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Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst
Organization: Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 04/24/2024

Company Profile

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association for the solar and storage industry and represents more than 1,000 member companies and 255,000 Americans working across the United States. SEIA is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy and is creating the framework for solar to reach 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. We work with our member companies and strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power.

SEIA does this by supporting pro-solar policies at the state and federal level, developing cutting-edge market research, hosting educational events and webinars, and serving as the voice of the solar and storage industry.

SEIA employees are passionate, forward-thinking leaders that start every day knowing that their work makes a difference. SEIA values diversity and fosters an inclusive, lively company culture that celebrates team success. The association has earned numerous awards for its work and company culture and was named by the Washington Post as a 2023 Top Workplace and a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times.

Position Summary:

The Policy Analyst will track and shape policy goals, challenges and opportunities that will shape the solar and storage sectors, with an initial focus on State-level legislative and regulatory efforts. Reporting to both the SVP of Policy and VP of State Affairs, the Policy Analyst will track state energy and storage policy updates, analyze legislation and proposed regulatory changes, assist in the development of model legislation, write comments and letters, and communicate with member companies, in coordination with SEIA’s State Affairs, Policy Analysis and Regulatory teams. The Analyst will keep the VP of State Affairs and SVP of Policy updated on key policy changes that will have a meaningful impact on solar and energy storage market development and deployment.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Track, analyze and communicate state regulatory dockets, pending legislation, stakeholder working groups, etc.
  • Create detailed summaries and regulator report of state solar and energy storage policy developments.
  • Research energy markets, renewable energy credit markets and state programs that support solar and storage deployment.
  • Identify impacts, benefits and ramifications of policy proposals, positions, and recommendations for industry and colleagues.
  • Draft regulatory comments, legislative positions, model legislation, and related materials as needed.
  • Work with State Affairs, Policy Analysis and Regulatory Affairs staff to identify priorities and tasks, and collaborate with SEIA’s Congressional, Technical Services and Communications teams.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Professional Experience, Education & Other Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree is required.
  • 1+ years of utility, energy industry, regulatory agency or legislative experience, including interpreting regulatory and/or legislative documents and drafting analyses.
  • Knowledge of policy and regulatory matters pertaining to clean energy resources, with a focus on solar and energy storage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage challenging and diverse views of members.
  • Self-starter – can work independently and remotely.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and ability to perceive when to lead and when to build consensus.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is in an office environment or in a remote-office environment that is suitably equipped with internet and telephone access.
  • SEIA employees in the Washington, D.C. region follow a hybrid remote and in-person office model. Employees work 3-4 days a week in an office environment and as needed when there are special events or meetings but otherwise can be remote.
  • Some travel may be required for this role.

Compensation Range:

$50,000 – $55,000 annually with excellent benefits package.

Working at SEIA:

SEIA values diversity, inclusion, and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the solar industry. We strive to welcome different perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, regardless of job function, to create a more resilient organization supporting a strong, equitable solar industry. SEIA envisions an industry that is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity. We aim to achieve this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and progress. We will develop strategies, programs, and tools that seek to equalize opportunities within SEIA and allow for discussing and sharing best practices within the solar industry.

SEIA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, homelessness, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. SEIA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we employ staff. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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