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Senior Environment Program Manager (Overstrength) - Community Energy Department

Company: City of San Jose, CA
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

SJCE launched service to residents and businesses in February 2019 and now serves more than 345,000 customer accounts. The Department is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Program Manager to oversee the creation and implementation of community energy programs that promote equity, reduce GHG emissions, and produce community benefits by saving households and businesses money on their energy electricity bill. This is an Overstrength position funded through the current fiscal year (June 30, 2021), and the Department has requested to make that position permanent as part of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget process.

This position reports to the Deputy Director of Account Management, Marketing, and Public Affairs in the Community Energy Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the department's Community Programs Division;
  • Oversee continued development of the SJCE Programs Roadmap;
  • Manage the implementation and all aspects of community program and project implementation, including managing multiple consultants and contracts, developing and adhering to approved budgets, and incorporating stakeholder input, industry best practices, and market trends to ensure program success. Initial programs include:
  • Community solar (Disadvantaged Communities Green Tariff, or DAC-GT) and energy efficiency programs funded by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
  • California Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program (CALeVIP);

  • Oversee the program implementer compliance requirements of CPUC-funded DAC-GT and energy efficiency programs;
  • Partner with various City departments, including Environmental Services, Public Works, and Transportation, to leverage other City programs that align with Climate Smart San Jos strategies to reduce household energy use and accelerate electrification;
  • Lead activities to recruit and coordinate with community, CCA, government, utility, and industry partners;
  • Coordinate with SJCE's marketing and community outreach team and member agencies to publicize program opportunities among eligible customers;
  • Develop indicators to measure program effectiveness, analyze program outcomes to modify implementation activities, and develop and implement verification protocols to support cost and environmental effectiveness claims;
  • Serve as subject matter expert for SJCE on program-related issues, including participating in related compliance and regulatory proceedings at the CPUC and the California Energy Commission;
  • Write reports and make oral presentations to City Council, executive management, customers and community & industry groups; and
  • Effectively manage a team of project staff, consultants, community stakeholder groups and contractors.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment

SALARY INFORMATION: The approved salary range for this position is $116,355.20 - $153,441.60. In addition to the starting salary, employees in this classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) on-going non-pensionable pay. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate's qualifications and experience.

COMPETENCIES: The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Demonstrates knowledge and experience with community energy programs, energy markets, and renewable energy contracts and technologies.

Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

Collaboration - Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.

Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

Fiscal Management - Understands the relationship of the budget and resources to the strategic plan; complies with administrative controls over funds, contracts, and procurements.

Planning - Acts to align own unit's goals with the strategic direction of the organization; defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives.

Analytical Thinking - Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.

Project Management - Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.

Leadership - Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental sciences, public or business administration, or a closely related field, AND six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in overseeing and administering complex environmental programs, including three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.

Licenses or Certificates: Valid California Driver's License may be required.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jos will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

SELECTION PROCESS:

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, cover letter and resume, and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.

  1. Please select the option that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental sciences, public or business administration, or a closely related field, AND six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in overseeing and administering complex environmental programs, including three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.
  • I do not meet the minimum qualifications
  1. Please specify your degree, field of study, and the college or university where you obtained your degree. You may also include any additional degrees or applicable certifications that you have achieved.

  2. How have you gained at least six (6) year of increasingly responsible experience in overseeing and administering complex environmental programs, including three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.

Include a cover letter and resume that reflects the size of staff and budgets you have managed. Your resume should indicate both months and years of beginning/ending dates of the positions held.

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Michelle Saechao at Michelle.Saechao@sanjoseca.gov

Keywords: City of San Jose, CA, San Jose , Senior Environment Program Manager (Overstrength) - Community Energy Department, Other , San Jose, California

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