eight times per year. This generally includes attendance at pre-scheduled in-person all-staff meetings. The position may also be required to work at the central workplace on a more frequent basis with advance notice, as needed.

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position, please review the position description by clicking here.


You will be a member of a diverse team built on collaboration and support.

We offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 11 paid holidays a year.

This is a full-time, management service position.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree related to the agency program that demonstrates the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years of experience coordinating or administering a program.


  • Any combination of experience or education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skill requirements listed for the classification.

The most successful candidate will also have the following skills, experience, and background:

  • Understanding of the energy regulatory landscape and policy framework.
  • Experience in energy emergency management support functions and systems Including the ability to respond effectively to energy emergencies through robust and emergency response plans, coordination mechanisms, and rapid decision-making processes to minimize the impact of disruption and ensure resilience in the face of adverse events.
  • Experience supporting government or private sector with energy security planning and implementation, in the energy sector as a whole, or in a specific sector (electricity, liquid fuels, or natural gas).
  • Experience analyzing existing energy policies, identifying gaps or areas for improvement, and formulating recommendations for policy development or revision.
  • Experience developing and maintaining positive working relationships with federal, state, local, Tribal, and private sector partners to support and enhance agency programs by building consensus, fostering collaboration, and addressing diverse perspectives.  
  • Experience in managing and overseeing the planning, development, training, and implementation of significant energy planning or energy emergency management programs. 
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, assess potential impacts, identify essential partners, and make informed decisions or recommendations during potentially stressful situations.

Preference will be given to those with the following experience:

  • Experience with Emergency Support Function 12: Energy emergency response structure for disaster response and recovery.

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color are less likely to apply for positions unless they believe they meet all the desired attributes. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the position. We strongly encourage candidates to apply, even those who might not believe they possess every one of the desired attributes. Applicants who most closely exhibit the desired attributes will be invited to continue in the application process.

  • Visit the State of Oregon Career Site by clicking this link: Energy Security Manager (Program Analyst 4).
  • A resume and cover letter are required for this job posting. Please attach both documents to the “My Experience” section under Resume/CV in the application.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please visit the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
  • Answer all the supplemental questions.


Help your application rise to the top! Don’t forget to showcase your amazing skills and experience in your application package that make you the best candidate for the position. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

The Oregon Department of Energy does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.


If you have questions about the recruitment and selection process, or need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Karlene Ashby, at karlene.ashby@energy.oregon.gov or call (971) 209-6209.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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Category Sustainability
Tags Climate Change