Clean Energy Coordinator, University at Buffalo Regional Institute

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute is seeking applicants for a fulltime position as Clean Energy Coordinator. The successful applicant will carry out tasks related to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Communities program. 

Duties as a Clean Energy Coordinator will primarily include conducting outreach and delivering technical assistance services and guidance to communities interested in pursuing clean energy planning and projects specific to the Clean Energy Communities program. The duties will include: 

 Assist local governments with understanding and completing the required actions to become “Clean Energy Communities” eligible to access associated NYSERDA grant resources. 

 Assist local governments in completing local greenhouse gas emissions inventories, benchmarking the energy use of municipal buildings and assisting communities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects. 

 Assist local governments to become Climate Smart Communities Certified. 

 Assist local governments in adopting model codes and streamlined clean energy permitting processes. 

 Assist communities in increasing the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and associated fueling infrastructure. 

 Conduct local on-site training and workshops to groups of interested local officials and community stakeholders on specific clean energy topics. 

 Identify and connect communities with relevant clean energy programs and grant opportunities. 

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s Degree in urban planning, environmental science or a related field and three years’ experience in sustainability/energy planning, or, a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, environmental science or a related field and five years’ experience in sustainability/energy planning; must be knowledgeable about clean energy, climate action planning, NY State local government operations, and NYSERDA programs; and must have strong writing and public speaking skills. The position will require travel and include evening meetings. Salary commensurate with experience. 

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