Environmental Energy Analyst
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Position Title:
Environmental Energy Analyst

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9320-134


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Environmental Quality

HR: 1520 E. 6th Ave.

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-4218

Fax: (406)444-5330

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711

E-mail: KDavis3@mt.gov

  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Environmental Quality

Planning, Prevention and Assistance

Energy and Pollution Prevention


Bargaining Unit:


State Application Required:

$36,446.00 - $57,395.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: Salary information posted includes both the level 6 and 7 pay range. Benefits include; health, life, dental, paid leave, optional vision and a state matched retirement fund. Benefits package equals approximately $15,492.

Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
The Energy and Pollution Prevention Bureau works to improve energy efficiency; increase the use of renewable energy; provide analysis of energy trends and issues; prepare for energy emergencies. Are you a self-motivated individual interested in energy efficiency, renewables and policy? The right candidate would have very strong analytical and research skills and is excited to put those skills to use to improve Montana’s energy impacts. The Planning, Prevention and Assistance Division of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality is currently offering a full time opportunity for a successful candidate to make an environmental difference while enjoying the benefits of working with the State of Montana.

Travel: This position is required to travel occasionally (average of one day per month). Required travel occurs throughout the year both in-state and out-of-state.

College Transcripts are a requirement for this position. The application system allows for the upload of one transcript document per application (multiple pages are acceptable). If you have more than one set of transcripts (Bachelors, Masters, multiple universities, etc.) please upload one and send the rest via email to KDavis3@mt.gov

Writing Sample: Applicants who are selected for the final, formal interview will be required to bring in a writing sample.

Application can be found on the State of Montana Website ( https://svc.mt.gov/stateapp/ ). The job profile can be requested via email: KDavis3@mt.gov Phone: (406) 444-4218 or FAX: (406) 444-5330.

Minorities are underrepresented in this position and are encouraged to apply. Underrepresentation is addressed in the Department’s EEO Action Plan. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

This position is a DEQ energy policy analyst, responsible for collecting and analyzing various sources of information to develop or support energy policy in Montana. The position receives guidance from supervisor and coordinates closely with on the topics of energy efficiency, renewable energy resources, petroleum products, electrical transmission lines, and energy emergency planning, but can be expected to address any aspect of energy policy. The position conducts the analysis of issues of policy interest, develops energy policy options, and prepares energy policy recommendations for the bureau, the department (DEQ), and other agencies as necessary. The position designs, and conducts technical analyses necessary to support the development of these energy policies and ensures that issues of long-term consequence receive adequate consideration in energy program planning and technical analyses. The incumbent in this position may represent DEQ and state government on task forces to develop energy policy for public or private organizations at the state, regional, and national level and is expected to build strong and lasting relationships with the Public Service Commission (PSC), and petroleum and utilities’ industries. Energy issues are complex, diverse, and constantly in transition; the position is responsible to be current on technical developments and trends and must exercise flexibility to respond to energy issues as they emerge. Accordingly, the work tasks of the position vary substantially from year to year; assignments regularly involve priority issues requiring immediate response and will be coordinated with supervisor.

The person selected for this position will be rated at an Annual Performance Review on the following skills/behaviors: Communication, Customer Service, Integrity, Safety, Teamwork, Analytical Thinking, Change Management, Environmental Science, Government Operations, Initiative, Innovative Thinking, Judgment, Productivity and Written Expression.

Additional Skills and Behaviors necessary to this position include:

  • Reliability/Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Partnership/Relationship building skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Self-starter
Bachelor’s degree in Energy Policy, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Economics or closely related field and 3 or more years of work experience (5 or more years to qualify for the higher pay band - level 7) in government, energy sector, or related areas. Experience in numerical analysis is essential; experience with GIS analysis is desirable. Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered including directly applicable trainings and coursework.

Supplemental Questions:
This provides you an opportunity to present more complete and specific details regarding your qualifications. The responses should be clear and concise since the hiring team will view them as a sample of your written communication skills separately from the state application form and as part of the evaluation process. Supplemental questions will coincide with the online application when specified for this position. You are welcome to cut and paste your responses from a word processor. NOTE: Each question response is limited to 6000 characters which equals about 1 ½ pages on a word processor. If you are applying by mail you must have your typed answers on a separate sheet of paper marked with your name and position number.

Please describe your background in energy to include knowledge and experience with energy planning, petroleum, electrical transmission, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Please describe your experience in gathering and reviewing information from a variety of sources, analyzing information and preparing reports based on the analysis.

Additional Materials Required:

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