Job Posting: Staff Services Analyst

CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority

Staff Services Analyst

$3,640.00 - $5,916.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/23/2024

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for a challenging and fulfilling position to help California reach its climate goals? Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment with opportunities to create positive change? Under the direction of the Staff Services Manager I and/or Staff Services Manager II, the Staff Services Analyst (SSA) works as part of the Development and Implementation Team with the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF). The analyst will exercise independent judgement and has direct responsibility for program research and design, program implementation, stakeholder outreach and industry research and engagement.

The CHEEF operates the “GoGreen Financing” Programs, designed to help Californians save energy and money by helping them finance energy upgrades to homes, businesses and affordable multi-family buildings. The Programs attract private capital providers by offering credit enhancements and loan repayment through customers’ utility bills. For more information on the CHEEF pilots, see and

Please click on the link in the menu to the right to review the full Duty Statement(s) for this position. The complexity of duties will be modified to be consistent with the classification of the candidate hired.

This listing is also being advertised at the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) level at JC-415937. Candidates may apply at both levels. However, candidates must submit a separate application for each level. The complexity of duties will be modified to be consistent with the classification of the candidate hired.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Staff Services Analyst
$3,640.00 - $5,916.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Advanced Transportation and Alternative Energy Financing Authority (CAEATFA) is a small, and innovative organization, housed in the State Treasurer’s Office, and focused on leveraging private capital to meet the state’s greenhouse gas reduction and economic development goals. We have openings for analysts to work as part of the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF). The CHEEF is a public-private partnership that leverages private capital to help Californians make their homes and businesses more comfortable and energy efficient. We are building energy efficiency financing programs across multiple industry sectors and designing the first open-market, on-bill repayment program in the nation.

We hold ourselves to high standards of performance and delivery for our stakeholders. We are seeking to add an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team and work in a fast-paced, start-up like, environment. If you love paying attention to details, are interested in a challenging position and making an economic and environmental impact, you are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. We believe a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences helps our team thrive.

Learn more about the programs we are implementing at and about our Department at CAEATFA.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
Electronic applications are highly encouraged. If submitting a hard copy, please include JC-415936 / Position #321-001-5157-015 in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section of the application. Hard copy applications received without the required information may not be considered.

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 2/23/2024

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
    Attn: Applications Unit
    State Treasurer's Office
    901 P St, Room 411A
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
    Applications Unit
    State Treasurer's Office
    901 P St, Room 411A
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Other -
      Supplemental Questionnaire: Please answer the following question in one page or less:
      • What do you imagine to be the challenges in implementing an energy efficiency financing program? Why do you think energy efficiency does not generate the same excitement as solar energy?
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
    • Demonstrated ability to think critically
    • Careful and astute attention to detail
    • Experience with or keen interest in the public rulemaking process
    • Persistence and tenacity when facing obstacles
    • Effective research and communication skills, including preparing written analyses
    • Background in a relevant subject matter such as commercial finance, energy efficiency, utility programs, building retrofits, program design, data and IT systems
    • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously


    Please see the CalHR Benefits Summary page for detailed information.

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Human Resources Contact:
    Applications Unit
    (916) 653-3100

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Officer
    (916) 653-3100
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification in your application packet. Official sealed transcripts or your original diploma (with embossed seal) will be required prior to appointment. If it is determined that a candidate does not meet all Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the classification. All candidates who are determined to not meet the Minimum Qualifications will be contacted in writing and will have 10 business days to respond with additional information supporting their Minimum Qualifications for the classification. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

    Confidential Information

    Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State Application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information listed anywhere on the applications submitted electronically, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail