Solar Rebate Program Assistant
Oregon Department of Energy
Salem, OR
Does Solar Energy interest you? Are you skilled in staying organized and meeting deadlines? Do you enjoy interacting with the public? Is producing quality, accurate work important to you? If this sounds like you, come and join our dynamic team!

About the Oregon Department of Energy

At the Oregon Department of Energy, we're helping to shape the state's energy future. Our team is dedicated to keeping Oregon on the leading edge of renewable energy and efficiency while supporting energy innovation, investment, and resilience. From helping individual Oregonians save energy at home to overseeing the state's interests in the world's largest environmental cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington, our work is challenging, rewarding, and diverse. We work with developers and communities on proposed energy facilities, with schools and manufacturers looking to save energy and money, and with other agencies and stakeholders on meeting the challenges of climate change. Oregon is one of the most energy efficient states in the country, routinely landing near the top of annual national rankings. ODOE is committed to helping Oregon remain an energy leader, and that starts with hiring smart, engaged team members who are ready to deliver for Oregonians.

What you will do!

You will participate in administering a solar and storage rebate program. You will review and process Solar and Storage Rebate Program applications. This includes maintaining program paper and electronic records, assisting applicants, providing customer service to interested parties, monitoring and auditing program monetary limits, and conducting project site inspections across the state.

Occasional overnight travel within the state will be required. You may be required to visit sites/facilities that includes extensive walking on uneven ground, standing, and/or climbing steep stairways with limited handholds.

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position please review the position description by clicking here .

What's in it for you!

Join a great group of individuals who are passionate about solar energy and energy storage projects that provide renewable energy, sustainability, and environmental benefits.

We offer excellent benefits including full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.

This is a full-time limited-duration position that is not represented by a union.

Limited duration positions are benefit eligible positions with a designated maximum length of service. This position is expected to last through November 30, 2020 but could end at any time or depending on funding could be extended or become permanent.


Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents; OR
an Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology; OR Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general clerical experience.

College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Requested Skills

Computer skills, including MS Office, Excel, Word, and Outlook
Proficient in entering and tracking data accurately into one or more databases
Experience providing customer service to the public over the telephone and in writing
Experience explaining rules, policies, and procedures
Experience traveling to and performing site inspections
To Apply

Click the "Apply" button above.
Answer all supplemental questions.
Attach a current resume and cover letter.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please visit the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position will be eligible for an interview.

Successful candidates must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

The Oregon Department of Energy does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions/Need Help?

If you have questions about the recruitment and selection please contact Zina Nikiforoff, Human Resource Analyst, at or call (503) 373-0051. If you need an alternate format in order to complete the application process, please contact Zina.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Oregon Department of Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability and is committed to workplace diversity.