Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director - Affordable Housing

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The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is looking to hire an Office Director to launch an office that will implement whole building energy retrofits, with a focus on affordable housing, within DEEP's Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP). This position is located at 10 Franklin Square in New Britain, CT.

BETP manages local, state, and regional energy and broadband policy and programs for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with the goal of establishing an equitable, clean, economical and reliable energy and technology future. 

BETP is responsible for overseeing the Conservation and Load Management Plan, the Weatherization Assistance Program, the state's Lead by Example initiative, the development and implementation of transportation decarbonization policies and initiatives, the procurement of renewable and clean energy resources, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the icrogrid and resilience program, the development of energy and thermal decarbonization policies and initiatives for the state through the Integrated Resources Plan and Comprehensive Energy Strategy, and the provision of equitable access to broadband, among other responsibilities. 

This is a new position that will report to BETP's Bureau Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Energy and Technology Policy, and will create an inclusive and equitable approach to building energy retrofits, including the deployment of measures related to weatherization and energy efficiency, clean heat, solar + storage, electric vehicle charging, resilience, and broadband access. 

In this position, you will develop a diverse and dynamic team to leverage existing programs and incentives while identifying barriers and implementing solutions to those barriers; apply for and/or manage related federal grants or programs; and work with other state and federal agencies, quasi-public agencies, non-profits, and other entities to define and reach common goals. Strong work planning, project management, and personnel management skills are key to success. BETP is committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace representing the people it serves, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply. 

This position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., a flexible schedule is possible with some telework, but must be available to be in the office or attend meetings or events on short notice. 


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