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Environmental Conservation Program Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Environmental Conservation Program Manager
Job Requisition Number AE501538
Position Number 107736
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Customer Energy Solutions
Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field, three (3) years of which was in a lead or supervisory capacity.
  • Master's degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.


Licenses or Certifications:
  • As required in a related area.

Notes to Applicants

The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.

Resumes will not be used to qualify for the requisition. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application.

The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify primary and secondary education for the top candidate(s).

If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference.

This position is not eligible for employer sponsorship of a work-related visa sponsorship. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties, and individual may be required to drive own personal vehicle or City vehicle. Successful candidate must be in possession of a Texas driver’s license as authorized by the Texas Transportation Code. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements. Go to the Driver Safety Program for more information:

The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check and security threat assessment.

This position is classified as exempt.

Pay Range

$30.65 – $39.74 per hour


Monday – Friday
8:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Additional hours may be required to work outside of normal schedule.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 811 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience managing residential, multifamily, or commercial energy efficiency programs.
  2. Experience developing/enhancing energy efficiency programs.
  3. Experience developing energy efficiency program marketing.
  4. Experience performing program outreach.
  5. Experience developing/negotiating contracts for energy efficiency programs.
  6. Expertise in MS Excel.
  7. Certified Energy Manager certification and/or Project Management Certification
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


  1. Negotiate regulatory compliance issues with state and federal environmental agenciesManage and review programs/projects
  2. Administer programs
  3. Market programs
  4. Develop, monitor, and evaluate program and resource budgets
  5. Develop, manage and administer contracts
  6. Develop training for internal and external customers
  7. Develop and maintain program policies and standard operating procedures
  8. Develop, review, interpret, and rewrite ordinances, codes, and regulations
  9. Perform public relations functions
  10. Participate in short and long range planning activities
  11. Develop and manage quality control initiatives
  12. Develop and conduct audits
  13. Assist with evaluating bid proposals
  14. Perform supervisory duties i.e., hiring, promoting, disciplinary actions, performance evaluations, etc.



Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:


  • May be responsible for full range of supervisory activities including slection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.  
  • Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to train others. 

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field, three (3) years of which was in a lead or supervisory capacity. A Master's degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications referenced above. Detail how you meet the educational requirements (if applicable), account for the years of related experience (if applicable), and explain any substitutions of experience for education, or vice-versa (if applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years of experience do you have managing residential, multifamily, or commercial energy efficiency programs?
    • 0-1 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-8 years
    • 8-10 years
    • More than 10 years
  4. * How many energy efficiency programs have you managed at one time?
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • More than 3
  5. * Briefly describe your experience with Energy Management and Energy Efficiency Programs; including auditing and to what capacity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your experience in a supervisory role of energy efficiency programs where you provided leadership, work assignments, evaluation training and guidance to others.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * What is the maximum program budget with which you have worked?
    • $1 million
    • $2 million
    • $3 million
    • $4 million
    • More than $4 million
  8. * How many years of experience do you have as a team member or lead in a residential energy efficiency program?
    • 0-1 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-8 years
    • More than 8 years
  9. * Have you managed a home performance with the Energy Star Program?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Describe your experience with the Energy Star program.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your experience in commercial building heating and air condition systems, including troubleshooting experience in HVAC and automated systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Describe your experience interpreting and applying the Uniform Mechanical Code, International Mechanical code and/or the Energy Efficiency Code.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Please list all the relevant certifications and licenses that you possess, as outlined above in the preferred qualifications.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Indicate your highest skill level in Microsoft Excel.
    • Beginner: skill level includes data entry, basic formatting (page setup, column width, etc.), creating spreadsheets, etc.
    • Intermediate: skill level includes basic calculations, use of functions, complex formatting (cell manipulation, etc.), charts/graphs (static), etc.
    • Advanced: skill level includes pivot tables, V Lookups, formula creation, use of functions for formula creation, etc.
    • Expert: skill level includes macros creation, complex formula creation/manipulation, charts/graphs (dynamic), create database queries, etc.
    • None of the above
  15. * Are you willing and able to work city holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Fourth of July, etc.) as required?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * If selected as a top candidate, do you understand that your driving record will be evaluated to ensure it meets the City’s Driver Safety Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

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