Author: Brittany Rivera

Michigan Utility to Independent Generators: We Don’t Need You Right Now

 

Michigan Utility to Independent Generators: We Don’t Need You Right Now

By Andy Balaskovitz

A major Michigan utility says it doesn’t need new generation from renewable energy developers, and it shouldn’t be forced to pay for it.

Michigan has become the latest battleground over a decades-old federal law known as the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA.

The law essentially requires utilities to buy power from small, independent producers when doing so will save money for ratepayers.

In multiple states recently, that’s opened the gates for a flood of utility-scale solar projects, which can now routinely sell power at utilities’ avoided cost rate — defined as the incremental cost a utility pays for not generating the electricity itself. Utilities have begun to push back, lobbying for state and federal reforms.

Michigan regulators spent months reviewing how much independent producers should be paid and in November settled on a new, lower rate. One of its largest utilities, though, argues even that number is too high.

Consumers Energy told regulators in December that it doesn’t project a need for new generation capacity in the next decade, and that as a result it should be allowed to sign PURPA contracts at an even lower rate. Developers say they couldn’t build projects with such low compensation.

Solar and clean energy advocates have also scoffed at Consumers’ projection, which assumes the company will continue to operate four coal-fired units through 2030. Critics also note that Consumers plans to build 625 MW of its own wind and solar, even though the Michigan Public Service Commission hasn’t formally approved those plans. Meanwhile, the utility projected growing capacity need as recently as September 2016.

In November, the MPSC approved new avoided cost rates for Consumers, which has 33 PURPA contracts in place across its service territory. The rates hadn’t been updated for about two decades. It also ruled that if the utility’s capacity needs are met for the next decade it could enter PURPA contracts at a far lower “planning resource auction” rate.

The commission suspended its ruling on Dec. 20 based on formal opposition from hydroelectric and biomass owners. The same day, Consumers filed a motion asking that its PURPA rate be reset to the lower figure, and since then at least three developers have objected, saying those lower rates would jeopardize upwards of 800 MW worth of solar projects. Michigan had roughly 100 MW of solar capacity installed statewide at the start of the year.

“These issues need to be resolved quickly. There is a market for renewable energy that’s being paralyzed here,” said Margrethe Kearney, staff attorney for the Environmental Law and Policy Center. “That is going to damage the market and disadvantage ratepayers who want more renewable energy.”

California-based Cypress Creek Renewables says Consumers is stalling 700 MW and $3 billion in investments in Michigan “over the next few years.” And Geronimo Energy filed testimony stating 70 MW worth of plans are on hold.

Six other utilities have pending cases before regulators to set PURPA avoided cost rates, including DTE Energy, which is also seeking permission to build a nearly $1 billion natural gas plant to make up for generation lost by retiring coal units. Critics of that plan say new PURPA contracts could help make up for the capacity shortage.

“It means people want to come to Michigan and build solar at a cost that is lower than (the price) DTE and Consumers could do it,” Kearney said, even though not all of that capacity is likely to be built. “That’s a good sign of a healthy market.”

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Executive Director, The Land Connection

LOCATION: 

Champaign, Illinois

EMLOYMENT STATUS: 

Salaried Exempt.  Salary Range Begins at $60,000 and is commensurate with experience, includes healthcare benefits, vacation/sick days, and possibility of bonuses

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ABOUT TLC:

Personal health depends largely on food choices we make, and of whose hands we trust for our food. In the hands of farmers, we leave the care of our food supply. It is also in the hands of farmers to nourish and protect the resources of the land for future generations. TLC is a 501(c)3 organization working to grow the local food economy, both on and off the farm, for a healthy, resilient future. Here at TLC, we support and guide sustainable, entrepreneurial farming practices, and work to expand community access to the nourishing and flavorful food produced by the hands of local farmers.

POSITION OVERVIEW:  

As Executive Director, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing our organization, including the office and employees, programming, and finances. You will raise revenue through grant writing and cultivating relationships with foundations, corporations, and individuals. Working closely with staff, you will develop, manage, and evaluate our programming: farmer training, farmer’s market, food access programming, and other education and outreach programs.  You will also develop and maintain the organizational budget, and track income and expenses.  You will partner with other staff members in developing and achieving our overall goals and strategic plan.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Writing and Management (35-40% effort)

    • Research and write grants to support all TLC programming
    • Develop grant budgets based on work required
    • Gain access to new funding streams through collaborative grants with other NGO’s
    • Manage implementation of the statement of work in grants received
    • Maintain the grant files, grant tracking, and required grant reports
    • Ensure compliance with grant reporting deadlines

