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Appliance Efficiency Standards Program Coordinator

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To find more information about this position and to apply, visit careers.dc.gov and in the search area please enter 15490.

Job Summary 

The mission of the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is to protect and restore the environment, conserve natural resources, and improve the quality of life in the District of Columbia. As the nation's capital city, the District will become a model of environmental protection and sustainable environmental practices. In partnership with other District agencies, the federal government, business groups, non-profit organizations, and residents, the department will help instill environmental awareness through innovation and best practices. 

This Program Analyst position is located in the Energy Administration, Data and Benchmarking Division. The incumbent of this position will serve as the Appliance Efficiency Standards Program Coordinator. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing and managing the agency’s appliance efficiency standards program to implement and ensure compliance with the Energy Efficiency Standards Act of 2007 (District Law: L17-0064) and the Energy Efficiency Standards Amendment Act of 2020 (District Law: L23-0195).

Duties and Responsibilities 

The responsibilities of the position may include: engaging with and educating the regulated community (manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and installers) to foster understanding of and compliance with appliance efficiency standards; developing and managing an annual budget to support outreach and educational efforts; developing a database of regulated products certified for sale in the District of Columbia; working with other states and groups that may share resources to develop a common database; promulgating a rulemaking to set efficiency standards for computer equipment; developing and administering an appliance efficiency enforcement program including market surveillance, compliance assistance, appliance testing, and issuance of notices of violation and infraction; working with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to share enforcement responsibilities with code officials; adapting and changing the District’s regulations  to keep up with changes in national and state appliance efficiency standards and updates in appliance technology; evaluating the impact of appliance efficiency standards and DOEE’s appliance standards program on the District’s energy-efficiency, watershed-stewardship, and climate goals, and; interfacing with other teams at DOEE, its sister agencies, and the federal government to promote appliance efficiency that will benefit District businesses and residents.  

The incumbent will provide the necessary skills in written and oral communication, relationship- and alliance-building, and technical comprehension to educate the regulated community about the District’s appliance efficiency laws and to ensure program compliance. The incumbent will also provide the necessary technical expertise to ensure that manufacturers, distributors, and retailers comply with the District’s energy and water efficiency appliance standards and to advance other Clean Energy DC initiatives. As the agency’s leading authority on appliance efficiency standards, the incumbent will also provide recommendations on and develop rules to keep the District up-to-date on any changes in appliances technology and efficiency, as well as other emerging trends in building technologies, grid interactivity, and carbon reduction that relate to appliances. The incumbent will build and develop relationships with other states and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to bring new ideas and thinking regarding appliance efficiency standards to the District that will help advance the District’s climate goals and save residents money on utility bills. This position will also combine industry knowledge and collaborative skills to build solid partnerships with key stakeholders at other District agencies, such as the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), to ensure the appliance enforcement program is aligned with other building inspection programs across the District. The incumbent will be required to interact regularly with senior agency management staff and various stakeholders.  

Qualifications and Education 

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  To be creditable, one (1) year of specialized experience must be equivalent to the next lower grade in the normal line of progression.   

Strong technical writing and computer skills, including the ability to conduct independent research and analyses is strongly preferred. The ability to read and interpret appliance test procedures, test reports, energy codes, federal and state laws and regulations, and other engineering data is strongly preferred. Experience with managing certification databases, engaging in stakeholder engagement, appliance rating and testing, rule development, energy policy, and/or other equivalent experience is strongly preferred. 

License and Certification 

None

Working Conditions/Environment 

The work is performed in an office which is an adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated and in the field.  

Other Significant Facts 

Tour of Duty: Varies 

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: CS-0301-11 

Promotion Potential: None 

Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is in Collective Bargaining Unit AFGE 631 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction. 

Vaccination Requirement: The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia. 

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation. 

 

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