East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is now Ava Community Energy (Ava). New name, new look. Same clean energy, low rates, and local programs.

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Careers at Ava Community Energy

Join our mission-driven team in bringing renewable energy to residents and businesses in participating East Bay and Valley communities.

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Life at Ava Community Energy

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is embedded in our culture. As a public agency in the East Bay whose mission is to provide customers with low carbon, cost-effective electricity that integrates innovative energy services and maximizes local benefits through the development of local green energy projects, jobs, and investment opportunities, we know that we can only serve our members effectively if our team and environment reflects that mission and is reflective of our community.

Meet our Team

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Ava is a certified Great Place to Work!

Ava staff clean up trash at Lake Merritt in Oakland

Employee Perks and Benefits

Healthcare icon Healthcare coverage and much more… Ava employees and dependents enjoy medical, dental, and vision coverage through Blue Shield or Kaiser Permanente at zero cost (100% employer covered!).

Ava also partners with some of the leading benefit carriers to offer additional coverage options and financial support, inclusive of fertility and adoption benefits, pet insurance, and mental health support. In addition, employees are provided with disability and life insurance, travel assistance, wellness support, a hybrid work stipend, and more!

Calendar Icon Time Off Holidays, & Leave Strong Paid Time Off (PTO) plan providing 15 days per year for new hires and increasing a day per year each year. Ava provides Sick Time, parental and other leave, and 14 paid holidays plus 3 additional floating holidays per year.
Financial Wellness Icon Financial Wellness (Retirement) Our retirement benefits are structured to help you meet your retirement goals. Ava provides two retirement accounts for employees, a 401a and 457b. Starting on day one, Ava contributes 8% of your payroll to your 401a in lieu of social security, regardless of any individual contribution you make. This means you do not pay any social security taxes, and we contribute to your retirement on your behalf.

Additionally, Ava will also match up to 6% of your 457b contribution beginning after 90 days of employment. Employees are also able to access financial consulting and support services through our robust Employee Assistance Program.

Community Icon Team Building Experiences Giving back to our community is important at Ava, whether as a team or individually. In support of this, employees are provided with 2 paid days annually to volunteer in the community. We also support our team to get to know each other and enjoy activities outside of work. Whether it’s a team gathering for food and drinks, a paddle board trip, or another adventure, our team knows how to have a good time.

Open Roles

Ava is committed to complying with applicable laws, including the Americans with Disability Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act, ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. Ava prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), genetic information or characteristics, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws.