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Date Posted: 12/7/16

Energy and Water Coordinator (County Class: Utility Coordinator)
County of San Luis Obispo

Salary: $72,779.20 - $88,483.20 Annually 
Job Type: Hourly
Job Number 1116PM-02180-01
Location All Locations - San Luis Obispo County, CA
Department Public Works ISF
Closing 12/29/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

About the Position
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works has an immediate opening for the position of Energy and Water Coordinator. The County is seeking an innovative and experienced individual who is committed to work as part of a team in delivering a broad range of energy-related projects at County facilities. The position covers a wide range of duties, such as energy monitoring and reporting to researching and implementing programs/projects in the County's EnergyWise Plan. The EnergyWise Plan can be found here:

Position Responsibilities include:

Coordinates with County departments on planning, budgeting, and implementation of various energy management projects.

Communicates with County departments on their energy and water consumption and identification of saving measures.

Manages programs and projects for energy efficiency, generation and storage for facilities county-wide.
Selects, implements and provides ongoing management of a new utility software management system for county facilities.

Monitors facilities' utility usage (electricity, gas, water/sewer, and solar).

Negotiates, manages and enforces contractual work of consultants.

Prepares engineering studies and reports.

Develops, monitors and forecasts the utility budget.

Conducts energy audits and makes recommendations related to energy efficiency projects.

Analyzes utility rates for optimization.

Promotes behavioral changes within the organization that enhances innovation and a commitment to energy conservation.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of applicable legislation and standards, an energy management background and the ability to:

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a broad group of stakeholders

Problem solve to meet the goals and objectives of the organization

Work independently or in a team setting

Establish and maintain cooperative relations with representatives of other departments or agencies and utility companies' representatives

Use latest technologies to collect data and make decisions
Minimum requirements for this position:

Graduation from an accredited college with an Bachelor degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business or other closely related field.

AND: Three (3) years of recent (within the last 5 years) experience in the utility field. Experience with an emphasis on energy procurement, energy conservation or utility deregulation is highly desirable. A Masters degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business or other closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

How to Apply
Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, click "apply" at the top of this page.

An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.

Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at

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