Green Job of the Day: Jobs via Redfish Technology (Chicago, Denver, SF, Long Beach, Santa Monica)

Redfish Technology

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.  For today's edition we're spotlighting multiple jobs available via Redfish Technology – a recruiting firm that serves the green technology sector:

Green Job of the Day: Energy Program Manager, University of Colorado Environmental Center (Boulder, CO)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Energy Program Manager
Organization: University of Colorado Environmental Center
Location: Boulder, CO

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  The application deadline is June 29, 2010

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Nature of Work: This position is in the Environmental Center and is responsible for developing educational campaigns related to climate and energy issues for the campus community; developing strategies for campus involvement in efforts to influence and advance University policy regarding energy efficiency, renewable energy and other campus sustainability goals; conducting research on campus energy use and analyzing campus sustainability performance; analyzing research and writing reports, press releases, position papers and policy proposals; and supervising student employees. This position closely partners with the Office of Resource  Conservation on educational and behavioral change campaigns.

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Green Job of the Day: Residential Sustainability Specialist II, City of Boulder, Colorado

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Residential Sustainability Specialist II
Organization: City of Boulder, Colorado

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. Additional information is available here.

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Under limited supervision, responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of programs to achieve the city's Climate Action Plan (CAP) and Zero Waste goals. Develop innovative programs to inspire residents in the community to participate in energy conservation and waste reduction programs. Responsibilities combine technical analysis with broader planning tasks to develop a program scope from needs assessment to implementation, including development of metrics, inventories and compliance strategies.

Additional responsibilities include contract management, federal and state grant management; the preparation and presentation of relevant materials to advisory boards and City Council; and coordination with external agencies, private property owners, business and non-profit organizations and to initiate and manage community engagement and social mobilization for waste reduction and climate change solutions.

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Green Job of the Day: Weatherization Field Superintendent, Longs Peak Energy Conservation (Longmont, CO)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Weatherization HVAC Installer / Supervisor
Organization: Longs Peak Energy Conservation
Location: Longmont, CO

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete job announcement and application information is available here.  The application deadline is June 18.

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Boulder County’s Longs Peak Energy Conservation (LPEC) Program is seeking a Weatherization Field Superintendent. The Weatherization Field Superintendent will oversee approximately ten crews in performing home energy conservation weatherization retrofits and heating system replacements and repairs and will be responsible for completing 900 units of weatherization according to Colorado Weatherization Assistant Program (WAP), DOE program policies and procedures, passing state inspections with quality and client satisfaction

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Green Job of the Day: Weatherization HVAC Installer / Supervisor, Longs Peak Energy Conservation (Longmont, CO)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Weatherization HVAC Installer / Supervisor
Organization: Longs Peak Energy Conservation
Location: Longmont, CO

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete job announcement and application information is available here.  The application deadline is June 12.

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Boulder County’s Longs Peak Energy Conservation (LPEC) Program is seeking an HVAC Installer/Supervisor (Weatherization Auditor/Inspector) to provide a variety of HVAC skills on homes that have been determined eligible for home energy assistance. The HVAC Installer/Supervisor will lead at least two teams in performing heating system replacements and repairs and other weatherization improvements that meet all applicable codes and E & P standards in a safe and efficient manner.

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American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Releases Green Collar Jobs Report

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) today released a report Green Collar Jobs in the U.S. and Colorado: Economic Drivers for the 21st Century that documents 2007 job levels and projects future employment for green jobs in the U.S. and the state of Colorado.  This report was produced by Management Information Services, Inc (MISI) and is a follow-up to a report issued in November 2007.

This report defines "green jobs" as those pertaining to the renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) industries, specifically:

A job in the RE industry consists of an employee working in one of the major RE technologies—wind, photovoltaics, solar thermal, hydroelectric power, geothermal, biomass (ethanol, biodiesel, and biomass power), and fuel cells and hydrogen.

A job in the EE industry consists of an employee working in a sector that is entirely part of the EE industry, such as an energy service company (ESCO) or the recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing sector. It also includes some employees in industries in which only a portion of the output is classified as within the EE sector, such as household appliances, HVAC systems, construction, automobile manufacturing, and others.

Finally, in this study, jobs in RE&EE include persons involved in RE&EE activities in federal, state, and local government, universities, nonprofits, trade and professional associations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundations, consultancies, investment companies (analysts, for example), and other related organizations.

Key conclusions from the report include:

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency currently provide more than 9 million jobs and $1,045 billion in revenue in the U.S. (2007). The previous year (2006) renewable energy and energy efficiency represented 8.5 million jobs and $972 billion in revenue.
  • 95% of the jobs are in private industry.
  • As many as 37 million jobs can be generated by the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in the U.S. by 2030 – more than 17% of all anticipated U.S. employment.
  • Hottest sectors include solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, biofuels, and fuel cells (in terms of revenue growth).
  • Hot job areas include electricians, mechanical engineers, welders, metal workers, construction managers, accountants, analysts, environmental scientists, and chemists. The vast majority of jobs created by the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries are in the same types of roles seen in other industries (accountants, factory workers, IT professionals, etc).
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency can create millions of well-paying jobs, many of which are not subject to foreign outsourcing. These jobs are in two categories that every state is eager to attract – college-educated professional workers (many with advanced degrees), and highly skilled technical workers.
  • The renewable energy industry grew more than three times as fast as the U.S. economy in 2007 (not including hydropower). Renewable energy is also growing more rapidly than the energy efficiency industry, but the energy efficiency industry is currently much larger than the renewable energy industry.

“There’s a new sense of optimism in the green economy,” said ASES Executive Director Brad Collins. “But while the U.S. could see million of new jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency, this will only happen with the necessary leadership, research, development, and public policy at the federal and state levels.

The report can be downloaded for free at www.ases.org/greenjobs or by clicking the image below.  Additional green jobs reports can be found here.

Green Collar Jobs in the U.S. and Colorado: Economic Drivers for the 21st Century

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