Energy Manager (#RE1420)
$43.18-$52.49 Hourly / $7,484.78-$9,097.79 Monthly / $89,817.37-$109,173.58 Yearly


Under direction, performs responsible program management work in the development and oversight of a County-wide energy management and conservation program; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this single position class is responsible for management of all aspects of a County-wide energy conservation program which is designed to measure energy consumption and develop, implement and coordinate appropriate conservation measures. Supervision is received from the Director of Facilities Management.


  • Plans, coordinates and monitors County wide energy use; evaluates County energy consumption practices using of computers to track and control energy consumption; works with County departments and managers to evaluate energy usage practices.
  • Identifies energy saving opportunities; provides recommendations to implement conservation measures; initiates input from gas and electric providers regarding the availability of financial incentives related to implementing various energy conservation measures.
  • Organizes and coordinates site specific methods to promote wise energy use; prioritizes projects and oversees through completion; makes recommendations regarding contracts with third party purveyors of natural gas, electricity and water.
  • Develops and conducts in-service training for managers, staff and the general public regarding energy consumption and conservation; attends public meetings and makes presentations on energy conservation subjects; attends energy conservation conferences and workshops; attends meetings outside of daily work hours as needed.
  • Prepares cost/benefit analyses on energy related issues to assist with preparation of budgets for utilities and energy retrofits; prepares grant and rebate applications; prepares written notices and correspondence; maintains records; conducts special studies; collects data pertaining to energy use; performs local and statewide searches to obtain material on energy conservation.
  • Reviews and evaluates changes to new construction and remodel projects relating to energy use and recommends changes as needed; provides contract supervision and inspection services; verifies and approves changes in utility billing and other related services
  • Serves as a liaison for the County with utility suppliers, outside suppliers and the public.



Licenses/Certificates: Current certification by the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).  


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related field.


Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience working in energy conservation, utilities management or a closely related field, including at least two years of management or administrative analytical experience which involved project coordination.


Substitution: Additional qualifying management/analytical experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four (4) years.


Principles, practices, methods and techniques of energy consumption measurement and conservation; utility rate structures; principles and practices of public administration and management, including budgeting, supervision, training, purchasing, project coordination, organization and personnel administration; analytical and statistical methods; effective public relations and communication techniques.


Effectively gather and analyze energy and conservation-related data; perform complex statistical calculations utilizing computers and other office automation equipment; organize and write reports; give effective presentations to individuals and groups; read, understand, interpret and apply energy-related rules and regulations; develop, review and manage contracts and grants; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; present oneself professionally; supervise subordinate staff.


Mobility-Frequent operation of a keyboard, sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing for long periods, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, driving, climbing; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual-Constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and eye/hand coordination; occasional depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone; occasional hearing faint sounds and talking in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making and concentration; occasional public contact, heights, working weekends/nights/overtime; Environmental-Occasional noise, varied outdoor weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RE1420; EST: 7/8/1998;