Energy Educator
City of Columbia, MO - Columbia, MO

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Work is performed under the general supervision of the Communications & Marketing Supervisor. This position is responsible for educational outreach, educating the public on the efficient use of energy and water, Demand Side Management programs, utility integrated renewable energy resources and customer based renewable energy programs and other utility services or projects.

Work Performed
Plans, organizes and coordinates utility outreach programs. Responsible for maintaining partners in education programs ( Including Energy Choices, Saturday Science, calendar contest, water and electrical safety programs) and developing new methods of education in the school systems. Prepare and present utility information to schools, government officials and civic groups. Increase public awareness of energy efficiency and the utility demand side management activities, renewable energy (both utility grade and customer based) and the electric and water system, and all customer programs. Assist the Utility Services Specialist with marketing campaigns. Develop ways to reinforce utility key messages and marketing campaigns to the public. Assist in the development of public outreach materials for distribution via print and the utility’s web site and social media. Organize and maintain records, reports and information for presentations. Public information campaigns could pertain, but are not limited to, energy efficiency, electric production, electric safety, water supply, water efficiency and renewable energy. Performs related duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college with a major in communications or science education or a related field preferred and two years of related experience; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the following knowledge of effective methods of education and public outreach in the field of water and electric utilities. Develops and implements communication methods to effectively educate the public about utility programs, policies and practices. Considerable knowledge of water and electric principles, theories and practices. Understands basic science principles pertaining to the water and electric utility. Must possess strong public speaking and communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to a diverse population and respond to questions from the public. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, civic and community groups, educational facilities and the general public. Excellent work history and attendance record. Possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license and an excellent driving record. Available to work evenings and weekends frequently.

Hours/Days
8-5, Monday – Friday