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Clean Energy Project Specialist (TORP 315)

Washington, D.C.
Clearance Requirement -   SECRET  **Must hold active SECRET clearance at time of application

Job Description:

Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Clean Energy Project Specialist to provide substantive assistance to the Climate Change Mitigation Team.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Project Management (60%)
  • Coordinate, in compliance with policy, a wide range of Clean Energy projects that may consist of grants, interagency agreements, transfers or contributions designed to contribute to the realization of the U.S. Government’s international clean development and climate objectives.  Specifically, the Project Manager contractor will perform those project management functions that are not inherently governmental while supporting the Clean Energy Lead in assuming those functions that are inherently governmental relative a wide range of project monitoring functions. Activities may involve multiple international and domestic private and public organizations, Department and other federal and foreign government implementing funded programs.
  • Monitor project implementation and performance, including the performance of site visits and the collection, tracking and validation of outcome indicator results.  Identify risks to the U.S. of program failures, partial successes and unwanted side effects.
  • Research, collect, produce written reviews and analyze pertinent data on project performance and outcomes.
  • Keep project records and files for funded projects in keeping with program, Bureau and Department standards;
  • Reconcile financial reporting in keeping with current Department and Bureau standards;
  • Collaborate with the recipients of relevant funded programs including federal agencies, public international organizations, other grant recipients and partners to ensure, once funds are obligated, ensure that activities are performed in a timely manner and, to the extent practicable, performance targets are met and project activities are documented as to their results and impact.   In this role, the Project Manager also advises on implementation, especially financial and performance, as well as the evaluation of all assigned climate project, identifying issues and proposing improvements where these are necessary and enabling early identification of management issues and allowing for improvement in project performance and direction for future planning;
  • Support the development, procurement and tracking of Clean Energy project activities from the Congressional Notifications (CNs) stage to the obligation of funds;
  • Support the GOR or AOR in drafting project closeouts and final performance reviews for grants and interagency agreements;
  • Supports compliance with often evolving Department and Bureau processes, policies and procedures at all stages of the funded program from project development to reporting to closeout and evaluation.
  • Supports the integration of Clean Energy outcome indicators to support the tracking and collection of outcomes.
Clean Energy Strategic Outcomes and Communications (15%)
  • Supports strategic program communications and outcomes utilizing functional databases to provide summative data for use in internal and external communications about the breadth and depth of the funded program.
  • Supports the development of the annual Fact Book, including the development of graphs, tables, charts and text, related to clean energy outcomes.
  • Supports the development of Hill communications relative to Clean Energy projects and summarizes information to clearly articulate and share the evolution, implementation and outcomes of the program;
  • Supports the annual Performance Plan and Report including analyzing results for accuracy;
  • Support evaluation activities for the Clean Energy portfolio.
Clean Energy & Bilateral Portfolio Support (25%)
  • Support the strategic technical engagement of office leadership in bilateral and multilateral meetings, as requested.
  • Draft technical and substantive talking points to inform and illuminate U.S. interests in energy related bilateral, international and multilateral fora;
  • Draft meeting summaries, readouts, and develop communications for sharing clean energy program progress, results and advise on policy implications;
  • Support the bilateral portfolio needs of the office in areas of interest to the office and of import to climate actions and activities;
 Experience and Skills Required:  
  • MA (social sciences, environment, business or other relevant field);
  • Minimum 3 or more years of experience in one or more professional disciplines directly relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position;
  • Experience monitoring clean energy projects including outcomes;
  • Proven ability to identify, network, and strategically engage with diverse groups;
  • Excellent teamwork and time management skills; results-orientation and ability to work under pressure;
  • Advanced skills in Excel or other data management programs;
  • Ability to think both strategically and practically;
  • Ability to work well and initiate projects independently;
  • Knowledge of grants and interagency agreement principles, policies and business processes;
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, policies, and regulations regarding grants and interagency agreement administration;
  • Ability to apply basic procurement processes, rules, regulations, principles and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and apply procurement regulations and principles;
  • Ability to monitor grants, Interagency Acquisition Agreements and cooperative agreements;
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!
The Kenjya-Trusant Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (410) 740-4045.

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