Emergency Planning and Energy Analyst
The Emergency Planning and Energy Analyst (Analyst) is responsible for ensuring that the Department’s statutory obligations for energy emergency planning are fulfilled and that effective emergency plans, with a particular focus on delivered fuels (petroleum products and propane), are developed, maintained, and implemented when warranted. The Analyst represents the Department in different venues related to energy emergency plans delivered fuels. The Analyst collaborates with local, state, and federal government agencies and energy industry stakeholders to gain a thorough understanding of market positions and energy emergency plans in order to help coordinate a unity of effort in energy emergency planning and implementation.
In addition, the Analyst assists the Director of Energy Analysis with necessary activities related to analyzing trends in energy markets and the interdependencies of energy markets and infrastructure. This work involves research, reviewing and evaluating pertinent reports and studies, analysis of data, and producing internal briefing documents highlighting findings and recommended actions by the Department.
1. Works with Department's staff to describe and summarize the supply, demand, and distribution systems for delivered fuels (petroleum products and propane) and monitors factors that influence delivered fuels’ supply and delivery system reliability.
2. Reviews and evaluates reports and studies related to emergency planning for and reliability of delivered fuels in order to inform Department policy and enhance potential state actions for emergency plans.·
3. Represents the Department by participating in state, regional, and federal forums that relate to delivered fuels’reliability and emergency planning.
4. Maintains liaison with relevant local, state, and federal agencies and other stakeholders in order to exchange informationabout delivered fuels and/or delivered fuels supply challenges.
5. Maintains contacts and relationships with energy companies and suppliers, independent entities that managedelivered fuels supply and reliability, and the relevant delivered fuels’ associations and stakeholders with adirect interest in the maintenance of delivered fuels supply and reliability.
6. Monitors short-term reliability conditions for delivered fuels and analyzes relevant metrics that can guide Department action(s). This includes coordinating calls with other states energy offices, Massachusetts state government agencies including the Department of Public Utilities, Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), energy industry associations, federal agencies such as U.S. DOE and the U.S. Coast Guard, etc.
7. Maintains and updates emergency procedures and potential state government actions for delivered fuels and, if warranted, recommends to senior staff and the Commissioner potential state actions to alleviate impacts of delivered fuels emergencies.
8. Represents Department as Executive Order #144 and ESF-12 personnel assigned to MEMA to coordinate emergency operations with MEMA and other state agencies.
9. When requested, reviews legislation, Department of Public Utility (DPU) dockets, and other energy-related materials for implications and impacts on DOER policies.
10 As necessary, the Planner/Analyst will assist DOER Division Directors and/or staff with analysis of energy market supply, demand, pricing in order to help develop and/or assess potential DOER policies and programs.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology,. natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
III. A Graduate degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.
Salary: 60,878.48 - 88,294.18 Biweekly
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