Climate-Ready Buildings Lead

  • Colorado Energy Office
  • Denver, CO
  • May 09, 2023
Full time Compliance Public Policy Government Legal Strategic Planning

Job Description

Department Information

The mission of the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer energy costs by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency, and zero emission vehicles to benefit all Coloradans.  The Colorado Energy Office is a great place to work, with collaborative and talented employees who are passionate about our mission and a flexible hybrid (work from home/work from office) atmosphere. Employees report high satisfaction with their work, their colleagues and manager, and CEO leadership. Join us!


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. 

Description of Job

Starting Salary Range: $70,000.06 - $80,000.18

There are two position openings available. 
The position is eligible for remote work within the state of Colorado.

Colorado has established statewide emission targets to reduce GHG emissions based on the levels that existed in 2005, including a 26% reduction by 2025, a 50% reduction by 2030, and a 90% reduction by 2050. The built environment is a top source of greenhouse gas emissions, and while CEO has worked on building energy efficiency for years, with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) we are significantly expanding our focus on building decarbonization.


Expansive growth in Colorado’s population has led to growth in housing. The Colorado Energy Office is focused on creating the infrastructure to support climate responsive housing across the state, both in new construction and through home upgrades.  The incorporation of strategies and technologies to reduce related emissions are integral to that effort and will produce more efficient, comfortable, safe and resilient buildings.. This position will report to the Director of the Building Decarbonization program and will work collaboratively across the Energy Office and with other agency partners. While primarily focused on building energy aspects of buildings, this position will also coordinate with Energy Office and interagency efforts to support the development of climate-responsive building policies which also has important land use and transportation energy reduction impacts. An ideal candidate will have experience in building energy codes, building efficiency, building electrification, or home building and construction and a passion for work in buildings and climate change. 


1. Lead CEO’s efforts to ensure new investments in the built environment across the state align with the state’s ambitious climate goals and take advantage of federal and state funding sources for efficiency, electrification, geothermal and renewables. 

2. Work closely with Energy Office staff to connect building decarbonization resources and partners with consumers and stakeholders. 

3. Coordinate work to access key federal funding sources, including available funds from the Infrastructure & Investment Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act, for building decarbonization initiatives. 

4. Collaborate with interagency partners to and deploy develop program guidance, education and outreach materials. 

5. Work with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade on innovative programs for the built environment  

6. Coordinate with partners, including the Colorado Clean Energy Fund, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on programs and offerings 

7. Coordinate and align with Energy Office and interagency staff on policy and program efforts to support building decarbonization . 

8. Maintain subject matter expertise on building decarbonization issues and advise CEO leadership. 

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

The Energy Office seeks a well-rounded professional with the following minimum and preferred education and experience:

1. Minimum of 5 years professional experience in housing, building energy efficiency, building codes, building electrification, or related fields. Additional education may substitute for professional experience.

2. Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills.

3. Experience working with leading stakeholder engagement efforts preferred.

4. Experience working with government agencies, regulatory bodies, and legislative bodies preferred.

5. Experience with program management, procurement, or project management preferred.

6. Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong time management and organization skills.
7. Experience with computer skills included the Microsoft Office and Google suite.

8. Experience in and knowledge of Colorado housing, building efficiency, and climate goals and stakeholders preferred. 

Supplemental Information

To Apply:

A cover letter and resume must be submitted with the application for consideration. Your cover letter and resume must provide sufficient detail about your background and experience to allow the screening panel to properly assess your experience in the required elements, including your experience and achievements.  

The State of Colorado/Office of the Governor offers a generous benefits package including: 

  • Medical, dental and vision plan coverage - including extensive prescription drug coverage (many preventive medications covered at no cost)*

  • Health Savings Account (with state contribution) when electing HDHP medical coverage*

  • Wellness programs - participation can reduce employee premiums*

  • Short-term and optional long-term disability coverage*

  • Life and Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance*

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)*

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) job protection and State of Colorado Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML)

  • 12 Paid Holidays Annually and Accrued Annual and Sick Leave

  • Retirement benefits** - including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401(k) and 457 plans -

  • Hybrid work arrangements

  • Variety of discounts on services and products available through the State of Colorado's Work-Life Discount Program

  • Training and professional development opportunities, including reduced college tuition through CSU Global (contact CSU Global for latest offerings).

  • Access to the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP): offers confidential mental health counseling, professional coaching, employee mediation, 24/7 crisis support

  • Free RTD EcoPass to all eligible State Employees

  • Credit Union of Colorado Membership Eligibility

*To learn more about State of Colorado benefits, please visit the state’s benefits portal:

**For information on mandatory employee salary deferral (in lieu of contribution to Social Security), see COPERA for details:


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. 

ADAAA Accommodations

The Office of the Governor is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.  If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Staffing Coordinator (the Director of Human Resources) at

Conditions of Employment

Applicants must pass a thorough background check prior to employment.

Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have thirty (30) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination. Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Employees who have not been fully vaccinated are encouraged (and may be required) to test before and/or wear a mask while spending time in person at the Energy Office.


Program Management, Regulatory-Compliance Law



$70,000.06 - $80,000.18

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