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Wood Energy Coordinator

Maryland Clean Energy Center
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
College Park
Job Description:

The Wood Energy Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of the comprehensive design, financing and project management program at the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) that accelerates the adoption of modern wood energy systems in all jurisdictions of Maryland, to include promotional, marketing, planning and development work in joint cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This work is intended to facilitate the use of wood in energy applications and expand markets for the variety of Maryland forest products originating in rural forests, urban vegetation management activities, and product processing wastes and residuals.

Work will generally be performed independently but with direction from supervisor and in close consultation with the Maryland Wood Energy Coalition. Position will work closely with the Forest Stewardship & Utilization Program Manager of the Maryland Forest Service in a team environment.


Work will require significant interaction and coordination internally with other MCEC staff and externally with other public and private groups who are working on diverse aspects of wood energy promotion, policy and implementation.



Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or higher in business management, economics, marketing, public relations or communications, land use planning, natural resource management, AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in agriculture, marketing, public relations, communications, land use or natural resource planning, or advertising.


Bachelor's degree or higher in environmental or energy studies, engineering or other quantitative science, pre-law, public policy or administration, or a closely related field AND four (4) or more years of experience involving management, analysis or development of energy programs, and specific knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency.


Must have a valid driver's license with less than 5 points.


Preferred Qualifications include:


Considerable knowledge of wood energy applications and economic feasibility.


Considerable knowledge of forest management or natural resource management methods and applications.


Ability to organize activities to accomplish objectives in a timely and cost effective manner.


Ability to communicate orally and engage a variety of audiences in a positive and persuasive manner.


Ability to communicate in multiple written formats such as grant reporting, technical writing, articles and correspondence.


Knowledge of principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.


Competence with computers and office software including Microsoft Office


The position is grant funded for two years through a USDA Forest Service Wood Innovation Grant to support an expanded impact of the Maryland Wood Energy Coalition. The goal of the position will be to have at least one wood energy system installed and operational by August 2024.


Commensurate with experience

MES believes our employees are our greatest asset. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including: Generous 401k match, health insurance, considerable financial assistance towards continuing education, paid vacation, personal, and sick leave as well as life and disability coverage. Maryland Environmental Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis. MES does not participate in programs which require sponsorship for work visas.