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DATE: January 15, 2019

TITLE: Specialist - Energy Specialist

CAMPUS: College



RANK: Faculty


Specialist: Energy Specialist


Announcement is hereby made for a full-time (12-month) Energy Specialist position in the college-wide Office of Sustainability .

Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.

Job Description:

The Energy Specialist works to establish accountability for energy consumption at every level at the College. This person is responsible for developing and monitoring the College's energy management program under board-approved Policy and Guidelines, for the purpose of reducing utility consumption.

Basic areas of responsibility include: administration and record keeping, accountability, reporting, program implementation, promoting College employee involvement, and validating energy management system compliance to the College’s energy policy and guidelines.

The candidate must have an independent work ethic, good judgment capabilities, have the ability to maintain positive public relations, and must be persuasive. The candidate must be computer literate, be able to interpret technical data, and demonstrate an ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.


Essential Elements of the Position:

The position includes but is not limited to the following list of representative duties:


Publicity and College involvement:

•  With the assistance of Cenergistic, establish a program to promote energy conservation through positive feedback to all levels of the College, including faculty, staff, administrators and students and involve all personnel in taking ownership for success of program.

•  Coordinate with internal and external PR support to utilize all media opportunities to promote successes of the College’s energy management program.



Administration and Record Keeping:

• Serve as College representative at management level meetings, seminars and conferences relating to energy use and conservation.

• Advise, assist and make recommendations to the Executive Director of College Sustainability Programs on alternate energy sources, consumption and general energy conservation measures.

•Develop and maintain contact with federal and state agencies and monitor state and national energy policy trends.

•Provide input on contractual support activities (capital projects) related to energy management and the purchase of any products that affect energy consumption.

•Prepare energy requirement estimates and budget allotments for all College facilities and develop procedures for efficient utilization of energy sources.

•Maintain all energy and water consumption records and data. Maintain records of federal energy conservation grants received by the College.


Accountability and Reporting:

•Report directly to a superior at least monthly as to status of the College’s energy consumption.

•Report quarterly to the Board on status and success of the energy program.

•Provide regular communication with leadership and custodial staff as to status of their buildings’ energy consumption.

•Report to the director of buildings and grounds any safety hazards observed.


Implementation and Compliance:

•Conduct regular “walk through” audits of all the College’s facilities to insure operating efficiency, optimum educational environment, and compliance with College’s energy policy.

•Coordinate usage of facilities and insure proper space utilization consistent with energy conservation.

•Take responsibility for the implementation of weekday, weekend, holiday, and summer shutdown checklists for every building in the College.

•Ensure building principal or custodian reads all meters on same days as utility companies.

•Implement night setback program for every building on weeknights, weekends, holidays and summer recess.

•Ensure that the College is on proper utility rate schedule and is receiving correct billing.

•Ensure College participation in any rebate program offered.

Energy Management Systems:

•Coordinate with the maintenance director the installation and/or repairs of energy management systems. Maintain wiring and installation diagrams of the systems.

•Assist with the design and maintenance of the programming for computerized energy management system to insure operating efficiency. Update programs as necessary.

•Work with building and maintenance personnel on proper operation of the systems and equipment. Attend all scheduled in-services on the energy management system.

•Perform other duties as assigned as related to energy management.


The successful candidate must be able to commit to irregular hours (night, early mornings, weekends, holidays and summer audits); work independently and exercise good judgment in implementation of policy; maintain favorable public relations and analyze and interpret technical data and communicate it to non-technical individuals. The candidate must be able to effectively learn and effectively use computer systems and programs related to job duties and leverage communication skills to encourage change while communicating in a positive and encouraging manner.  The job requires that the candidate use a large measure of diplomacy and have good judgment capabilities and be able to interpret technical data and be computer literate.  The candidate must be able to organize multiple tasks in an efficient manner and prioritize duties and communicate effectively in public speaking engagements as required and provide supervision as staff assigns.  This position will require extensive travel between all three College campuses.


Minimum Qualifications: 


A Bachelor’s degree and three or more years’ experience facilitating/coaching/training activities for diverse groups toward goal accomplishment.  Successful candidate must have three or more years of experience in classroom, administrative, or other professional experience; administration and record keeping; accountability, reporting, program implementation; promoting employee involvement and engagement; strong oral and written communication skills and word processing, spreadsheets and report writing.





This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.


The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.




Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

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