Energy Conservation Manager- Principal Executive/Manager E

Energy Conservation Manager- Principal Executive/Manager E

  • Full Time
  • Salem, OR
  • Salary: $6,132 - $9,485 per month
  • Posting End Date: March 8, 2021

Website Oregon Department of Energy

Wage or Salary:
$6,132 - $9,485 per month


At the Oregon Department of Energy, our vision is for a safe, clean, equitable, and sustainable energy future in Oregon. We are driven by a commitment to challenging work that makes a difference in the lives of Oregonians. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about making change through public service. We want people who get excited about new ideas, energy efficiency projects through, and being part of a team. With about seventy-five staff, our agency is made better through strong collaboration and communication. We recognize each other’s talents, respect each other’s diversity, and count on each other’s word. Above all, we have fun working together on behalf of the state. Energy is one of the most important, fastest-moving issues in Oregon today. Come join our team and work on dynamic issues that affect current and future generations of Oregonians.



At the Oregon Department of Energy, our mission is helping Oregonians make informed energy decisions and maintain a resilient and affordable energy system. We advance solutions to shape an equitable clean energy transition, protect the environment and public health, and responsibly balance energy efficiency and impacts for current and future generations.



You will be managing the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Section within the Energy Planning & Innovation Division (P&I). The Energy Conservation Manager is responsible for planning, developing, managing, and administering programs to promote energy efficiency in state; and the design, deployment and tracking of energy efficiency data and initiatives. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Section’s energy efficiency activities specifically focus on K-12 schools, public buildings, residential/commercial/industrial buildings and facilities, and codes and standards. Responsibilities include:

Operating as the state clearinghouse for energy related data and information. In support of this objective, P&I collects relevant and timely data and provides analysis to inform energy policy discussions, questions, and activities. The primary deliverable for this work is the Biennial Energy Report (BER). The “Energy By The Numbers” portion, which includes information on the energy Oregon generates, produces, and consumes, is a big part of the BER and is the responsibility of the Energy Efficiency Section to develop.

Work on energy efficient schools, which is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the Northwest, administering the Energy Efficient Schools Program (using Public Purpose Charge money from SB 1149). It establishes guidelines for the use of these funds, collects and analyzes energy use information, provides technical support for energy efficiency audits, and helps create a biennial report to the Legislature on the effectiveness of the program.

Administration of the State Energy Efficiency Design (SEED) program to reduce energy use in new and significantly renovated public buildings. We recommend energy saving measures during design, review plans, measure building performance, assess cost-effectiveness, identify finance and funding opportunities, and document and benchmark energy savings. It convenes the Built Environment Efficiency Working Group (BEEWG) with multiple other agencies to implement the Governor’s Executive Order 17-20 on energy efficiency in the built environment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also approves energy auditors, and administers the 1.5% for Green Energy Technology program for new public buildings.

Administration of industrial efficiency projects under the Public Purpose Charge (SB 1149) self-direction program, working with businesses, industries and state agencies to achieve energy savings in new and renovated buildings and other facilities. It also conducts research into energy use and generation in the agricultural sector to identify potential opportunities for farmers to reduce energy costs.

Serving as members of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Regional Technical Forum, the advisory committee of the Energy Trust of Oregon, and other external committees to align the agency’s efforts with regional methodologies, program approaches, and assumptions.
Implementing and supporting the Home Energy Performance Scoring.

Ensuring Oregon’s appliance efficiency standards are continually updated to keep Oregon’s codes in the top tier nationwide. It also supports the residential and commercial energy codes with training for industry and trade allies, works closely with the Building Codes Division (BCD), and serves on the Construction Industry Energy Board providing energy technical expertise in the building codes process. As part of Executive Order 20-04 it assists BCD in developing building energy efficiency goals for 2030 that are 60% below 2006 levels.

Analyzing and publishing annually, on ODOE’s website, the Electricity Resource Mix showing the mix of resources that make up the electricity supplied to Oregon customers by each electric utility.


Additional Information:


Minimum Qualifications

Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.
Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
Desired Attributes:

Extensive experience with energy efficiency technologies, polices, practical delivery of energy efficiency projects and programs, data management, and an ability to manage and provide guidance to technical staff in energy related fields.

Ability and experience in directly supervising staff by developing work plans, establishing performance expectations, measuring progress, providing feedback and evaluating effectiveness, ensuring quality control, meeting deadlines, leading continuous process improvement, and fostering an innovative environment.

Demonstrates the ability to build trusted relationships and collaboration with stakeholders, leadership, boards/commissions, and internal partners; and effectively represent the agency in policy and technical energy efficiency forums.

Holds Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification through the Association of Energy Engineers, or extensive energy audit experience, is desired but not required.

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