Community/Donor/Fundraising Development and Management (20% effort)

    • Build name recognition and support for TLC and our programs
    • Interface with farmers, market patrons, donors, and the media
    • Grow our donor base and fundraising capabilities by networking with local and regional foundations, organizations, and individuals
    • Establish and maintain relationships with partners/allied organizations and individuals
    • Ensure that our website is well-maintained, and updated regularly with fresh contnt

Fundraising Campaign Development (15-20% effort)

    • Diversify our income streams to reduce dependence on grant funds
    • Oversee, plan, direct, implement, and execute annual fundraising efforts such as events, direct mail, and electronic campaigns

Financial Analysis and Management (15% effort)

    • Create and manage organizational budget
    • Perform or assign all general accounting activities of income and expenses in accordance with standard practices, and within the guidelines of our fiscal policies
    • Oversee the annual audit process
    • Prepare monthly financial reports, ensuring the accuracy of all financial transactions
    • Manage all financial activity related to programming to ensure budget goals are met

Personnel and Program Management (10% effort):

    • Actively supervise and inspire staff to ensure smooth and efficient operation
    • Build and maintain a supportive environment conducive to high morale and strong productivity, to maximize staff retention
    • Work with staff to develop incentives to increase overall job satisfaction
    • Increase our capacity through staff development
    • Lead staff to develop farmer training, farmers’ market, and education and outreach programs.
    • Hire and manage staff as needed and as funds allow
    • Manage the hiring and administration of all outside contractors, ensuring all projects are completed as specified; record all payouts to contractors for timely 1099 production
    • Manage payroll and timesheet activities
    • Manage day-to-day operations

Strategic Planning (2.5% effort)

    • Collaborate with the board with input from staff to develop long-term strategic goals
    • Fulfill our vision, mission, and strategic goals
    • Work closely with Program Managers and Outreach/Marketing Coordinator to develop, implement, and evaluate a communications plan

Board Communication (2.5% effort)

    • Attend board meetings
    • Provide the board with monthly reports of finances, organizational activities, potential problems, and notable achievements
    • Maintain close communication with the Board of Directors between meetings
    • Assist board committees on tasks relating to programming and other relevant areas

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Demonstrated successful grant writing experience
    • Demonstrated ability to network with new and existing donors and project collaborators
    • Professional experience in fundraising and donor stewardship
    • Experience leading a staff or team of at least 3 individuals
    • Experience with non-profit organizations
    • Experience working with diversified funding streams (grants, foundations, donations, sponsorships, etc.)
    • Experience with local food systems, including local agriculture, farming, and farmers’ markets
    • Deep understanding of issues facing small farmers
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Motivated self-starter with a proven ability to work independently
    • Excellent communication skills, including writing, inter-personal communication, and presentation
    • Proficient with MS Office Suite, and a working knowledge of database and financial software
    • Experience developing and maintaining electronic file structures
    • Proficient at online research

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s Degree
    • Experience overseeing/managing a non-profit organization (or similar)
    • Ability to partner with staff to achieve results within tight deadlines
    • Existing relationships with central-Illinois farmers and local food organizations
    • Existing relationships with local businesses and leaders
    • Familiarity with Salesforce

    TO APPLY:

    Please email your resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to careers@thelandconnection.org

    Please use the following subject line: Executive Director Application

    Applications will be accepted through Sunday, March 11, 2018 (Interviews may occur prior to the deadline.  We will be reviewing applications as they are received).

American Conservation Experience/BLM Direct Hire Authority Internship

SUMMARY: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management is seeking candidates interested in dedicating at least 11 weeks in support of BLM through the Direct Hire Authority Program.

A Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) internship is perhaps the most effective tool currently available to agencies seeking to expedite the hiring of qualified people in positions that must be filled quickly. It is a competitive and rigorous project based internship. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and ACE EPIC are looking to engage the next generation of conservation stewards. The program will raise awareness of our public lands, their accessibility, and the need for the community’s involvement in their preservation.

START DATE: June 3rd, 2018
END DATE: August 18th, 2018
COMPENSATION: $400-$600/wk.
LOCATION(S): Various locations throughout the United States.

