Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (Energy performance reporting) close Nov 7

Job Title:Energy Performance Reporting Specialist (Conservation Program Specialist) - Limited Term
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 11/07/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$5,033.00 - $6,709.00 Monthly
Job Type:Limited Term
Location:1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Oregon

This is a limited term position. The person appointed to this limited term position will be designated as a limited duration employee whose appointment shall not exceed the end of 2017 except for the extension of grants or funding from outside sources.

The Energy Performance Reporting Specialist for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's Green Building Program is responsible for providing technical assistance to support Portland's Commercial Building Energy Performance Reporting Policy and Help Desk. This position works closely with Portland's commercial building industry, local energy utilities, and energy efficiency service and incentive providers. This position provides expert technical support to owners or their agents by phone, email and in-person on policy compliance and how to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, a free web-based program offered by the US Environmental Protection Agency. This position is also responsible for tracking inquiries in a Microsoft Access database and creating reports about the number and types of inquiries on a monthly basis. This position will also connect interested building owners and managers to energy efficiency incentive providers and coordinate with utilities to make energy reporting as efficient as possible for all parties. Finally, this position will update "how-to" guides, website content and other written materials for successful compliance with program requirements based on frequently asked questions.

Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office software, including Access, is desirable although not required.

For additional information about the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, please see under the Additional Information section of this job posting.

 To Qualify:

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position and must be specifically addressed / demonstrated in your cover letter and resume:

  1. Knowledge of current practices, resources and developments in the energy efficiency industry.

  2. Knowledge of and experience using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager or similar resource tracking tool.

  3. Skill in oral and written communications, including preparation of reports, e-mail correspondence and website materials.

  4. Ability and experience necessary to collect and analyze data related to the compliance with the policy.

  5. Ability to analyze, interpret, explain and apply relevant laws, ordinances, administrative rules and policies.

  6. Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive customer issues and situations.


 The Recruitment Process:

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume weighted 100%. Do not attach materials notrequested.  Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

 Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional résumé online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.

  • Your résumé should support the details described in the cover letter.

  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

  • Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment.  All applications mustbe submitted via the City's online application process.  Do not attach materials not requested.   E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Teresa Dahrens, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4516

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

About the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland's livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. We are committed to advancing equity as a means of achieving prosperous, healthy, resilient communities.  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization.  BPS encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume.