Student Assistant – Appliance Efficiency Support (REMOTE)

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  • United States, Sacramento, CA 95826 View on Map
  • Post Date : September 17, 2020
  • Apply Before : October 17, 2020
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Job Description

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is looking to hire a student assistant to work for the Title 20 Help Center for the Appliances Office in the Efficiency 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, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 5pm. Final work schedule to be mutually agreed upon by student and supervisor.

  • Due to COVID-19, student will be required to work according to the current UEI remote workplace policy and sign a UEI telework agreement.

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). Another work schedule option for students working off campus through the California Intern Network is to work 28 hours per week, year-round.


On/Off Sacramento State Campus
Off Campus

Worksite City

Pay Range
$14.17 – $17.28 per hour

California Energy Commission (CEC)

Appliances Office, Efficiency Division

Project Description

The California Energy Commission is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future. As the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, the Energy Commission plays a critical role in creating the energy system of the future – one that is clean, is modern, and ensures the fifth largest economy in the world continues to thrive. For more information, please visit:

Majors/Fields of Study
Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering

Minimum Qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are a must.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.


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.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge or hands-on experience of computer hardware is strongly preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Answer phone calls and respond to emails from external stakeholders to assist with compliance with the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations, which regulate the sale of appliances in California.
  • Help staff maintain the CEC’s appliance efficiency database by collecting data, analyzing trends, and testing new features.
  • Prepare technical responses to appliance-related Inquiries, including data inquiries, in consultation with appropriate technical staff.
  • Assist technical staff with regulatory efforts by performing internet research and analyzing different appliance regulations (state and federal).
  • Assist with outreach & education efforts by helping prepare documents and web page updates.

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
  • Due to COVID-19, student will be required to work according to the current UEI remote workplace policy and sign a UEI telework agreement.
  • Once we phase back into the office, work is performed inside of a high-rise building, in an open space 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.

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