Associate Director for Sustainability & Energy Management, DC Department of General Services

Associate Director for Sustainability & Energy Management, DC Department of General Services

General Job Information

Job Summary

This position is located in the Department of General Services (DGS).  The mission of DGS is to manage the capital improvement and construction program for District government facilities, which include the development and construction of new government owned facilities consisting of the District of Columbia Public Schools, recreation centers, office buildings, among others.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Director for Sustainability and Energy Management will be responsible for providing strategic oversight of the District’s utility portfolio, providing strategic direction for the District’s efforts to – green – district properties and enforcing energy conservation programs, as well as conducting detailed analytics, and performing short- and long-term forecasting and planning related to the utilities’ programs.

The incumbent manages relationship between DGS, its customers, and vendors for energy services.  Manages DGS’s Green Building and Energy Management programs. Confers and coordinates with other DGS staff and management, representatives of other District and Federal agencies to implement the provisions of the Green Building Act and to design and implement energy saving measure.  Manages and coordinates the revision of codes, policies, and procedures to include green building practices to require priority leasing buildings that meet certain green building standards.

Qualifications and Education

The applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, such as conducting continuous review and analysis of DGSs Green Building Program and related administrative and financial activities.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability Management, Public Policy, Public or Business Administration, Sustainability, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in sustainability, renewable energy, technology procurement, sustainability-related market transformation opportunities, energy efficiency or other government services management is preferred.


LEED Certified (Preferred)

Working Condition/Environment

The work is performed in an office setting

Other Significant Factors

Tour of Duty: Varies

Pay Plan, Series and Grade:  MS-1101-16

Salary Range: $132,831.00 – $185,960.00

Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Services (MSS)

MSS -At-Will: Positions in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is not covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement

Promotion Potential:  No known promotion potential

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Designation: This position has been deemed Security Sensitive under the guidelines of the DC Personnel Manual. Incumbents of this position are subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC personnel regulations, and are subject to the following checks and test:

(a) Criminal background check;

(b) Traffic record check (as applicable);

(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable);

(d) Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and

(e) Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.

Residency Requirement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited