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Local Policy Research Analyst – Washington, D.C.

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Local Policy Research Analyst

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Dates: Start on or about July 15, 2013.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Posted On: June 3, 2013.

Organization Overview:

ACEEE is dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both environmental protection and economic development.


ACEEE seeks a Research Analyst to focus on local policy as a member of its Policy Team. The position provides a balanch of research, analysis, and outreach on energy efficiency policy in the United States as it relates to policy and program implementation by local governments and in cities and metropolitan regions. The Analyst will research various efficiency policy issues including those related to local government operations, water and wastewater service provision, building and development policies, land use/transportation decisions, and multifamily housing, ACEEE’s local pollicy work also emphasizes issues of local job creation, economic development, and environmental health benefits of energy efficiency. Focusing on energy issues across economic sectors at the local level, the Research Analyst will have a avariety of research opportunities in one of ACEEE’s most multi-disciplinary programs.

The Analyst will act as the day-to-day coordinator of ACEEE’s ongoing technical assistant activities with local governments and community stakeholders, and will also work with the State Policy team to coordinate state technical assistance tracking across the organization. Technical assistance coordinator will include tracking local energy efficiency policy developments, coordinating with other efficiency organizations, developing research in response to requests, maintaining a contact database, and organizing phone calls, webinars, and outreach events. Projects will include developing policy case studies, “how to” introductions to various energy efficiency topics, and supporting communities using ACEEE’s analytical tools. The Analyst will also contribute to developing ACEE’s new City Energy Effieciency Scorecard, which will provide comparison among peer U.S. cities on energy efficiency policy metrics, and a related scoring tool and local policy database.

Working at ACEEE, the Analyst will lead projects of high visibility and credibility in the energy efficiency and policy communities. As a researcher and project coordinator, the position offers unmatched access to national experts in energy efficiency as well as critical sources of primary data in government agencies and utilities. ACEEE and its Policy Program are dynamic, growing, and comprised of a highly motivated and collegial team.


  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented. The Analyst will conduct rigorous and externally-reviewed primary research dealing with complex quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Excellent writing skills. Analyst is expected to produce detailed research reports, white papers, fact sheets, and blog posts on energy efficiency policy and programs.
  • Superb organizational and project coordination skills. The position requires experience coordinating complex, ongoing projects independently and as part of teams. The Analyst must also balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. He/she will maintain close relationships with a large network of stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels to inform research and broaden reach of ACEEE research and technical assistance. The Analyst must also coordinate and collaborate with numerous ACEEE staff members on cross-cutting research projects.
  • Articulate and thoughtful. As an author of highly visible reports, the Analyst will conduct media interviews. Analyst must be able to explain research and positions to laypeople, other experts, and skeptical audiences.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter. Analysts will also maintain pages on ACEEE’s website, including those realted to Local Energy Efficiency Policy.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree or rigorous coursework in policy analysis, urban plannin,g economics, engineering, and/or science.
  • 1-3 years of work experience, preferably with demonstrated project coordination experience.
  • Experience in policy analysis or planning, preferably including work on local government issues including housing or transportation, and energy, environmental, and/or utility policy.
  • Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency.
  • Demonstrated passion for clean energy, economic development, and environmental issues.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to and use“Local Policy Research Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

Contact Information:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy,

529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20045

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