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Fairfax County
Fairfax, VA
Energy Analyst (Management Analyst III)

Job Announcement

As a team member of the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC)’s Division of Innovation and Sustainability, performs advanced-level analytic and technical work to support implementation of the Operational Energy Strategy and other county goals. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develops, recommends, and implements plans and programs to help the county save energy, water, and utility costs.
  • Manages day-to-day responsibilities for county energy improvement initiatives including the county’s Energy Services Company (ESCO) program, and installation of solar PV on buildings using power purchase agreements (PPAs).
  • Works with team members to use energy consumption and utility data to make project recommendations to county departments and agencies.
  • Explore new opportunities for, and continue existing efforts, to obtain incentive funding for energy efficiency and renewable projects.
  • Creates reports and presentations for the OEEC, other county departments and agencies, county management and leadership, the Board of Supervisors, and the public.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance to the Division Manager, Energy Programs, and other team members.
  • Evaluates and proposes modifications to office processes and activities with the goal of improving the quality and efficiency of operations and services.
  • Supports other OEEC initiatives, including those related to greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy, outreach, community planning, and resiliency.

Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are energy efficiency, energy management, energy project management, and data analysis.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Independently designs, develops, and coordinates ongoing department programs and special projects;
  • Performs a wide range of professional-level management work for more than one broad administrative function including complex analysis and diverse project management in a lead capacity;
  • Plans and conducts or oversees studies or research activities to ensure program quality, determine unmet needs or ensure efficacy of existing programs;
  • Provides guidance, recommendations, and advice to departmental managers;
  • Serves on committees, task forces, and management teams to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of existing management/administrative systems;
  • Writes, edits, and finalizes reports and presentations and presents findings and recommendations to department senior managers.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an-all inclusive list).

  • Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation (e.g. personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
  • Ability to identify possible solutions for solving business problems;
  • Ability to evaluate proposals and solutions in terms of benefits, costs, and overall impact on the project, program, or organization;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
  • Ability to supervise and train staff;
  • Ability to lead assigned employees, including delegating and reviewing work assignments, providing coaching and guidance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and supporting training and development planning.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:

(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in field related to the assigned functional area; Plus four years of professional work experience with in the functional area.


Not applicable.


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.


  • At least five years of experience analyzing and evaluating utility bills and energy project data.
  • Experience managing energy efficiency projects.
  • Experience conducting professional-level research and analysis for the purposes of developing recommendations to reduce energy use and/or cost.
  • Experience performing a variety of technical work related to energy data monitoring, analysis, and evaluation, including statistical analysis.
  • Experience using EnergyCAP or another utility bill tracking software.
  • Experience working with local government entities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to write detailed, accurate memoranda, reports, presentations, and other documents.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and guide staff with varying interests through a process.
  • Understanding of energy engineering principles such as units of measure, unit conversion, and energy saving calculations.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Certified Energy Manager.


Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, employee must be sufficiently mobile to attend meetings, make presentations, and tour facilities as needed. Employee must be able to work with electronic equipment such as a computer monitor and keyboard. Employee may be required to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.