Community Outreach Specialist

Company Name: Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority
Phone Number: (916) 974-0199
City: Sunnyvale
State/Provence: California
Zip: 94086
Job Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Communications / Public Relations
Posting Start Date: August 31, 2016
Salary: $4550-$7150
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

The Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority is a new local public agency formed in March 2016 to bring cleaner energy to residents and businesses in participating communities. Participating jurisdictions include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community.

The principal purpose of SVCE is to implement a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program for its member communities.  SVCE will purchase electricity on the open market from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind, and hydropower) on behalf of customers in its service area.  Electricity will still be delivered over the existing transmission system, which will continue to be owned and operated by the current electric utility. Implementing a CCE program helps achieve local community climate actions goals.

SVCE is in startup mode. The program will serve more than 200,000 customer accounts and is scheduled to begin its first customer phase in April 2017.  In the meantime, all operational aspects of the new agency and program are being built. Led by Tom Habashi, CEO, Silicon Valley Clean Energy now seeks to build its flagship team to develop the key administrative, marketing, and power resource management functions needed to launch this exciting and important program.

 The Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of professional duties that advance SVCE’s programs as well as for conducting strategic community outreach and advocacy on behalf of the Authority.  The new team member will initiate and develop key relationships with community members, local business owners, municipal staff, public officials, and other key stakeholders and cultivate partnerships and mobilize public support to expand public awareness of and increase enrollments in SVCE programs.

Experience Required:

The new Community Outreach Specialist will be a creative and dynamic professional with knowledge of environmental policy, public administration, and energy regulations, methods for developing and implementing effective communication and outreach programs, and an ability to effectively communicate SVCE’s message and programs both verbally and in writing.  The qualified candidate will possess:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in communications, public administration, environmental planning or related field.

Experience: Two years of experience in community outreach or similar field.

How to Apply:

The position is open until filled with initial screening beginning September 16, 2016.  To be considered for this position, please submit a SVCE application, detailed resume, cover letter, three professional references, and answers to the supplemental questions to:

Shellie Anderson

Bryce Consulting, Inc.

3436 American River Drive, Ste. 7A

Sacramento, CA 95864

Tel: 916-974-0199 Fax: 916-974-0224


The full class description and an SVCE application can be found at:

Posting End Date: September 30, 2016