Position Title: Energy Management Systems Analyst
Term of Service: Full-time, October 2020 – August 2021
Time requirements: 40 hours/week; 1,700 hours in 10.5 month span
About Climate Corps AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Climate Corps AmeriCorps partners with local government, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations across California to provide full-time service opportunities in the Bay Area supporting communities’ critical needs in building climate resilience. Climate Corps AmeriCorps fellows dedicate 1,700 hours of service in exchange for leadership and career development, and a living stipend supported by our AmeriCorps grant. Climate Corps AmeriCorps is an exciting opportunity for service-minded individuals who are passionate about building climate resilience for communities. For more information, please visit www.americorps.gov.
About San Mateo County Community College District:
The Sustainability Team at San Mateo County Community College District is highly collaborative, close knit and integrated. We thrive on innovation, creativity and practice what we preach. We are deeply committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a team and organization. Over the past seven years, SMCCCD has hosted over a dozen Fellows. Each has contributed substantially to our success and each has been supported with additional personal and professional development opportunities throughout the Fellowship period.
The Energy Management Systems Analyst position is supported through an innovative partnership between SMCCCD, Strategic Energy Innovations and Pacific Gas and Electric called the Fellowship in Community College Sustainability (FiCCS). FiCCS presents a distinct opportunity to shape energy efficiency and sustainability strategy San Mateo County Community College District and well beyond.
At the core of the FiCCS Program is developing the next generation of thinkers and doers to help address sustainability issues in educational settings. Roles as energy, resource conservation, and sustainability managers are needed to meet these issues head on. Roles in educational sustainability require a distinct combination of aptitudes including project management, data analytics, communications and community development. In addition to the Climate Corps Bay Area training, this position offers professional development opportunities and customized mentoring designed to build the core competencies necessary to execute sustainable programs or practices long after the Fellowship is complete.
As a FiCCS Program participant, the Energy Management Systems Analyst will work on pressing climate and sustainability problems and be relied upon to work toward replicable, system changing solutions. A customized mix of on the job training, field work and class time will help the FiCCS Program participants hone marketable skills and draw important professional connections while making a marked difference in the community.
The Energy Management Systems Analyst will be involved with a wide range of energy efficiency, conservation and sustainability efforts at San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD). The Fellow will be responsible for working under direction of the Energy and Sustainability Manager, and as a key member of the Sustainability Team, to help refine tools, systems and metrics for energy project analysis, identification and implementation. This critical role will require an interest and passion for the built environment, a desire to learn about technical systems including web-based platforms, programming logic, comfort with web based analytical platforms, systematic record keeping and detail orientation. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, a systems and design thinker and someone who is willing to dive deep into our robust energy management systems to improve its performance and usability. Along the way, the successful candidate will be expected to communicate findings about energy conservation measures and opportunities to drive down utility costs.
Description of duties:
- Work collaboratively with faculty and student groups and/or lead student interns to achieve the District’s “Students First” mission and carry out Campus as a Living Laboratory efforts
- Develop a comprehensive log/record of graphical, trend and other sub-system issues, and data gaps with the aim of improving the SMCCCD Building Management System (BMS),Facility Management System (FMS), and Building Analytics System
- Identify gaps and inconsistencies in blueprint library, and underground utility mapping system.
- Proactively collaborate with vendors, internal staff and others with a high degree of professionalism to address and plan for adjustments to the BMS or other sub-systems • Conduct analysis of energy conservation and carbon reduction opportunities using existing and/or new software platforms
- Direct, coordinate and assist in Energy and Utility Audits in support of operational excellence
- Communicate effectively, manage and coordinate projects and conduct deep analysis to deliver on our commitment to continuous improvement, efficiency and providing premier learning environments
AmeriCorps fellows must:
- Be US citizens or legal permanent residents
- Have a high school diploma/GED
- Be 17 years old or older
- Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
- Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors
- Be able and willing to commit to the 10.5-month service term
- Be able and willing to work remotely if needed due to ongoing COVID-19 public health considerations and shelter-in-place orders.
- Experienced with Python, ARC, Visual Basic and/or other programming languages • Coursework in energy management, engineering and/or computer information systems • Insatiably curious and hungry to learn
- Driven to make education accessible to all
- Intrinsically motivated, innovative and flexible but also collaborative, detail oriented and systematic
Benefits of service
- Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,115 per month
- Receive free MEC healthcare, child care support, and qualifying federal student loan deferment throughout your term of service.
- Upon the successful completion of your 1,700 hours and term of service, receive a Segal Education Award of $6,195.
- Receive ongoing training & support, including a 4-day orientation, monthly trainings, a 2-day retreat, and personal professional development support.
- Benefit from the robust, ever-growing Climate Corps network of partner organizations and alumni.
- Develop sustainability skills, implement impactful climate change resiliency projects, and build partnerships in your community.
BACR is an equal opportunity employer. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members. We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.