The Government Operations Agency is responsible for developing and implementing sustainability policy for the executive branch of California’s state government, which owns more than 100 million square feet of real estate, 40,000 vehicles, and has over 220,000 employees. Executive Order B-18-12 sets out aggressive targets for energy, water and GHG reduction and describes specific steps that state agencies must take in order to reduce the environmental impact of state operations.
The Fellow will be based in the downtown Sacramento offices of the Government Operations Agency and will work directly with the Deputy Secretary for Sustainability to:
- Coordinate input from thought leaders to develop energy and sustainability policy for state facilities.
- Organize meetings and presentations at the Sustainable Buildings Working Group, Sustainability Task Force, Sustainability Forum, State Agency Green Employees, and other regularly scheduled meetings.
- Provide technical assistance to State Agencies on the development and implementation of their Sustainability Roadmaps, including reviewing, providing comments and regular check-in meetings with departments.
- Research and coordinate implementation of alternative energy efficiency project delivery models.
- Lead development, outreach and implementation of technology specific energy retrofit programs including smart thermostats, indirect evaporative cooling, and interior lighting.
- Lead development of a Demand Response program for all state agencies by leading contract development with an Auto DR provider as well as outreach and implementation with State Agencies.
- Further develop the green.ca.gov website to better convey state sustainability policies, show progress and foster accountability.
The fellow will coordinate with the departments that make up the Government Operations Agency, including the Department of General Services, Department of Human Resources, and the Department of Technology to facilitate the implementation of sustainability measures at all stage agencies.
The ideal candidate will have interest in:
- Sustainable facilities operations
- Energy policy
- Energy efficiency
- Organizational change management
- Procurement policy
- Zero net energy and zero net carbon
- Data visualization
SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.