Monday, April 15, 2013

Job Posting - Seattle City Light

Conservation Program Evaluator (Energy Research and Evaluation Analyst)

Position Description:
Seattle City Light seeks three Conservation Program Evaluators. City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served.  Since 1977, energy conservation has been the utility’s first priority energy resource, and the utility has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2006. CRD develops and delivers energy conservation programs and services to the entire range of customers served by the utility in Seattle and surrounding communities.
The Conservation Resources Division is looking for three Conservation Program Evaluators who will make up the evaluation team in the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation section. The Evaluators plan, design, and manage evaluation projects to validate the energy savings being achieved by conservation programs and policies, to assess their cost-effectiveness, and to identify opportunities for improved program effectiveness and customer satisfaction. The evaluators work under the general supervision of a Conservation Evaluation Supervisor

Salary:                         $34.32 - $39.96 Hourly
Location:                     City Light, Conservation Resources Division, 901 Fifth Avenue, Room 1814, Seattle, Washington
Bargaining Unit:          PTE, Local 17 - Professionals
Closing Date:              04/30/13 04:00 PM Pacific Time

Job Responsibilities:
The Conservation Program Evaluators plan, design and manage program evaluations and other research projects, and analyze, interpret and present the results. Specific duties include:
·         Plan, design, manage and perform research projects and evaluations of program impacts, performance and process.
·         Plan and conduct surveys; design questionnaires and data coding schemes; oversee data entry; and analyze survey results.
·         Perform statistical and economic analyses of energy conservation programs and policies, market trends and consumer behavior.
·         Collect program and customer data for evaluation purposes.
·         Manage consultant contracts. Define scope of work, coordinate RFP processes, participate in selection and manage the work of independent contractors.
·         Serve as project manager on assigned projects and programs while assuring that key internal and external stakeholders’ needs are integrated in research and evaluation project planning and execution.
·         Prepare reports on study results, program accomplishments and other topics.
·         Provide recommendations based on evaluation and research findings.
·         Make presentations and prepare written reports and communications.
·         Represent City Light and CRD in various organizations and forums. 
Education: Bachelor's Degree in social or behavioral science or in a related field involving research design and statistical analysis

Experience: Three years related work experience.

(or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience that provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Certification/License: Driver's License or equivalent mobility.  
Additional Information:
Desired Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in Statistical Analysis, Business  Administration, Public Administration or related field that provides experience in research and evaluation methods.
  • 3 or more years experience in  program evaluation, research design, and statistical analysis in a public policy context (health care, education, corrections, etc.)
  • Experience in research or evaluation of energy conservation programs, services or related areas. 
  • Knowledge of study designs and methodologies, evaluation procedures, statistical techniques, analysis and inference, and database designs.
  • Knowledge of statistical and economic analysis and research methodologies
  • Awareness and understanding of current and emerging techniques in energy conservation and energy program evaluation.
  • Strong project management skills and experience, including management of consultant contracts.
  • Significant computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain databases as well as using office products and statistical software (Excel, Access, SPSS, or similar).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience producing statistical and research reports, manuals, customer and program data analysis and annual reporting.
To Apply:
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