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Energy Specialist III

  • Energy Specialist III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$39,312.00 – $62,904.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,638.00 – $2,621.00
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This is advanced or specialized professional experience in developing and coordinating energy conservation, renewable energy or other related energy projects.

An employee in this class performs and/or coordinates professional work in the development and implementation of assigned state energy conservation, renewable energy or other related energy projects or major segments of projects and/or serves as a technical specialist in an aspect of energy conservation or alternative energy resource or technology. Work may involve providing professional guidance to other program staff, including review of their work, or may involve coordinating and serving as lead on projects involving participants from multiple programs/departments. General supervision is received from a designated superior; however, the employee is expected to exercise independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within project parameters or priorities.

Job Duties

Recommends, develops, coordinates and implements assigned state energy projects or major segments of complex projects.

Provides professional guidance and review of work performed by subordinate program staff.

Recommends and prepares or assists in the preparation and oversight of project, grant and subgrant proposals and/or agreements and budgets or sections thereof.

Develops and maintains cooperative client relationships and partnerships.

Serves on and, as assigned, leads interagency, departmental and divisional task forces related to designated specialty area.

Performs technical analyses in designated specialty area, prepares reports and provides technical assistance to clients.

Develops and implements project evaluation activities; develops and maintains project specific data tracking systems; designs field codes and analyzes surveys; analyses economic and consumption data; and prepares reports.

Recommends, develops, conducts and/or coordinates presentations, seminars and related training in specialty area.

Recommends demonstration designs and plans.

Assists in drafting legislation or rules necessary to carry out projects.

Recommends, develops, coordinates and implements statewide technical assistance and/or 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, as assigned.

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.)

Two years of professional experience in coordinating, managing, planning or analyzing the development, use or conservation of energy resources (excluding grant/loan administration); or three years of professional experience in coordinating, managing, planning or analyzing the development, use or conservation of other 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 one year of the stated energy or natural resources 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 as an Energy Specialist II 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?

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

Considerable knowledge of research and analytical methods.

Working knowledge of energy supply and usage patterns.

Working knowledge of the principles and purposes of energy accounting.

Working knowledge of building codes, standards and rating systems.

Working knowledge of the principles of project coordination, tracking and reporting.

Working knowledge of grant development, administration and monitoring.

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 coordinate, guide and evaluate the work of others.

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 and to facilitate work groups.

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