Energy Program Specialist
General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service
Description and Requirements
Major duties include:
- Serve as a regional technical Energy Program Specialist, developing, adapting, and implementing management responsibility for the region to ensure efforts are directed towards meeting GSA’s national energy and water reduction targets. Continuously appraise the effectiveness of the region-wide energy management and water conservation programs.
- Participate with water, energy services, and utility companies on studies to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive water and energy efficiency projects.
- Identify unusually high energy consuming buildings through cost analysis, building characteristics and operating trends, for energy audit studies.
- Plan and conduct formal training programs in the energy conservation discipline for use by customer service centers, staff offices, and facilities management personnel. Disseminate information concerning new and improved techniques for energy conservation which includes organizing and developing training manuals.
Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
- Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
- Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
- Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 45 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency’s telework policy.
- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
- Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
- Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
For each job on your resume, provide:
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
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NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
The GS-13 salary range starts at $106,823 per year.
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience implementing an energy management program and services related to facility operations and project implementation. This experience must include interpreting and applying energy and water conservation laws/policies to achieve compliance with Federal, state and local requirements; identifying, managing, and implementing energy conservation measures; conducting energy audits; and conducting analysis of energy consumption/cost.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.