Division Manager, Energy Programs (management Analyst Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$81,571.98 - $135,952.96 Annually
Dec 18, 2021
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

As a member of the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC), participates in the planning, supervision, and coordination of multiple energy-related county programs and projects of considerable scope and complexity to support the county’s goal of energy carbon neutrality by 2040 and the targets and actions of the county's Operational Energy Strategy (OES). This work includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, improved energy and water use efficiency, and the implementation of renewable energy at county facilities. Duties include:

  • Supervision of energy monitoring, analysis, and evaluation of energy use by county departments and agencies, and the development of recommendations regarding that use;
  • Project management including selection, supervision, and coordination of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and other contractors providing energy performance contracting and/or retro-commissioning services at county facilities;
  • Defines methodologies and metrics for tracking, measuring, and reporting GHG emissions reductions and energy cost savings attributable to internal improvements;
  • Conducts site visits to track design and construction efforts; manages and supports project measurement and verification;
  • Provides policy analysis and strategic consultation to OEEC leadership on issues relating to the county’s energy goals and strategies;
  • Assists in the development of energy policies and programs regarding county energy use and improvements;
  • Supports the OEEC in addressing legislative, administrative, and public affairs issues relating to energy use by county departments and agencies;
  • Represents the county on energy-related task forces, committees, and associations at the local, regional and state levels;
  • Serves as the OEEC’s liaison and works closely with county department and agency directors, staff, and others on issues relating to county energy use and resilience;
  • Promotes transparency regarding county energy use; and
  • Provides supervision and guidance to staff of the Monitoring, Analysis and Evaluation Team.

Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are environmental policy, environmental science, energy management, engineering, public administration/policy, and/or project management.

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.)

  • Directs and manages long-term, large-scale, high-priority, sensitive programs/projects that are multi-disciplinary and involve multiple agencies;
  • Manages a group of professionals engaged in diverse administrative and management support activities;
  • Establishes and implements program policies, develop and manages the budget for designated programs;
  • Ensures County programs reach the intended populations and targeted benefactors;
  • Directs research and evaluation of trends in applicable areas of responsibility;
  • Develops long- and short-term goals, objectives and solutions for division;
  • Interfaces with central County staff departments (such as DMB, DHR, Finance, Purchasing and Supply Management) for seamless collaboration;
  • Provides consultation on strategic planning, organizational development and redesign projects;
  • Prepares for and presents to County Board of Supervisors (or Committee) regarding areas of expertise and responsibility.

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).

  • Extensive knowledge of the mission, goals, objectives, funding sources, organizational structure, workload, and staffing of the organizational unit or program to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation;
  • Extensive knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements governing application of program funding, execution of program activities, and achievement of program outcomes;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and executive decision making processes;
  • Knowledge of the project management life cycle and its supporting phases;
  • Ability to identify organizational problems, evaluate possible solutions, and select and implement the most advantageous course of action;
  • Ability to identify and determine appropriate methods for gathering data;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to manage professional and paraprofessional employees including coaching, counseling, training, and evaluation.

Employment Standards

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 fields related to the assigned functional areas; PLUS Five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.

Not applicable.

  • Master’s degree in a related field;
  • Certified Energy Manager® certification;
  • Four or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Experience with facility renovation project oversight, including engagement with procurement officials and vendors;
  • Experience managing energy service company contracts;
  • Demonstrated experience in information and data gathering techniques including how to manage, synthesize and use information in various formats and how to organize and present findings;
  • Demonstrated experience with data quantifying energy consumption, and the common software tools for managing that data;
  • Familiarity with electric and gas utility rate schedules, and utility regulation in general;
  • Experience working in a local government environment including work with elected officials;
  • Significant demonstrated experience with energy management, including data management as well as energy efficiency and renewable energy project coordination;
  • Demonstrated record of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • Ability to apply principles of leadership, creative problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and team building;
  • Ability to effectively engage diverse stakeholders towards problem-solving and mutual understandings;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Strong Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills; and
  • Ability to present complex information to elected officials, senior management, and members of the community in a clear, concise and understandable manner.

  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
  • 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 will still be subject to the 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.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, employee must be sufficiently mobile to attend meetings and make presentations. Employee may be required to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. Incumbent must be able to work on electronic equipment such as a computer monitor, typing on a keyboard, and are essential to this position. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview and may include a written exercise.

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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