?This position is located in the District of Columbia Department of General Services, Sustainability & Energy Division (DGS-SE). The Department of General Services (DGS) manages the capital improvement and construction program for District government facilities; real property for District government use; management of space in buildings operated or leased by District government for selling and leasing other District real property; and for providing building services for facilities owned or operated by the District. This position provides a variety of program analysis functions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational structures. The Sustainability & Energy Division is responsible for resource conservation and sustainability programs across the District’s managed portfolio, and also for all utility and energy related functions including fixed costs forecasting. This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Greener Government Buildings Amendment Act of 2022, particularly on achieving and maintaining ultra-low building energy use intensity scores. This position is involved in the tracking and training of net zero energy/ultra-low energy use intensity (EUI) score construction, retrofits, and operations and maintenance practices.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Analyst provides advanced analysis, evaluation, and recommendation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of internal administrative operations, organizations or current and/or proposed management programs, activities, and policies. The work involves the application of the full range of analytical methods and techniques to identify and analyze issues and resolve complex problems. Studies and projects typically consist of fact finding, problem identification and definition, determination of cause and effect relationships, conclusions and recommendations for decision and action. The employee will be required to assess unusual circumstances and to adapt and modify analytical methods and techniques to meet the requirements of the assignment.
Liaises with DGS employees, consultants, contractors, and other DC government personnel assisting with net zero energy compliance and training. Trains individuals and teams on how to design, build, retrofit, and operate & maintain to all-electric and the lowest energy use intensity score feasible. Coordinates with the DGS-SE Solar PV analyst on building-level solar-ready design and expected and actual photovoltaic capacity. Performs in-depth technical review and analyses of building design, construction, and operations for compliance. Educate and directly engage project managers and other agency personnel by effectively communicating through written, verbal, and in-person meetings with project teams and client agencies. Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by others. Provide technical customer service support to project teams. Assist in drafting and preparing building net zero energy exemption requests to commissions and other entities. Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of net zero energy/ultra-low EUI design, construction, and operations and maintenance through collaborative teamwork. May project manage energy retrofits and assist with DGS Energy Management Plan implementation and tracking. Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications and Education
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (CS-11). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position in the normal line of progression. Experience managing the design-build or operations & maintenance of a net zero energy, net zero energy-ready, and/or ultra-low EUI facility(ies) is preferred. Experience serving as a building construction project manager, engineer, architect, or facilities operator is preferred.
Licensures and Certifications
LEED AP, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Facility Manager, or Living Future Accreditation preferred.
DGS is a District of Columbia government agency comprised of more than 700 skilled employees working dynamically through six divisions to create new, and manage existing, District-owned properties. Our people hold expertise in the areas of architecture, design, and construction, building management and maintenance, real estate management, and security at more than 840 real properties across the city. We do this through the following divisions:
Contracts & Procurement,
Sustainability + Energy,