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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
117739.00 Per Year
Alameda, California
United States
Energy Management Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Utility Energy Analyst

 Examples of Duties:

  1. Manages, develops, and implements comprehensive energy conservation/efficiency or renewable programs, systems, procedures and operating methods; develops and revises policies and procedures.
  2. Plans and directs major departmental functions, programs or activities involving comprehensive specialized administrative operations; may administer specific program areas.
  3. Monitors and evaluates impact of specialized federal and state legislation and court rulings; develops or adjusts programs and procedures to ensure compliance.
  4. Conducts complex research and analytical studies on a variety of technology, programs and issues; coordinates and expedites reports and program information from City departments; develops procedures, formulates recommendations and prepares reports and correspondence.
  5. Consults with customers on proposed energy efficiency recommendations; performs energy audits and field inspections; assists customers to identify and obtain services needed to initiate and complete energy efficiency projects; coordinates and ensures the timely processing of customer rebates; maintains database of installed energy efficiency measures and/or renewable energy projects.
  6. Ensures quality assurance of energy service programs. Monitors and evaluates the needs and responses of residents and businesses to ensure effective communications through surveys and various customer outreach efforts. Meets with customers to explain energy usage and investigate high usage complaints.
  7. Prepares Requests for Proposals, statement of work, and manages contract agreements with other agencies and private parties.
  8. Coordinates the communication, speaking engagements, budgeting, recordkeeping, data entry, file maintenance, tracking costs and kWh savings of all energy services programs.
  9. Communicates energy service messages to internal and external customers. First point of contact for customers participating in energy services programs, which include energy efficiency, renewable power and demand-side management.
  10. Confers with other departments, public officials, consultants and citizens and explains City policies and procedures; makes presentations on assigned projects and programs.
  11. Maintains strategic professional business alliances with contractors and communicates regularly about new programs and changes to existing programs.
  12. Develops and/or prepares publications, news articles, newsletters, advertising and other materials that promote AMP objectives, resolutions, policies, plans, programs and services to its customers and employees.  
  13. Responsible for developing, maintaining and updating website content; actively participates in community and civic activities, develops and makes presentations to interested consumer and business groups for customer education and business development.
  14. Partners with other agencies and may provide staff support to committees or commissions or individuals as assigned.
  15. Assists in budget preparation and administration.
  16. Administers various staff functions of the department.
  17. May supervise and train and evaluate assigned staff.

Employment Standards: Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List.  This is a competitive examination where a candidate's performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the core competencies required of the job.  To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in engineering, energy management, public or business administration, or a related field with a strong background in the utility industry.

Five years of responsible experience developing and administering utility energy efficiency programs for both residential and commercial customers. This experience should include the development and presentation of educational information and/or related materials.

Knowledge of principles, practices, and trends of the electric utility industry; pertinent federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and regulations; understands energy efficiency concepts, renewable energy installations, facility energy systems and operations, metering programs, and demand-side management programs; principles, methods, and techniques used in research and statistical analysis; development and design, programming and implementation of energy efficiency systems; and principles and practices of public and business administration including organization, program, project, personnel and fiscal management.

Ability to effectively manage comprehensive specialized functions, projects and studies with deadlines; administer major programs; perform both complex and routine administrative work with speed and accuracy; work independently and exercise sound judgment and initiative; prepare studies and reports, other documents, and oral presentations concerning complex matters which require a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; interpret and apply established City policies, procedures and codes; interpret and apply specialized federal and state legislation and court rulings; interpret and analyze information; draw valid conclusions, project consequences of decisions, and implement recommendations in support of organizational goals and objectives; establish and maintain accurate records; plan, administer and evaluate work programs; provide administrative and professional leadership and direction; recommend, implement, evaluate, and modify goals, objectives, and practices; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; develop and maintain positive working relationships with employees, City departments, businesses, and the local community; prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports; use appropriate computer hardware and software.; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; and supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.

Special Requirement
Willingness and/or ability to work outside regularly scheduled hours to meet operational needs and to respond to after-hours emergency calls as required.

Other Requirements
Selected positions require possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.


The examination process may include an application and supplemental questionnaire evaluation, a written exam, a performance exam, and/or an oral interview.  The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate's technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position.  Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance.  If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.

Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on an Eligible List.  A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City's Civil Service Rules.  Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.  Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment.  Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate with the highest rating on the most heavily weighted portion of the exam or if weighted 100% on any given portion, based on the earliest application date and time.  Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background.  The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants.  Federal law requires that prior to employment , you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required by the U.S. Department of Justice.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE CREDIT:  A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled.  An applicant claiming veteran's preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service.  NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.   AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply.  It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age.  Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.  No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace.  Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons.  Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department.  Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.  

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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