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Technical Environmental Claims Analyst

Greene Resources Durham, NC (Onsite) Contractor
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Job Number: 46999


Technical Environmental Claims Analyst


Job Description:

Greene Resources is seeking Technical Environmental Claims Analysts to serve as merit reviewers in support of a Climate Pollution Reductions Grant program that will invest billions of dollars in US communities with plans for reducing global and local air pollution! The core purpose of this position is to serve as an unbiased merit reviewer who will assess the technical claims made by applicants seeking funding. Each merit reviewer will be assigned a set of up to 25 applications (for full-time, 35-hour per week, technical reviewers) or up to 12 applications for part-time technical reviewers) to review grant applications and to compare assigned applications to the merit criteria defined on pages 50-55 in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. All successful candidates will be required to certify that they have no real or apparent conflicts of interest (COI) that would interfere with an unbiased review of assigned grant applications. Each grant application involves approximately 45 pages of review. While this project is only a few months long, participation in this project will provide valuable experience supporting the grant programs that may lead to the prospect of other work with this client.


Responsibilities:


  • Pay Rate: Up to $110/hour (based on experience and other qualifications)

  • Location: Candidates may work remotely from home

  • Type: Temporary, Full-time (Part-time may be considered. Candidates must be able to work at least 15 hours per week to be considered for the role.

  • Start Date: Mid-March 2024

  • Schedule: 8AM to 5PM Eastern, Central, Mountain, or Pacific Time depending on the region of the US that the successful applicant is assigned to support.

  • Assignment Length: Work is scheduled to end in mid-late June.

  • All candidates must provide proof of US citizenship to be considered.

  • Are any individuals prohibited from serving as CPRG Merit Reviewers? Per EPA guidance, any candidate that has directly worked on a CPRG implementation grant application would have a conflict of interest and will not be eligible to participate in this position. Anyone who is serving as a consultant or contractor to an organization that is developing a CPRG implementation grant application cannot serve as a reviewer. Any consultant or contractor named in an application to participate in implementing any measure included in the application (if awarded) cannot serve as a reviewer. Please consider these requirements if you intend to respond to this job posting.


Education Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree or higher strongly preferred.


Desired Background/Skills:


  • Knowledge or expertise in evaluating applicant claims about the following types of beneficial outcomes (and associated performance measures) that will be imparted to communities is also highly sought.

  • Knowledge of operations, existing programs, and transformative approaches in the following seven GHG-emitting and carbon storage sectors is highly sought.


Qualifications:


  • This role is a mid-level professional role for those with knowledge of GHG-emitting activities across one or more of the sectors identified below.

  • Transportation: including knowledge relevant to evaluating plans for reducing air pollution by implementing electrification programs; parking, congestion, and road pricing; ridesharing, transit fare subsidies, bicycle facilities; transportation infrastructure projects for public transit, micro-mobility, car sharing, bicycle, and pedestrian modes; incentives for replacing older diesel engines with zero-emissions technologies; port and freight terminal efficiency programs; building and zoning codes that encourage walkable, bikeable, and transit oriented development; and other strategies that encourage mode shift from private vehicles to walking, biking, and public transit.

  • Electric power sector: including renewable portfolio, energy efficiency, and clean electricity standards; emission trading and carbon pricing measures; performance standards for electric generating units; incentives and utility commission programs for renewable energy and storage systems on municipal, commercial, and residential facilities; smart-grid and behind-the-meter technologies to reduce power losses, reduce peak demand, and enable consumer participation in distributed generation; streamlined permitting for renewable energy projects; distributed or community-scale renewable energy generation, microgrids, or vehicle-to-grid infrastructure in disadvantaged communities, including remote and rural regions.

  • Building sector: including state-of-the-art building energy codes and stretch codes for new commercial and residential buildings; clean heat standards; incentives for end-use energy efficiency and electrification in government, commercial, and residential buildings; incentives for certified energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling equipment, lighting, and building products to replace inefficient products; incorporation of efficient electric technologies and electric vehicle charging at new single-family, multi-unit, or affordable residential buildings and commercial buildings, including building codes related to electric vehicle charging; building energy performance management programs for government-owned buildings; benchmarking and building performance standards; programs to promote recovery and destruction of high-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in existing appliances, air conditioning systems, and commercial chillers.

  • Industrial sector: including performance standards for GHG emissions from industrial operations, energy production, and combined heat and power technologies; incentives for energy efficiency measures, energy audits, strategic energy management, equipment upgrades, and waste heat utilization; incentives for use of low- or no-carbon fuels, electrification, renewable energy, and process improvements; programs to support markets for low-embodied carbon materials and products, such as cement and steel.

  • Waste, water, and sustainable materials management: including incentives to reduce methane emissions from landfills and wastewater treatment facilities; incentives to reduce waste through improved production, collection services, and increased recycling; incentives to reduce GHG emissions associated with plastics production, use, and waste management; programs to expand composting and bio-digestion infrastructure to reduce GHG emissions and increase beneficial use of organic waste; programs to reduce construction and demolition waste through building reuse, deconstruction, and material diversion and reuse; and installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures at wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Agricultural Sector: including programs to fund electric agricultural equipment; incentives for technologies and techniques that reduce nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer application; and incentives to promote anaerobic digesters to capture methane and generate renewable energy or produce renewable fuel.

  • Carbon Removal Measures: including policies to promote improved forest management to enhance carbon stocks on forested land; urban afforestation and green infrastructure programs; restoration of degraded lands (e.g., brownfields, mine reclamation) and forested lands to enhance carbon sequestration; policies to enhance carbon stocks in coastal estuaries, such as wetlands and mangroves.


Other Information:


  • Candidates must have access to a personal computer and reliable internet connection.



We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

This client is a U.S. government contractor with specific controlled-access facilities that must register non-U.S. Persons; therefore, all visitors to those facilities must declare their nationality and citizenship upon arrival at, and before entering. Depending on the work location, candidates selected to interview may be required to complete 'Government Contractor Controlled-Access Facility Questionnaire' before visiting the client facility.

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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Contractor

Location

Durham, NC (Onsite)

Job Type

Business Opportunity, Science, Strategy - Planning

Experience

Not Specified

Date Posted

01/25/2024

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