QUALIFICATIONS:

    • US Citizenship
    • At least 17 years of age
    • Intern must be a current student in pursuit of a 4-year degree or recent graduate (within two years of internship end date) in a relevant field**
    • A valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to provide such documentation; Driving Record check will be completed during on-boarding process. (Interns must be 21+ to drive agency vehicles);
    • Ability to undergo a federal criminal history check
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Precise attention to detail
    • Ability to function independently and with a team
    • Strong work ethic
    • High level of professionalism
    • Passion for public lands
    • Understanding of BLM Multiple Use Policies

**Please note: Direct Hire Authority must be utilized within two years of graduation. I.e. If you graduated May 2018, then you must utilize your DHA before May 2020, even though the internship ends August 2018. If current student, DHA status eligibility begins once you graduate.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria relevant educational and work experience, oral and written communication skills, maturity, professionalism, technical knowledge and expertise, evidence of adaptability and adventurousness, and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Final candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment. The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

TO APPLY, SUBMIT: 

    • Well written, professional resume emphasizing your unique skills and experiences,
    • Cover letter addressing these questions:
      • What position/location are you applying for specifically?
      • Graduation Date (Actual or Anticipated)
      • Why are you applying for this position specifically?
      • What skill sets do you bring to the position(s) you are applying for?
      • What are your future career goals and interests?
    • An up to date copy of your transcripts (unofficial is acceptable),
    • One letter of recommendation from a professional or educational reference (please upload in resume/cover letter section of application).

Please use the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

It is highly recommended that before beginning the application, you review the Tips for Applying.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All BLM DHA applications will close on March 1, 2018

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. Positions can close at any time.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the EPIC Division Director for BLM Programs, Kelly Barrett at 385-272-0472 or kbarrett@usaconservation.org

Please visit http://www.usaconservation.org/programs/epic-internship/dha-home/ for more information about the BLM Direct Hire Authority Internship Program.

Update: Second Bill Emerges in Iowa to Cut Energy Efficiency Programs

 

Update: Second Bill Emerges in Iowa to Cut Energy Efficiency Programs

By Karen Uhlenhuth

Another threat to energy conservation programs has emerged in the Iowa Legislature.

One week after a bill to repeal utilities’ energy efficiency requirements surfaced in the state Senate, a broad public utility reform bill is set to reach a subcommittee Thursday.

The study bill (SSB3093) would let large industrial customers opt out of efficiency programs, allow utilities to apply a different cost-effectiveness formula, and also require each initiative be cost-effective on its own instead of evaluating the portfolio as a whole. It would also cap efficiency spending at 2 percent of a utilities’ revenue.

“It’s a significant scaling back of energy efficiency, and a step away from our leadership on energy efficiency,” Environmental Law & Policy Center attorney Josh Mandelbaum said.

The bill, set to be discussed in a Commerce subcommittee meeting Thursday, was introduced by State Sen. Jake Chapman with support from Interstate Power & Light, one of the state’s largest investor-owned utilities.

Chapman did not respond to an interview request.

Interstate Power spokesman Justin Foss responded to questions about the bill with a brief statement:

“Iowa has been a pioneer in renewable energy and energy policy, providing economic growth for the state. To maintain this leadership position, Iowa needs updated policies to continue to promote the integration of new energy technologies, reduce regulatory inefficiencies, help customers save money, and provide even more opportunities for business growth and job creation.”

Other supporters include Black Hills Energy, a smaller investor-owned utility, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, and the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. MidAmerican Energy is seeking similar changes in its next five-year energy efficiency plan, now under consideration by the Iowa Utilities Board.

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ACLS Public Fellow: Senior Research Analyst, Transportation Innovation

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a Senior Research Analyst. Transportation use and technology are changing rapidly with the advent of electric vehicles, ride-hailing applications, driverless cars, and car sharing, and public transit ridership is declining as a result. Public policy needs to keep pace with these changes in order to address climate change, land use, and equity challenges. This position is offered through the American Council of Learned Societies as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business dealmaking with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, and we have offices in eight other cities throughout the Midwest and in Washington, DC.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Transportation use and technology are changing rapidly with the advent of electric vehicles, ride-hailing applications, driverless cars, and car sharing, and public transit ridership is declining as a result. Public policy needs to keep pace with these changes in order to address climate change, land use, and equity challenges. Done right, these innovations will reduce greenhouse gas pollution, support clean power generation by using car batteries as grid-level power storage, and expand the reach of public transit. Done wrong, they will risk exacerbating congestion, increasing sprawl, and leaving stranded public transit assets unable to meet the public’s needs.
ELPC seeks to hire a Senior Research Analyst to help guide public policies to encourage the former rather than the latter. The analyst will work in ELPC’s downtown Chicago headquarters and report to ELPC’s Deputy Director and Senior Law Fellow. S/he also will work closely with other transportation team members.

