TITLE Energy Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1387
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director, Facilities Management
The Energy Coordinator is responsible for data collection and analysis of energy usage by campus facilities and promotion of energy conservation throughout all areas of the Missouri State University system. The Energy Coordinator conducts Energy Audits by evaluating lighting, HVAC, and mechanical/electrical systems and troubleshoots excessive usage by facilities. The Energy Coordinator assists in the development of Energy Management System controls, develops schedules and programs systems to optimize energy cost avoidance. The Energy Coordinator reviews billing from outside utility providers and internally generated billing from on-site energy generation. The Energy Coordinator works with contracted entities which provide outside analysis, planning, and construction for future campus renovations and growth. The Energy Coordinator prepares presentations on budgets, conservation measures and other areas relating to campus energy consumption. The Energy Coordinator complies with applicable regulations regarding environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemicals.
Education: A high school diploma, or the equivalent, is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a computer field, accounting, public administration, energy management, business, engineering, or a related field is preferred. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship program in computer energy management systems is required; significant computer systems management experience and/or demonstrated ability in the area of energy management, however, may be substituted for the required apprenticeship.
Experience: At least three years of successful experience in database management is preferred.
Skills: Must have a working knowledge of computer applications, such as database, spreadsheet, presentation, web-authoring, and word processing software and be able to learn new applications and systems. Good organizational skills are required. Analytical skills and the ability to anticipate energy-related opportunities are required. Exceptional oral and written communication skills are required. Must have technical writing skills to create documentation for energy status reporting and the ability to develop presentations and prepare articles for campus newspapers. Must possess initiative to identify energy consumption problems and issues, develop recommendations that will result in energy savings, and monitor compliance and results.
Effort: Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds on a frequent basis. Must be able to stand for prolonged periods and to bend, stoop, and reach frequently on a daily basis. Must have a full range of physical motion in order to investigate and test equipment throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings and working in high and/or confined locations. The work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or contain other work hazards.
Other: The scope of the position includes the potential of exposure to chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and cause injury.
1. Contributes to the efficient use of energy that will support cost avoidance measures for the University by assembling and evaluating data collected from the facilities management system, communicating the findings of the energy data analysis, assisting with troubleshooting of energy-related problems throughout the university (as assigned), developing plans for optimizing energy conservation throughout the campus, investigating and developing recommendations for additional energy cost-avoidance opportunities, reviewing construction plans and specifications for energy conservation measures and construction methods, and developing energy conservation programs.
2. Assures the accuracy of billing by local utilities and internal billing by coordinating the review and verification of utility bills and working with Financial Services to resolve billing problems.
3. Promotes energy conservation by consulting with students (Student Government Association, Residence Hall residents, Standard reporters, etc), Deans, Department Heads, and staff about accomplishing energy conservation goals and its benefits and participating in events which offer an opportunity to promote energy conservation.
3. Assists in the development of an energy budget by preparing utility projections based on historical data and energy models.
complying with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemicals.
5. Contributes to an accident-free work environment by complying with operator's instructions for the use of power tools, wearing protective gear such as goggles, hearing protectors, back supports, and work gloves, reporting incidents of unsafe work activity to supervisors, and following standard safety precautions during work.
6. Maintains competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Work Management Coordinator.
7. Contributes to the overall success of the Facilities Management by performing all other essential duties as assigned.
The Energy Coordinator is supervised by the Superintendent of Facilities Maintenance and may supervise other that may be assigned to him/her.
JOB FAMILY 2
Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job
Level 4 - 225 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent and more than one and up to two years (more than 30 but less than 60 credit hours) of college in a specific area and/or equivalent vocational training or certification.
Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills
Level 4 - 750 Points: Knowledge of an extensive set of operations and procedures, specific skills and demonstrated ability, that requires considerable creativity or mechanical aptitude. Skills at this level normally require more than two and as much as five years of experience and previous training.
Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility
Level 3 - 150 Points: Some supervision and training of student and part-time workers may be required where the nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level may also involve directing the work assignments of one or more permanent, full-time employees, but supervision typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day. Characteristic of this level would be employees who direct student workers, or work team leaders who act as working supervisors. Responsibilities at this level may include tracking budgeted spending, limited purchasing authority, and tracking inventory.
Factor 4: Guidelines
Level 3 - 90 Points: Procedures and standards exist, but considerable latitude in applying procedures and selecting a sequence of activities must be exercised. The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The employee analyzes results and recommends changes.
Factor 5: Contacts
Level 4 - 175 Points: The purpose is to coordinate activities involving employees, students, and/or the general public. At this level, contacts involve considerable interpersonal skill involving cooperation and coordination and may involve the organization of activities of programs requiring working relationships among several parties. While contacts may require some level of persuasion, potential for conflicts and disputes are relatively minor.
Factor 6: Work Environment
Level 2 - 40 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as that from moving machinery, occasional work with hazardous substances, or moderate levels of noise. The work may require wearing of protective gear. The work area is generally adequately lighted and ventilated, but may involve uncomfortable temperatures at times.
Factor 7: Physical Demands
Level 2 - 60 Points: Work requires some exertion such as standing for long periods of time, considerable walking, frequent bending kneeling, reaching, and stooping. May include occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Work may require specific but common physical abilities.
Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources
Level 2 - 40 Points: Jobs at this level might require frequent but routine responsibility for facility security, public safety, equipment, or money.
Factor 9: Complexity
Level 4 - 700 Points: The work involves varied duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods such as those relating to well-established administrative or professional fields. Decisions regarding what needs to be done include the assessment of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting data. The work requires making many decisions concerning such things as the interpreting of considerable data, planning the work, or refining methods and techniques to be used.