Do you enjoy building coalitions and leveraging resources to make a positive change?
If so, we encourage you to explore this opportunity!
BETP manages local, state, and regional energy and broadband policy and programs for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 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.
This position will report to BETP's Bureau Chief and the Deputy Commissioner of Energy and Technology Policy. You will oversee the development and implementation of transportation decarbonization policies, programs, and initiatives, as well as building decarbonization policies, programs, and initiatives, including but not limited to the state's Conservation and Load Management Plan and the Electric Vehicle Roadmap for CT. In this position, you 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 for this position will be an effective manager who can build and support a diverse and dynamic team that will advance the Agency's goals of mitigating climate change with innovative, data-based and science-based policies and programs that recognize and rectify long-standing racial and economic barriers to affordable, clean energy and transportation.
In this position, you will develop policy and manage programs and incentives; identify barriers and implement practical solutions to those barriers; integrate federally funded programs with existing state programs and initiatives; and work with other state and federal agencies, quasi-public agencies, non-profits, and other entities to define and reach common goals. Strong work planning, project management, and personnel management skills are key to success. We are committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace representing the people it serves, and strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
This position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., a flexible schedule is possible with some telework, but must be available to be in the office or attend meetings or events on short notice.
What we can offer you:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan
- Excellent health and dental coverage;
- A generous retirement plan;
- Paid time off;
- A healthy work - life balance!
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The DEEP Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director (Program) position covers a number of programmatic functions. This specific position is focused on directing the Building and Transportation Decarbonization program. Specific Knowledge, Skills and Ability, experience and education preferred for this position are noted in the sections below. For more information on this job classification, please click here.
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .
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.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
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Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@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, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility, broadband,
telecommunications, conservation, and/or environmental justice or equity
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
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in the energy, environmental, broadband, and/or telecommunications field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- College training in a scientific or technical discipline in energy,
environmental, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility, broadband,
telecommunications, and/or environmental justice or equity fields including but
not limited to engineering, biological, physical, earth or environmental
sciences, natural resources management, renewable energy, energy conservation,
public policy or administration, economics, 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
- A Master's Degree in a scientific or technical discipline in
the energy or environmental, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility,
broadband, telecommunications, and/or environmental justice or equity fields
including but not limited to engineering, biological, physical, earth or
environmental sciences, natural resources management, renewable energy, energy
conservation, public policy or administration, economics, or related field, or
a Juris Doctor degree, may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience with complex project management;
- Experience multi-tasking and effectively prioritizing 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;
- Experience in transportation and/or building decarbonization, including but not limited to energy efficiency, renewable thermal technologies, and transportation electrification;
- Experience managing complex federal and state funded programs.
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.