Conducts research and analysis on energy use, projects, issues, activities, and policies to support the general work of the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC). Specific duties include:
Assists the Senior Energy Analyst 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.
Collaborates closely with other county agencies to collect data, observe useful trends, and improve data processes.
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.
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 Senior Energy Analyst in identifying and tracking energy efficiency upgrade projects in county facilities.
Supports other OEEC initiatives, including those related to greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy, outreach, community planning, and resiliency.
This position works under the direction of the Senior Energy Analyst in the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination.
Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are energy efficiency, energy management, and data analysis.
(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.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
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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.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
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.
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.
Panel interview and may include 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 status as a veteran 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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