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Energy Education Specialist

  • Supervisory

Salary range: 94

Reports to: CFO and/or Bond & Facilities Manager

OVERVIEW

Assist in establishing accountability for energy consumption at all levels in the School District.

Responsible for developing and monitoring the District's energy management program under Board Policy and the Chief Business Officer's/Bond & Facilities Manager's guidelines for the purpose of reducing utility consumption.

QUALIFICATION
  • A.A. degree required, B.A. preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Independent work ethic
  • Good judgment capabilities; ability to maintain positive public relations, must be persuasive
  • Computer literate, able to interpret technical data, and demonstrating an ability to communicate with technical and nontechnical individuals
  • Have and maintain a valid California Driver's License.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Attend management level meetings, seminars, and conferences relating to energy use and conservation
  • Advise, assist, and make recommendations to the CO-CBO/Bond & Facilities on alternate energy sources, consumption and general energy conservation measures
  • Develop and maintain contact with federal and state agencies and monitor state and national energy policy trends
  • Work effectively with representatives of government agencies, private contractors, facilities designers, equipment manufacturers, and District staff
  • Administration and record keeping
  • Provide input on contractual support activities (capital projects) related to energy management and the purchase of any products that affects energy consumption
  • Prepare energy requirement estimates and budget allotments for all district facilities
  • Develop procedures for efficient utilization of energy sources
  • Monitor environmental and ventilation systems for energy efficiency
  • Maintain energy and water consumption records and data. Maintain records of federal energy conservation grants received by the district
  • Participate in the Energy Conservation Committee
  • Provide air quality monitoring and management
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff
  • Report directly to the CO-CBO/Bond & Facilities at least once monthly as to status of the District's energy consumption
  • Prepare reports on status and success of program
  • Communicate regularly with principals and staffs as to status of their buildings' energy consumption
  • Report any safety hazards observed
  • Report to the Director of Facilities and Operations any preventative maintenance issues or concerns observed
  • Perform regular "walk-through" audits of all the District's facilities to ensure operating and ventilation efficiency, optimum educational environment, and compliance with District's energy policy
  • Advise as to usage of facilities and proper space utilization consistent with energy conservation
  • Implement weekday, weekend, holiday, and summer shutdown checklists for buildings in the District
  • Implement night setback program for buildings on weeknights, weekends, holidays and summer recess
  • Ensure that the District is on proper utility rate schedule and is receiving correct billing
  • Ensure District participation in energy rebate programs offered
  • Assist supervisor and appropriate District staff in how District facilities are allocated for use by outside agencies
  • Be a resource to Administration when deciding which building and part of building is used at various times throughout the year
  • Establish a program to promote energy conservation through positive feedback to all levels of the District and involve all personnel and students in taking ownership for success of program
  • Assist with media opportunities to promote successes of the District's energy management program
  • Develop energy conservation curriculum and other resources for use at all levels of the School District to promote awareness
  • Coordinate with the Facilities Director, regarding the installation and/or repairs of energy management systems
  • Assist with the design and maintenance of the programming for computerized energy management system to ensure operating efficiency
  • Update programs as necessary
  • Work with the Maintenance Personnel on proper operation of the systems and equipment
  • Attend scheduled in-services on the energy management system
  • Provide recommendations on starting times, stop times, duration and off times to ensure maximum efficiency of the system
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with architects, subcontractors, contractors, Site Administrators, and staff
  • Work effectively in committees and groups
  • Prepare Powerpoint presentations and make effective written and oral reports
  • Conduct meetings and make effective presentations to small, mid-size and large groups
  • Analyze and interpret technical data
  • Work independently
  • Exercise good judgment in implementation of policy
  • Maintain favorable public relations
  • Garner cooperation from staff districtwide for the purpose of reducing utility consumption
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively
  • Exercise a large measure of diplomacy
  • Use a variety of computer software to collect, analyze, interpret and explain statistical and budgetary data
  • Exercise initiative in obtaining and analyzing facts to arrive at an appropriate course of action
  • Analyze and interpret technical materials such as equipment specifications and budget data
  • Prepare clear and concise reports and make recommendations
  • Organize and prioritize work under the pressure of multiple projects and deadlines.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals;
  • Ability to work effectively in committees and groups;
  • Skill in Powerpoint presentations and making effective written and oral reports;
  • Ability to speak to small, mid-size and large groups;
  • Techniques of preparation of cost estimates.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position the employee regularly works in both inside and in outside weather conditions. The employee regularly drives between district locations.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Year: 12 Months

Revision Date: 03/21/2017

Initial date: 03/21/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.