Job Description

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Clean Energy Coordinator/Planner who will work on a wide variety of projects in our region, including undertaking comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurement; supporting procurement activities in LED lighting and other fields, including interviewing vendors, designing specs and scopes, conducting product and market research, convening municipalities, issuing bids, collecting and managing data, tracking project progress, and troubleshooting problems; developing and analyzing energy use baselines and inventories; facilitating the drafting and adoption of supportive bylaws, ordinances, permitting procedures, and design guidelines; managing programs, budgets, and stakeholder relationships; designing and evaluating policies, strategies, toolkits, and reports on energy-related topics; and evaluating and recommending improvements to laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage clean energy and regional collaboration, and presenting on topics to diverse audiences.


Candidates must have either a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting or a Master’s degree in planning, public policy, engineering, or public or business administration, with training in energy systems, climate, or related disciplines and a minimum of one year of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting.

  • Experience with the laws, rules, and regulations regarding energy procurement practices, the Green Communities Act and Global Warming Solutions Act, and other environmental, climate, and renewable energy federal, state, and local regulations and policies;
  • Knowledge and experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy technology, particularly in lighting, LEDs, and municipal procurement;
  • Ability to analyze energy data and identify energy use trends;
  • Ability to convey basic energy topics, issues, and data to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Strong research, writing, analysis, and public presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and key energy related tools, such as MassEnergy Insight or Energy Star Portfolio Manager;
  • Competency and flexibility in public process, facilitation, and collaboration; ability to work with the public and to articulate planning and policy issues to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively with community groups and government officials, especially local elected and appointed officials; and
  • Ability to work well independently on projects and programs as well as within a team setting.

How to Apply

The position is open until filled; and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.
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