Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director (Program)

BETP Broadband

Recruitment #210827-1753MP-001

Introduction

Do you enjoy building coalitions and leveraging resources to make a positive change?
If so, we encourage you to explore this opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking to hire an Office Director to launch a Telecommunications and Broadband office that will implement Governor Lamont’s vision for equitable broadband deployment in Connecticut, within DEEP’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP). 

BETP manages local, state and regional energy and broadband policy and programs for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) with the goal of establishing an equitable, clean, economical and reliable energy and technology future. BETP is responsible for overseeing the Conservation and Load Management Plan, the Weatherization Assistance Program, the state’s Lead by Example initiative, the development and implementation of transportation decarbonization policies and initiatives, the procurement of renewable and clean energy resources, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the microgrid and resilience program, the development of energy and thermal decarbonization policies and initiatives for the state through the Integrated Resources Plan and Comprehensive Energy Strategy, and the provision of equitable access to broadband, among other responsibilities.

JOB DETAILS

This is a new position that will report to BETP’s Bureau Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Energy and Technology Policy. As the Director of Telecom and Broadband, you will develop broadband policy in collaboration with the Office of Policy and Management and other state agencies and entities; develop and implement programs to leverage federal funding and other funding sources for equitable broadband deployment and access; provide technical support to the legal team in appearances in proceedings before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in matters related to telecommunications, broadband, and infrastructure shared with other utilities, and in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission; coordinate with other states’ broadband offices; and coordinate with DEEP’s energy and environment teams to deploy broadband in conjunction with other programs, among other duties. In this position, you will develop a diverse and dynamic team to leverage existing programs and incentives while identifying barriers and implementing solutions to those barriers. Strong work planning, project management, and personnel management skills are key to success. BETP is committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace representing the people it serves, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply. 

POSITION DETAILS

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; potential for some telework but must be available to be in the office or attend meetings or events on short notice.)

We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

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Selection Plan

Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applicants to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Erica McGuinness at erica.mcguinness@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess some or all of the following experience and skills:
  • Demonstrated complex project management skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize to achieve leadership’s goals.
  • Experience applying collaborative and conflict management skills to lead cross-functional teams. 
  • Experience developing, motivating, and mentoring junior team members.
  • Experience fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience in telecommunications and broadband.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.