Energy Specialist (management Analyst Ii), Office Of Environmental & Energy Coordination

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Posted
May 28, 2022
Closes
Jun 18, 2022
Ref
22-01586
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Conducts research and analysis on energy use, projects, issues, activities, and policies under the general supervision of the Division Manager, Energy Programs, to support the Energy Programs team and the work of the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC). Specific duties include:

  • Performs a lead role in monitoring, analyzing and evaluating county government energy data with the goal of reducing energy use and utility costs as described in the county's Operational Energy Strategy.
  • Uses software such as EnergyCAP to track and report on energy use in county government buildings.
  • Creates complex graphs, dashboards, and reports to provide information to the OEEC, county departments, the Board of Supervisors, and the public on energy use and energy efficiency projects and renewable energy use.
  • Collects, analyzes, and presents comprehensive energy data to compile greenhouse gas emission inventories for county operations and the community as a whole.
  • Collaborates closely with other county agencies to collect data, observe useful trends, and improve data processes.
  • Performs a variety of fact-finding techniques (e.g., interview, case analysis, observation, research, benchmarking) to gather information related to county energy use.
  • Aggregates and assimilates data to identify major patterns, trends and themes regarding energy use and cost.
  • Assists the Energy Programs team in identifying and tracking energy efficiency upgrade projects and renewable energy use in county facilities.
  • Supports other OEEC initiatives, including those related to greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy, outreach, community planning, and resiliency.

Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are energy efficiency, energy management, and data analysis.

The position may be underfilled as a Management Analyst I (Grade S-21; $52,323.44 - $87,205.04 ); the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Performs a wide-range of professional work in multiple administration functions within an organizational unit including analysis and project management;
  • May supervise administrative and paraprofessional staff;
  • Performs a variety of technical and professional work related to monitoring and reporting on departmental business processes, activities, and outcomes;
  • Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive communication and education plans on programs and services for both county agencies and community organizations;
  • Assists with developing and conducting special studies and research initiatives, by designing survey instruments, gathering data and information from department staff, developing data analysis tools, conducting statistical analyses, initiating literature reviews, etc.;
  • Conducts analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data in order to track and monitor various business process indicators;
  • Serves as the point-person and liaison within the department and with central county departments regarding a designated program and functional areas of responsibility;
  • Prepares reports and presentations of analysis and findings.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the mission, goals and objectives of the organizational unit, program or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to various functional areas of business operation (e.g., personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
  • Ability to identify and describe a range of possible solutions for solving business problems;
  • Ability to apply research methods to design studies and assessments, and statistical analysis techniques to identify patterns and trends in data;
  • Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
  • Ability to train, lead, and/or supervise paraprofessional staff.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area; plus two years of professional work experience within the functional area.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This position may be underfilled as a Management Analyst I (Grade S-21; $52,323.44 - $87,205.04). The employment standards for the Management Analyst I are any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area.

Bridge Class Employment Standards
Four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level.

The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce. However persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

Underfill candidates must be able to meet the minimum qualifications of the Management Analyst II within two years of the job announcement's closing date by 06/17/2024.

Applicants hired at the underfill level will be non-competitively promoted to the Management Analyst II level upon successful completion of an underfill agreement.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Three or more years of experience analyzing and evaluating utility billings and energy project data.
  • Experience using EnergyCAP or another utility bill tracking software.
  • Experience conducting professional-level research and analysis for the purposes of developing recommendations to reduce energy use and/or cost.
  • Experience managing a database and using various types of software for data analysis.
  • Experience performing a variety of technical work related to energy data monitoring, analysis, and evaluation, including statistical analysis.
  • Experience working with local government entities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to write detailed, accurate memoranda, reports, presentations, and other documents.
  • Understanding of basic energy engineering principles such as units of measure, unit conversion, and simple calculations.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Certified Energy Manager.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, employee must be sufficiently mobile to attend meetings, make presentations, and tour facilities as needed. Ability to work with electronic equipment such as a computer monitor and keyboard. May be required to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a written exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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