About the Wyoming Energy Authority
The Wyoming Energy Authority advances Wyoming's energy strategy by driving data, technology, and infrastructure investments. Focusing on an all-of-the-above energy mix, the WEA's strategy includes products from our legacy industries, along with the newer players of renewable energy and emerging opportunities in hydrogen, advanced nuclear, geothermal, and rare earth elements. The WEA was created in 2020 by the Wyoming State Legislature by merging the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and the Wyoming Pipeline Authority.
- Report to: Executive Director
- Physical Requirements: May occasionally need to transport office materials, up to 20 lbs.
- Travel: Around the State of Wyoming, occasionally to out-of-state conferences, up to 20% of the time. WEA will reimburse the standard mileage rate for personal vehicle use or provide a rental vehicle as needed.
- Work hours: WEA works standard 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. office hours Monday through Friday, although travel and work on evenings and weekends may be required for outside events.
- Bene fit s: State of Wyoming health insurance plan, 403(b) retirement plan, pension plan, and paid vacations are provided.
- Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000, depending on experience.
- Coordinate all aspects of the State Energy Program (SEP), all associated rules and reporting requirements, current grantee programs, and current processes.
- Work with staff to develop and implement strategic plans for the programmatic growth of the SEP.
- Review grant applications, stay current with SEP programs and requirements, complete project administration and monitor program reporting as required.
- Ensure quality projects are funded, and grantees are fully supported to administer projects successfully.
- Serve as the liaison between communities/grantees and the U.S. Department of Energy, responding to requests for information concerning State Energy Office programs.
- Coordinate efforts between local, state and federal agencies and organizations offering energy-related grants to increase utilization and provide interested grantees with knowledge on all available programs.
- Assist with securing state and federal funding for energy-related projects.
- Develop long-term relationships with and coordinate with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of assigned special projects.
- Implement and maintain engagement activities, including face-to-face presentations, webinars, conference trade shows, tours, and other strategic business development activities resulting in an increase in grantees, partners and a strong network.
- Coordinate with the WEA team to use various communication tools (website, email, social media, news media tools - radio, videos, press releases) to accomplish the authority's priorities strategically.
- Assist with office and administrative duties to ensure professional and helpful experience with WEA for stakeholders and the general public.
- Complete other duties and special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or equivalent relevant experience.
- 1-3 years of work experience in a relevant field.
- 1 year of work experience in the energy sector or related field preferred.
- Creative problem-solving skills, self-motivated, reliable and organized.
- Strong administration, coordination and analytic skills.
- Strong communication skills, including writing, editing and proofreading skills.
- Strong computer skills are required. Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Google products, and general office procedures is essential.
- Must work well both independently and as a member of a team.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive working relationships with stakeholder groups, businesses, and communities and communicate effectively with various people.
- Must have attention to detail and the ability to understand complex federal programs.