The analyst will research the quickly changing, interrelated fields of vehicle technology, power grid storage, vehicle ownership/use, and land use policy. The analyst will help ELPC identify and execute opportunities to advance environmental goals in this field before city, state, and federal regulatory agencies, including public utility commissions and the US Department of Transportation.
At the project’s completion, the analyst will have gained substantive professional experience in policy analysis, advocacy, strategic analysis, and communications and will have also developed expertise in the particular field of new transportation technologies and policy. This experience can be applied toward future positions in environmental advocacy, consulting, or government.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on vehicle technology, power grid storage, and vehicle ownership/use;
  • Compile and evaluate best practices at regional, state, and local levels to address this rapidly changing field;
  • Create fact sheets, web content, reports, infographics, and other materials to inform policymakers and the public;
  • Write testimony that will be presented before legislative and regulatory bodies;
  • Forge and manage relationships with key national, state, and local stakeholders; and
  • Develop and execute strategies for coalition-building, campaign development, and communications to promote adoption of best practices by governing bodies throughout the Midwest

QUALIFICATIONS:

    • PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences;
    • An understanding of public policy and its development;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate complex issues into persuasive prose;
    • Excellent research, critical analysis, and problem-solving skills;
    • An inspired and demonstrated commitment to environmental protection; and
    • The ability to work productively with a fast-paced team of skilled professionals.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Information on the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program: www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows
  • All applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application System (ofa.acls.org)
  • Application deadline: March 14, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Kubert Sustainable Business Internship

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a current MBA student for a 10-week Sustainable Business Internship in our Chicago office starting in May or June 2018. This individual will participate as a member of multidisciplinary ELPC teams that draw upon expertise in business, law, policy and planning to protect natural resources and build a sustainable regional economy. This role offers an exceptional opportunity to directly impact some of the most important issues facing Midwest communities, institutions, and the planet at-large.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. Our nationally-recognized work includes strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in inspired collaborations with diverse stakeholders to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, along with nine additional offices across the Midwest and in Washington D.C. ELPC was founded in 1993 and has a $7 million annual budget. Please visit www.ELPC.org for additional information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The ELPC Sustainable Business Intern will work on mission-aligned projects to advance clean energy, mobility, air and/or water initiatives. This individual will participate in the development and implementation of forward-looking programs to drive positive environmental outcomes, job creation, and economic development. The internship will involve economic and policy analysis, with specific tasks determined by the successful applicant’s experience, education and interests, as well as urgent environmental opportunities. All ELPC staff members can expect meaningful, impact-driven engagement with diverse colleagues and stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS: Current MBA student with 3+ years of prior professional experience in energy, mobility, finance, sustainability, environment, and/or related sectors. Strong academic record and excellent analytical and writing skills. Solid background in quantitative analysis and financial modeling. Demonstrated passion for Midwest environmental issues and personal commitment to sustainability principles. ELPC values personal initiative, intellectual curiosity, optimism, flexibility, professionalism, and a spirit of public service.

SALARY: $7,500 for the 10-week internship program, starting in May or June 2018.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please email a cover letter and resume to KubertBusinessInternship@elpc.org. ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify our team.

Charlie Kubert was a businessperson and dedicated environmentalist who worked at ELPC on sustainable business opportunities to advance environmental progress and economic growth.

Legal Assistant

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a full time legal assistant to our public interest attorneys in our downtown Chicago headquarters. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience with a premier environmental advocacy organization.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwesher. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities.  ELPC’s offices are in Chicago (HQ), eight other Midwest cities and Washington D.C. For more information, please see www.elpc.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide administrative, research, and technical assistance to approximately 5 attorneys in a fast-paced office. Specific duties include: document editing and manipulation, policy research, electronic and paper filing of documents in federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies, maintenance of attorneys’ registration, coordination of travel arrangements, and providing general administrative support.  Assist with office administrative responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite are required. A keen attention to detail, including proofreading, is required. Well organized with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection. Previous legal experience preferred. Willing to work occasional late evenings and weekends. College degree required.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other large public interest environmental organizations.  Excellent benefits provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: LegalAssistant@elpc.org.  Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged.  The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

CALSTART Midwest Regional Director

CALSTART ‘s mission is to support and grow the clean transportation industry, and by doing so make the air healthy to breathe, prevent climate change, strengthen the nation, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 25 years of experience, CALSTART is recognized nationally and internationally as an effective industry catalyst organization. CALSTART’s member companies are diverse and include Eaton, Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kenworth, General Motors, Meritor and AxleTech.

