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  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL
  • $150,000-S175,000 USD / Year
  • $150,000-$175,000.

Website State of Illinois - Illinois Power Agency

The Illinois Power Agency is seeking a Deputy Director reporting to the Agency Director. The Deputy Director is a highly visible senior management role that assists the Director with the development and execution of programs and operational policies for the organization.

The Illinois Power Agency is an independent State Agency created in 2007 to develop annual electricity procurement plans and renewable resources procurement plans and to conduct procurement events to ensure adequate, reliable, affordable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable electric service for the default supply customers of Illinois electric utilities. The Agency also conducts procurements and administers programs that promote the development of renewable energy resources in accordance with the IL State Renewable Portfolio Standard. For more information about the Illinois Power Agency, please refer to:

Duties and Responsibilities
• Serves as senior manager assisting Director with oversight over all agency operations, program and procurement work, administration, third-party consultant work, and other Agency affairs.
• Assists the Director in developing the strategic direction of the agency and planning to ensure the agency is capable of high performance in meeting its growing workload.
• Performs senior-level legal and policy administration, strategic planning, state agency administration, and works with the Director on the daily operations of the agency and/or bureaus and/or functions.
• Supervises the work of others including staff at the executive level and/or management level with a strong emphasis on leadership, team building, staff motivation, and subject matter expertise.
• Participates in the planning of strategic initiatives and development of policies; and manages and/or oversees key projects and special initiatives.
• Represents the agency at meetings with key stakeholders, electric utilities, legislators, legislative staff, and other outside parties; and may provide testimony before legislative committees.
• Develops work product, provides interpretive decisions and guidance, and provides subject matter expertise around key agency initiatives, including agency programs and procurements.
• Assists with the supervision of work product development by third-party consultants, including the agency’s program administrators, procurement and planning consultant, and procurement administrator.
• Ensures that the agency adheres to agency goals, objectives, and strategies.
• Complete other duties as assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications
• BA/BS degree from an accredited four-year college; master’s degree, doctorate degree, or law degree strongly preferred.
• Five to seven years of experience working in or with the energy sector, with experience renewable energy policy, wholesale energy market policy, or state energy regulatory policy strongly preferred.
• A thorough understanding of the statutory and regulatory process for energy procurement in Illinois and renewable energy incentive programs and initiatives.
• Strong leadership, management, and strategic thinking skills, with a proven track record in establishing networks, negotiating, and building consensus to achieve desired outcomes.
• Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and overcome unexpected challenges, barriers, or setbacks.
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively within a dynamic environment.
• Organized and detail‐oriented with a strong ability to absorb and process information quickly.
• Proficiency using MS Office 365 applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook.
• Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills.

The Deputy Director is prohibited from: (i) owning, directly or indirectly, 5% or more of the voting capital stock of an electric utility, independent power producer, power marketer, or alternative retail electric supplier; (ii) being in any chain of successive ownership of 5% or more of the voting capital stock of any electric utility, independent power producer, power marketer, or alternative retail electric supplier; (iii) receiving any form of compensation, fee, payment, or other consideration from an electric utility, independent power producer, power marketer, or alternative retail electric supplier, including legal fees, consulting fees, bonuses, or other sums. These limitations do not apply to any compensation received pursuant to a defined benefit plan or other form of deferred compensation, provided that the individual has otherwise severed all ties to the utility, power producer, power marketer, or alternative retail electric supplier.

This is a merit compensation position. Position Salary Range: $150,000-175,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for the position, resume, and three professional references along with your online application to

Applications without a cover letter describing the applicant’s relevant experience and why the applicant would be a strong candidate for this position will not be reviewed for consideration.

No phone calls please.

The Illinois Power Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Application Deadline: April 28