This position is located in the Office of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The mission of WIP is to promote the rapid adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by a wide range of customers and stakeholders, including states, communities, institutions, companies and private citizens. WIP's responsibilities include the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), State Energy Program (SEP), Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG), and Tribal Energy Program (TEP).
This position is located in the Office of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The mission of the Office of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) is to promote the rapid adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by a wide range of customers and stakeholders, including states, communities, institutions, companies and private citizens. WIP's responsibilities include the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), State Energy Program (SEP), Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG), Tribal Energy Program (TEP). The execution of WAP, SEP, and EECBG are conducted in partnership with the Project Management Center (PMC) located in the Golden Field Office and the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL). The Office reports to the WIP Program Director.
- The SEP Manager develops and executes the vision, goals and objectives for WIP’s energy efficiency and renewable energy agenda with state government entities in coordination with the WIP Program Director, the WAP, EECBG and P&TA Managers, and other EERE programs to create and execute an integrated strategic plan, in alignment with WIP and EERE goals and objectives, that advances deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
- The SEP Manager has an active partnership role with state government entities in the development of deployment policy-related energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies to advance the Department and EERE’s objectives.
- Leads the annual development, issuance and execution of awards made through SEP Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) The SEP FOAs comprise a platform of formula and competitive awards with the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. Territories to support energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and program development and implementation across the country and to test new strategies and develop policy best practices that can be replicated to take these technologies to market scale.
- Responsibility to provide leadership, strategic direction, and executive program management for the program with the guidance of the WIP Program Director, including operations planning and management, program management, policy direction and all other roles associated with the position.
- Supervises a staff of over 20 federal employees and contractors located at headquarters and other duty stations to develop, implement, and evaluate SEP programs, policies and initiatives that spur adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy to scale to transform the market for these technologies, ensuring the program meets its established performance metrics.
- Manages for results, applying advanced techniques required for planning, coordinating, and executing projects that continuously improve the quality, content and delivery of SEP programs and technical assistance. Responsibilities include performing risk management analysis on the functioning of SEP and realigning work activities, staff and teams as needed to provide greater accountability, delegate responsibility appropriately, and achieve overall targets for the Program.
- Identifies and interprets the legislated requirements for SEP, manages the implementing activities that satisfy these needs, and provides technical and programmatic considerations for analysis and support of planning and policy development. These responsibilities include identifying projects, policies, trends, legislation, supply and demand issues, research and development capabilities, and other deployment barriers and opportunities, and developing remedies to overcome these barriers.
- Expands and strengthens partnerships with national and regional organizations representing key decision-makers to improve the pace of efficiency and clean energy project implementation and adoption.
- Collaborates with and supports the Assistant Secretary's Office, the Office of General Counsel, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of Public Affairs, Office of Business Administration, EERE deployment programs and other offices to achieve approved objectives. The incumbent collaborates directly with EERE senior management to track grantee progress against established goals and schedules, resolve problems, capture success stories, and ensure grantees meet the goals of the Program.