County of Alameda

Energy Program Manager (#9699)

Bargaining Unit: CEMU - Civil Engineer Mgmt (R30)
$72.16-$87.76 Hourly / $5,772.80-$7,020.80 BiWeekly /
$12,507.73-$15,211.73 Monthly / $150,092.80-$182,540.80 Yearly

Under general direction, the Energy Program Manager is responsible for developing, administering, coordinating and evaluating the County’s energy management programs, including utility purchase and usage contracts for County facilities. The energy Program Manager manages energy conservation grants and rebate programs and performs other professional level duties in Energy planning, acquisition, conservation and monitoring to support operation of County facilities and operations. This position supervises and directs staff in the development and management of the program and execution of related projects and support activities and performs related work as required.


This classification is distinguished by being a single position classification that reports to the Deputy Director – Technical Services Department in the General Services Agency. The incumbent in this classification is responsible for the effective management and control of County energy costs and supervises a staff of engineers and other skilled and semi-skilled personnel. This classification is distinguished from the lower position of Energy Project Manager in that the latter is responsible for identifying, designing and implementing energy saving projects while the Energy Program Manager is responsible for the overall development of the County’s energy management program.


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. Plan, organize, direct and review the work of the energy management unit.

2. Supervise staff in the performance, implementation and maintenance of the County-wide PG&E Demand Side Management (DSM) Program.

3. Develop and implement measures that enhance energy conservation, energy efficiency and demand reduction in County facilities; conceive and develop projects to facilitate distributed generation and renewable energy strategies.

4. Lead long-range planning to define future county energy maintenance and equipment replacement needs; coordinate and administer the work of consultants and contractors. Process and manage contracts for professional engineering consulting services, equipment and supplies.

5. Oversee development of technical specifications for energy conservation projects and programs.

6. Oversee the design of energy conservation measures and projects; estimate project costs, payback periods, and return on investment.

7. Conceptualize and develop projects to facilitate distributed generation and renewable energy strategies in coordination with County Sustainability and Climate Action programs.

8. Inspect and monitor energy conservation projects on site to ensure specifications are met.

9. Monitor utility company billings; track energy consumption of all County buildings; record the impact of implemented energy saving measures.

10. Negotiate on behalf of the County with public utility companies, the California Energy Commission, contractors, consultants, etc.

11. Lead the County’s participation in available utility company incentive and rebate programs; track incentives and rebates received.

12. Manage the performance of energy audits in County buildings and facilities to improve the efficient use of energy.

13. Represent the Agency regarding energy matters in discussions/meetings with Federal, State, regional, local entities and the public; monitor and assist in formulating policy relating to energy resources.

14. Oversee training of new staff; evaluate performance and promote development of staff.

15. Develop the basis for the annual utility budget; coordinate invoicing of County departments.

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The equivalent of two years’ full-time experience as an Energy Project Manager in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in mechanical or electrical engineering, or a closely related field.


The equivalent of four years’ full-time experience in facility engineering and design with an emphasis on heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), boilers, lighting, electrical power distribution, and automatic control systems. Highly desired is experience in a heavy industrial or large commercial setting. Experience must include a minimum of three years of supervising construction and/or maintenance personnel of various crafts.

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.


Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Current certification as a registered professional engineer in the State of California in either electrical or mechanical engineering.

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:

• Principles and practices of electrical and mechanical engineering.
• Principles and practices of energy conservation, including project analysis, cost estimating and scheduling.
• Building systems, including electrical, mechanical, temperature control systems.
• Design and implementation of energy conservation systems, including building automation systems, variable air volume systems, cogeneration, thermal storage and lighting control systems.
• Principles and practices utilized in conducting energy audits.
• Building, electrical, and mechanical laws, codes, and standards.
• Current utility rate schedules and tariffs.

Ability to:

• Manage control.
• Analyze budgets.
• Plan and organize.
• Prepare comprehensive engineering studies and reports.
• Prepare, negotiate and implement construction contracts.
• Communicate in writing and orally.
• Supervise professional and para-professional staffs.
• Exercise interpersonal sensitivity.
• Maintain cooperative relationships with other divisions, agencies, consultants, etc.
• Negotiate and resolve conflicts.

Admin. Changes
Old document: 1266h
New document: Jobspecs/9699
CSC Date: 8/10/94
RE:cs Revised 8/1/13
CSC Date: 8/21/13
SP:cs Revised 11/13/14
CSC Date: 12/10/14


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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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