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Title:  Federal Funding Program Specialist I

Application Deadline Date:  02/16/2023
Req ID:  46046
Department:  Public Service Department
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42

Overview

The Vermont Department of Public Service (PSD) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and qualified candidate to join its team to advance state energy policy as a Federal Funding Program Specialist. 

 

As an arm of the executive branch, the PSD represents the public interest in matters regarding energy, telecommunications, water, and wastewater. The Federal Funding Program Specialist will work in the Division of Efficiency and Energy Resources (DEER). DEER develops programs, policies, and plans that promote energy efficiency, electrification, clean energy financing, and sustainable energy resources in Vermont. DEER works closely with the Planning Division on the development and revision of the State's energy plans. DEER also provides policy guidance and oversight for the state's Energy Efficiency Utilities and Distribution Utilities Renewable Energy Standard Tier III programs. In addition, DEER serves as the Vermont State Energy Office under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program.

 

This Federal Funding Program Specialist position will coordinate the deployment of federal funds received by PSD. The Specialist will work cooperatively with other team members as well as independently to: 

  • Develop, implement, and oversee federally-funded grant programs consistent with Vermont's Comprehensive Energy Plan and overall state energy policy.
  • Undertake stakeholder engagement to inform program design. 
  • Create budgets, establish program targets, and monitor results of energy program implementation, including analyzing technical and financial reports.
  • Track and report on expenditures and program results consistent with state and federal requirements.

 

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, project management experience, a high level of energy policy knowledge, and analytic expertise necessary to carry out the duties of the position. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Working knowledge of energy efficiency, utility regulation, or related field is desired.  The Department of Public Service has the ability to hire into range for qualified candidates and supports the continued professional development of its employees. Telecommuting arrangements are negotiable, subject to the needs of the Department.

 

This position is classified as an Energy Program Specialist I by the Department of Human Resources.

Who May Apply

This position, Federal Funding Program Specialist I (#46046), is open to all State employees and external applicants This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized through 06/30/2025. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • Federal Funding Program Specialist I (#46046)
  • Federal Funding Program Specialist II (#46047)
  • Federal Funding Program Specialist III (#46012)

 
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Melissa Bailey at melissa.bailey@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting, with some required travel to meetings for which private means of transportation must be available. Some evening, weekend, and overtime work may be required. Extensive interaction with utility representatives, public interest groups, consultants, public and private organizations, and citizens will be expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in environmental or energy studies, engineering or other quantitative science, economics, law, public policy or administration, business administration, or a closely related field.

OR

Bachelor's degree in environmental or energy studies, engineering or other quantitative science, economics, pre-law, public policy or administration, business administration, or a closely related field AND one (1) or more years of experience involving management, analysis or development of energy programs, and general knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

OR

Four (4) or more years of experience involving management, analysis or development of energy programs, and general knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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