GREEN JOBS and OPPORTUNITIES


Do you have a green job opening that you would like ISEA to publicize? 
If you have a position to fill, send a posting (including a brief description, contact information, qualifications, and application deadline) to: contactisea@illinoissolar.org


Updated: March 31, 2015

Job Opportunity with Cook County

Position: Energy Efficiency Community Outreach Coordinator 

Job Description:


Under the direction of the Legislative Coordinator I, leads the County’s energy/utility smart grid consumer education efforts.  Develops the strategy, systems and processes for reaching goals to target outreach efforts encouraging residents to implement energy efficiency actions.  Coordinates education efforts to describe the benefits of energy efficiency utilization to homeowners and businesses.  Assists in the development of strategies and marketing of energy efficiency programs to educate consumers regarding energy sources.  Recommends, creates and modifies program procedures, guidelines, standards and policies to achieve program goals and objectives.  Determines changes contained in program policies based on consumer feedback. Establishes, manages and maintains strong strategic relationships between County departments, other governmental entities and non-profits.  Serves as the liaison on behalf of the County for all matters related to the smart grid and energy efficiency programs which in some cases requires evening and weekend hours.  Ensures the County’s residents and businesses are well educated on the availability of energy efficiency resources.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Read more and apply here.



Updated: March 9, 2015

Job Opportunity with RENEW Wisconsin

Position: Outreach & Engagement Associate

Job Description:


RENEW Wisconsin is hiring an Outreach & Engagement Associate, a critical role to help RENEW Wisconsin achieve its mission. This individual will build relationships between RENEW Wisconsin and key stakeholder groups, as well as strengthen relationships with and build our membership. Our membership is comprised of businesses and individuals supportive of renewable energy policies and programs in Wisconsin. The individual will also lead and support various projects.


View the entire job posting here.


Updated: February, 2015

Job Opportunity with Earth Wind & Solar Energy

Position: Solar Installer

Job Description:

Earth Wind And Solar Energy a leading Chicago-based Solar Energy Company is seeking installers to provide support to the project foremen of the installation team and aid in the successful completion and installation of photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind turbine systems. The ideal candidate will have some prior experience in electrical, roofing, and plumbing fields. Possess conduit bending skills, sweat copper pipe and must have an aptitude for mechanical integration of equipment and components. Experience and passion for the solar energy industry is preferred.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Pulling inventory for each installation job.
  • Pre-assemble job components in the warehouse.
  • Precise and Neat Conduit and Piping Runs.
  • Assist in layout and assembly of solar modules/array and mounting hardware.
  • Mechanical/structural mounting of racking, modules and electrical equipment.
  • Electrical wiring of solar array/system (AC and DC).
  • Clean up of job site, maintain truck cleanliness.
Requirements:
  • Team player

  • Previous experience in solar installations, electrical, roof work, general construction, or carpentry strongly preferred

  • Understanding/experience with electrical wiring of AC and DC systems strongly preferred

  • Experience with the safe use of hand-held and power tools

  • Experience working with all types of building materials - various roof types - stucco, wood, concrete, etc. strongly preferred

  • Ability to work in extreme environments; ie: hot sun, crawl spaces, cold days

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 45 lbs

  • Must have a clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from work

  • All candidates to be hired must successfully pass a background check and drug

    screening

  • Must have knowledge of OSHA compliance standards or familiarity with formal

    safety practices and equipment

  • Must have own hand tools

Please send an email to John Caravette, john@earthwindandsolarenergy.com, with your resume attached, as well as a paragraph explaining why this opportunity is a good fit for you. 


Updated: February, 2015

Job Opportunity with StraightUp Solar

Position: Solar Sales Representative

Job Description:

StraightUp Solar is seeking a solar sales representative to generate sales of residential and commercial solar electric systems. A primary responsibility will be performing sales onsites and appointments at homes and businesses from pre-qualified leads. In addition, the sales representative will also have the responsibility of generating leads with the assistance of StraightIUp Solar's Business Development Department. The position is based out of the Overland, MO headquarters and the representative's sales territory includes Southwest Illinois and eastern Missouri, with possible expansion to other territories. 


Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years in sales, required
  • Background in solar, other clean technologies, roofing or construction, preferred
  • Ability to calculate key financial metrics
  • Consistently achieve sales quota
  • Competency of the use of Gmail, Word, Excel, and a CRM
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver a high level of customer service
  • Must be able to work weekends on occasion
  • Must be very organized, self-motivated, and able to meet aggressive timelines
  • Develop and maintain a strong referral network of satisfied customers that refer friends and family to StraightUp Solar

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@straightupsolar.com with subject line “Solar Sales Representative.”



December 15, 2015

Job Opportunities with Sierra Club

Job Description:


Sierra Club Illinois is currently hiring for three organizing positions to help build grassroots power for the environmental movement in Illinois. 


Organizers will be responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating volunteers to be leaders to achieve our conservation goals in the state. Candidates should be passionate about social justice, clean energy and climate action, and eager to engage in moving people to action and building the environmental movement. 

 

Candidates for the conservation organizer and Beyond Coal organizer should have at least 1 year experience organizing and working with volunteers. Candidates for the organizing apprenticeship must be within 12 months of receiving a degree. 

 

The Sierra Club is the nations oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. For more information and to apply please click the above links. Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer. 



Supporters

 American Solar Energy Society

 

 ISEA Business Members

 

 

Other Opportunities 

 American Council On Renewable Energy

 

 Environmental Law and Policy Center

 

 Midwest Renewable Energy Association

 

 Renewableenergyworld.com


 Solar  Energy industries Association Job Board

 

 Solar Electric Power Association Job Board

Location: Chicago

Brief Summary

The Incentive Coordinator tracks incentive programs and energy policies at a national and state level. This individual is responsible for submitting and securing incentives. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright individual with superior organizational skills and an interest in energy policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·       Ensures completion of incentive application process by informing and collecting required application information from internal departments
  • ·       Provides company and project information to external incentive administrators
  • ·       Informs internal teams of approaching application deadlines
  • ·       Registers projects with various state authorities and manages the compliance filing process
  • ·       Works with the Project Management team to track project progress and meet incentive contract deadlines
  • ·       Manages SoCore’s installer registration processes
  • ·       Works with Policy team to improve and document processes
  • ·       Assists Policy Analysts with incentive research on new opportunities
  • ·       Assists Business Development team with special projects related to community solar and virtual net metering opportunities
  •  

 Core Competencies

  • ·       Shows attention to detail
  • ·       Proves concrete organization
  • ·       Is consistent and reliable
  • ·       Manages time efficiently
  • ·       Is a team player
  • ·       Displays willingness to help others
  • ·       Effective communicator
  •  

Requirements

  • ·       Bachelor’s in Policy, Political Science, Environmental Science or related field
  • ·       1 years’ work or internship experience in a similar position
  • ·       Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • ·       Experience operating with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • ·       CRM experience is a plus
  • ·       Energy and utility experience is a plus

Apply

Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities

Location: Chicago

Brief Summary

The Incentive Coordinator tracks incentive programs and energy policies at a national and state level. This individual is responsible for submitting and securing incentives. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright individual with superior organizational skills and an interest in energy policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·       Ensures completion of incentive application process by informing and collecting required application information from internal departments
  • ·       Provides company and project information to external incentive administrators
  • ·       Informs internal teams of approaching application deadlines
  • ·       Registers projects with various state authorities and manages the compliance filing process
  • ·       Works with the Project Management team to track project progress and meet incentive contract deadlines
  • ·       Manages SoCore’s installer registration processes
  • ·       Works with Policy team to improve and document processes
  • ·       Assists Policy Analysts with incentive research on new opportunities
  • ·       Assists Business Development team with special projects related to community solar and virtual net metering opportunities
  •  

 Core Competencies

  • ·       Shows attention to detail
  • ·       Proves concrete organization
  • ·       Is consistent and reliable
  • ·       Manages time efficiently
  • ·       Is a team player
  • ·       Displays willingness to help others
  • ·       Effective communicator
  •  

Requirements

  • ·       Bachelor’s in Policy, Political Science, Environmental Science or related field
  • ·       1 years’ work or internship experience in a similar position
  • ·       Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • ·       Experience operating with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • ·       CRM experience is a plus
  • ·       Energy and utility experience is a plus

Apply

Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities

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