ENERGY SERVICES COORDINATOR

Empower your future. Inland Power is looking for the best and brightest talent. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team committed to safe, reliable service at great rates.

SALARY RANGE: $62,395 - $77,995

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: 4 - 10s - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: HR & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: ENERGY SERVICES

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

PURPOSE OF POSITION

This position provides program management for the energy services department to further the objectives of the cooperative in delivering exceptional member service specifically in the advisement of smart energy use.  Areas of responsibility include administering the cooperative’s rebate program, coordinating the activities of the energy services specialist, maintaining communications materials and working with members, vendors and contractors to acquire cost-effective energy conservation. 

CORE COMPETENCIES

1. Quality Work: Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with all departments and co-workers to implement systematic changes.

2. Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate high level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products and/or processes involved. Duly perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

6. Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed. Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

7. Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers, board of trustees and membership.

8. Professionalism: Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

9. Support of Cooperative Goals: Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

10. Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Act as primary contact for members inquiring about energy efficiency program offerings and conservation rebate status.

  2. Process conservation rebates for energy star appliances, energy star homes, heat pumps, windows and other conservation programs in compliance with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) requirements.

  3. Compile and manage internal database for all rebates.

  4. Enter data into BPA reporting and invoicing systems.

  5. Balance rebates to IPL G/L monthly and subsequently report all measures claimed to the BPA.

  6. Scan and file processed rebates and maintain orderly records for BPA Oversight and Measurement and Verification purposes.

  7. Assist members with conservation initiatives and rebates and offer solutions that will help members reduce household energy usage.

  8. Manage relationships with outside vendors, contractors and BPA third party contractors.

  9. Direct marketing and communications efforts of key conservation initiatives.

  10. Coordinate activities of energy services specialist; to include determining duty priorities and setting appointments.

  11. Provide written and verbal training materials and support within Inland Power departments.

  12. Oversee and maintain reporting of the Conservation Potential Assessment (CPA) under Initiative-937 ensuring compliance with state mandates.

  13. Create, implement, and manage new programs as relevant to the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA).

  14. Participate on the IPL CETA Task Force to ensure mandate compliance.

  15. Prepare and present department status reports to management and board of directors.

  16. Represent IPL and participate in cross-organizational project teams to develop recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of major programs.

  17. Prepare, submit, and adhere to annual department budgets and program forecasts.

  18. Write, manage, and review multiple contracts across numerous programs to ensure accuracy and compliance.

Other tasks and duties, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Minimum Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.

    • Five or more years of experience in a customer or member services position, preferably in a utilities industry, financial services industry, or a call center type environment.

    • Experience administering a wide variety of conservation rebate programs is preferred.
       

  2. Knowledge and Skills:

    • Knowledge of Cooperative policies and procedures.

    • Knowledge of BPA energy efficiency programs preferred.

    • Experience working with NISC preferred.

    • Knowledge of Excel and Word and the ability to work with the software with speed and accuracy.

    • Excellent people skills, including communication, diplomacy, interpersonal relations and conflict management.

    • Ability to deal with the public in difficult situations.

    • Good problem-solving skills.

    • Organization skills including attention to detail and accuracy.

    • Professional appearance and attitude.

    • Excellent mathematical skills.

    • Knowledge and understanding of basic bookkeeping.

    • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply departmental processes and procedures.

    • Experience with customer service, billing rates and credit procedures.

       

  3. Mental Demands/Working Conditions:

    • Ability to handle delicate situations with exceptional diplomacy; ability to deal calmly, professionally and tactfully with difficult people who may be angry, abusive, and/or threatening.

    • Ability to diffuse difficult, sometimes hostile, work conditions.

    • Ability to work with law enforcement agencies and to maintain confidentiality regarding information.

    • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.

    • Ability to manage diverse work functions while balancing and adjusting priorities in accordance with changing requirements.

    • Ability to coordinate the actions of others.

    • Flexibility to respond quickly and effectively under time pressure.

The energy services coordinator shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the Cooperative.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If your credentials and interest match this job, please send your completed application, cover letter and resume to: hr@inlandpower.com or mail them to, Inland Power & Light Company, 10110 W. Hallett Rd., Spokane WA 99224-7435, Attn: Human Resources.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.

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