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Energy Program Specialist at DC Department of Energy and Environment

Job Summary

This position is located in the Energy Administration, Data and Benchmarking Division, Building Performance and Enforcement Branch (BPEB).  The incumbent of this position will assist with oversight of the agency’s efforts to encourage broad compliance with the District’s benchmarking laws and regulations.  The incumbent will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day management of activities related to DOEE’s Building Energy Benchmarking Program, under guidance from the Benchmarking Program Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform research, compile and analyze data concerning all aspects of assigned operating programs for actual or potential effectiveness in achieving planned goals and objectives.  Perform surveys, audits, projects and provide advisory services on issues related to programs.  Monitor data reporting and collection systems and activities to make determinations regarding impact(s) on program operations and effectiveness.  Provide information to supervisor in form of reports, meetings and conferences.  Provide pertinent information in the evaluation of program operations and the impact of modifications.  Implement new directives, instructions, procedures and may assist in their creation.

Assure program goals, objectives and operations are being achieved and make recommendations to supervisor regarded needed changes.  Provide technical and administrative support in the creation of new directives, instructions, procedures and implement them in compliance with appropriate intent.

Qualifications and Education

This position requires strong analytical, interpersonal and customer service skills, as the incumbent will be required to interact regularly with the general public and other key community stakeholders. Strong technical writing and computer skills, including the ability to conduct independent research and analyses are required. The position also requires a basic understanding of renewable energy technologies, policies, strategies and public-private partnerships that facilitate adoption and installation of renewable energy systems.

Knowledge of applicable federal land District laws, rules, regulations and policies to resolve problems, make recommendations and decisions, and to appropriately conduct research.  Skill to communicate effectively orally, and in writing with a wide variety of individuals in order to create a positive outcome.

Candidates must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 9 level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position including, but are not limited to, performing review and analysis of planning and operations activities of major program areas administered by the department; providing technical assistance to design, develop, improve, and implement both short- and long-range program designs/operations; and other similar duties.

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