California Department of Transportation- State Agency Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Fellow

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Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. (AESC)

Sacramento California 94203

September 2024 - August 2025

Additional pay


Health care coverage, professional development, industry networking

  • Please note: This is a remote position within California with a hybrid option. Fellow must be located in California by the first day of the Fellowship.

If you’re passionate about having a direct impact on saving energy and working on projects that help to reduce climate change for the State of CA then this may be an opportunity for you!

About The State of California (SOC) Energy Strategy and Support Program (ESS)

The State of California (SOC) Energy Strategy and Support Program (ESS) is a statewide energy efficiency program administered by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and funded by all four investor-owned utilities (PG&E, Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas (SCG), and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E)). Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. (AESC) designed and implements the program on behalf of all four IOUs. The program addresses key barriers that California state agencies experience while working to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. SOC ESS provides state agencies direct support to identify and implement energy efficiency projects, in addition to engineering support for projects developed by energy service companies (ESCOs) and trade allies (TAs). SOC ESS offers a flexible program to cost-effectively meet the diverse needs of SOC agencies and assets.

Position Overview & Description

One of the key barriers experienced by state agencies is the lack of funding for additional staff to help advance projects from concept to completion. AESC has partnered with SEI to select and place several Climate Corp Fellows with motivated state agencies to support the implementation of energy efficiency projects. The Fellow will support their assigned State of California agency and the Program team by helping the agency advance energy projects from initial planning and final implementation, leading to an increase in new projects per agency.

This position requires a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and ability to tactfully multitask in an environment with multiple stakeholders. Experience with energy efficiency in commercial buildings is a plus. We seek candidates that are versatile in their approaches to problem solving and are resilient when faced with new challenges. The ideal candidate will have one year of relevant professional work/study experience, have strong written and verbal communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to manage varied projects and tasks. Fellows who have recently held these positions have developed and delivered presentations, worked independently, assisted with developing and writing new policies, conducted data analysis, and provided support to executives.


  • Review materials and identify corrections and process improvements
  • Coordinate with multiple parties including Agencies, contractors, and program to identify, scope, and track projects
  • Manage the logistics of virtual meetings, workshops, and trainings
  • Attend meetings and create meeting notes
  • Track deliverables, milestones, and communicate status and actions to team members
  • Participate in events/workshops, organize tasks/deliverables, and contribute to strategic marketing and outreach efforts
  • Provide program and agencies with logistics such as coordinating kick off meetings and site assessments
  • Support Agency in creation of annual Sustainability Plan

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, Associate degree in conjunction with relatable experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication, and experience in delivering this communication to key clients and customers.
  • Ability to interact with clients in a professional and responsive manner.
  • Ability to juggle the needs and priorities of multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong capabilities with software tools such as MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, Google Sheets, etc.
  • Strong capabilities with virtual meeting platforms (e.g., Zoom, MS Teams, GoToMeeting, etc.)
  • Understanding of or interest in gas and electric utilities and public sector or State Agencies.
  • Must have reliable transportation, this position potentially requires limited travel to events and or office locations

We encourage anyone who is interested in this position and who meets some of the qualifications to apply, even if they do not meet all of them. We recognize that a unique perspective and background can enhance a role when many, if not all, of the listed qualifications are met.

**If you would need to relocate for this position, please note that you need to be in the state you are relocating to no less than 10 business days before the start of the fellowship.**


  • End-of-program financial award.
  • Healthcare coverage with 100% of healthcare insurance premiums covered by the employer.
  • Access to a national Member Assistance Program, which includes financial and legal assistance, medical advocacy, and counseling services.
  • Professional and Personal Development Training
  • Career-readiness training in interview preparation, salary negotiation, and developing a professional resume and cover letter.
  • Attending panels, workshops, and presentations by climate resilience industry professionals.
  • Professional networking opportunities.

About Climate Corps

Climate Corps, a program of SEI, is an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through the implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here: We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.

SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creative climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. A commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework is required.