Energy Coach
Executive Office

Posted November 08, 2020

Employment Type Full-time, Exempt

Compensation $74,727 - $75,837

Company Executive Office

Location 1000 Commonwealth Ave, HR Dept., Room 210
Newton, MA 02459
US


DESCRIPTORS

WELCOME

We recognize and respect the amount of time you are about to invest by applying to this open position. If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed via email status updates (and text messages, if you opt in) throughout the evaluation process.

By continuing with this job application, you will be asked to answer job-specific questions. Please note that the questions contained in this job posting are our sole intellectual property.

Upon receipt of your responses, we will evaluate your submission. If selected for a personal interview, you will receive an email/text with scheduling instructions.

Thank You,
The Human Resources Department

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Settled in 1630, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community comprised of 13 distinctive villages. Located just outside of Boston, Newton is well respected for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Newton has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in. 

We place high value on diversity and on ensuring that City employees are representative of the multi-cultural community we serve, so we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

We recognize and respect the amount of time you are about to invest by applying to this open position.  If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed via email status updates ( and text messages, if you opt in ) throughout the evaluation process.

By continuing with this job application, you will be asked to answer job-specific questions.  Please note that the questions contained in this job posting are our sole intellectual property.

Upon receipt of your responses, we will evaluate your submission.  If selected for a personal interview, you will receive an email/text with scheduling instructions.

Thank you
Hiring Manager
JOB DESCRIPTION

The City of Newton is creating the position of Energy Coach to facilitate the implementation of its 2019 Climate Action Plan (CAP or Plan). The Plan provides a roadmap for reducing the use of fossil fuels, with the goal of carbon neutrality in Newton by 2050.  The Plan details efforts across all areas of greenhouse gas reduction, including energy efficient construction, building energy retrofits, electric vehicles and other aspects of transportation. The City is also developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Eversource and National Grid to maximize the use of resources available through utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs over the next three years in order to help the City achieve its CAP goals. 

The Energy Coach makes frequent contact with various citizen organizations, attorneys, engineers, surveyors, architects, city residents, city department employees, vendors and state and federal agencies. Contacts are made by phone, in person, by E-mail, or by written correspondence.

This position cannot be filled until after January 1, 2021.
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research best practices, energy technologies, services and incentives available to integrate green building practices into new construction, building retrofits and other projects.
  • In collaboration with City departments, grassroots organizations, utilities, state-level organizations and buildings professionals, provide guidance to building owners, occupants, contractors developers, designers and City Departments to maximize the implementation of green building practices in new construction and retrofits in the residential and commercial sectors.;
  • In collaboration with City departments, grassroots organizations, utilities, state-level organizations and buildings professionals, provide guidance to building owners, occupants, contractors developers, designers and City Departments to maximize the implementation of green building practices in new construction and retrofits in the residential and commercial sectors.
  • Design and develop, through a variety of media, and disseminate outreach information and activities to promote, educate, and market the benefits of green building practices to increase the number of green building retrofits and new green building construction.
  • NEEP programs; Serve as an interface among Newton residences and businesses, contractors, developers, City departments, and other groups.
  • Develop programs with universities, non-governmental agencies, and community groups to support implementation of the Plan.
  • Manage and update the content of and manage volunteers assisting with website development and implementation.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of a plan to use the City’s special permitting process to ensure the adoption of technologies that will result in the effective implementation of the Plan.
  • Perform a variety of administrative and supervisory functions.
  • Perform similar or related work as required, or as the situation dictates.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, economics, public policy, or related fields; two years of recent paid work experience related to the duties of the position and the knowledge, abilities and skills required.
  • Experience with Massachusetts agencies and programs involved in energy-related matters, e.g., the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Mass Save, the Department of Energy Resources, and the Department of Public Utilities.
  • Experience with energy efficiency incentive programs offered by utilities.
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
BENEFITS

  • City Retirement (Mandatory)
  • Deferred 457 Plans (Optional)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Metro Credit Union
  • Tuition Reimbursement