Burlington Electric Department

Net Zero Project & Equity Analyst | Full Time

Category: Community Services

Location: 585 Pine St


Net Zero Project & Equity Analyst
SALARY: $62,704.72 – $102,794.64 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/09/22
CLOSING DATE: 10/09/22 11:59 PM
FLSA: Exempt
UNION: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
GRADE: A4
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Net Zero Project & Equity Analyst works to advance the City of Burlington’s transition away from fossil fuels by collaborating with community members, external partners and stakeholders, and other Burlington Electric Department staff to ensure that the Burlington Electric Department (BED)’s Net Zero Energy (NZE) initiatives are equitable and accessible to all BED customers.

This position performs project management, research, and community engagement activities in support of BED’s NZE vision and programs and supports internal organizational development and capacity-building around equity, inclusion, and sustainability.
Union: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manage projects and initiatives that advance BED’s Net Zero Energy vision, including
advising and coordinating with other BED departments on equitable and accessible
program design and implementation.
Identify opportunities to help advance energy efficiency and fossil fuel reduction among
black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and other under-represented community
members and work collaboratively to improve BED’s energy efficiency and strategic
electrification program design and delivery.
Design and develop BED’s community ambassador program and other community
engagement efforts, including regular listening, communication, and outreach with key
community stakeholders, to ensure that Burlingtonians who have been marginalized are at
the center of planning for and benefiting from the transition to NZE.
Conduct research, analysis, and other tasks as assigned on cost-effective, equitable, and
inclusive carbon reduction and NZE programs, policies, and initiatives in other
jurisdictions.
Conduct research on the most effective means of engaging BED’s BIPOC and other
under-represented customers and advise BED’s Communications and Customer Care
teams in the development and use of those tools.
Build and advance relationships with local stakeholders to support mutually beneficial
efforts towards an equitable transition to NZE, including businesses located in or serving
the Burlington community.
Support internship and fellowship programs as directed, including drafting scopes of work,
and serving as a mentor.
Assist with the development of grant applications and budgets and research possible
funding sources.
As directed, consult and coordinate with other City departments to advance NZE efforts.
As necessary, represent BED regarding sustainability and equity issues before
government bodies and various community and trade organizations, and present on
behalf of BED at relevant conferences.
Design data tracking tools that help demonstrate who is benefiting from BED’s NZE
initiatives and identify opportunities for improvement.
Support the Director and senior management in diversifying BED’s workforce, including
reviewing job descriptions, collaborating with non-profit partners, and identifying other
opportunities to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
Participate in internal business process improvement efforts to evaluate and advise on
how they could better support equity and inclusion.
Identify and deliver professional development and training opportunities for BED staff that
increase understanding of NZE and the role of equity and inclusion in achieving NZE.

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within
stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced by various and
former work duties, and/or ongoing trainings and professional development.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, reasonable accommodations will be considered.
BA/BS in Community and Economic Development, Sustainability, or related field is
required.
Three (3) years of experience in community development, environmental justice, or
energy or climate policy or equivalent field is required.
Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one year
basis.
Demonstrated success in fostering collaborative and effective relationships or coalitions
with diverse stakeholder groups required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated abilities in translating
technical information effectively for a diverse audience and public speaking, public
information, and use of presentation software and equipment required.
Ability to organize and prioritize workload, complete multiple projects, and meet
established deadlines required.
Demonstrated analytical ability and attention to detail is required.
Project management experience preferred. Experience with project management software
desired.
Advanced meeting facilitation techniques and experience leading collective decisionmaking processes incorporating multicultural and diversity, equity, and inclusion competencies desired.
Training or experience in racial equity, anti-racism, and/or climate/environmental justice
practices desired.
Knowledge of renewable energy, climate change, and environmental justice issues and
policies at the local, state, and federal levels desired.
Ability to work beyond the normal forty (40)-hour work week as needed consistent with the
provisions of the BED/IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Ability to attend early morning/late evening meetings as necessary to meet Department
and community needs required.
Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
Regular attendance is necessary and essential to meeting the expectations of the job
functions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity.
The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly
committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can
contribute to our growing diversity to apply.
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

Deadline: October 9, 2022 12:00 am

To Apply:

Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through
our Government Jobs website.
For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources
Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.