Clean Energy Coordinator
Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board is seeking applicants for a fulltime position as Clean Energy Coordinator to carry out tasks related to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Communities program. Duties will primarily include conducting outreach and delivering technical assistance services and guidance to communities interested in pursuing clean energy planning and projects specific to the Clean Energy Communities program. The duties will include:
• Assist local governments with understanding and completing the required actions to become “Clean Energy Communities” and eligible to access associated NYSERDA grant resources.
• Assist local governments in completing local greenhouse gas emissions inventories, benchmarking the energy use of municipal buildings and assisting communities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects.
• Assist local governments to become certified as Climate Smart Communities.
• Assist local governments in adopting model codes and streamlined clean energy permitting processes.
• Assist communities in increasing the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and associated fueling infrastructure.
• Conduct local on-site training and workshops to groups of interested local officials and community stakeholders on specific clean energy topics.
• Identify and connect communities with relevant clean energy programs and grant opportunities.
The Clean Energy Coordinator will work with the staff of Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board to integrate the NYSERDA-required activities into the agency’s ongoing planning efforts, including writing and revision of zoning laws and comprehensive plans; work with other agencies and not for profit groups whose work relates to the activities required by NYSERDA; evaluate alternative energy programs and companies interested in working within the region; plan, facilitate, and present information at public meetings; prepare a wide variety of professional documents. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Should be knowledgeable about clean energy, climate action planning, NYS local government operations, and NYSERDA programs. The position will require travel and include evening meetings.
Minimum qualifications are:
1. Master’s Degree in planning, geography, environmental science or a related field. One year’s experience in sustainability/energy planning or other planning is preferred; or
2. Bachelor’s Degree in planning, geography, environmental science or a related field. Experience in sustainability/energy planning or other planning is preferred.
Salary based upon qualifications and experience.
This is a NYS Civil Service position for the length of the NYSERDA contract, expected to be 36 months.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Marcia D. Weber, Executive Director