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10 Nov 2022

Full-Time Policy Specialist

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Job Description

Who We Are

Arcadia is the technology company empowering energy innovators and consumers to fight the climate crisis. Our software and APIs are revolutionizing an industry held back by outdated systems and institutions by creating unprecedented access to the data and clean energy needed to make a decarbonized energy grid possible.

In 2014, Arcadia set out on its mission to break the fossil fuel monopoly and since then we have been knocking down the institutional barriers to unlock decarbonization.  To date, we have connected hundreds of thousands of consumers and small businesses with high-quality clean energy options. Fast forward to today, and now, we’re thinking even bigger.  We have launched Arc, an industry-defining SaaS platform that empowers developers and energy innovators to deliver their own custom, personalized energy experiences, accelerating the transformation of the industry from an analog energy system into a digitized information network.

Tackling one of the world’s biggest challenges requires out-of-the-box thinking & diverse perspectives. We’re building a team of individuals from different backgrounds, industries, & educational experiences. If you share our passion for ushering in the era of the clean electron, we look forward to learning what you would uniquely bring to Arcadia!

What we’re looking for:

We are seeking a top-performing, diligent Policy Specialist to join the Policy and Regulatory team. This individual will orchestrate market research and analysis while also leading our engagement with key partners to craft energy policy in select state markets through legislative and regulatory change. The ideal candidate has proven understanding of renewable energy policy, experience with state legislative and regulatory processes, and the quantitative skills to translate policy into business impact.

The ideal candidate is a “policy entrepreneur” — a self-starter always thinking creatively about how to build benefits for our customers and drive value for our business. Candidates must be interested in the challenge of decarbonizing the energy industry. This individual will be able to use multiple strategies and tactics to influence policy and work with partners — including legislators, regulators, utility executives, and allies — to advance key conversations about the future of the energy sector. Arcadia is a mission-driven business, so if you’re committed to delighting our customers with clean energy, we encourage you to apply.

This role is open to fully remote candidates and will report to the Senior Policy Manager. Additionally, the Policy Specialist will collaborate frequently with colleagues on the policy and regulatory, business development, and operations teams, among others.

Arcadia is headquartered in Washington, DC, and open to fully remote candidates.


What you’ll do:

  • Provide research and analysis on regulatory and policy rules at the state-level;
  • Evaluate market size, with a focus on community solar program deployment;
  • Coordinate closely with policy team and counsel’s office on regulatory compliance;
  • Maintain policy matrices detailing energy policies and market-by-market nuances that impact Arcadia’s business;
  • Coordinate closely with internal teams (business development, operations, marketing, product, etc.) on operationalizing policy related to utility billing and crediting assessing credit values, etc.
  • Lead Arcadia’s policy and regulatory engagements in select states;
  • Find opportunities to change program rules or requirements to expand the benefits of Arcadia’s products for our customers;
  • Represent Arcadia in written comments and through other participation in regulatory proceedings before state utility commissions; and
  • Build and own relationships with relevant partners, particularly policy allies, regulatory staff, and other government officials

What will help you succeed:


  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Ability to successfully influence positive change, navigate multi-party negotiations, and build consensus, as demonstrated by previously delivering results in complicated policy areas;
  • Outstanding judgment, discretion, and maturity;
  • Experience engaging with challenges in a highly-technical industry while maintaining Arcadia’s dependable, consumer-centric, socially conscious reputation;
  • Impeccable interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and storytelling/presentation skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise multiple policy efforts impacting multiple products across multiple states at the same time;
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Strong writing, including for formal regulatory comments, op-eds and blog posts, and presentation materials;
  • Passion for Arcadia’s mission, sustainability, and helping drive a clean-energy future


  • MPP, MBA, or other relevant advanced degree;
  • Working knowledge of third-party community solar programs;
  • Experience representing an organization in public forums;
  • Experience working in clean tech, utilities, or energy;
  • Experience in a fast paced, high growth technology startup;
  • Experience in government, or working closely with government officials.


  • “Remote first” culture – work anywhere in the US as long as you have a reliable internet connection
  • Work every day with a team made up of world class experts and influencers
  • Flexible PTO – no accrued hours and no limit on the number of vacation days employees can take each year
  • 15 annual company-wide holidays including a week long “summer break”
  • 10 days sick leave
  • Up to 4 weeks bereavement leave
  • 2 volunteer days off
  • 2 professional development days off
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for all parents
  • Weekly “flex time” – no internal meetings on Tuesdays and Friday afternoons
  • 80-95% employer cost coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and dependents
  • Annual budget to use on conferences, books, classes, workshops or anything that contributes to professional development

Eliminating carbon footprints, eliminating carbon copies.

Here at Arcadia, we cultivate diversity, celebrate individuality, and believe unique perspectives are key to our collective success in creating a clean energy future. Arcadia is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. While we are currently unable to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Target Annual Compensation Range for this role will be $70,000 to $115,000. There will also be a competitive benefits and equity (bonus if applicable) component to the package. The exact compensation at which this job is filled will be determined by the skills, experience, and location of the qualified candidate.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: clean energy, community solar, energy, Legal, Policy, Remote, solar, Specialist, and Sustainability.

Job expires in 70 days.

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