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Energy Manager - Deputy Director for Optimization
The NYC Department of Education, School Operations, Division of School Facilities (DSF) is dedicated to providing a safe, clean, and comfortable environment that is conducive to educating and nurturing our children economically and efficiently. DSF oversees approximately 130 million square feet of floor space in over 1,300 separate sites throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York.
Help us transform New York City's school buildings for a low-carbon future. Working with the DOE, you can make an important difference in the lives of fellow New Yorkers by helping reduce the City's contributions to climate change. City employees earn competitive salaries and benefits, with ongoing access to career growth and professional development opportunities.
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About the Position 

The Division of School Facilities (DSF) is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy use through developing and implementing a customized and effective Operations and Maintenance Plan for every school building. The Energy Manager - Deputy Director for Optimization will have oversight responsibility for the Department of Education’s (DOE) Operations and Maintenance Plan related to specific functions within DSF to reduce greenhouse gases and achieve energy use reductions while supporting a positive learning experience.
About the Agency 

The NYC Department of Education, School Operations, Division of School Facilities (DSF) is dedicated to providing a safe, clean, and comfortable environment that is conducive to educating and nurturing our children economically and efficiently. DSF oversees approximately 130 million square feet of floor space in over 1,300 separate sites throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York and employs approximately 500 mechanics, 800 custodian engineers, 100 building managers, and approximately 300 other employees with administrative or technical expertise in the fields of facilities management, engineering, environmental health, administration, accounting, construction, planning, and project management. 
Reports to: Associate Director, Energy
Key Relationships:  Relationships will be fostered with the Director of Sustainability, Borough Maintenance Planners, Directors of Facilities, Deputy Directors of Facilities, Supervisors within DSF and their technical and support staff as well as high-level administrators, principals, directors, and managers as well as contractors, community groups, unions, public environmental advocates and students.
  • Develop and oversee a borough-wide energy management program within DSF in coordination with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) Division of Energy Management (DEM). This includes close cooperation and coordination on a wide variety of areas, including operations improvement, preventative maintenance procedures and information management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce energy consumption.
  • Create a written Energy Management Plan for each school using the City’s Operations and Maintenance Plan and incorporating school based Sustainability Plans created by sustainability coordinators at each school, in the Fall of every year.
  • Set goals, develop performance metrics, track progress and recommend areas of improvement for energy efficient operation and energy reduction in coordination with Office of Sustainability.
  • Establish documentation procedures to ensure equipment schedules, set points and sequence of operations is maintained in accordance with set policies.
  • Coordinate scheduled energy efficiency projects undertaken by the School Construction Authority (SCA), and DCAS’ DEM with the maintenance and repair plan at each school.
  • Ensure that building management staff across the borough is knowledgeable in the implementation of successful initiatives. Develop key performance index (KPI) metrics and work with school-based facility staff to ensure implementation of programs that improve operational efficiency and energy management.
  • Conduct energy management awareness seminars or programs throughout New York City schools to include Green Teams comprised of sustainability coordinator, principal, teachers, students, parents, custodian engineer and facilities staff, community groups and advocates.  Lead local groups as well as school based staff through the process of energy management.  Act as a resource to local schools and advocates for energy management. 
  • Perform high-level analyses of energy consumption and energy management reduction plans and benchmarks using complex software systems, including the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Portfolio Manager as well as DCAS DEM and the DSF Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Track and monitor, predictive, condition based and preventative maintenance work plans across schools.  Develop quality assurance and verification procedures specific to equipment upkeep and maintenance as it relates to energy consumption, equipment availability and reliability.
  • Review DCAS’ DEM retro-commissioning reports and provide feedback to Office of Sustainability. Manage DSF assigned retro-commissioning measures and follow up with schools to ensure that the agreed measures are actually implemented.
  • Perform periodic night and week-end visits.
  • Identify training needs and develop training plans and schedules for energy related skills for facilities and school based staff.
  • Working with the Office of Sustainability, identify schools eligible for demand response programs and help those schools prepare facility energy reduction plan for demand response events.
  • Review and recommend equipment purchases to ensure energy efficiency when replacing obsolete or non-working equipment. Work closely with purchasing groups within the Department of Education to ensure a combination of optimal energy and fiscal saving.
Qualification Requirements:

Nine years of full-time satisfactory experience doing field work as an inspector, supervisor, manager or consultant in building maintenance, construction or installation of electrical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning or sanitary equipment, at least 18 months of which must have been in a supervisory, managerial or consultative capacity. 
Education leading toward a baccalaureate degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college may be substituted for the experience described above on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of three years of experience. However, all candidates must have the 18 months of supervisory, managerial or consultative experience described above. 
  • At least five (5) years of experience in facility operations and maintenance, energy management or mechanical systems construction.
  • Baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and instrumentation or related field with emphasis on facilities management.
  • Knowledge of Building Commissioning, Retro-Commissioning, lighting and temperature controls systems, building automation systems, alternative energy, and energy management program development.
  • Background in HVAC equipment and electrical distribution systems with strong analytical background.
  • Problem solving skills to drive organizational and individual change.
  • Experience with training staff.
  • Ability to develop and manage budget and personnel.
  • Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Certification as a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, Existing Building Commissioning Professional, Certified Building Commissioning Professional, Green Building Engineer or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals (AP) certification.
Salary: $94,146
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. More information can be found in Executive Order 75.
DOE Non- Discrimination Policy

The Department of Education of the City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's actual or perceived sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or pregnancy. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.
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Position: Energy Manager - Deputy Director for Optimization
Organization: John Jay College
Location: New York City,  NY 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 1/8/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 3/9/2023
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New York City,  NY 10019
United States
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