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Environmental Program Manager II

The DEQ State Energy Office Director provides oversight for the technical and administrative activities of the DEQ State Energy Office and for overseeing the State Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the State Energy Program (SEP), and the State Utility Savings Initiative (USI). The State Energy Office applies federally funded technical assistance programs and general appropriations to provide service to state agencies, University of North Carolina system institutions, community colleges, public schools, local governments, nonprofits and industrial entities, residents, and other consumers of energy. 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Develops and implements operational work plans to meet goals and objectives for energy policy, planning, and programs. 
  • Identifies and provides expanded energy services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, forming strategic partnerships, and formulating new program concepts.
  • Provides leadership to a team of professionals, setting business standards, ensuring compliance, and development opportunities to meet the deliverables of the Energy Office successfully and timely. 
  • Establishes systems to monitor overall accomplishments and identifies challenges in achieving goals that include the development and implementation of process improvements that ensure program managers, supervisors and employees monitor the accuracy and quality of their sections. 
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor operating and expansion budget requests to assure compliance with operational budget directives. 
The DEQ State Energy Office:
The DEQ State Energy Office serves as the agent of energy planning and program development to ensure a sustainable energy future for the citizens of North Carolina. This Division provides services and technical expertise on energy efficiency, encourages the growth and development of the state's energy economy, and works to increase the use of renewable energy and alternative fuels. The USI supports energy efficiency in public buildings by assisting North Carolina governmental units manage the use and cost of electricity, water, and other utilities in their facilities. The SEP provides programs, services, and technical expertise for advancing energy efficiency, increasing alternative energy and fuel sources, providing educational opportunities for the public, state and local governments, universities, schools, and businesses, and working closely with other state agencies in responding to energy emergencies during natural disasters and supply interruptions. The WAP helps low-income North Carolinians save energy, reduce their utility bills, and stay safe in their homes. Its mission is to keep North Carolina citizens warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and safe all year long while educating the public about energy efficiency and household safety. The program's focus is on the elderly, the disabled, families with children, high energy users, and the energy burdened. Click here to learn more about the DEQ State Energy Office.  
The NC Department of Environmental Quality:
The primary mission of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and works to advance in all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina's needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. Please visit our website at the Department of Environmental Quality for more information. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. (Note: These links refer to Dept. of Public Safety process; this process is the same for Dept. of Environmental Quality.)
To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and administration of a statewide energy, environmental or natural resource management program. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, developing, or administering a statewide program of consultative and regulatory services.
  • Demonstrated experience in business operational areas such as fiscal, personnel or other program areas. 
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team of professionals.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and seven years of progressive experience in environmental work including two years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders.  
DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.
  • Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to their applications.
  • If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an official transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status." If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management. If you are no longer under consideration, you will receive an email notification. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Bob Gemma at 919-707-8313 and or .
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