Vice President, Energy Efficiency

Company Name: Bonneville Power Administration
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97232
Job Title: Vice President, Energy Efficiency
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Energy Services / Energy Efficiency
Posting Start Date: May 12, 2017
Salary: $163,519 - $187,000
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

NOTE:  Please refer to complete vacancy announcement at :  to view qualification requirements, required documents, guidelines on how to apply, and detailed information on this position.


BPA headquarters is located in Portland, Oregon.

The incumbent of this position serves as the Vice President for Energy Efficiency (EE) in compliance with the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act (Northwest Power Act).  The primary purpose of the position is to develop, implement and oversee large-scale regional conservation and resource acquisition programs mandated by the Northwest Power Act including programs for achieving public power’s share of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Power Plan energy efficiency goals.  EE programs include BPA’s conservation acquisition initiatives, market transformation efforts, marketing of “Green Power,” Demand Response Programs, and other energy efficiency market development activities.  EE operates as part of the Power Services Business Line.

EE fosters and promotes the efficient use of energy by working with allies and partners and administering BPA’s conservation acquisition contracts, providing technical and administrative support for BPA’s market transformation activities, and producing and delivering energy efficiency programs, products, and services.  This function performs project management, promotes research and development of non-wires alternatives and future energy web approaches to optimizing the grid, performs market tests, and supports the products and services of BPA’s commercial enterprises through resource acquisition peak load reduction and non-wire transmission planning solutions.  This function also provides leadership in conservation for the regional energy market, and facilitates the development of cost effective direct application renewable resources.


As the VP, Energy Efficiency you will:

  • Serve as a key member of the BPA senior leadership team.  The incumbent directs EE organizational activities, frames strategic plans based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term organizational objectives. He or she determines the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations; identifies the need for major organizational improvements and develops the requisite plans and directs implementing actions. The incumbent oversees and directs the internal organization, staffing, policies, and personnel authorities required to carry out the responsibilities of the organization, including the recruitment of senior managers and technical experts necessary to ensure the success of the programs.
  • Provide executive leadership in the planning, development, fiscal oversight and administration of programs, systems, and processes which are functionally critical for Bonneville to manage and oversee BPA’s conservation and resource acquisition responsibilities in the region under the Northwest Power Act, including the pursuit of public power’s share of regional conservation targets as set by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council in the most cost-effective manner possible.  These responsibilities also include ensuring that internal and external communication processes and systems are open, efficient, and that they accurately portray and actively promote Bonneville’s policies and objectives.
  • Develop, endorse, and drive the values, habits, tools, and skills that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of BPA’s conservation and resource acquisition programs by overseeing the development, implementation, and management of plans, programs, processes, products, or policies to improve performance relative to internal objectives, external targets, and benchmarked peers. Drive business process change and continuous improvement throughout BPA and the region through post implementation support services and fostering greater collaboration among internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain continuing relationships with officials of other Federal agencies; officials of state and local governments; privately and publicly owned utilities; professional groups; research and development organizations; Indian Tribes; and members of the Northwest Congressional delegation and committees and others on all matters related to EE’s role in BPA’s Business and Marketing Plans.   External relationships are particularly important to maintain advanced knowledge of dynamic and rapidly evolving industry trends and to determine how BPA’s strategic initiatives incorporate new and evolving requirements. Must keep abreast of and influence regional, national, and international trends in electric utility industry dynamic strategic initiatives.
  • Serve as a member of the BPA Enterprise Board and Executive Leadership Team and as a key policy formulator and decision maker in BPA’s strategic planning, fiscal marketing strategies, and business decisions.  Relative to program and policy development and implementation, determine and allocate necessary organizational resources, including staff and funds, and be solely responsible within EE for their effective and efficient utilization in support of Bonneville’s strategic business objectives and marketing strategies.
  • When required, represent BPA and/or DOE in consultations with key Congressional officials, and high level representatives of the Department of Energy, private contractor business entities, and Stakeholders concerning EE policies and all associated practices and methods—speaking with full authority in all cases.  The incumbent must skillfully combine knowledge of these programs to synthesize solutions for very complex operational, business, and technical issues.
Experience Required:


  • Must be a U. S. Citizen
  • Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report required
  • A one-year SES probationary period may be required


  • This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by OPM, his/her Executive Core Qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected.
  • An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
  • A selectee’s appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
  • Selected candidate must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.



The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an “SES corporate culture.” Your resume and application must demonstrate and address the ECQs and include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities; address the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; describe policy initiatives undertaken; define level of contacts; convey the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and identify the results of actions taken.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the SES prior to appointment. The five ECQs are as follows.

ECQ 1: Leading Change. Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2: Leading People. Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3: Results Driven. Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4: Business Acumen. Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5: Building Coalitions. Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link:


A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ below. No more than one (1) page per-MTQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered.  MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments.

Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs:

MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience to planning, directing, and administering a commercial power sales or marketing organization for an electrical utility or related organization. (Applicant: Describe a situation where you managed a power sales or marketing program, including establishing operational strategies, policies, and program objectives; developing power products; and formulating strategies to improve sales or utilization of products.)

MTQ 2: Ability to provide executive leadership and direction in the strategic planning and development of new power products or services based on emerging market trends, stakeholder requirements, and strategic business objectives in order to advance the operational performance of the business while also providing operational flexibilities to customers. (Applicant: Describe a time when you led the strategic planning or development of a new power product or service (e.g., bulk power, energy efficiency, residential exchange) in response to an emerging market trend, shifting compliance requirement, or evolving business and stakeholder needs. Explain the product or service, your role, and the resulting impact on the business and customer(s).)

MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience establishing and managing partnerships with a diverse set of external stakeholders (e.g., customers, or public, private, tribal, and foreign stakeholders) to plan and deliver power products and services, including developing or negotiating sales agreements, coordinating operations, or resolving policy issues or operational conflicts. (Applicant: Describe a time when you managed a relationship with an external stakeholder to develop policy or implement agreements that involved a variety of considerations such as asset management, power marketing, or energy efficiency requirements, as well as political, environmental, legal, or cost pressures.)

How to Apply:

NOTE:  Please refer to complete vacancy announcement at :  to view qualification requirements, required documents, guidelines on how to apply, and detailed information on this position.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on 5/24/2017.


Contact information:

Colleen Fields Phone: 503-230-7517 Fax: 000-000-0000

Posting End Date: May 25, 2017