Ventura County

Ventura County Ventura County, CA, USA
Mar 14, 2019
Full time
Description What We Offer The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.  Aside from our base salary range, an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following: Educational Incentive  - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate degree. Annual Leave Redemption  - the ability to "cash in" or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year. A candidate selected for this position will earn 208 hours per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service. Deferred Compensation  - Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions. Flexible Credit Allowance  - This is a bi-weekly amount available to Regular employees for the purpose of purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans. Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses. Pension Plan  - Participation in the County's defined pension plan. Bilingual Incentive  - This position is eligible for a bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill. This may be $.65 per hour (Level I), $.80 per hour (Level II), or $1.10 per hour (Level III). Holidays  - 10 paid days per year plus a scheduled floating holiday.   The Sustainability Division The Sustainability Division  is the program administrator of the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) with the California Public Utility Commission. The 3C-REN offers a variety of programs designed for regional integration and delivery of energy efficiency solutions that pilot innovative ideas and serve the specific needs of the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo region.   Additionally, the Sustainability Division administers the  Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance  (VCREA), a JPA composed of public agencies working in collaboration to address good energy stewardship and sustainability practices in the region.   The Sustainability Division supports the County's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to improve its environmental performance by managing the energy efficiency activities and responsibilities. The Division assists the Ventura County Board of Supervisor's representative to the  Clean Power Alliance of Southern California  – a Community Choice Energy Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that will procure alternative energy supplies to the residents of Ventura County.   The Position Under direction, plans, organizes, and performs a variety of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting activities in support of the Sustainability programs and outreach; works with stakeholders such as contractors, homeowners, and partner counties to coordinate and monitor various energy-related programs. The ideal candidate Will have a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in business administration, energy management, sustainability, or other related field; knowledge of energy and sustainability programs and the ability to understand and implement energy conservation techniques and methods; and experience involving program management and administration.  This person will also be a team player, a dynamic public speaker, and will demonstrate political acumen when dealing with various stakeholders and representatives.  Payroll Titles and Approximate Bi-weekly Salaries: Program Administrator I:  $2,277.05 - $3,188.18 Program Administrator II: $2,550.50 - $3,571.05 Program Administrator III: $2,670.19 - $3,738.63 Senior Program Administrator $3,000.94 - $4,201.72   Agency/Department:   County Executive Office –  Government Affairs, Water, and Energy   Program Administrator I/II/III/Senior is a Management classification and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in the Program Administrator I/II/III are eligible for benefits at the MB4 level and the Senior Program Administrator is eligible for benefits at the MB3 level.   TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OPENING DATE:   March 13, 2019 CLOSING DATE:   Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.  FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:   April 3, 2019 Examples Of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Manages Regional Energy Network energy efficiency incentive programs including data collection, analysis, and reporting; evaluation of energy efficiency in buildings and infrastructure; benchmarking; participation in utility programs; Plans, organizes and administers education and engagement program in workforce education and training outreach programs for contractors, government employees, and businesses including design and development of outreach materials, website design, development and analytics, social media, and newsletters; Participates in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities of strategies and work plans; Manages and participates in public events and workshops and coordinates participation in other  energy efficiency, building, and code enforcement-related events; Assists management staff; participates in and provides support to a variety of committees and boards; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary; Ensures that assigned program activities comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations; Creates presentations for stakeholders and citizens on new programs, policies, or other sustainability efforts; showcases individuals, businesses, and projects for recognition of leadership in sustainability; Maintains and updates web content and design and mailing list communications; and Performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications These are the entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list. RECRUITING STANDARDS: Some (I) to considerable (Sr.) program support experience coupled with some (I) to considerable (Senior) experience in the fields related to the assigned program which demonstrates possession of and competency in technical knowledge of the program area. Any combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs).  Possession of the required KSAs may typically be demonstrated by one of the following combinations of education and experience:   Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, energy management, sustainability, or a closely-related field with full-time experience in local government sustainability, climate change, green building, or a related area with the responsibility for planning, administering, organizing, and coordinating programs   AND     Program Administrator I: One (1) year of recent, paid, and highly related experience Program Administrator II: Two (2) years of recent, paid, and highly related experience Program Administrator III: Three (3) years of recent, paid, and highly related experience Senior Program Administrator: Five (5) years of recent, paid, and highly related experience   NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possess or obtain and maintain a valid California driver license. Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Ability to frequently travel out-of-County. DESIRED Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in business administration, energy management, sustainability, or a closely-related field. Ability to perform dynamic public speaking and experience with public outreach. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat and/or Photoshop. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Working knowledge of:  energy and sustainability program development and energy technologies; principles and practices of program planning, development and administration;  terminology used in the are of assignment; modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and software packages, which may include desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database and energy modeling software applications; Ability to:  understand, interpret, and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; understand and implement energy conservation techniques and methods; establish effective, courteous working relationships with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds, including management, employees, the public, community partners, and the media; organize resources, establish priorities, meet deadlines and objectives, and develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures; Skill: to operate and use modern technology including computers, tablets, smart mobile devices and various software packages including spreadsheets, databases, information systems, modeling, mapping, emissions, and bench marking tools. in written and oral communications, including public speaking, and effective community engagement. 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