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10 May 2023

Full-Time Geothermal Development Coordinator

City of Boise – Posted by smilewsky Boise, Idaho, United States

Job Description

Geothermal Development Coordinator: Summary Statement

Did you know that the City of Boise owns and operates the largest Geothermal Heating Utility in the Nation?

Deep below our earth’s surface runs a natural resource that the City of Boise has been utilizing for more than a century. A river of geothermally heated water flows under our city’s foothills. From heating buildings to sidewalk snowmelt and warming recreational pools, the City of Boise’s geothermal heating utility is innovative, renewable – and sustainable to the core.

The Public Works Department is excited to be hiring for a passionate Geothermal Development Coordinator position. This brand-new role will work to increase geothermal use in the city by working with potential customers and educating them on the benefits of using geothermal as a heating source.

  • Represents the city’s geothermal utility with a focus on growing the customer base
  • Educates the public, businesses, and organizations on the geothermal system and explores innovative uses for geothermal energy

Boise is pretty awesome. Urban and outdoorsy. Wild and relaxing. Friendly and unforgettable. The City provides top-notch healthcare for you and your family at little to no cost. Plus, an actual pension plan, 401k matching, a wellness program, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and more. Imagine that.

Compensation: $24.59 – $27.49/hr

Essential Functions

  • Increases geothermal use by working with potential customers to educate them on the benefits of using geothermal as a heating source for buildings. Understands and documents identified barriers that may be preventing potential customers from utilizing geothermal and develops a strategy on how these barriers may be removed. (50%)
  • Educates architects, engineers, building management/maintenance companies and heating and ventilation suppliers on the benefits of using geothermal for heating buildings by developing fact sheets, hosting lunch and learns and in-person meetings. (20%)
  • Explores other innovative opportunities for geothermal energy. (10%)
  • Educates the public, community and organizations on the benefits of geothermal by presenting at conferences, providing tours and special functions. (10%)
  • Supports the geothermal manager with day to day operations and special projects. (10%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%

Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Bachelor’s degree, and/or
  • 4 years of experience in marketing, applied science, education, engineering, architecture, sales, sustainability, or environmental fields, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Experience with public speaking

Ability To:

  •  Work independently
  • Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance
  • Perform all essential functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or government affairs
  • Experience with renewable/clean energy; and marketing/economic development experience
  • Working knowledge of pressurized systems.

Licensing And Other Requirements

  • Valid state-issued driver’s license

Special Requirements
Applicants must be able to pass:

  • City of Boise background check processes which includes a criminal history check and reference checks in accordance with the City of Boise Hiring Process Regulation
  • Driving Record Check

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job the employee is always lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds, frequently lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lifting/carrying up to 35 pounds. Also, the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 10 pounds, frequently pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds, occasionally pushing/pulling up to 35 pounds, and rarely pushing/pulling up to 75 pounds. The noise level is frequently moderate and occasionally very loud.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, areas of dust, odors, mist, and gases or other airborne matter. Employees are exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards and confined spaces. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Occasional work site or gravel road

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this role, an application must be submitted through the City of Boise hiring portal on GovernmentJobs.com. Click here to apply online for this role.

The general application deadline for this position is 6/6/2023 at 12:00 PM Mountain. The priority application deadline is 5/23/2023 at 12:00 PM Mountain.

Job Categories: Water. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Boise, energy, Geothermal, government, public, Utility, and water. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 38 days.

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