Occ. Code 4237600





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




An Energy Conservation Technical Specialist is responsible for coordinating projects related to energy improvements in all agency owned and operated buildings or facilities at various locations throughout the State.


Energy Conservation Technical Specialist positions are located in the Office of General Services and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.




An Energy Conservation Technical Specialist manages all in-house staff, per-diem labor and contractors, and inmate labor crews engaged in projects and initiatives related to energy improvements.  The positions seek to reduce energy consumption through operational efficiencies, major and minor capital projects, securing sources of renewable energy, and compliance with energy efficiency related executive orders from the Governor.  Incumbents perform many functions associated with annual energy audits; program improvement; development of measures and targets; correction of deficiencies; project management; and operational support.




Supervise work performed by in-house staff, per-diem labor and contractors, and inmate labor crews, ensuring that work performed, materials used, etc. are in conformance with contract specifications and that established schedules are met. 


Coordinate the flow of communication among all involved parties including facility staff, contractors, fiscal administration and all others involved to ensure equipment, materials, and procedures meet specifications and are consistent with State requirements.


Identify work to be done in agency buildings or facilities Statewide.





Develop and utilize computer programs to aid in monitoring and recording of all energy use, savings measures, and performance indicators.


·       Track historical energy consumption patterns of buildings to establish baseline data as it relates to specific energy goals.


·       Analyze existing buildings and their energy use to aid in benchmarking each buildings energy performance or Energy Use Index.


·       Develop energy savings measures and analyze life cycle costs of competing projects designed to reduce the base line energy use of each agency building.


·       Develop and implement control strategies to maximize energy efficiency through the use of existing or proposed computerized energy management systems.


·       Complete and distribute various energy consumption and conservation/efficiency reports to agencies and facilities.


Develop contract standards and specifications for projects to be completed in agency owned buildings or leased space using state-of-the-art energy technology, as well as new or improved methods and equipment and/or product lines.  Review blue prints and specifications supplied by engineers, ensuring they meet appropriate building codes and standards of the agency.


Coordinate project funding.


·       Work with agency personnel to develop budget submittals for future project work to be done and assist in developing spending plans for available funding.


·       Manage the contract bid and award process.


·       Develop capital project and budget recommendations for energy conservation/efficiency project compliance with Governors executive orders.


Review change order proposals to ensure that the work is necessary, the cost is reasonable, the equipment, materials and procedures are consistent with project specifications, and consistent with the original scope of work.


Verify that completed work complies with contract specifications, that all materials, equipment, and workmanship are in accordance with requirements, and authorize interim and final payments.


Determine life expectancy information, as well as maintenance and replacement costs, for equipment or building components.  Provide recommendations on replacements.




Open-Competitive: seven years of experience involving the evaluation, analysis, and use of data from energy management systems involving large office buildings of at least 100,000 gross square feet, or complexes of 10 or more separate occupied office buildings comprising 1,000,000 or more square feet, for the purposes of increased efficiency and conservation of energy resources.  A bachelors degree in engineering may substitute for up to four years of the required experience.




Revised:  11/15







NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.