Current Employment Opportunity

Energy Program Administrator
Environment and Energy
1200 "N" Street,  Lincoln NE
Full-time Permanent
$19.61 -  Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

Looking for a responsible and highly motivated individual to coordinate and administer energy conservation programs for the Energy and Assistance Division of NDEE including the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan (DESL) program. Under limited supervision also conducts on-site energy efficiency inspections and performs other related work as required.

  • Coordinates the preparation and review of DESL program applications with supporting documentation for processing within a prescribed and desirable time frame.
  • Maintains DESL program database and coordinates loan data collection processes.
  • Works with internal departments as well as external organizations to obtain processing related documentation or obtain necessary information needed to complete loan applications and payments to lenders.
  • Performs accurate loan payment calculations and adjustments for loan modifications and refinances.
  • Monitors and maintains detailed records for DESL loans that have delinquent payments or have been reported to the agency by the lender as in default.
  • Contacts lenders to schedule loan file reviews and on-site energy inspections. Conducts lender loan file reviews to verify compliance with DESL program requirements. Conducts onsite compliance, monitoring visits, project inspections with program recipients and documents and reports findings as necessary. Prepares professional reports, on the basis of on-site inspections and loan file review.
  • Assists with collecting, preparing and entering energy, economic and environmental impact data related to agency programs into a database and conducts statistical analysis. Assists the Division Chief and Energy Technical advisor in implementing commercial and industrial energy conservation services and projects, and solar inquiries. Assists agency in preparing grant applications for state and federal energy conservation programs.
  • Maintains frequent contact with and makes calls on existing or potential stakeholders in the Agency's programs, such as lenders, contractors and service providers. Contacts private firms, citizen groups and individuals to encourage participation in energy conservation programs. Provides energy management assistance to persons in the private, commercial and public sectors for all types of energy related problems, such as wind energy, solar energy, insulation, and various heating, cooling and conservation systems.
  • Appears before groups to disseminate information on energy conservation through distribution of literature, preparation of displays, public speaking and answering questions. Participates in workshops, seminars and other gatherings to promote energy conservation. Acts as liaison between the Department of Environment and Energy and various local agencies and private and commercial facilities.

High school education or equivalent plus four years of experience in building construction management, building management, or government grants management or Bachelor's degree in management, engineering, public administration or related field plus two years of experience in building construction management, building management, or government grants writing.

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 work in outdoor temperature extremes; ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.


Three years’ experience in finance, banking, business, accounting, fiscal/grant/contract management, energy/environmental/natural resource, or business development fields.

Knowledge of: banking and financial industry, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy production and/or conservation of natural resources. 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; present new ideas and observations to a variety of people in an easily understood manner; make in-person calls on potential program participants, financial institutions and vendors.

Skill in: quantitative and analytical review as well as in planning and organizing; working independently; being accurate and detailed; making decisions; and working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

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