Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Job Posting - Seattle City Light - Evaluation Superviser

Evaluation Supervisor (Energy Planning Supervisor - BU)

$42.54 - $49.56 Hourly
City Light, Conservation Resources Division, 901 Fifth Avenue, Room 1814, Seattle, Washington
Job Type:
Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Seattle City Light
Bargaining Unit:
WSCCCE, Local 21 CL Supervisor
Closing Date
04/23/13 04:00 PM Pacific Time

Seattle City Light seeks an Evaluation Supervisor to lead the Conservation Evaluation group within the Conservation Resources Division (CRD). 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.

This Supervisor will lead a newly created conservation evaluation team made up of three Energy Research and Evaluation Analysts. This team will plan and manage impact and process evaluations of energy conservation programs, implement research projects, and compile reports of CRD activities and accomplishments. This position works under the general supervision of the Planning and Evaluation Manager
Job Responsibilities:
The Evaluation Supervisor leads a group that provides evaluation, research, and analysis of energy conservation programs and measures. Specific duties include:
  • Supervise and lead a team of professional program evaluators. 
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a multi-year conservation program evaluation plan. 
  • Plan and implement evaluation and research projects and analyses. Ensure consistency with best practice evaluation, statistical, and economics methods. Analyze, interpret and report on study results, and make related recommendations.
  • Hire staff.  Plan, schedule and direct staff work. Establish priorities, set expectations and conduct performance reviews. Resolve problems and consistently implement policies and procedures.
  • Maintain awareness and understanding of current and emerging techniques in program evaluation.
  • Manage large consultant contracts. Define scope of work, coordinate RFP processes, participate in selection and manage the work of independent contractors.
  • Manage the group’s financial resources. Identify budget and resource needs.
  • Make presentations and prepare written reports and communications.
  • Represent City Light and CRD in various organizations and forums. 
  • Interact with City, City Light and CRD Leadership and staff to support the development of new and innovative programs and delivery mechanisms and identify appropriate evaluation methods.
Education:  Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economic, Engineering or a related field.

Experience: Three years increasingly responsible professional experience in conservation planning and analysis at least two years of which are equivalent to the City of Seattle Energy Planning Analyst. Ability to supervise is desirable.  (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 other field that provides experience in research and evaluation methods.
  • Supervisory experience including assigning work, setting expectations, and evaluating performance.
  • Experience working with and applying public sector policies and procedures. Experience working with budgets and contracting for services. 
  • Substantial professional experience in research or evaluation, particularly of energy efficiency or conservation programs, services or related areas. This experience is typically gained through five or more years of experience performing relevant progressively responsible assignments.
  • Experience in study designs and methodologies, evaluation procedures, statistical techniques, analysis and inference, database designs, and recommendations to modify and /or continue programs and regulations.
  • Awareness and understanding of current and emerging techniques in energy conservation and energy program evaluation.
  • Significant computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain databases as well as using office products and statistical software.
  • Ability to deliver oral presentations.
  • Experience producing statistical and research reports, manuals, customer and program data analysis and annual reporting. 

To Apply:
Please visit:http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment to create a profile by 4pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

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