Alameda County General Services Agency
Health care coverage, professional development, industry networking, UC Climate Stewards Certification
Term: 7 Months (March 2024-Sept 2024)
- Please note this is a shortened Fellowship
Background & Overview
The Electric Vehicle Associate will join the Logistics Team at the Alameda County General Services Agency, a national leader in green vehicle deployment. The fellow’s primary goal is to reduce transportation-related emissions by 1) advancing the deployment of all-electric vehicles (EV’s) and 2) supporting employee clean commuting. You will support implementation of transportation-related actions and metrics for the County’s Climate Action Plan for Government Services and Operations, working closely with the County’s Office of Sustainability.
This position will give you the opportunity to collaborate with external partners such as start-ups and equipment manufacturers to help create and expand on the tools needed to manage a fleet of EVs and encourage alternative commute methods. The EV Associate will work on strategies to reduce energy impact from our growing number of EV charging stations while contributing to the expansion of the fleet and infrastructure.
The position will provide significant opportunities to develop professionally, including:
- Independently tracking and prioritizing work on multiple simultaneous projects and keeping projects with long timelines on track;
- Taking initiative to develop new ways to reduce emissions;
- Considering how to take into account the needs of frontline communities;
- Maintaining relationships with outside contractors; and
- Researching new EV infrastructure and associated policy.
Key responsibilities of the EV Associate may include:
- Developing a fleet utilization report and recommending opportunities for fleet use optimization;
- Determining most probable locations for EV adoption in the County’s fleet;
- Researching and applying for state and federal grants for EV vehicles and infrastructure;
- Monitoring charging station usage and executing service requests when needed;
- Analyzing greenhouse gas benefits from optimizing energy usage in facilities by EVs;
- Determining financial and environmental savings from reduced energy demand;
- Researching fleet and commuter regulations at other municipalities;
- Developing relationships with other municipalities to align EV infrastructure and program development;
- Developing marketing to encourage employees to use fleet EVs;
- Performing cost/benefit analysis of energy storage options such as batteries to manage peak-demand usage of electric vehicles; and
- Supporting potential public-private partnerships.
- An enthusiastic self-starter, requiring little oversight to complete tasks
- Able to track and prioritize work on multiple simultaneous projects and keep projects with long timelines on track
- A positive, upbeat attitude
- Innovative about ways to support emission reductions and improve operational efficiencies
- Wishes to improve the lives of frontline communities
- Flexible about a changing scope and able to adapt with ease
- Excellent research skills
- Excellent project management skills
- Strong outreach and communication skills
- Knowledge of current environmental/energy policy, energy systems, fleets, and electric vehicles is a plus, but not required. Fellows will learn on the job.
- Familiarity with remote collaboration tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Docs, and Mural
All fellows at Alameda County are able to work with other fellows placed at Alameda County and participate in our award-winning series of fellow trainings and workshops.
We are operating as a hybrid remote/in-person team. If you prefer to work in the office, a desk will be available. If there are in-person meetings/events/visits, you will be notified in advance.
This position offers up to $500 of training and travel reimbursement. (Site supervisor & SEI approval required for reimbursement.)
We encourage anyone who is interested in this position and who meets some of the qualifications to apply, even if they do not meet all of them. We recognize that a unique perspective and background can enhance a role when many, if not all, of the listed qualifications are met.
**If you would need to relocate for this position, please note that you need to be in the state you are relocating to no less than 10 business days before the start of the fellowship.**
- End-of-program financial award.
- Healthcare coverage with 100% of healthcare insurance premiums covered by the employer.
- Access to a national Member Assistance Program, which includes financial and legal assistance, medical advocacy, and counseling services.
- Professional and Personal Development Training
- Career-readiness training in interview preparation, salary negotiation, and developing a professional resume and cover letter.
- Attending panels, workshops, and presentations by climate resilience industry professionals.
- Professional networking opportunities.
- University of California Climate Stewards Certification- Prestigious certification through the University of California School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This acclaimed UC California Naturalist Program prepares UC Climate Stewards to engage in and lead local solutions to advance community and ecosystem resilience.
About Climate Corps
Climate Corps, a program of SEI, is an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here: https://jobs.climatecorps.org/listings. We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.
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