Senior Energy Programs Coordinator - Limited Term

County of San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California
June 21 2017
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Senior Energy Programs Coordinator


$36.72 - $44.64 Hourly

$6,364.80 - $7,737.60 Monthly

$76,377.60 - $92,851.20 Annually




08/04/17 11:59 PM


This position will be responsible for developing and managing a growing portfolio of complex energy projects and working closely with local governments to improve operations and reduce energy costs, use, and GHG emissions. In addition to sound program and project management experience and training, relevant experience and accreditation and/or education pertaining to energy efficiency and energy management is highly desirable. The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, substitute, or limited term positions in the County.

Job Responsibilities

• Develop and manage complex energy projects meeting local government agency needs and goals

• Coordinate and/or perform energy assessments and help customers select, finance, and implement cost-effective projects

• Design, develop, improve, and manage local government programs

• Build and maintain strong long-term relationships with customers and facilitate and coordinate regular meetings with customers, utility companies, and consultants/contractors

• Communicate and present complex, technical information effectively to a variety of audiences to support organizational decision making and Capital Improvement Plan development

• Lead data collection, analysis, and reporting efforts in coordination with utilities, local government agencies, consultants/contractors, and other partners and stakeholders

• Develop comprehensive and verified inventories of customer facilities and infrastructure and related information

• Navigate, leverage, and coordinate programs, incentive applications, and financing available through utilities, State commissions, and other agencies

• Support monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements, meeting preparation, and other administrative tasks as needed

• Advocate effectively for resources and programmatic support from utilities, State commissions, and County government

• Benchmark facilities and utility infrastructure to develop customized energy action plans, and to monitor trends over time

• Participate in trainings and increase knowledge of and skills related to technical aspects of energy efficiency, financial analysis, utility programs and incentives, and program and project management

NOTE: This position, and the programs it will support, is funded by California utility ratepayers under the authority of the California Public Utilities Commission. The County of San Luis Obispo has received funding to implement energy related programs since 2013 and fully anticipates funding for this position going forward.


Minimum Qualifications: 

Graduation from an accredited institution with either a Bachelor's or Master's degree in urban and regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, geography, natural resources management, environmental, physical or life science, or a closely related field. (Para-professional or higher level job related experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

In addition: Four years of professional level experience in urban and regional planning and environmental review/analysis or environmental impact assessment work which requires a state approved specialized professional license or certification.


An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.

Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at


Reasonable Accommodation

Federal and State laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

This posting has been extended through August 4, 2017.


1055 Monterey Street

Suite D-250

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408


Position #0617PM-00603-01



Senior Energy Programs Coordinator Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Describe an energy efficiency project you managed including its scope, key deliverables and outcomes, resources leveraged, and team and stakeholders managed.

* 2. Describe the unique skills, experiences, and characteristics you possess that would make you a successful candidate for this position.

* 3. What do you see as the main energy efficiency opportunities and challenges facing the Central Coast region given its climate and geography, population, and political and economic landscape?

* 4. Describe the work environment, including its culture and management style, in which you have experienced the most success and fulfillment.

* 5. Are you willing to accept a limited term position?

* Required Question