JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

California Energy Commission (CEC)

Division of Petroleum Market Oversight (DPMO)
Economic Branch
Deputy Chief Economist and Senior Economic Analyst

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473907
Date Posted: 04/17/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Deputy Chief Economist and Senior Economic Analyst
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Sacramento, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
R4 -- Transportation Economics
F1 -- Trade
E3 -- Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
Petroleum Market Oversight
Economic Analysis
Data Modeling
Transportation Fuels Modeling
Policy Analysis
Econometric Modeling
Public Policy Analysis
Statistics Software
Economic Research
Decarbonization Policy
Energy Forecasting
Salary Range: $121,428
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Are you intrigued by transportation fuel markets and California’s ongoing transition to renewable energy sources? We have two high-profile Economist opportunities within the newly created Division of Petroleum Market Oversight (DPMO).

DPMO was created through a special legislative session in 2023 and is the first-in-the-nation government watchdog focused on transportation fuels. DPMO is housed within the California Energy Commission (CEC), the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, which is leading the state to a 100% clean energy future.

Our CEC Economists will apply economic theory and expert knowledge of statistics, data, and modeling techniques to devise methodologies and improve the core analytical capabilities needed to meet the wide range of state mandates and priorities involved in transportation fuels modeling. These core capabilities include economic and econometric modeling, data analysis, research, policy analysis.

Telework option available, but hired candidates must reside in California before starting

Link to both positions on CalCareers:

- Application deadline: April 25th, 2024
- Only official applications submitted through CalCareers site will be considered.
- Please be detailed on your state application template!
- Application template is used to calculate which candidates are selected for panel interviews.

Questions? or

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2024
Application Instructions:
Step one is to create a CalCareers Account:

Required Application Package Documents to submit via CalCareers
• Resume - upload to CalCareers
• Cover Letter - create and upload to CalCareers
• School transcripts - upload to CalCareers
• Completed STD 678 Application Document - A thorough/detailed "Application Template" is very important. This STD 678 document/template is created within CalCareers. The other documents are "uploaded" to your CalCareers account.

When ready to officially apply (with template created and documents uploaded to your CalCareers Account). Click the "Apply Button". Select "Yes, I have Eligibility", then choose "List Eligibility".

You will be added to the state "Eligibility List" for Research Data Specialist III when your RDS III exam is scored. You can take the RDS III exam before or after officially applying.

Here is the link to the RDS III exam:

Any questions? Please email