Current Employment Opportunity

Energy Conservation Program Specialist
Environment and Energy
1200 "N" Street,  Lincoln NE
Full-time Permanent
$21.09 -  Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

Looking for a responsible and highly motivated individual to conduct complex on-site energy efficiency inspections to ensure completion, appropriateness, and quality of energy efficiency measures and to use technical expertise in engineering and architecture to advise state and private industry officials on energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation, programs and policies that affect energy use.

*Review energy projects to assess the feasibility and energy savings generated and advise whether projects meet specific criteria for identified funding sources.

*Conduct Quality Control Inspections (QCI) and In Progress monitoring inspections for the Weatherization Program, Verifies and confirms that work performed follows State and Federal guidelines.

*Conduct project complete inspections and review related lender documents for the DESL program. Complete reports and provide recommendations to address any issues raised.

*Inspect buildings, equipment and systems to identify energy savings opportunities and/or evaluate energy efficiency levels. Provide recommendations on improvements and/or advise building managers on proper operation of equipment.

*Analyze utility bills, determine scope and detail of energy audits, measure current energy use and equipment performance and calculate potential energy savings.

*Review building plans and inspect facilities for compliance with energy building code.

*Prepares technical reports on energy efficiency and renewable energy measures and share new conservation technologies with community partners.

*Develops evaluation criteria for fuel conservation measures.

*Provides technical assistance and interpretation of energy related issues for agency staff and the public.

*Provide coordination and/or support for Energy and Assistance Division activities including but not limited to: the State Energy Program (SEP), SEP competitive grants, review and revision of the State Energy Plan.

*Complete and maintain required Building Performance Institute Home Energy Professional Certification(s) pursuant to federal programs.

*Participate in workshops, seminars and other events to promote energy conservation and other DEE efforts, and make public presentations on energy conservation and related emerging issues.

Post high school coursework AND two years’ experience in construction, engineering, architecture, or related field. Coursework or training in an energy related field may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Incumbents must possess a Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Certification issued by Building Performance Institute, Inc., or have the ability to obtain QCI certification within 6 months of hire date as a condition of continued employment.

Other Requirements: Valid driver’s license or ability to provide independent transportation, ability to travel with occasional overnight stays; ability to lift 40 pounds, ability to climb, bend and stoop, ability to walk on muddy, icy, uneven terrains and steep slopes to accomplish tasks, ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Architecture plus two years’ work experience in the application of energy efficient design and construction techniques and methods. Registered or eligible for registration in the state of Nebraska.

Knowledge of: building types and systems using energy; residential and commercial design and mechanical operations; building codes, data collection, analysis, organization and report preparation processes; energy issues and trends; state and federal regulations pertaining to energy conservation programs; energy conservation concepts; technical and engineering processes.

Ability to: communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; work with a variety of people with diverse interests and backgrounds; use customer service focus with integrity and respect; present new ideas and observations to a variety of people in an easily understood manner; work effectively with intergovernmental agencies, utility companies, and other organizations; assemble and analyze large quantities of data, produce accurate technical reports; interpret technical data and translate and present it effectively; provide technical data and engineering support for NDEE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy programs.

Skill in: carrying out research projects through completion; mathematical and statistical functions; technical writing and public relations; record keeping and organizing information.

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