Energy Analyst Fellow - AmeriCorps

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San Mateo, CA, United States

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23 days ago

Work Environment: Hybrid (Remote and In-person ~2-3 days)

Term: September 2022 – July 2023; 1700 hours; 40 hours/week

Benefits: Healthcare coverage (w/dental & vision), Education Award, student loan deferment, child care allowance, CalFresh, professional development budget ($100), industry networking.

About San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD)

The San Mateo County Community College District is a community college system in California with three institutions: College of San Mateo in San Mateo, Cañada College in Redwood City, and Skyline College in San Bruno. The district serves more than 25,000 students each day with both day and evening classes. This Fellowship will be housed in the Facilities Maintenance, Operations and Planning Division, the Sustainability Team which has hosted over nineteen Fellows over the past eight year.

Position Overview & Description

SMCCCD Sustainability - The Fellow will be responsible for conducting field audits, commissioning building systems, assessing opportunities for efficiency, and bridging the gap between stated goals and current operations. The Fellow will be responsible for energy data analysis and visualization, as well as efficiently and concisely communicating this information to stakeholders.


  • Refine and build upon the District’s existing equipment asset inventory, analyzing electrical equipment and metering systems as part of the development of a larger knowledge management system.
  • Maintain a comprehensive log/record of system issues and data gaps with the aim of improving the SMCCCD Building Management System (BMS), Power Monitoring Expert (PME) and Building Analytics System.
  • Identify tasks and projects throughout the district that reduce energy consumption and increase overall energy efficiency.
  • Collaborate with the sustainability team and facilities on the identification and implementation of the projects; work to advance academic infusion and oversee students on appropriate sustainability efforts.
  • Identify, support, and advance preventative maintenance opportunities and help move the Maintenance & Operations team toward proactive maintenance.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on researching and implementing potential demand response, energy efficiency, renewable energy, or other utility scale programs.
  • Identify and troubleshoot issues in the building management software.
  • Continue driving the District’s vehicle and equipment fleet electrification efforts through total cost of ownership analyses, charging infrastructure projects, and conversations with facilities staff.
  • Communicate SMCCCD’s progress towards its Zero Net Energy and other energy-related goals to internal stakeholders through sustainability reports and presentations.

Desired Qualifications

  • Coursework in mechanical/electrical systems and/or building operations
  • An emerging understanding of (or desire to learn about) clean energy, facilities management, and environmental policy
  • Passion for sustainability engagement with students and communities
  • Proficient in Microsoft excel and other data analysis tools and systems
  • Strong organizational, project management, and data analysis skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and a team player
  • Knowledge in programming is a plus

Fellowship Experience at SMCCCD

  • An inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community.
  • A dynamic, flexible, and fun working environment.
  • A creative and caring culture that values community, diversity, altruism, accountability, collaboration, sustainability, and learning by doing.
  • Distinct professional opportunities to connect with, care for, and grow a community that values a cleaner, healthier, and effective learning environment.
  • Ongoing mentorship and support.
  • Access and exposure to a broad and deep network of energy and sustainability professionals. This includes access to and support of professional development opportunities, trainings, certifications, and learning resources. As a learning institution, SMCCCCD prioritizes learning and supports the continuous development of its staff.


Climate Corps AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Bay Area Community Resources and SEI partner to implement Climate Corps AmeriCorps, 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 educational institutions.

Upon completion of the term, CCAC Fellows receive a Segal Education Award of up to $6,495.00 in return for your service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Fellows who complete a 1700-hour term also receive a California For All Award of $3,505.00 in cash for educational expenses.

To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here. We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.

Basic Eligibility

AmeriCorps fellows must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
  • Have a high school diploma/GED
  • Be 17 years old or older
  • Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
  • Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors
  • Be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing
  • Live in the state of California

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

Bay Area Community Resources, the administrator of Climate Corps AmeriCorps, is an equal opportunity employer. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members. We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

Energy Analyst Fellow - AmeriCorps

San Mateo Community College District

3401 CSM Dr San Mateo CA 94402


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