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Energy and Sustainability Manager (Administrator I) / Facilities Planning & Management

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Environmental Health and Safety



California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:

·      Build your future

·      Work with the best

·      Be your authentic self

·      Focus on you

·      Make a lasting impact

·      Work for a purpose that is greater than your own

·      Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

Facilities Planning & Management is here to provide, maintain, and enhance the campus community in support of the University’s mission. Facilities Planning & Management consists of two divisions whose combined scope encompasses all aspects of Facilities at California State University, San Bernardino: Facilities Management and Facilities Planning, Design & Construction.

Job Summary

  • The Energy & Sustainability Manager will guide the campus in building, operating, and nurturing a healthy resilient community. Provide a sustainable lens for present and future decision-making around academics, operations, and activities.  Under the direction of the Executive Director of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, the incumbent will:
  • Evaluate capital project designs for energy impacts, perform energy audits, identify project and funding requirements, prepare work scope and contract documents, review as-built drawings and O&M manuals, assure system commissioning, and develop design standards; Develop utility budgets and forecasts, monitor and analyze costs/usage and markets, recommend procurement strategies, apply energy conservation policy, and investigate new technologies; Ensure that all available rebates and/or grants are pursed to facilitate the reduction of campus operating costs; Identify energy conservation opportunities taking into account system interaction, utility rate structure, equipment life expectancy, maintenance, impact on building operation and relative payback; Provide technical support to the maintenance and operations program, review HVAC and building automation operations, recommend schedule and control strategies to maximize central plant efficiency; Ensure that energy management operations support the academic mission of the University, with an emphasis on the University’s special-use facilities; Promote environmental stewardship consistent with University goals in this area; Interact with local utility companies and various state and federal agencies to stay abreast of current trends; Recommend strategies for cost-effective procurement of electricity; Prioritize resources to determine which energy conservation measures should be undertaken-identifying the initial cost, total savings, rate of return, and the benefits and liabilities of each energy conservation opportunity; Monitor changes in the utility rate structure to ensure that energy savings are properly reflected in energy costs seen by management; Document energy savings and cost avoidance to management to receive continued support of the program; Work with internal operating staff, consultant engineers and utility companies to develop a comprehensive plan for energy conservation; Serve as the University liaison with the Chancellor’s Office to evaluate energy programs and partnership opportunities; Responsible for University adherence to the California State University energy policies, procedures, objectives, and safety standards; and serve on committees and task forces both within the department with amongst outside agencies.
  • Research, establish and develop sustainable technologies, services, projects, strategies, and prepare recommendations including feasibility studies identifying funding sources where appropriate; Manage and develop public relation and educational content as it relates to sustainability; Serve as the University liaison with the Chancellor’s Office on sustainability; Responsible for University sustainability legislation/regulation and policy; Monitor Federal and State regulatory and congressional proceedings; Work with Federal and State government and regulatory agencies to represent CSUSB’s interests; Evaluate waste management practices and work toward zero waste goals; Develop and implement water management plans and water conservation programming to improve campus water use efficiency; Work with the campus community on programming around sustainability including participation in intercampus competitions such as Recyclemania, Campus Conservation Nationals, etc.; Manage Sustainability data and progress toward reaching Climate Leadership Commitments; and other duties as assigned.

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt, At-will, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on December 29, 2021.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
  • Specialized Skills Required:
    • Proficiency in MS Excel.
    • Experience with various software related to energy, analytics, and data visualization (e.g. EcoVOX, Skyspark, CMMS, ALC).
    • Knowledge of Sustainability concepts and efforts.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Environmental Science, Sustainability or related.
  • Two years of professional experience in energy/sustainability management and/or plant operations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Sustainability, or related field.
  • Progressive experience in managing and directing sustainability operations within a higher education environment.
  • Knowledge of modern construction practices and building codes.
  • Certified Energy Manager or Energy Manager in Training (within two years of hire).
  • LEED Accredited Professional or Green Associate (within two years of hire).


Anticipated Hiring Range: $8,334 per month

Classification Salary Range: $3,750 - $10,417 per month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.  Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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