Energize Denver Policy Manager - Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency, Denver, Colorado

Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479987
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

Employment Requirement: City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

This position will accept applications until the position is filled.

The Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency's (CASR) mission is to act with urgency to proactively mitigate climate change. Our objectives are to advance science-based strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a scale and timeline that align with the recommendations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, cultivate resiliency in the face of potential climate change-related emergencies, secure an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable city for generations to come, and ensure that the setting of goals and metrics and monitoring of results considers equity.

The CASR High Performance Buildings and Homes team works to make all new and existing buildings and homes net zero energy, more sustainable, and more resilient. Net Zero Energy means highly efficient, all-electric, grid flexible, and powered by 100% renewable electricity. Buildings and Homes are responsible for 63% of the greenhouse gas emissions in Denver. These places where we live, work, and spend 90% of our time are the key to a sustainable, resilient future for the city. We work with the Denver community to achieve these goals in ways that improve indoor air quality, comfort, and health outcomes, lower energy costs, increase returns for investors, advance equity, and help under-resourced communities thrive.

The High Performance Buildings and Homes team has an opening for an Energize Denver Policy Manager to lead the implementation of the Energize Denver Building Performance Regulations and the Energize Denver Resource Hub. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Lead the implementation of the Energize Denver Task Force policy recommendations.
  • Ensure equitable implementation in all phases of administration and development of programming for the Energize Denver Building Performance Policy.
  • Serve as the public facing representative for the City on the Energize Denver Building Performance Policy and engage with local associations and key stakeholders.
  • Engage stakeholders to provide regular feedback on implementation and administration of the Energize Denver Building Performance Policy.
  • Hire, train, and lead staff that help with implementation of the ordinance.
  • Oversee the Resource Hub contractor that will provide services and supports for all buildings covered by Energize Denver through the Hub. The Hub is intended to be a one-stop-shop to help building owners and managers with compliance.
  • Oversee the development of all building performance policy and Hub processes and services, including but not limited to:
    • Further develop the short- and long-term strategies and vision for the Hub.
    • Lead the development of alternate compliance pathway requests. Determine what technical compliance details will be required and how requests will be reviewed.
    • Lead the development of economic hardship exemptions when electrification requirements begin.
    • Ensure processes and systems are in place to provide additional technical and financial assistance to under resourced buildings that are accessible, and easy for help center staff to access to proactively make sure all under resourced buildings are receiving the extra assistance they need.
    • Oversee communications and engagement development to build public awareness about the policy.
  • Coordinate Hub offerings and services with related organizations and agencies. Draft RFPs for professional/services contracts, evaluate proposals, select successful bidder, administer the contracts, and monitor contracts for compliance and expenditures.
  • Other duties that may arise

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • 8+ years of experience in project management, design, operations, ownership, development, or improvement of buildings or in energy efficiency, green building, real estate, or finance.
  • Experience managing staff, consultants, and projects. Ability to push through barriers to create a shared vision and enable others to deliver exceptional results on time.
  • Strong ties and a positive relationship with the real estate community and an understanding of its priorities and concerns. Demonstrated ability to inspire innovation by building industry professionals.
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of program design, a decision-making process or technical analysis.
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, organizational, and data management skills are required. Also, strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to synthesize and clearly articulate complex issues.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on under resourced communities. A proven ability to work with a diverse team, creating an atmosphere of trust and inclusiveness.

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field based on a specific position(s).
  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.
  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
  • License/Certifications: None.

To be considered for this position, you must include a cover letter. A writing sample is requested, but optional. Upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2750 Manager
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$83,348.00 - $137,524.00

Starting Pay
$83,348 - $120,000 per year based on education and experience

Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency

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