September 2022

Regional Technical Forum (RTF) Manager


Are you interested in a leading-edge position in energy efficiency and demand response? The Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council) is seeking a Manager for its Regional Technical Forum (RTF). The RTF conducts critical and innovative analysis in energy efficiency and is growing its expertise in demand response. This position guides the work of the body and provides a touch point to the broader Council power planning efforts and other activities across the Northwest.

The Council is an interstate compact agency formed by the states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho under the Northwest Power Act of 1980. Under the Act, the Council develops, with broad public participation, a regional conservation and electrical generation power plan, and a protection and mitigation program for fish and wildlife affected by the hydropower facilities on the Columbia River. The Power Plan and Fish and Wildlife Programs are largely implemented by agencies of the federal government, especially the Bonneville Power Administration. The Council consists of eight members. The governors of the four states appoint two members to serve on the Council. The members are supported by the central office staff based in Portland, Oregon and several staff located in each state office.

The RTF is an advisory committee to the Council. It consists of 30 members from across the Northwest bringing their technical expertise in energy efficiency and demand response planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Council is seeking a Manager for the RTF to provide management support for the body, assist with the development and implementation of the RTF budget and work plan, manage and direct multiple contractors, and represent the RTF at the Council and public appearances. This position reports to the Power Planning Resources Manager and is part of the Council’s Power Planning Division.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Skills and Qualifications

Please note, given the ongoing pandemic, the hiring process will be conducted virtually.

Start date is flexible, though preferably in November 2022.

Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin on October 12, 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications promptly. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and references electronically as a single pdf to

The Council provides a competitive structure of compensation and benefits. The salary range for the RTF Manager position is $102,000-$130,600. Starting salary dependent upon experience. Benefits information available upon request to

The Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or military or veteran status. For more information, see the Council’s Inclusion Statement.