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Manager II (Manager, Energy and Sustainability) for the Montgomery County Dept of General Services | Open until Filled

Status: Open until Filled

The Department of General Services (DGS) seeks an experienced Manager II to oversee the Office of Energy and Sustainability (OES) and ensure that government operations are led by example with the utmost stewardship of the environment. Montgomery County OES is core to the Montgomery County Executive priority of a greener County and an 80% reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2027.

This individual will be responsible for management of a team whose mission is to expand operational efforts, capital projects and public private partnerships focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining sound financial practices. The portfolio includes direct oversight of the County’s sustainability plans for County operations, energy and utilities management operations and advanced capital energy projects. The selected candidate will also coordinate with other Departments and Agencies on efforts to improve resiliency of public infrastructure, reduce fleet emissions, implement programs to encourage employee behavior changes, and other efforts to promote sustainability practices, improve resiliency and reduce resource use from County operations. This candidate will be responsible for interacting with and advising boards, authorities, utilities, executive and elected officials. The successful candidate will be the DGS go-to person responsible for providing expert advice in energy and sustainability practices.

The candidate will be responsible for oversight and management of operational programs, capital projects and public private partnerships (P3). Capital projects include large scale energy efficiency retrofits of County buildings and properties, and installation of electric vehicle charging stations. P3s include negotiated Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for renewable energy installations, microgrids and microgrid ready projects. Operations include the development of energy management plans, energy purchasing and utility bill processing and verification. The successful candidate will also be responsible for overseeing the development of annual reports, websites and social media to bolster awareness of the County’s efforts and provide transparency to the general public.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in supervising and managing staff in both a union and non-union work environment, including experience in managing performance appraisals and achieving goals with a diverse workforce. The candidate will be comfortable making presentations to community groups and Department Directors, as well as presentations to the County Executive and the County Council.

Prospective applicants should have a proven track record navigating the procurement, legal and technical elements of implementing energy programs and sustainability projects in a government context often with limited resources. An expansive knowledge of current trends in energy management, sustainability and resiliency is essential along with the vision to translate these trends into successful projects. Prospective applicants should have experience with performance management and lean government.

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