Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director (Program)

Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization

Recruitment #240201-1753MP-001


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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking an Office Director for the Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization, located within the Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy.

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  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  
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The Director will contribute to the development and implementation of building and transportation decarbonization policies, as well as overseeing the state’s Conservation and Load Management Plan, the GreenerGovCT initiative, and other state and federal programs currently under development. The Director will also provide policy input on issues related to innovative utility rate design, 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 and promoting energy affordability 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, position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm. The position will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT.

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 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.

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Selection Plan

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Before you apply:
  • 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 on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
Important information for after you apply:
  • 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 questionnaire'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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  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP Human Resources., (860) 424-3006.

Questions submitting your application through JobAps should be directed to Jake Ferrari at


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Office of Consumer Counsel this class is accountable for directing the staff and programs of an office.


  • Directs staff and operations of a major program office;
  • Coordinates, plans and manages office activities;
  • Formulates and implements office goals and objectives;
  • Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of established or proposed policies and/or programs, assesses options, develops recommendations for improvement and drafts policy statements and regulations;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
  • Evaluates staff;
  • Prepares or assists in development of office budget;
  • Serves as liaison with other agencies, municipal, state and federal governments who might impact on program activities;
  • Meets with outside agencies to advise on departmental policies and procedures;
  • Evaluates operations and projects assigned to office;
  • Provides technical direction to unit staff;
  • Provides information to community;
  • Represents department at meetings;
  • Responds to inquires relating to assigned programs;
  • Prepares reports and correspondence;
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • May advise senior level staff on status of permits, process management, projects, legislation and policy and regulations pertaining to assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal environmental, energy, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility, broadband, telecommunications, conservation and/or environmental justice or equity programs laws statutes, and regulations;
    • environmental protection and energy principles, practices and issues; 
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and practices;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Analytical, negotiation and organizational skills;
  • Ability to initiate and direct programs.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in the energy, environmental, broadband, and/or telecommunications field.


  1. 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 Bachelor's Degree.
  2. 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 General Experience.


  • Experience with project management involving internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience multi-tasking and prioritizing to achieve leadership's goals;
  • Experience collaborating and managing conflict in a team environment;
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams;
  • Experience onboarding and training new team members;
  • Experience developing programs with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Experience in energy efficiency, renewable thermal technologies, demand response programs, and transportation decarbonization.
  • Experience applying policies and procedures to lead or manage employees;
  • Experience with federal grant management.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.