Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director (Program)

Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy

Recruitment #200612-1753MP-001




The State of Connecticut, Department 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 building Connecticut’s green economy and fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future.

The Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP) manages local, state and regional energy policy issues for DEEP with the goal of establishing a clean, economical and reliable energy future for all residents.

DEEP is seeking an Office Director for the Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization. The Director will oversee the development and implementation of transportation decarbonization policies and initiatives as well as overseeing multiple energy programs, including the state’s Conservation and Load Management Plan, the Weatherization Assistance Program, and the state’s GreenerGovCT Lead by Example initiative. The Director will also provide policy input on issues related to innovative utility rate design and energy affordability, and will be responsible for engaging in outreach with a variety of stakeholders, including those who have been historically underserved and/or overburdened by the impacts of energy prices and the environmental impacts of fossil fuel generation.

The ideal candidate will be an effective manager who can advance the Bureau’s goals of mitigating climate change with innovative, equitable and inclusive policies and programs that recognize and rectify long-standing racial and economic barriers to affordable, clean energy and transportation.  In a rapidly-changing policy and technology landscape, the Office Director will provide nimble leadership and ensure that new programs and solutions are accessible and beneficial to vulnerable communities, residents and businesses impacted by climate change.

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, and will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT.

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

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP Human Resources., (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.

Duties specific to this position:

Directs programs and staff activities for the Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization; works with state agencies, electric distribution companies and key stakeholders to advance electric vehicle adoption and supporting infrastructure; direct analysis of utility-administered conservation and load management programs to ensure effectiveness and achievement of equity goals; foster engagement and program feedback by families and businesses using state conservation services and incentives;  helps develop position recommendations on legislative and regulatory proposals in building and transportation decarbonization; share expertise and coordinate staff participation in GreenerGov Lead By Example efforts, including overseeing state agency data collection, GHG mitigation analysis, and supporting implementation of sustainability projects in state facilities; ensures timely review and implementation of state and federal grants and contracts related to energy conservation programs; performs related duties as required. 


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.


The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following preferred criteria, and preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate through their application materials that their experience most closely aligns with these criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in transportation electrification or decarbonization policies, regulations, and programs.  
  • Demonstrated success in fostering diverse stakeholder participation in regulatory and policy forums, and facilitating groups to achieve consensus. 
  • Experience working with underserved and overburdened communities, residents, and/or businesses and developing meaningful partnerships to achieve shared goals 
  • Previous work and proven results in expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure.  
  • Experience in the area of managing the impacts of building and transportation decarbonization on the electric grid.  
  • Experience in developing innovative rate design to promote decarbonization in an equitable and inclusive manner.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to changing work priorities. 



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.