County of Alameda

Energy Management Technician (#9686)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$62.59-$62.59 Hourly / $5,007.20-$5,007.20 BiWeekly /
$10,848.93-$10,848.93 Monthly / $130,187.20-$130,187.20 Yearly


Under general supervision, installs, maintains, programs, calibrates, repairs and replaces digital and analog electrical equipment, machinery, switchgear, controllers and associated equipment and instrumentation used in power and mechanical control systems; coordinates the activities of energy efficiency projects of the General Services Agency; monitors the activities and progress of consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and suppliers; and performs related duties as assigned.



The Energy Management Technician is located in the Building Maintenance Department of the General Services Agency and reports to the Energy Program Manager. The incumbent has primary responsibility for maintaining and programming all power and mechanical control systems and related equipment and instruments used in water supply, commercial, institutional, detention, disposal and related facilities. This Energy Management Technician is distinguished from the Energy Project Manager in that the latter has responsibility for development and implementation of energy saving projects.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.


1. Maintains and troubleshoots control systems and ancillary equipment related to distributed energy resources (DER) including, but not limited to, solar electric, solar thermal, micro-grids, fuel cell plants systems and storage technologies.

2. Assist Building Maintenance personnel, Technical Services personnel, project managers and related personnel in the performance of their tasks related to power and mechanical control systems.

3. Monitors and coordinates activities of consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and suppliers, and coordinates their efforts with other County departments.

4. Participates in on-site pre-bid and project job walks with County personnel, contractors, and manufacturers.

5. Troubleshoots, maintains and installs power, mechanical and water controls, control wiring, instruments, meters, data acquisition equipment, including programming, editing and creating graphic pages, and related equipment.

6. Maintains a preventative maintenance program that includes written records and logs, programming, cleaning, adjustments, visual inspections, minor repairs and calibrations necessary to maintain equipment, instruments, testing equipment, wiring and associated hardware.

7. Reviews written operational manuals and procedures relating to safe and proper operations, maintenance, repairs, and preventative maintenance standards of power and mechanical control equipment.

8. Orders equipment, replacement parts and services, and maintains accurate records of purchases and parts from vendors and manufacturers. 

9. Provides consultation and assists in training of BMD staff and other employees in procedures related to working with power and mechanical controls.

10. Assures that tasks and duties performed comply with safety procedures.




The equivalent of four years in the class of Stationary Engineer, GSA or Electrician in the Alameda County classified service.



The equivalent of six years of experience in installing, maintaining, programming, repairing, calibrating, and replacing power and mechanical controls equipment.


Education and Training:

Any combination of education or training, substituted on a month-for-month basis, in the field of power and mechanical controls totaling six years.



Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Special Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• The principles, methods, tools and equipment used in installing, maintaining, programming, calibrating, repairing and replacing power and mechanical controls equipment and ancillary equipment
• Distributed energy systems (DER)
• Programming related to power and mechanical controls
• Safety and preventative maintenance requirements for power and mechanical controls
• Control testing equipment
• Occupational safety standards, practices and procedures required by federal, state and local regulations and laws related to power and mechanical tools and equipment

Ability to:

• Program, install, maintain, calibrate, repair and replace power and mechanical controls
• Develop and create graphic pages
• Interpret and work from technical sketches, drawings and diagrams for power and mechanical equipment and controls
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with County employees and the public
• Document control sequences
• Provide consultation and assist in training
• Perform arithmetic calculations and data review as required by the job

Newspecs: 9686
EL:cs 9/14/16
CSC Date: 10/26/16


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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