City and County of Denver Energy Efficiency Internship - Department of Environmental Health in Denver, Colorado

Energy Efficiency Internship - Department of Environmental Health



Energy Efficiency Internship - Department of Environmental Health


$17.87 Hourly


80204, CO

Job Type



Environmental Health (EH)

Job Number

56198 16594


9/24/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

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About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

About Our Job

The Department of Environmental Health - Air, Water and Climate Section is seeking a part-time intern to work 20-30 hours per week.

Department information: The energy used in commercial and multi-family buildings in Denver results in 57% of the City's greenhouse gas emissions. Increasing the energy efficiency of large buildings in Denver can result in great wins for our local economy and is a leading strategy for meeting the City's climate goals. Benchmarking the energy performance of a buildings is the first step to understanding and reducing energy consumption because you can't manage what you don't measure. All large commercial and multifamily buildings in Denver are now required to annually assess and report their energy performance to the City using the free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. The City publishes building energy performance data each year to enable the market to better value energy efficiency, similar to MPG ratings for cars or nutrition labels on food. The intern position will support the Denver Department of Environmental Health's implementation of the Energize Denver Benchmarking Ordinance as well as the development and implementation of additional programs that will help unlock the economic opportunity of energy efficiency in Denver. The initiatives the intern would support are described at:

As an intern, you will primarily:

  • Assist with the implementation of the Energize Denver Benchmarking Ordinance

  • Become an expert in benchmarking with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and provide technical assistance to building owners and managers in the annual reporting process.

  • Help develop and maintain the covered buildings list.

  • Help develop and maintain the City's benchmarking data tracking system in Salesforce.

  • Organize trainings and help sessions for building owners and managers.

  • Assist in the development and rollout of plans for how the benchmarking data is published and analyzed.

  • Assist with writing outreach emails and developing events and programs for building owners to help them understand how to improve the energy performance of their buildings.

  • Assist with recruiting businesses to join the Lease for Efficiency Challenge.

  • Assist in the development of outreach strategies that will engage and educate tenants and the general public about the energy efficiency of the buildings they visit.

About You

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Have strong customer service skills for doing outreach to building owners and managers.

  • Have strong writing skills to help draft emails and materials for outreach.

  • Have strong Microsoft Excel data management and analytical skills.

  • Have experience with sending large mail merge emails using Microsoft Word.

  • Be detail-oriented and able to work independently.

  • Be interested in the opportunity to build a strong professional network with the commercial and multifamily real estate sector of building owners, manager, tenants, and brokers as well as with energy efficiency service providers.

  • Coursework in real estate, building HVAC, lighting or control systems, public policy implementation, or energy efficiency would be beneficial, but is not required.

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Baccalaureate Degree in a professional field specific to the departmental and/or work assignment and current in a graduate program leading to a Master's or higher Degree. Enrollment must be in a learning institution that is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Continued enrollment in a college program is condition of employment with the City.

About Everything Else

Supplemental Application Documents Required: Please upload a cover letter and resume as well as complete supplemental questions. Applications that do not upload necessary supplemental documents will not be considered

Classification Title: We call this job a Energy Efficiency Internship - Department of Environmental Health. The classification is a Professional Occupations Intern III.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.


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