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The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment (E&E) Energy Program Manager is responsible for promoting energy efficiency and emerging technologies through energy education and

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Directs the activities of a small professional staff through lower-level supervisors, including approving hire recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and approving/disapproving a variety of actions, policies, and procedures recommended by subordinates. Oversees the development of state plans and applications for federally funded energy grant programs, including program specifications and methods of operations, and submits to the appropriate federal funding agency for approval. Coordinates assigned energy programs, overseeing the programs with direct supervisors of each program, if applicable. Ensures that federal program requirements and applicable regulations are communicated to subgrantees and contracts by organizing and making presentations at meetings, conferences, and workshops; monitors, evaluates, and communicates program performance issues. Develops, monitors, and coordinates Energy Office planning efforts by facilitating formation of advisory groups to support energy planning at the state level. Assists with planning and coordination of energy conservation activities by supporting and facilitating renewable energy projects and information; coordinating educational projects and activities; working with partners, customers, and contractors to support and coordinate energy efficiency projects, as assigned, and maintaining contact and information data bases to support project activities. Provides accurate and up-to-date information and resource content for energy programs, working with the project coordinator for the Energy Office website. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational and federal grants management. Knowledge of state and federal laws and guidelines for energy conservation programs. Knowledge of energy conservation programs and techniques. Ability to plan work objectives and operational activities and assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to develop and implement programs to meet public needs and comply with regulations. Ability to conduct building energy-related audits and surveys for compliance with regulations. Ability to develop and monitor energy-related programs, identify problem areas, and formulate solutions. Ability to coordinate program activities and collaborate with other agency staff, other state and federal agency staff, and the public to achieve program objectives. Ability to compile and analyze data and prepare oral and written reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in general business, public administration, mathematics, science, engineering, or a related field, plus three years of experience in an energy-related field or in grants management, including one year in a managerial, supervisory, or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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