Energy Efficiency Workforce Development Expert

U.S Department of Energy
Organization Summary

The Department of Energy's Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) works with state, local, and Tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, schools, and community partners to provide technical assistance and invest in place-based clean energy projects that aim to catalyze local economic development and create jobs, reduce energy costs, and avoid pollution.

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This is a permanent full time position

Primary Duties

The role involves energy efficiency industry expertise, technical writing, internal and external communications, administrative and financial management, and oversight of grantees and their stakeholders. The professional chosen for the position is expected to have expertise of the energy efficiency workforce; the ability to work in a fast-paced office; excellent communication (written and verbal) skills; and willingness to provide expertise to assist grantees with implementing their workforce programs. The position will require strong project management skills, including accountability for meeting internal deadlines and responding to leadership and grantee requests; monitoring and evaluating recipient applications and program implementation; and interpreting and ensuring compliance with federal financial assistance regulations, policies, and procedures.


Qualities and occupational experience we are looking for in the professional include the following:

  • Experience working with public, private, or nonprofit entities on energy workforce development strategy and implementation, including understanding of technical, organizational, and financial elements involved.
  • Experience with training energy efficiency contractors for residential and/or commercial buildings; and expert understanding of the energy efficiency occupations and certifications; and awareness of the energy efficiency industry trends and future projections.
  • Holds an energy efficiency certification; participated in construction projects; and understands the day-to-day tasks required of an energy efficiency contractor to decarbonize residential and/or commercial buildings.
  • Experience recruiting, and involving, disadvantaged communities in workforce development programs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of federal grant requirements, monitoring, and related processes (or a willingness to learn).
  • Intellectual curiosity, team mentality, attention to detail, and customer-serve orientated.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to attend DOE SCEP All Staff Retreats (twice a year); Conferences (as needed); and conducting grantee site visits (one week per quarter starting in CY2025).
  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, and goals of the U.S. Department of Energy, including supporting the broader government-wide approach to support sustainable, clean energy efforts in commercial and residential spaces through the deepening of partnerships and collaborative initiatives across, and among States, agencies, organizations, and DOE.
How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, then submit your interest and resume via the DOE Clean Energy Corps Applicant Portal (DOE Applicant Portal | Department of Energy) and email [email protected].

(Referral Code for your application: Add #SCEP to your resume and application)

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