CALSTART focuses its work in four major initiatives: cars, buses, trucks (and non-road vehicles), and fuels. CALSTART advances each of these sectors by supporting technology development, assessing and validating new technologies and products, accelerating market growth by supporting clean vehicle incentive programs, providing policy guidance and implementation, and giving valued-added services to its member organizations. CALSTART is a national organization with multiple offices in several states. We believe now is our time and we are planning for growth.  If you want a career where you are making a real impact and benefiting both society and the environment, you should consider coming to work for CALSTART.

In the Midwest region, CALSTART is currently managing programs to develop dual-use high-efficiency vehicle technologies of value to commercial and military users, working to advance connected and automated vehicle technologies and address cybersecurity concerns, providing clean vehicle purchase incentives to fleets, helping grow the supply chain for advanced vehicle components and working to demonstrate zero- and near-zero emission buses. The organization sees significant opportunities to work with its member companies and partners in the Midwest to expand the production and use of cleaner and lower carbon cars, trucks, buses, and fuels.

One of the main activities the successful candidate will undertake is managing specific technical and project activities related to the HTUF program.  This program is funded by the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) located at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan.  Current HTUF activities are focused on vehicle electrification, connected and automated vehicle technology development and demonstration, and raising the awareness of vehicle cybersecurity issues.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The ideal candidate will have excellent written communication skills, and significant experience in technical analysis, research, grant writing, program management and coordination, client relations, and outreach. Knowledge of key policy and political leaders in the Midwest would be extremely valuable, as would strong familiarity with the automotive industry and advanced technologies for trucks, buses and cars. Successful candidates must have a positive “can do” attitude and think quickly on his or her feet. We want someone with a passion for CALSTART’s mission and for making a difference, who can anticipate and fulfill project partner needs, and supports an environment that promotes inclusiveness and team-building. We seek a Midwest Regional Director who can proactively lead company activities in the Midwest, manage existing projects, and create new ones.

He or she will have the necessary technical skills to play a direct and active role in supporting and ideally managing a variety of advanced transportation projects and should be able to perform the following tasks with strong competency:

    • Managing programs and establishing relationships
    • Investigating and pursuing new business opportunities in the Midwest area that leverage CALSTART experience and expertise
    • Conducting research and technical analysis
    • Producing high quality reports
    • Developing and writing proposals
    • Organizing and leading meetings that engage stakeholders
    • Making presentation before small and large groups

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with ten (10) or more years of work experience, preferably with strong transportation and/or military vehicle technology industries. The candidate will have a strong technical, analytical or engineering background and can demonstrate a high competency level with technologies and technical issues. A high degree of proficiency in writing and communications are essential. Candidates must have the capability of presenting to and working with diverse stakeholder groups. The candidate must display personal initiative and be driven by a passion for the clean transportation industry. It is essential that the candidate be well organized and have impressive program management capabilities. The candidate should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, with a high degree of competence in using spreadsheets. The candidate will be able to work on their own for significant periods and potentially supervise staff as when new opportunities arise. The successful applicant would assist in establishing a new CALSTART office in the Southeastern Michigan area and will have a willingness and ability to travel in and around the Midwest area (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana) to manage, pursue, and develop projects.

The following skills and experience are highly preferred. They will be viewed favorably and will provide an advantage:
    • A strong network of relevant industry and government contacts in the Midwest.
    • Specific knowledge of and expertise with advanced transportation technologies and fuels.
    • Knowledge and experience working with commercial and/or military vehicle technology development and demonstration programs
    • Knowledge of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis, Financial Analysis, or Economic Modeling.
    • An advanced degree.
    • Experience managing government contracts and programs.
    • Certificate or training in program management.

SALARY: CALSTART offers a strong compensation package. In addition to a competitive salary, CALSTART currently offers employees a company-paid health plan including dental and vision care. The compensation plan also includes a retirement plan equivalent to 8 percent of the annual salary. CALSTART allows for flexible work hours as appropriate, and provides funding for transit. The organization also has a strong interest in employee growth and skills development.
The full-time position is in a new office Southeastern Michigan.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send their responses in email form only and must include a cover letter explaining why they should be considered for this position and a resume. A salary history is also requested.

Applicants should send their information to Margaret DeGuzman: mdeguzman@calstart.org

CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. As such, CALSTART offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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