USFWS National Energy Management Team Members

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Denver, CO (full-time traveling position)
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American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is seeking 4 members (2 teams of 2) to assist in the completion of energy and water evaluations at select FWS field stations. These evaluations aim to satisfy statutory requirements under Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). To meet EISA Section 432 requirements, federal agencies must identify "covered facilities" that make up at least 75% of their total energy consumption, and conduct energy and water evaluations at each of these facilities every four years to identify potential energy and water conservation measures. FWS has more than 150 covered facilities nationwide, and during this term, each team will travel to approximately 20 National Wildlife Refuges. ACE Members will be responsible for carrying out on-site evaluations of buildings, engaging with refuge managers and staff, collecting and analyzing relevant data, and generating reports. Facilities on this year's audit cycle include the National Elk Refuge & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center in Wyoming, the National Bison Range Complex in Montana, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado and numerous other sites spread across the Pacific, Mountain-Prairie, and Midwest regions. This is a traveling position with no home base, meaning that candidates must be willing to work and live on the road with another team member for the duration of the term (approx. 4 months). All lodging and transportation will be provided for the duration of the term, and a food stipend will be provided during travel days. Individual applicants and teams of two are encouraged to apply. Position Overview: -Conduct energy and water evaluations at select FWS field stations to satisfy statutory requirements under Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). -Support the development of facility and building-specific energy, water and carbon reduction goals. -While on-site, effectively communicate with Refuge Managers and FWS staff to complete energy and water evaluations, clarify goals, and establish working relationships -Collect on-site data of building features and energy systems to identify energy efficiency and electrification opportunities, quantify required investments and project lifecycle cost and consumption savings and ROI -Collect on-site data for individually metered buildings to enable the creation of building models and reports using the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS), a product of the Pacific Northwest National Lab. -Ensure that all documentation is collected, accurately recorded and stored for future reference, including building templates, photos, and data storage. -Provide regular updates and progress reports to ACE & FWS staff, including participating in check-in calls with the USFWS National Energy Program Manager This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.
Required Qualifications: -Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contracts -Willing and able to represent ACE and the USFWS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner -Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a small group -A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request) -Willing to undergo and must pass the required two-part criminal history check -Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation -ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website: Preferred Qualifications: -Competitive applicants can hold or be pursuing a bachelor's degree in any relevant field -Applicants with relevant work experience, skills and career interests are encouraged to apply -Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills -Willingness to travel extensively and work on-site for extended periods of time -Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. travel partner, building managers, government officials etc.) -Interest in energy policy, federal policy, and regulations related to energy management and GHG reduction -Any familiarity or interest in energy systems and software (HVAC equipment, thermostats, lighting, etc.) -Ability to work independently and as part of a team, depending on specific project requirements -Possess a strong attention to detail with the ability to identify and correct errors or inconsistencies in work, ensuring accuracy and completeness. To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here ( Your cover letter should include why you are interested in a full-time traveling role and any background that may speak to your potential to succeed in this type of position. If applying as a team of 2, please apply individually on the website and mention in the cover letter that you are applying with another individual. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC FWS National Energy Audit Coordinator, Nick Sparling at
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