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Energy Specialist II

  • Energy Specialist II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$34,608.00 – $55,392.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,442.00 – $2,308.00
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This is professional work in developing and implementing energy conservation, renewable energy or other related energy projects.

An employee in this class performs professional work in the development and implementation of state energy projects designed to increase the use of sustainable energy resources or energy conservation strategies or technologies. Work includes data collection, research, technical analysis and assistance, project design and development, evaluation and reporting. Work involves assigned specific projects or segments of projects. Work is reviewed in progression and upon completion by higher level staff.

Job Duties

Assists in the development and implementation of state energy projects or assigned segments of 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 in developing and implementing project evaluation activities; maintains project data tracking systems; field codes and analyzes surveys; analyses economic and consumption data; and prepares reports.

Prepares project grant and subgrant proposals and budgets.

Performs site inspections and/or procedural monitoring of assigned projects.

Develops and maintains cooperative client relationships.

Collects and conducts preliminary analyses of data and makes recommendations to higher level professional staff.

Coordinates and/or assists in developing and conducting presentations, seminars and training.

Assists with the development, implementation and coordination of statewide technical assistance and education, training and public awareness projects.

Conducts technical or scientific literature reviews and data searches.

Attends professional or technical local, state, regional and national meetings and serves on task forces related to assigned projects.

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 (excluding grant/loan administration) of energy resources; or two years of professional experience in coordinating, managing, planning or analyzing the development, use or conservation (excluding grant/loan administration) of other natural resources; 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 one year of the non-specialized natural resource 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.)


One year of experience as an Energy Specialist I with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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 federal and state energy policies, regulations and programs and their applications and intent.

Working knowledge of energy supply and usage patterns.

Working knowledge of the principles and purposes of energy accounting and auditing.

Working knowledge of building codes, standards and rating systems.

Working knowledge of the principles of work plan development.

Working knowledge of research and analytical methods.

Working knowledge of the general organization and operation of local, state and federal government.

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

Skill in the use of spreadsheets. project management systems and electronic information and communication systems.

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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