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Energy Specialist I

  • Energy Specialist I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$28,036.00 – $44,476.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,168.00 – $1,854.00
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This is entry level professional work in developing and implementing energy conservation, renewable energy or other related energy projects.

An employee in this class performs entry level professional work in developing and implementing assigned aspects of state energy projects designed to increase the use of sustainable energy resources or energy conservation strategies or technologies. Work may include energy data collection, literature reviews, technical analysis, technical assistance, evaluation and reporting. Work involves the performance of specific tasks in well-defined areas with training in energy issues provided. Close supervision is provided by a higher level professional. The employee is eligible for reclassification to Energy Specialist I upon successful completion of one year in the Trainee class.

Job Duties

Assists in the development and implementation of state energy projects to increase the use of sustainable energy resources (e.g., biomass, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal) or energy conservation strategies or technologies (e.g., lighting/daylighting, energy codes and standards, building thermal analysis, cogeneration).

Assists with project evaluation activities.

Maintains project data tracking systems; field codes and analyzes surveys; conducts preliminary analyses of data; makes recommendations to higher level professional staff; and drafts reports.

Assists with coordinating workshops or seminars regarding energy projects or programs (e.g., auditor training, building codes or standards, energy management).

Assists in implementing energy technical assistance, education, training and public awareness projects.

Assists in the routine administration and monitoring of grants and subgrants and the preparation of grant proposals and/or reports.

Assists with literature reviews and data searches.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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((The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One year of professional experience in coordinating, managing, planning or analyzing the development, use or conservation of natural resources (excluding grant/loan administration); and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. (Graduate work in environmental studies, community development, public administration, urban planning, systems management, political science, environmental law, architecture, mechanical engineering, or related areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the stated experience. Professional work in sustainable community planning and design or land use; energy efficient facility design or engineering; environmental journalism, education, economics or related areas; or renewable energy resource development or management may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the stated education.)


Two years of technical experience in a technical energy related field (e.g., demand side management, HVAC systems, weatherization, residential or commercial energy efficient design); and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. (Vocational or technical college coursework in fields related to the experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the stated experience or education.)


Two years of professional experience in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in grant or loan administration, public information or research analysis.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Working knowledge of the objectives of energy efficiency and renewable energy resource programs.

Working knowledge of the principles of work plan development.

Working knowledge of research and analytical methods.

Some knowledge of the general organization and operation of local, state and federal agencies.

Some knowledge of the methods and techniques of disseminating information to the public.

Skill in the use of word processing and electronic spreadsheets and/or databases.

Ability to interpret and communicate scientific and technical material to individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to manage multiple work activities.

Ability to work both cooperatively and independently.

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