Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director (Program)

Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy

Recruitment #200102-1753MP-001


The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting Connecticut’s natural resources and environment as well as making affordable, clean and reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state.  The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future.


DEEP's Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP) was established in 2011 to develop and implement comprehensive state-wide energy policy. DEEP has a current opportunity for an Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director (Program) within our Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization. This position will support the Deputy Commissioner and Bureau Chief of the Energy Branch, which develops forward-looking energy efficiency, infrastructure and renewable power policies and programs with a focus on climate change mitigation and decarbonization. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with deep expertise and experience in building and transportation decarbonization policies, programs, initiatives.  


This position is located in our New Britain office at 10 Franklin Square.


This position is 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Flexible)


Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 


Questions about this opportunity should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, (860)424-3006. 

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please also check your SPAM/Junk folders.  You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration. 


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for the direction of the staff and programs of an office.


Responsible for management of a major program office; interprets and administers pertinent laws; meets with outside agencies to advise on departmental policies and procedures; serves as liaison with other agencies, municipal, state and federal governments; evaluates operations and projects assigned to office; makes recommendations for improvements; provides technical direction to unit staff; provides information to community; represents department at meetings; responds to inquires relating to assigned programs; may advise senior level staff on status of permits, process management, projects, legislation and policy and regulations pertaining to assigned areas of responsibility; directs staff and operations of office; determines priorities and coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates office goals and objectives and ensures implementation of same; reviews and evaluates effectiveness of established or proposed policies and/or programs assessing options and developing recommendations for improvement; conducts performance evaluations; prepares reports and correspondence; recommends policy; drafts policy statements and regulations; prepares or assists in development of office budget; performs related duties as required.

The duties of this position will include management of a major program office, coordinating with outside agencies and stakeholders, providing direction to staff, and advising senior level staff on policies and programs. Duties for this position will also include providing leadership and coordination on initiatives across DEEP, particularly on climate issues with the Office of Planning. This position will lead BETP's effort to integrate building and transportation policy planning and analysis in support of the State's climate change goals.


Considerable knowledge of relevant environmental, energy, and conservation programs, laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of environmental protection and energy principles, practices and issues; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures; ability to initiate and direct programs; analytical, negotiating and organizational skills.



Nine (9) years of professional experience in the area of environmental and/or energy regulatory or permitting programs or the operation of environmental and/or energy programs of large scale facilities.


1. College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to energy or environmental fields including but not limited to engineering, biological, physical, earth or environmental sciences, natural resources management, renewable energy, energy conservation or related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's Degree.

2. A Master's Degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to energy or environmental fields including but not limited to engineering, biological, physical, earth or environmental sciences, natural resources management, renewable energy, energy conservation or related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


1.       Experience managing complex projects or programs. 

2.       Experience leading teams and developing and maintaining work plans.

3.       Excellent professional writing and editing skills. 

4.       Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills. 

5.       Demonstrated ability to process and manage technical data. 

6.       Experience in climate mitigation, transportation and thermal electrification, and/or renewable thermal programs and technologies. 

7.       Experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.