Oregon Department of Energy Seeks Agency Director

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) director’s primary purpose is to work with the Governor’s office and the Legislature to reduce the long-term cost of energy for all Oregonians and direct the overall operations of the Oregon Department of Energy.  Major functions include:

  • Provide leadership in the area of energy policy for Oregon, in planning for Oregon’s energy needs and in positioning Oregon to be a world leader in clean energy. Work closely with the Governor, federal and state legislative leaders and elected officials, including Oregon’s federal delegates; federal and state agency heads; and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to ensure Oregon’s interests are reflected in regional, national and international energy and nuclear waste policy.
  • Manage the agency’s budget and staff to operate programs and provide information that will help ensure Oregon meets its long-term energy goals. Assure new and continued funding to support and implement state energy policy.
  • Represent the agency or state on interagency, state, interstate, national or international committees or task forces providing expert consultation.
  • Establish and nurture partnerships with special interest groups; business and industry leaders; utility executives, consumers; and local, state, federal and tribal governments to advance the agency mission.
  • Oversee finances of tax credit, loan and grant programs.
  • Understand when nuclear waste disposal decisions may negatively affect Oregonians and take appropriate action.

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