Full-Time Program Manager, Infastructure, Transportation Fuels and Technology
The mission of the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer energy costs by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency, and zero emission vehicles (ZEV) to benefit all Coloradans. We do this by developing and implementing highly impactful policies and programs, establishing Colorado as a leading state for climate action.
A critical strategy to reduce emissions in Colorado is electrifying the transportation sector – cars, trucks, buses, and bicycles. Colorado has the fifth highest market share for electric vehicles (EVs) in the country, but we have a long way to go to reach our goal of 940,000 EVs on the road by 2030. To achieve this aggressive goal, we provide direct funding for installation of charging stations across Colorado, so drivers can get anywhere in the state in an EV. We support incentives to purchase an EV, we advocate for improved electricity rates that make it cheaper to own an EV, and we provide education and technical support to consumers and fleets on the environmental and financial benefits of EVs.
Thanks to State and Federal legislation, Colorado stands to receive a significant amount of funding to accelerate transportation electrification. This presents a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to use this funding to make real and measurable change. This new position will be part of the recently formed Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Team, which is leading development of a statewide charging network, making it easier for Coloradans to go electric. The position will work closely with team members to run existing grant programs and work with policy staff to develop programs that support electrification of medium and heavy-duty (M/HD) fleets in Colorado as outlined in Colorado’s Clean Truck Strategy (Download PDF reader). M/HD vehicles contribute a disproportionate share of overall transportation emissions making electrification of this sector a climate action priority.
CEO is committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Description of Job
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Become an expert on electrification of M/HD fleets with a specific focus on the role of public and depot charging and related strategies.
- Develop a thorough understanding of resources and program offerings in other states and explore how they might apply to Colorado
- Engage regularly with stakeholders including fleets, trade associations, utilities, local governments, and others, and coordinate with staff from CEO and other State agencies.
- Partner with CEO’s Transportation Climate Change Specialist and other members of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Team to develop and implement resources that accelerate electrification of M/HD fleets including development and launch of a new charging station grant program.
- Lead CEO’s implementation of the Clean Truck Strategy, including supporting CDOT’s Freight Plan, working with utilities to develop transportation electrification plans, collaborating with lenders to develop financing tools that ease the costs of fleet electrification, and providing outreach and technical assistance for fleets.
- Support build-out of Colorado’s charging network by administering existing programs including Charge Ahead Colorado and DC Fast-Charging Plazas, awarding and managing grants and ensuring successful completion of funded projects.
- Assist in development of programming and engagement strategies that ensure CEO’s transportation initiatives are equity-centered and increase access to and benefits of EVs and charging stations for those living in disproportionately impacted communities.
- Conduct research, stakeholder engagement, and regular program evaluation to ensure programs remain responsive to changing market conditions and assist in developing new programming as needed.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
- Minimum of three years professional experience in program or project management.
- Preferred experience to include managing grants and grant-funded programs, project and contract management experience, developing and tracking budgets, and data collection and reporting.
- Knowledge of electric and zero emission vehicles, charging/fueling infrastructure programming, and/or fleets preferred.
- Strong time management and organizational skills.
- Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
- High level of initiative and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Office and Google suite.
A cover letter and resume must be submitted with the application for consideration. Your cover letter and resume must provide sufficient detail about your background and experience to allow the screening panel to properly assess your experience in the required elements, including your experience and achievements.
The State of Colorado/Office of the Governor offers a generous benefits package including:
- Generous annual leave and sick leave accruals
- 10 or more paid holidays per year
- Medical plans – choice of Cigna or Kaiser; several plan options (including High Deductible Health Plan and HSA with state-provided financial contribution); most plans offered with generous state contribution towards premium
- Wellness program enrollment opportunity; includes $20/month reimbursement
- Prescription drug coverage; many preventive medications covered at no cost
- Dental plans (choice of 2)
- Vision plan (premium for basic plan paid by state; buy-up option available)
- Flexible spending accounts (general purpose, limited purpose and dependent care)
- State-paid life insurance policy of $50,000
- Choice of 2 retirement plans (defined contribution or defined benefit) with COPERA (Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association) with required employee salary deferral with generous state contribution*.
- Optional COPERA 401(k) and 457 retirement plans, with Roth option, for additional retirement savings
- State-paid short term disability coverage
- Additional optional life and long term disability plan options
- Access to the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program: offers confidential mental health counseling, professional coaching, employee mediation, 24/7 crisis support
- BenefitHub Discount Program (thousands of discounts and cashback offers)
- Credit Union of Colorado membership opportunity
- RTD (transit) Ecopass
- Training and professional development
- Flexible work from home and work from office options
To learn more about State of Colorado benefits, please visit the state’s benefits portal: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.
*For information on mandatory employee salary deferral (in lieu of contribution to Social Security), see COPERA for details: https://www.copera.org/member-contribution-rates
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
The Office of the Governor is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Staffing Coordinator (the Director of Human Resources) at [email protected].
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must pass a thorough background check prior to employment.
Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and may be required to submit to regular serial testing. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their Covid-19 vaccination status with proof of vaccination. Testing, if required, will take place in-person and will be considered paid work time.
Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, all as defined by the State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
How to Apply
- Application deadline June 20.
- Please apply directly to the original posting on Government Jobs in order to be considered for this position at this link.
- Or you may send your resume and credentials to [email protected] specifying the job title in your subject line (Program Manager, Infrastructure, Transportation Fuels and Technology).