Company: University Enterprises, Inc.
Location: Sacramento, CA 95826


The California Energy Commission (CEC) is seeking to hire a student assistant to work under the general supervision of an Electric Generation System Specialist I in the Supply Data & Analysis Unit in the Data Integration & Policy Office of the Energy Assessments Division.

Conditions of Employment

This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student position. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.

Depending on the type of position you are applying for, a pre-employment background check consisting of one or more of the following may be conducted: employment history, professional references, criminal check, educational verification (i.e., degree, license, or official transcript) and physical exam and drug urinalysis test. Applicants will be required to pass required pre-employment checks to the satisfaction of University Enterprises Inc., (UEI) and the hiring Agency or Department.

Work Schedule

Flexible hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am – 5:00pm. Final schedule to be determined between supervisor and student.

Additional Work Schedule

Student Assistants and Graduate Student Assistants generally work up to 20 hours per work week (Sunday-Saturday) during the academic year and up to 40 hours per work week during breaks; (Winter, Spring and Summer).

Student Assistants are not permitted to telecommute or work remotely.


On/Off Sacramento State Campus
Off Campus

Worksite City

Pay Range
$14.17 – $24.34 per hour

California Energy Commission (CEC)

Supply Data and Analysis Unit/Energy Assessments Division

Project Description

Under the general supervision of an Electric Generation System Specialist I in the Procurement Unit in the Supply Analysis Office of the Energy Assessments Division, the Student Assistant assists in the collection and analysis of Wind Performance Reporting System (WPRS) and Quarterly Fuel and Energy Report (QFER) data. This data is submitted to the Energy Commission to meet regulations of the State of California. The Unit maintains data on 130 wind projects in California, as well as 1,000 power plants of all sources, and receives data quarterly from approximately 400 organizations reporting data. The division’s web page is at:

Majors/Fields of Study
Biological Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computational Analysis, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science and Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physical Science, Physics, Statistics, Other – Other science, engineering, or math-related fields, especially using GIS skills

Minimum Qualifications
    GIS skills:

  • Understanding of basic cartographic principles (map design, projections, scale).
  • Ability to digitize/edit data with GIS applications, such as adding, removing, editing points.
  • Ability to conduct research and find data as necessary.
  • Understanding of database concepts and how to implement joins and relates within GIS applications.
  • Basic understanding of GIS file structures (shapefiles, file geodatabases, kmz files).
  • Basic understanding of raster and vector data models.
  • Basic understanding of how to read/understand metadata.
  • Basic understanding of geocoding and georeferencing.
  • Examples of college courses useful for background in performing basic duties of this position: Computer Cartography, Geographic Information Systems, Introduction to GIS, Introduction to GIS Software Applications, and Cartographic Design for GIS.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel (formulas and graphs, with Pivot Tables a plus), and ability to edit with MS Word.
  • Ability to use Adobe Acrobat.


Must be a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at one of the accredited colleges or universities on our affiliation list.

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Students must be enrolled at a minimum in: six semester units or nine quarter units for undergraduate students; four semester units or six quarter units for graduate students.

Students declared major must match the major(s) listed in the job posting.

Position Description

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of California’s electricity generation system, as well as basic understanding of different energy sources.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Student assistant analyzes geographic and other energy data.
  • Creates GIS products, and maintains organization of GIS and other files.
  • Identifies and obtains new data required for GIS tasks.
  • Duties may also include: file and organize non-GIS data, review data for completeness, resolve data submittal errors, and enter data into a database.
  • Contact data filers to obtain complete and accurate data.
  • Monitor and update staff on status of data submittals, and assist in analyzing data (with Excel, statistics, or other specialized programs).
  • May be required to learn other software to do statistical analyses, and an understanding of basic statistics is helpful.
  • Use basic functions to generate reports summarizing data.
  • Assist staff to answer questions about the data from other offices and public.

Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computer workstations, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment.

Hours Per Week
Students (part-time) 0-20 hours per week during the academic year, up to 40 hours per week during breaks; (Winter, Spring and Summer). (NSTU)

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please complete all fields of the employment application. Include your educational history in the “Educational Experience” section and any employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of our application.