ENERGY EFFICIENCY COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Requisition ID : 00116902
Job Posting: Dec 17, 2014, 10:34:10 AM
Closing Date : Dec 31, 2014, 11:59:00 PM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:30 P.M.
Posting Salary: $1955.28 / Biweekly
Organization: Offices Under the President
Under the direction of the Legislative Coordinator I, leads the County’s energy/utility smart grid consumer education efforts. Develops the strategy, systems and processes for reaching goals to target outreach efforts encouraging residents to implement energy efficiency actions. Coordinates education efforts to describe the benefits of energy efficiency utilization to homeowners and businesses. Assists in the development of strategies and marketing of energy efficiency programs to educate consumers regarding energy sources. Recommends, creates and modifies program procedures, guidelines, standards and policies to achieve program goals and objectives. Determines changes contained in program policies based on consumer feedback. Establishes, manages and maintains strong strategic relationships between County departments, other governmental entities and non-profits. Serves as the liaison on behalf of the County for all matters related to the smart grid and energy efficiency programs. Ensures the County’s residents and businesses are well educated on the availability of energy efficiency resources. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree. (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*
- Two (2) years of full-time work experience as a Program Manager, Field Organizer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Advocate, Communications Coordinator or Trainer.
- One (1) year of full-time work experience in an energy program or energy policy environment.
- Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada, must be credentialed by either the World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of smart grid technology and energy efficiency programs. Strong knowledge of marketing and community involvement. Skill communicating and educating consumers regarding the benefits of smart grid utilization and energy efficiency. Skill evaluating program effectiveness and implementing modifications. Experience in the development and implementation of training and outreach programs. Ability to manage and maintain strong relationships with County departments and external agencies. Strong problem solving and data management experience. Ability to communicate both verbally and in written formats. Ability to meet multiple deadlines. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office with the ability to learn new software. Ability to create/provide PowerPoint presentations and facilitate training workshops. Skill managing and reporting on federal grants. Ability to work both evening and weekend hours as needed. This position requires moderate to extensive travel to work assignments throughout Cook County for which the employee must provide his or her own adequate means of transportation.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.
When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
- MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
- IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION “Are you a military veteran?”
- ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING. IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).
VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
- Basic Term Life Insurance
- Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
- You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:
Applicants MUST APPLY THROUGH THE COOK COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES WEBSITE! THIS POSTING CLOSES ON DECEMBER 31, 2014.
http://www.cookcountyil.gov/ Click on AGENCIES, select HUMAN RESOURCES, Current Job Postings, External/Offices Under the President
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