DOE Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Energy Efficiency Policy Opportunity

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Opportunities serve as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE’s mission in the future.

The purpose of the incumbent’s appointment is to identify policies and best practices in state and local governments, utilities and public utility commissions that can be shared with and adopted by grantees and stakeholders of the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs (OWIP) energy efficiency and renewable initiatives. A substantial component of this role is prioritizing and accelerating the adoption of policies and practices that transform markets targeted by OWIP’s programs. Market transformation encompasses the wide variety of activities that encourage the mass acceptance and adoption of the technologies that are the outcome of DOE research and development activities related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The primary objectives of this opportunity are for the participant to learn and obtain knowledge and skills in:

  • Documenting the state and local government and utility and public utility commission policies and best practices to enhance OWIP’s market transformation goals.
  • Coordinating with marketing and communications staff to communicate the policies and best practices to grantees, policymakers and stakeholders who are positioned to take action on them, or support their adoption.
  • Compiling analytical and informational materials, preparing briefings and presentations, and facilitating key stakeholder interactions.
  • Providing input to the supervisor in regards to milestones and grant funding requirements.
  • Preparing responses to congressional, executive and intradepartmental requests for information about the program.
  • Assessing the cost effectiveness of energy policies and market transformation activities to determine feasibility.
  • Coordinating with other DOE offices, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and public and private interest groups that are also conducting work on best practices or policies related to the program.

Qualifications

Program eligibility requirements can be found at https://energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-technology-and-policy-program.

Applicant must have a BA, BS or MBA in Policy or Environmental Policy.

Application deadline: 1/18/2018 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone

Apply here: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3851

If you have any questions, please send an email to DOE-RPP@orau.org.