This regularly scheduled sponsored column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment.
Do you live and breathe renewable energy and energy efficiency? Do you have a keen community commitment, a brain for scaled sustainability programs and the experience that proves it?
Does the idea of completely transforming the way energy is generated, transported and stored (with an expert team that loves this, too) excite you? If so, we have the perfect job for you!
Come join our dedicated and fun-loving team to create a carbon-neutral Arlington.
The Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management (OSEM) within the Department of Environmental Services is seeking a highly skilled technical and programmatic Energy Program Manager with an entrepreneurial sense of emerging energy markets and technologies to strategically lead climate and energy efficiency renewable programs.
The OSEM operates as Arlington County’s core agency for climate mitigation and adaptation programs and a growing portfolio of cross-departmental and community-facing energy programs. Additionally, Arlington County adopted and updated the Community Energy Plan (CEP) 2019, which reflects the climate, energy and social will of its citizens and businesses. The CEP sets defined goals for renewable energy resourcing and arriving at a carbon-neutral community, integrates emerging technologies in the transportation and storage sectors, creates a pathway toward energy resilience, and introduces energy equity into policy and program design.
Specific duties include:
- Providing technical assistance and strategic planning to the climate and energy programs, which address the broader community greenhouse gas reduction goals
- Leading strategic design and development of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects with an emphasis on performance and cost-effectiveness
- Planning and implementing strategies for county operations to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2025
- Organizing utility contract specifications, developing work scopes for energy efficiency projects, and participating in negotiations related to energy efficiency, clean transportation and renewable energy projects
- Determining and assessing opportunities for on-site renewable installations at government sites and facilities
- Developing, managing, and implementing energy programs and initiatives to reduce the county’s energy consumption
- Developing scopes of work for energy efficiency projects, including energy performance contracts, budgets, and timelines for projects, and performing return on investment analyses
- Conducting regular reviews of energy monitoring, including utility bill payments, account review activities, and providing energy-related input into the design and operation of county facilities
- Supporting or leading grant project development application and execution
- Communicating and improving complex energy concepts to staff, elected officials, and the public through verbal presentations, written memos, position papers, and board reports
- Representing the county on regional and state-wide committees and participating in regional, interdepartmental, and community work groups on energy and sustainability issues
- Addressing VA Assembly proposals and legislation and statewide utilities commission initiatives
- Maintaining relationships with Dominion Energy and other utilities to enhance potential partnerships and future negotiations
- Performing other duties as assigned
The successful candidate will possess:
- Demonstrated expertise in renewable energy resources and transactional mechanisms (e.g. power purchase agreements and off-site virtual power purchase agreements and renewable energy credits)
- Experience in clean transportation vehicles of various vehicle classes and electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Ability to assess grid demand and load data, knowledge of demand-side management and distributed generation
- Familiarity with greenhouse gas inventories and developing effective reduction strategies that align with energy, buildings, transportation, renewables, and other optimization and conservation measures and technologies
- Familiarity with state and national energy regulation and legislation
- Experience with national or state programs, including ARRA, Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants and carbon tax-funded grant programs
- Familiarity with design and installation of energy efficient system modifications
- Experience developing operational procedures, detailed reports and proposed legislation
- Experience with energy accounting, including benchmarking, weather adjustments and consideration of utility rate schedules
- Experience supporting calculation of cost-effectiveness, rates of return and consideration of future energy price escalations
Learn more about this job, share it with colleagues and apply, check out the full job posting.
Note: This position is listed as “open continuous” with a preferred filing date of March 29, 2021. Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.
In loving memory of Joseph Robert Kapacziewski, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 41.
In loving memory of James Stuart Edmonds, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 84.
A man was shot in front of a lounge on Columbia Pike early this morning, continuing a string of violent incidents.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village