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Energy Section Chief - Energy Efficiency

Recruitment #22-006146-0001


Join the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) as we transform energy for the State of Maryland. The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) advises the governor and general assembly on all energy matters, promoting affordable, reliable and cleaner energy.

MEA is looking for the best and the brightest people to join the team that has made Maryland one of the nation’s leaders in clean, affordable and reliable energy. Through the Strategic Energy Investment Fund and the Maryland Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS), you will have an opportunity to work on the cutting edge of shaping and implementing Maryland’s clean energy policies. MEA is leading the charge in providing nationally recognized programming, to foster investment in clean energy, energy efficiency, resilience, alternative transportation fuels, and energy finance.




1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

The Energy Section Chief (Supervisory) will provide front line oversight of a team of MEA staff within a specific sector or technical discipline. This includes developing section strategy; monitoring and adjusting program delivery to achieve agency needs; support policy development and implementation issues as needed; managing front line budget targets; engaging stakeholders; and coordinating interagency and other issues amongst internal and external stakeholders. This position will have both front-line supervisory responsibilities as well as directly oversee multiple programs or agency activities. On an ongoing basis the Energy Section Chief (Supervisory) will be expected to oversee 3 to 6 permanent or contractual employees plus contractual services.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


● Manages Division Program Managers and Energy Specialists as they design, implement and evaluate MEA energy programs. Includes monitoring progress and conformance with program budget targets and performance goals where applicable. Provide direct supervision of three to six employees.

● Provide oversight and quality control of products and activities of the section including policy briefs, draft memos, grants, task orders and other documents and products. Provides Division Director and Assistant Division Director with updates on the status of programs, activities and initiatives on a monthly or bi-weekly status as desired. Ensures business process continuity and efficiency through ongoing process and program improvement. 

● Oversee and manage one or more programs directly including performance, grant development and generation, financial oversight as well as stakeholder engagement. 

● Manages sensitive negotiations on program implementation issues with grantees, agencies, businesses, nonprofits and other relationships. 

● Coordinate key messages with MEA’s marketing, outreach and communications team.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in business, economics, energy, engineering or relevant field.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.   AND Three years of direct experience with managing federal, state or local programs related to energy efficiency, clean energy, clean transportation or related topics. 


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience. 
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


●Experience managing energy or environmental related programs within the State of Maryland. ●Demonstrated experience leading, mentoring and motivating peers and Teams.
●Experience with the state’s portfolio of programs, policy initiatives, statutory requirements related to energy or environment. 
●Experience interacting with stakeholders in the government, private sector and general public. 
●Experience with the state’s practices for budgeting funds at the program level. 
●Experience with, and be at ease in, meeting and interacting with the general population as well as with co-workers in a professional environment. Positive customer service experience is a plus. 
●Analytical acumen with which to understand financial and energy related statistical data. 
●Excellent written and oral skills, well organized and able to meet deadlines, and the ability to work well with both internal staff and external parties. 
●Experience with and a command of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
●Experience with the google business suite (G Suite) is a plus. 
●Experience with database applications (such as Access or SalesForce) is a plus.


MEA is currently operating under a hybrid telework policy where employees typically work remotely three days a week and report to the office two days a week.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

Please use resume tab to submit resume and cover letter in one file.  Use certification tab to attach writing sample.

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management 
Recruitment and Examination Division 
301 W. Preston St., Suite 608 
Baltimore, MD 21201 

Attn: For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623
Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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